July 16, 2008

Still Think Obama is Muslim

12%

A stable minority of voters, 12%, think Barack Obama adheres to the Muslim faith.

A July Pew Research survey found 12% of Americans continue to say Barack Obama is Muslim, virtually unchanged from 10% in March. This misperception is not limited to voters who oppose Obama. Identical percentages of Republicans and Democrats (12% each) think he is Muslim, and 37% of those who think he’s Muslim intend to vote him. A quarter doesn’t know, but significantly those who have heard different things back McCain (48% to 33%) while those who just don’t know back Obama (48% to 33%). Read More