One in three said the religion promotes violence in the UK with 72 per cent saying most people in the UK have a negative view of Islam.
Professional survey company ComRes questioned 2,012 people, chosen to be representative of the British adult population, on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community to find out more about British attitudes towards Islam.
Just 32 per cent thought Islam promotes peace in the UK.
Overall 56 per cent disagreed with the question is Islam compatible with British values.
The survey results were revealed during ‘Caliphate in the 21st Century’ conference, held to discuss the true nature of caliphate and its role in the 21st century.
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Community who commissioned the survey is a Muslim organisation dedicated to peace who have a caliphate in the UK. Their belief in the caliphate is it is a spiritual and peaceful group which is at odds with Islamic State’s version of a controlled political organisation. [Daily Express] Read more
UK attitudes towards Islam ‘concerning’ after survey of 2,000 people
The majority of Britons questioned in a survey believe Islam is not compatible with British values.
The poll also found almost a third of those asked believe Islam is a violent religion and promotes acts of violence in the UK.
However, it also suggests that younger people have a better understanding of Islam, compared to older people.
Just over two thousand British adults were questioned online by ComRes for the charity Ahmadiyya Muslim Youth Association.
Asked about their understanding of the traditions and beliefs of Islam, 41% of 18 to 24-year olds said they had a good understanding compared to just 27% of those aged over 45.
The 2,000 questioned were asked if they agreed with the statement ‘Islam is compatible with British values’, 43% of 18 to 24-year-olds agreed while it was less than 31% for all other age groups. [BBC] Read more
New Survey: Majority of Britons Do Not Think Islam is Compatible with British Values
Nearly three-quarters (72%) of British adults think that most people in the UK have a negative view of Islam and three in five (63%) Britons over the age of 65 who have heard of the caliphate believe that the idea of an Islamic Caliphate is incompatible with Western values.
A new study conducted by ComRes on behalf of Ahmadiyya Muslim Community UK made public today also reveals:
56% of Britons disagree with the view that Islam is compatible with British values
One in three (33%) British adults say that they agree that Islam promotes acts of violence in the UK
More than half (55%) of British adults say that they get most of their knowledge about Islam from the media
Britons are split over whether Islam is a negative force in the UK, with similar proportions saying that they agree (43%) and disagree (40%) with this statement.
The study carried out on behalf of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the UK is revealed today at a major conference in Kensington on ‘Caliphate in the 21st Century’. The Ahmadiyya Muslim Caliphate spans over a century – and for the past 30 years, the Caliph of the community has resided in London. [PRWeb] Read more
Most Brits Think Islam ‘Incompatible’ With UK, Third Say It Is Violent
The majority of British people believe Islam is incompatible with British values, and one in three say the ideology promotes acts of violence.
More than 56 per cent of respondents to a new ComRes poll disagree with the view that Islam is compatible with British values. In fact, it was found that more Britons believe Islam is a violent religion (31 per cent) than those who regard it as compatible with British values (28 per cent).
A marginally larger proportion of Brits, 43 per cent, agreed that Islam is a negative force in the UK compared to those who see it as a positive – 40 per cent. Older Britons, however, were more likely to see Islam as a negative force, while younger people were more likely to have a politically correct, positive view.
The generational divide was pronounced in several areas. Around ten per cent fewer of those over 25 believed Islam is both peaceful and compatible with British values compared to those aged between 18 and 24.
Younger people also regard themselves as more informed about Islam. Forty-one per cent of adults aged between 18 to 24 said they had a good understanding of the traditions and beliefs of Islam, compared to 27 per cent of those aged over 45. [Breitbart London] Read more