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Gallup Poll: Barely Half Of Americans Think American Muslims Support the U.S.


Gallup posed a number of questions about Muslims living in America, including one which asked respondents if American Muslims were "supportive of the United States." A narrow 53% majority agreed that American Muslims overall supported the nation, while 32% said that was not the case.

While Republicans were the least likely political demographic to say Americans Muslims supported America (43%), Democrats and Independents were hardly overwhelming in voicing the opposite. Just 59% of Democrats and 56% of Independents said they think American Muslims support the U.S.

The poll also found that a 52% majority of all Americans think Rep. King's hearings on Muslim radicalization in American are appropriate, compared to 38% who said they were inappropriate. Respondents split largely along party lines in response to that question, with just 40% of Democrats saying the hearing were appropriate, but 69% of Republicans saying the same.

The Gallup poll was conducted March 8 among 1,006 adults nationwide. It has a margin of error of 4.0%.