Half of Austrians believe Islam a ‘threat’

…. How do Austrians perceive Islam? What are their concerns, and how will this perception shape future policies? The survey polled more than 400 respondents in Austria to find out their views.

Generally, according to the survey, Austrians have a limited understanding of the world’s second largest religion, consisting of 23 percent of the world’s population.

The survey found that 51 percent of Austrians consider Islam a threat to Austrian society, while only 34 percent believe that it represents no threat. Additionally, 50 percent think that Islam is attempting to change Austrian society, with 25 percent thinking that’s not the case.

40 percent of Austrians see Islam as a backward religion, as opposed to 27 percent who disagree. [The Local] Read more