Anti-Muslim Discrimination Is Rising, Most Americans Say

Seventy percent of Americans believe that discrimination against Muslims in the nation is increasing, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll conducted in the wake of the Orlando shooting.

Fifty-four percent of Americans say that Muslims currently face “a lot” of discrimination, little changed from a survey last March in which 55 percent said the same.

More than 100 Islamophobic incidents have been recorded across the U.S. this year, including an anti-Muslim rally in Texas and an assault on a Muslim livery driver in the Bronx, New York, last month.

Americans’ own views of Islam remain generally negative. Fifty-eight percent report an unfavorable view of Islam, unchanged since last December, while just 25 percent say they have a favorable view. [The Huffington Post] Read more