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BRITISH MUSLIM POLL October 7, 2009

Survey Category 1: Britishness

  YES NO USED
TO
Do you think of
yourself as British ?
1438 14 59
  95% 1% 4%
  BRITISH MUSLIM
Do you see yourself as
British or Muslim first ?
517 970
  34% 66%
If you see
yourself as Muslim first, does it make you feel any less British ?
(out of 970 people)
YES NO
32 938
3% 97%
Do you have
non-Muslim (white) friends ?
YES NO NO, BUT I WOULD LIKE TO
HAVE
906 57 548
60% 4% 36%
Would you risk your life to save the life of a white (non-Muslim) person ? YES NO NOT
SURE
1391 120 0
92% 8% 0%
Would you like more Muslim and White (non-Muslim) people to meet socially ? YES NO NOT
SURE
1419 13 79
94% 1% 5%
Would you go to Afghanistan or Iraq to fight against British soldiers ? YES NO
18 1493
1% 99%
Do you believe it is acceptable for Muslim people to join the British armed forces ? YES NO
1338 173
89% 11%
Would you allow your children to marry/date white partners ? YES NO
705 806
47% 53%
Have you ever given money to Children in Need, Comic Relief or other UK charity ? YES NO
1495 16
99% 1%
If your son/daughter came out as gay, would you accept them ? YES NO
1487 24
98% 2%
Do you feel more connection to the UK or your parent’s country of origin ? UK PARENT’S
ORIGIN
ABOUT THE
SAME
1209 75 227
80% 5% 15%
Who is to blame for the slow speed of integration into British Society ? MUSLIMS WHITE GOVERNMENT MEDIA
111 90 436 874
7% 6% 29% 58%
Are British Born Muslims better integrated into British society than their parents ? YES NO THE
SAME
1485 13 13
98% 1% 1%
How many more generations will it take before Muslims feel indigenous to the UK ? 1 2 3 4 4+
154 559 636 105 57
10% 37% 42% 7% 4%
How many more generations do you think it will take before white (non-Muslims) feel Muslims are now indigenous to the UK ? 1 2 3 4 4+
10 32 1186 211 72
1% 2% 78% 14% 5%
Do you think English should be the first language of all British Born Muslims ? YES NO
1476 35
98% 2%
Do you give presents or Christmas cards at Christmas time ? YES NO WOULD LIKE
TO
881 69 561
58% 5% 37%
Are you offended by the term Christmas ? YES NO
0 1511
0% 100%
Is too much political correctness harming relations between Muslims and white (non-Muslim) people ? YES NO
1344 167
89% 11%
Should white (non-Muslim) people worry about unintentionally offending Muslim people ? YES NO
9 1502
1% 99%
Would you invite white (non-Muslim) people into your home for a social occasion ? YES NO
1292 219
86% 14%

Survey Category 2: Politics and Terrorism

Do you support terrorism in the name of Islam ? YES NO
3 1508
1% 99%
Do you think the 7/7 tube bombings were justified ? YES NO
3 1508
1% 99%
Do you think 9/11 was justified ? YES NO
44 1467
3% 97%
Do you support Osama Bin Laden and his war with the west ? YES NO
3 1508
1% 99%
Do you think anti-terrorism laws are biased against Muslim people ? YES NO NOT SURE
744 668 99
49% 44% 7%
Do you think it is acceptable to kill innocent people in the name of Islam ? YES NO
1 1507
1% 99%
Should Muslims do more to show opposition to terrorist attacks committed in the name of Islam ? YES NO
959 552
63% 37%
Do you believe there are 4000 British Muslims fighting in Iraq / Afghanistan ? YES NO DON’T KNOW
19 1313 179
1% 87% 12%
Do you believe 9/11 was a conspiracy against Islam / Muslims ? YES NO NOT SURE
794 498 219
53% 33% 14%
Has US / UK foreign policy made race relations better or worse for Muslims in the UK ? BETTER WORSE NO CHANGE
13 1288 210
1% 85% 14%
Have all Muslims been tarred with the same brush since 9/11 and 7/7 ? YES NO NOT SURE
1091 101 319
72% 7% 21%

