Sixty one per cent of French people believe Islam is incompatible with their society, according to a new poll.
That figure had been falling sharply until the Charlie Hebdo attacks in January 2015, and has been steadily growing ever since, an Ipsos survey found.
That is compared with six per cent of people who believe Catholicism is incompatible and 17 per cent who believe Judaism is incompatible.
A further 79 per cent of French people supported banning headscarves on university campuses, while another 77 per cent want to see the burkini banned.
France already has a nationwide law banning anyone from wearing a full-face veil, while several French Riviera towns attempted to ban full-body ‘burkinis’ in 2016, but the law was overturned.
Ipsos polled 1,000 adults over the internet between March 16 and 17, and published the results on Wednesday last week.
The survey shows that French attitudes toward religion are highly conservative, with 90 per cent believing that secularism is vital to the Republic. [Daily Mail] Read more
French Poll: 61 Percent Say Islam Is Incompatible With Their Society
A strong majority of French adults say Islam is incompatible with their society.
A new Ipsos poll finds that 61 percent of adults say Islam is incompatible with French society, compared to just 17 percent who say the same about Judaism and 6 percent who believe Catholicism is incompatible with French society.
The number of those who believe Islam is incompatible is trending upwards and has jumped 8 points since peaking in January 2015, when 47 percent of Frenchmen said Islam is compatible with French society.
Islamic dress codes are especially unpopular in France.
The poll found that 77 percent of Frenchmen want the burkini banned in public, and 79 percent want headscarves banned on university campuses.
French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has tried to capitalize on rising anti-Islam sentiments among the French people, calling the upcoming election a “choice of civilization.”
Le Pen has waged a public campaign against what she calls the “two totalitarianisms” of globalization and Islamic fundamentalism. [The Daily Caller] Read more