74% of French say Islam is 'intolerant'
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.
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.

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