Poll: Public Doubts Islam More Prone to Violence
In addition, the poll by the nonpartisan Pew Research Center finds that the public leans 51 percent to 34 percent against building a Muslim center near the former site of New York's World Trade Center.
By 42 percent to 35 percent, most think Islam does not incite violence more than other religions. That's about the same as said so last year.
But more people have unfavorable than favorable views of Islam by 38 percent to 30 percent. In 2005, it was reversed: 41 percent had favorable views, 36 percent unfavorable.