Nearly 20% of White Evangelicals STILL think Obama is Muslim!
In fact, since the election, the electorate hasn’t seemed to learn any more about President Obama’s faith…
EVEN THOUGH IT HAS BEEN REPEATEDLY, WIDELY PUBLICIZED, a meaningful number of Americans either aren’t paying attention or REFUSE TO ACCEPT THE TRUTH.
They apparently are FOX NEWS watchers, who also believe global warming’s a hoax, dinosaurs walked the earth with humans and Ann Coulter is a credible journalist.
Liberals are chronically accused by the right of thinking they’re stupid. Anyone can be stupid. When someone is, one doesn’t have to notify the rest of the world and frankly, it’s impolite to do so. I do suggest, however, that one way to appear cognizant what’s happening around him or her, is to get such a simple question right. Further, if this is the behavior liberals interpret as “stupid,” I certainly understand it. I don’t condone it but when one lacks the intellectual curiosity required to overlook a simple fact that has been so widely publicized for so long, I get why some would consider such a person to be not the brightest light in the strand. It’s maddening.
“More than two months into Barack Obama’s presidency, as many people incorrectly identify him as a Muslim as did so during the 2008 campaign. When asked about Obama’s religious beliefs, 11% say he is a Muslim. In October, 12% said Obama is a Muslim, which was unchanged from earlier in the campaign.
In the current survey, 35% say they do not know Obama’s religion, either because they do not know enough about him (22%), or because they have heard different things about his religion (13%); another 6% refused to answer.
As was the case last fall, white evangelical Protestants (19%) and Republicans (17%) are among the most likely to view Obama as a Muslim. Fewer than half in each group — 38% of white evangelicals and 46% of Republicans — correctly identify Obama as a Christian.”