A majority of Republicans in the United States believe US President Barack Obama is a Muslim, according to a new survey commissioned by a North Carolina-based agency that is described as “Democratic-leaning.”
According to a report published in The Jerusalem Post, the poll released Tuesday by Public Policy Polling (PPP), said that 54 % of Republicans believe that Obama is Muslim, while 32 % said they were unsure. Just 14 % believe that he is Christian.
Pew Research report in 2010 found that 31 % of Republicans believed Obama was a Muslim.
However, Obama’s father and stepfather were both Muslim, the US president has declared himself to be Christian.
The PPP survey obtained by MSNBC was conducted over the last week and has a margin of error of 4.1 points.