Balbulican

Wanna Hate? It Helps To Be Ignorant.

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By way of BCF, I came across the results of this NYT survey on reactions to the Not-A-Mosque at Not Ground Zero.

The Haters are trumpeting the first response as confirmation that New Yorkers oppose the not-mosque. In fact, the survey confirms that a large majority agree that Americans (who happen to be Muslim) have a perfect right to build at not-ground zero.

More interesting for me, however, is the analysis of responses lower on the page. It confirms some interesting correlations.

- The less educated you are, the more likely you are to oppose the Not-A-Mosque.
- The farther you live from ground zero, the more likely you are to oppose the Not-A-Mosque.
- The less actual acquaintance you have with Muslims, the more likely you are to oppose the Not-A-Mosque.

Anybody surprised at the power of ignorance?

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