Nearly half of Europeans see Islam as a threat to their identity

French polling agency IFOP published the results of a survey on Europeans and Islam. The survey ‘How Europeans see Islam’ was conducted April 9-18, 2011 through online questionnaires in Germany, the Netherlands, France and the UK, with relatively low samples of 600-800 people in every country.

In those four countries, a plurality think that the presence of a Muslim community in their country represents a threat for their country’s identity (47% in the UK, 44% in the Netherlands, 40% in Germany, 42% in France).

In France and more so in the UK, a higher proportion of youth under 35 tended to regard the presence of Muslims as a factor of cultural enrichment. In Germany the Netherlands the youth were more critical of Islam then those over 35. [Islam in Europe] Read more