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Pew Poll Finds 1 in 5 Americans Wrongly Believe Barack Obama Is a Muslim

Pew Poll Finds 1 in 5 Americans Wrongly Believe Barack Obama Is a Muslim 19 Aug 2010 Nearly one in five Americans now incorrectly believes that President Obama is a Muslim, evidence of growing confusion among the population about the president's faith. The new poll from the nonpartisan Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 18 percent of those surveyed wrongly identified Obama as Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009. At the same time, the number of Americans who knew correctly that Obama is Christian has declined from 48 percent in March 2009 to 34 percent today.