Most voters agree that Christians living in Muslim-majority countries are mistreated for their religion. But Democrats are more likely to think Muslims are mistreated in America than to think Christians are persecuted in the Islamic world.
A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 62% of Likely U.S. Voters believe most Christians living in the Islamic world are treated unfairly because of their religion. Just 17% disagree, while 21% more are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
These findings have changed little in surveys since early 2015.
By comparison, 39% feel most Muslims living in the United States are treated unfairly because of their religion. That’s up from 31% last year and is the highest finding in surveys to date. A plurality (46%) still believes Muslims are not treated unfairly because of their faith, while 15% more are not sure.
Fifty-six percent (56%) of Democrats, however, believe most Muslims in this country are mistreated, a view shared by only 22% of Republicans and 39% of voters not affiliated with either major party. Fewer Democrats (47%) think most Christians are mistreated in the Islamic world, compared to 76% of GOP voters and 64% of unaffiliateds.
Even the liberal Guardian has a list consisting of numerous Arab countries where Christians are mistreated, seen as enemies of the state and killed but yet, in the US where Muslim hijabs are a fashion statement and Muslim women walk around freely, Democrats see it as more dangerous for Muslims here? Over at the Huffington post, an article entitled “The Most Hated People in the United States May Not Be Who You Think” examines hate crimes and found:
According to the hate crime statistics kept by the FBI, Jews are the primary victims of religious hate crimes. More than 50% of all hate crimes (57% in 2014) are committed against them. For a point of comparison, anti-Muslim hate crimes in 2014 were 16%.
In the 2015 hate crime breakdown from the FBI, it looked as though there were only 9 people total murdered by offenders for all hate crimes. In comparison, 7100 Christians were murdered worldwide, mostly in Muslim countries.
Now, who is delusional again?