Public Remains Conflicted Over Islam
The public continues to express conflicted views of Islam. Favorable opinions of Islam have declined since 2005, but as was the case a year ago, slightly more people say the Islamic religion does not encourage violence more than other religions (42%) than say that it does (35%). Go to the full report » |
U.S. District Court Blocks Federal Funding of Stem Cell Research
On Aug. 23, a federal district court judge in Washington, D.C., blocked the U.S. government from funding human embryonic stem cell research, saying it violates a 1996 law that prohibits spending federal funds on research that destroys embryos.
|Aug. 25, 2010 - Agence-France Presse|
Poll: Americans conflicted on Islam
An article from Agence-France Presse explores the new Pew Forum survey
on Americans' opinions of Islam and the New York City mosque controversy. The survey finds that more Americans agree with those who object to building an Islamic center the former site of the World Trade Center than with the supporters of the project (51% to 34%). At the same time, 62% say that Muslims should have the same rights as other religious groups to build houses of worship in their local communities.