Friday, August 20, 2010

How Many Morons are there exactly?

In case you're not convinced of how stupid people can be, (and how those are more easily found among Republicans) here are some rather telling figures for you :
- More than a third of conservative Republicans now say Obama is a Muslim, nearly double the percentage saying so early last year.

- Independents, too, are now more apt to see the president as a Muslim: Among independents, 18 percent say he is a Muslim, up eight percentage points.

- The number of people who now correctly identify Obama as a Christian has dropped to 34 percent, down from nearly half when he took office.

- Among those who say Obama is a Muslim, 60 percent say they learned about his religion from the media, suggesting that their opinions are fueled by misinformation.

But the shifting attitudes about the president's religious beliefs could also be the result of a public growing less enamored of him and increasingly attracted to labels they perceive as negative.
In other words, the less they like him, the more it means he's got to be a Muslim!

But I suppose that this must be put into perspective, since 21% of Americans also believe in witches.
And, 73% of Americans believe in at least one of the 10 items listed above, while 27% believe in none of them. (Thinkprogress)

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