76% of Americans A-OK With Mosques in Their Own Town

But most aren't budging on Park51
By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 27, 2010 7:30 AM CDT
76% of Americans A-OK With Mosques in Their Own Town
Julia Lundy holds a sign near some chalk graffiti in front of the site of a proposed mosque near ground zero in New York, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2010.   (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Maybe we aren't a country of Muslim haters after all: A new poll shows that Americans are actually pretty OK with the idea of mosques being built in their hometowns. Some 76% said they would support Muslims building such a center in their own community, so long as it followed the rules and regulations that all religious groups must adhere to, reports Politics Daily. But most aren't budging on the Ground Zero issue: Only 31% favor Park51's construction, perhaps in part because 56% believe the World Trade Center site is "sacred ground." Click here for more. (Read more Ground Zero mosque stories.)

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