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13 Percent of Registered Voters Think Obama Is a Muslim

The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC poll asked respondents what Barack Obama’s religion is.

Among registered voters, 37 percent said Protestant. Two percent said Catholic, two percent said “other,” two percent said “none.”
Forty-four percent said they weren’t sure or refused to answer.
Thirteen percent answered “Muslim.”
When the same pollster asked the question in December, 18 percent said Protestant, 2 percent said Catholic, 8 percent said Muslim, and 70 percent didn’t know or refused to answer.
Obama belongs to the Trinity United Church of Christ on Chicago’s south side. Having said that, considering Rev. Jeremiah Wright’s recent comments, Islam might be less controversial at this point.


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