Sunday, August 13, 2006

Global Survey on Muslim Attitudes

Here are some interesting survey results: Muslims in Europe, from the Pew Research Center.

Survey results are the epitome of what hard scientists derisively call "social science numbers", having little or no precision and prone to ideological manipulation, and so must be taken with a grain, or rather, a shaker-full of salt.

There are unexpected results, like the 10%-39% in Islamic countries who support the War or Terror, or the desire of the majority of Muslims in France and Spain to assimlate. Most results fit in with current perceptions, for example, that European Muslims are increasing their Islamic identity and that they think it is a good thing.

They key survey finding is that European Muslims are most concerned about the economy, but isn't that the case with nearly everyone?

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