MEND Islamophobia Poll October 2018
A survey of British adults on Islamophobia in British society
  • Nearly three in five British adults (58%) agree Islamophobia is a real problem in today’s society. However, one quarter of British adults (23%) disagree that Islamophobia is a real problem in today’s society
  • Nearly half of British adults (48%) agree prejudice against Islam makes it difficult to be a Muslim in this country
  • Nine in ten British adults (89%) agree that Muslims should always obey British laws, with nearly two thirds (63%) saying they strongly agree
  • Nearly half of British adults (47%) say Britain is becoming less tolerant of Muslims
  • Two thirds of British adults (67%) say a person can see themselves as both Muslim and British
  • More than one third of British adults (37%) say that the marginalisation of Islam in British public life is increasing in the media
  • Nearly half of British adults (48%) say there is more negative discrimination against Muslims than people of other faiths
  • Three in five British adults (61%) agree far-right political activists (e.g. English Defence League) are to blame for Islamophobia in the UK
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Date Published
27/10/2018
Client
MEND (Muslim Engagement & Development)
Methodology
ComRes surveyed 2,021 British adults online between 15th and 16th October 2018. Data were weighted to be representative of all GB adults by age, gender and region. ComRes is a member of the British Polling Council and abides by its rules.

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