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47% of British people support so-called Muslim ban Watch

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    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-a7567301.html
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    With all surveys, you must be aware of context. The article even says that older people supported a muslim ban more, however, it fails to say how mnay old people took the survey and how many young people took the survey. You must also take into account location factors. I guarantee you far more people in places like Devon and Bristol would support a muslim ban as opposed to places like Birmingam and Yorkshire. Just saying, don't believe everything that's said on the internet.
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    (Original post by Ibbyyyyy)
    With all surveys, you must be aware of context. The article even says that older people supported a muslim ban more, however, it fails to say how mnay old people took the survey and how many young people took the survey.
    Before commenting you must be aware that reputable and competent polling organisations take such factors into account and correct for them before publication. In this case, they claim (as you would have seen if you had explored the links) that the samples were nationally representative, which covers all the problems you mention.
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    (Original post by Ibbyyyyy)
    With all surveys, you must be aware of context. The article even says that older people supported a muslim ban more, however, it fails to say how mnay old people took the survey and how many young people took the survey. You must also take into account location factors. I guarantee you far more people in places like Devon and Bristol would support a muslim ban as opposed to places like Birmingam and Yorkshire. Just saying, don't believe everything that's said on the internet.
    The survey was corrected for these factors to reflect the demographics of the UK
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    That does mean that 53% of people, or more than half, are not in favour/undecided of a so-called muslim ban.
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    Not that surprising tbh
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    (Original post by Reality Check)
    That does mean that 53% of people, or more than half, are not in favour/undecided of a so-called muslim ban.
    It means that 47% support it, which is pretty much a majority if you assume that a similar percentage of the 'don't knows' support it.
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      Every age group, sex, educational background, geography and country seems to have quite a large number of people that want a ban compared to those that are opposed.
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      (Original post by Ladbants)
      It means that 47% support it, which is pretty much a majority if you assume that a similar percentage of the 'don't knows' support it.
      ...which you can't.

      I take your general point, though - it's a large number of people who support a 'muslim' ban.
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      (Original post by Mathemagicien)
      Every age group, sex, educational background, geography and country seems to have quite a large number of people that want a ban compared to those that are opposed.
      Because simple mindedness is an awfully common trait in people nowadays.
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        (Original post by Caius Filimon)
        Because simple mindedness is an awfully common trait in people nowadays.
        How intelligent you are.
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        (Original post by Mathemagicien)
        How intelligent you are.
        Perhaps just not ideological.
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        Yeah well 48% voted remain and 48% voted for Clinton... where are they now?
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          It is striking how much more islamophilic the UK is compared to our continental counterparts. Only Spain is more so.

          We have everything backwards on this island; we are hugely distrusting of Europeans, but much more tolerant of non-Europeans.
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          (Original post by Caius Filimon)
          Because simple mindedness is an awfully common trait in people nowadays.
          Says the self appointed intellectual.
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          I would support it.
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          (Original post by Reality Check)
          That does mean that 53% of people, or more than half, are not in favour/undecided of a so-called muslim ban.
          It also means that over two-thirds of those who care about it think there should be a ban, or (to put it your way) over three quarters of all people are not against a ban.
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          In other words, 47% of British people are racist.

          Not surprising at all.
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          (Original post by NickLCFC)
          In other words, 47% of British people are racist.
          What has race to do with religion?
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          (Original post by Mathemagicien)
          It is striking how much more islamophilic the UK is compared to our continental counterparts. Only Spain is more so.

          We have everything backwards on this island; we are hugely distrusting of Europeans, but much more tolerant of non-Europeans.
          Historical factors in Spain perhaps, or maybe because their economy is weak compared to the UK, Germany etc.

          Places like Hungary and Poland also have a much smaller Muslim population when compared to the UK in both % terms and raw numbers, which likely affected the results of the survey.

          But yeah, I find it strange why people seem to dislike continental Europe so much, and instead favour the Commonwealth (which, aside from Canada, Australia, NZ, possibly South Africa (but less so), we have far less in common with than Europeans). If you also look at the size of the Muslim population in terms of raw numbers, over the past 10 years, you will see that it's increased by a significant amount, which may also have resulted in the higher levels of resistance in the native population (combined with current events).
         
         
         
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