74% of French say Islam is 'intolerant'
ROME, JANUARY 24 - A new survey by Paris-based Ipsos research company on Thursday showed 74% of French respondents believe the Muslim religion is ''intolerant'' and incompatible with their social values.
|I offer this not to endorse the survey or the findings. There has been a disconnect between the European nomenklatura and ordinary Europeans over Islam, just as there has been in America. This survey illustrates that divide. |
The survey, published on the Le Monde newspaper website, also showed eight out of 10 French people believe the Islamic religion tries to impose its views on others, 10% believe a majority of Muslims are fundamentalists, and another 44% believe a many but not all Muslims are fundamentalists. Most respondents did not know how to define fundamentalism, however.
The data varied across age groups and political affiliations, but represents a majority in each category of respondents.
Posted by: Steve White 2013-01-25