Saturday, 12 June 2010

ever wanted to know?..

The Exploring Islam Foundation recently commissioned YouGov to survey public perceptions of Islam, Muslims and the Prophet Muhammad. Here are the results.

Knowledge of Islam

  • 60% say they don’t know very much about Islam
  • 17% say they know nothing at all
  • 33% would like to know more about Islam

Sources of information on Islam

  • 57% obtain most of their information about Islam from the TV news
  • 41% obtain their information about Islam from newspapers
  • Just 3% get most of their information on Islam from Muslim organisations
  • 31% feel that information about Islam is not very accessible
  • 5% say that information is not accessible at all

Perception of Islam

  • 58% associate Islam with extremism
  • 50% associate Islam with terrorism
  • Just 13% associate Islam with peace
  • 6% associate Islam with justice
  • Only 16% think that Islam promotes fairness and equality
  • Only 6% believe that Islam promotes active measures to protect the environment
  • 41% disagree or strongly disagree that Muslims have a positive impact on British society
  • 69% believe that Islam encourages the repression of women

hence what is our role?..
pity those who still berbalah2 or berpuak2..
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