Readers on Muslim poll say there's even more bias out there
By Michelle Boorstein
In my four-plus years on the religion beat, I've found that few things elicit more reader comment than stories about Muslims -- and stories about polls. So our story today about a new Gallup poll (available starting at 10 a.m. at muslimwestfacts.com) on American attitudes toward Muslims and toward Islam elicited some interesting comments, including:
-- Two calls this morning from Muslim readers who think there needs to be more reporting about Muslim prejudice against Jews and Jewish prejudice against Muslims
--An e-mail that said, in its entirety: "Let's face it, some people just don't actually LIKE anybody!"
Anyone who reports on polls knows that, as fascinating as they are, they have their limits. So much about complex subjects like spirituality, religious identity and prejudice doesn't come across in a basic poll. The Gallup poll, for example, asks people about their views on "Christianity," without being more specific.
Michelle Boorstein| January 21, 2010; 9:03 AM ET | Category: God in Government Save & Share:
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