onsdag 21 december 2016

Europeans greatly overestimate Muslim population, poll shows

People in Antwerp hold a beach party this summer to protest at the burkini ban over the border in France.
Photograph: Alamy
From The Guardian
Members of the public in European states including France, Belgium, Germany and the UK greatly overestimate their country’s Muslim population and the rate at which it is growing.

An Ipsos Mori survey that measured the gap between public perception and reality in 40 countries in 2016 found French respondents were by far the most likely to overstate their country’s current and projected Muslim population.