Muslim Americans Happier With US Than Everyone Else
Much more so than everyone else
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2011 7:56 AM CDT
The Portland Rizwan Mosque is seen in this file photo.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – If you thought things like Peter King’s hearings or the “Ground Zero Mosque” controversy would leave Muslim Americans feeling disgruntled, think again. Muslims are actually much happier with the country than everyone else, according to Pew poll released today, with 56% saying they’re satisfied with the way things are going, compared to just 23% of the general public. Only 16% believe the public is unfriendly toward Muslims, and 79% rate their communities as excellent or good.

“This is not an underclass,” the president of the Pew Center tells the Washington Post. “There’s a great deal of ‘We want to be Americans.’ They see opportunity here.” Things aren’t entirely rosy, however: 55% say it’s become more difficult to be a Muslim in the US since the 9/11 attacks, and significant numbers report being looked at with suspicion (28%), called offensive names (22%), or singled out at the airport (21%).

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awojoone1
Aug 30, 2011 3:39 PM CDT
DID you survey any mooosseslums in Dearborn>>istan Michigan???? these people (muzzslums)hate any one that is not "of their beliefs" GO to Dearborn and find out yourself. These burka bit ches treat REAL Americans like dirt. Thank my GOD I learned arabic. So Sorry muzzlims I understand your language, muzzies talk sh it about Americans. GUESS what ???? we are disgusted with you, Thank my GOD We moved just in time. Dearborn is going down the crapper, and the muzzlums dont care, as long as the free money keeps coming in.GET th fruck out you animals. thank you.
guvner
Aug 30, 2011 1:27 PM CDT
I have little personal knowledge to comment on Musilms' patriotism or like for the US. What I have observed however is the industry of Muslim immigrants in owning small businesses, and generally working hard to move ahead. I don't know how many live off welfare, not many that I have heard of.
miamisun
Aug 30, 2011 11:21 AM CDT
Interesting... If you cross the North Korean border illegally, you get 12 yrs. hard labor. If you cross the Afghanistan border illegally, you get shot. Two Americans just got eight years for crossing the Iranian border. If you cross the U. S. border illegally you get a job, a drivers license, food stamps, a place to live, health care, housing & child benefits, education, & a tax free business for 7 yrs...No wonder we are a country in debt. Re-post if you agree