Islamophobia has gone mainstream, with liberal, middle class voters also expressing anti-Muslim views an anti-racist group has argued.
People continue to see Muslims overwhelmingly more negatively than any other religious group according to research with 31% of the population believing that Islam poses a threat to the British way of life.
Some 18% of people have an extremely negative view of Muslims according to a poll by anti-racist group Hope Not Hate.
There’s a general decrease in the share of people who see Islam as a serious threat to Western civilisation.
44% agree, down from 52% in our 2017 Fear and HOPE poll, alongside a decrease in concern about islamist extremism.
But there’s also a huge age gap in perceptions of Muslims.
Only 8% of 18-24 year olds see Muslims extremely negatively compared to 22% of all people aged over 50. A total of 6,118 adults were polled by YouGov between 26th April – 1st May 2019. [Daily Mirror] Read more