Friday, April 14, 2006

Sinking Perceptions Of Islam

A CBS News poll reveals that only 19% of Americans have a favorable impression of Islam. That number was 30% in 2002. The CBS article about this poll has a curious first sentence (upcoming emphasis is mine):
Although Americans believe they are better informed about Islam than they were five years ago, a new CBS News poll finds fewer than one in five say their impression of the religion is favorable.
That's a big "although". Is CBS making an editorial comment that the American public's impression of Islam is mistaken, and due to a lack of information? Maybe they believe we are misinformed.

Is it possible that so many Americans have an unfavorable opinion about Islam because they really are better informed?

(Via LGF).