Survey Category 3: Islam

Do you believe the Quran justifies suicide bombings or terrorism against innocent people ? YES NO
3 1508
1% 99%
Do you think the UK is at war with Islam ? YES NO
36 1475
2% 98%
Do you pray 5 times a day ? YES NO SOMETIMES
149 1011 351
10% 67% 23%
How often do you go to Mosque ? EVERY
DAY
5 TIMES A
WEEK
3 TIMES A
WEEK
ONCE A WEEK RARELY
40 67 121 1283 11
3% 4% 8% 85% 1%
Have you ever heard hate speech in a sermon at your Mosque ? YES NO SOMETIMES
0 1495 9
0% 99% 1%
Do you believe Muslim men and women should mix freely ? YES NO
1429 82
95% 5%
Are men and women equal in the eyes of Allah ? YES NO
1438 73
95% 5%
Does Al-Qaeda speak for you or for Islam ? YES NO
0 1511
0% 100%
Who would you like to speak on behalf of British Muslims ? M.C.B No one
person
George
Galloway
UK
Imaams
Saudi
Imaams
Osama Bin
Laden
Abu
Hamza
Not
Sure
19 809 213 409 61 0 0 0
1% 54% 14% 27% 4% 0% 0% 0%
As a Muslim, do you think a husband is ever allowed to rape his wife ? YES SOMETIMES NO,
NEVER
0 3 1508
0% 1% 99%
Are Muslim women treated more equally or less equally than their white counterparts, by men ? MORE LESS SAME NOT SURE
38 5 1443 25
3% 0% 95% 2%
Do you think women are forced to wear a hijab / burqa ? YES NO SOMETIMES
0 1483 28
0% 98% 2%
Do you think white (non-Muslim) people feel women who wear a hijab/burqa are oppressed ? YES NO
951 560
63% 37%
Do you think homosexuals should be stoned to death ? YES NO PUNISHED SOME OTHER
WAY
13 1466 32
1% 97% 2%
Do you think adulterers should be stoned to death ? YES NO PUNISHED SOME OTHER
WAY
12 1467 33
1% 97% 2%
Do you think Sharia law should apply to non-Muslims in the UK ? YES NO
31 1480
2% 98%
Would you like to live under Sharia law in the UK ? YES NO
323 1188
21% 79%
Who has the greatest say in your household, your mother or father ? MOTHER FATHER OTHER
697 802 12
46% 53% 1%

Survey Category 4: Alum Rock (out of 1093 people who live in Alum Rock)

Is Alum Rock a no-go area for white (non-Muslim) people ? YES NO SOMETIMES NOT
SURE
18 976 81 18
2% 89% 7% 2%
Do you think white (non-Muslim) people are justified in keeping away from Alum Rock ? YES NO
64 1029
6% 94%
Would you like to see more white (non-Muslim) people in Alum Rock ? YES NO
919 174
84% 16%
 

Survey Category 5: Newspapers & Media

Are UK tabloid newspapers biased against Muslims ? YES,
MOST
NONE SOME OF
THEM
779 82 650
52% 5% 43%
Which tabloid newspapers would you say are deliberately biased against Muslims ? THE SUN DAILY
MAIL
GUARDIAN TELEGRAPH DAILY MIRROR INDEPENDENT TIMES
311 988 12 55 122 2 21
21% 65% 1% 4% 8% 0% 1%
Should newspapers do more to promote positive messages about Muslims ? YES NO
1391 120
92% 8%
Do newspapers give an accurate portrayal of British Muslim life ? YES NO
120 1391
8% 92%
Should white (non-Muslim) people form their opinions about Muslims based on what they read in the tabloids ? YES NO NOT
SURE
0 1428 83
0% 95% 5%
Has the media created a climate of fear based on their reporting of Muslims ? YES NO NOT
SURE
1471 3 37
97% 1% 2%
Have you read a positive Muslim story in the British tabloids ? YES, THIS
WEEK
YES, LAST
WEEK
YES, LAST
MONTH
YES, LAST YEAR RARELY SOMETIMES NEVER
0 3 22 91 934 398 63
0% 1% 1% 6% 62% 26% 4%

Survey Category 6: View of The World

Do you think US President Obama will be more positive towards Muslims than President Bush ? YES NO DON’T
CARE
1203 172 136
80% 11% 9%
What is your view on the USA and its people ? POSITIVE NEGATIVE DON’T
CARE
1277 22 212
85% 1% 14%
What do you think of American foreign policy ? GOOD BAD DON’T
CARE
8 1424 79
1% 94% 5%
In your opinion, which country is the biggest threat to world security ? UK USA PAKISTAN IRAN IRAQ NORTH KOREA ISRAEL AFGHANISTAN SAUDI ARABIA CHINA
156 612 0 0 6 202 501 22 9 0
10% 41% 0% 0% 1% 13% 33% 1% 1% 0%
Are you anti-Semitic ? YES NO
13 1498
1% 99%
Do you think the holocaust happened ? YES NO
1498 13
99% 1%
Should Israel be “wiped off the map” ? YES NO
12 1499
1% 99%
Is the killing of innocent Israelis justified ? YES NO
31 1480
2% 98%
Will Israel and Palestine ever live in peace ? WITHIN 10
YEARS
WITHIN 30
YEARS
WITHIN 50
YEARS
NEVER
249 1121 102 39
16% 74% 7% 3%
Should countries other than the USA / UK be more involved in the peace process between Israel and Palestine ? YES NO
1428 83
95% 5%
Should the UK / USA talk to Hamas ? YES NO
1470 41
97% 3%
Does Israel have the right to exist ? YES NO
1280 231
85% 15%
Do you believe in the 2 State-Solution for Israel and Palestine ? YES NO
1277 234
85% 15%

Survey Category 7: The UK Government

 
Did Tony Blair do enough to convince you the war on terror was not a war on Islam ? YES NO SHOULD HAVE DONE
MORE
DID TOO
MUCH
242 760 509 0
16% 50% 34% 0%
Would you like to have a Muslim Prime Minister ? YES NO
969 542
64% 36%
Are Muslims fairly represented in UK politics ? YES NO
41 1469
3% 97%
 

One Response to “BRITISH MUSLIM POLL”

  1. […] made up of two Muslims and two non-Muslims (including one ex BNP member) decided to go out and conduct their own survey to find out what views the average British Muslim really holds. They did so in Alum Rock […]


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