29 percent Americans still believe Obama is Muslim

WEB DESK: Even though President Obama has made it clear in his speeches that he is Christian, 29 percent Americans still believe that he is a Muslim, according to CNN/ORC polls. Of those who believe he is Christian, 43 percent are Republicans.

Sixty-one percent of Democrats say Obama is a Protestant, compared with 28 percent of Republicans and 32 percent of Independents. Also, according to CNN, 54 percent of those who support Donald Trump say they believe Obama is a Muslim

From the looks of it the number of people who think Obama is Muslim has increased. In earlier polls the figures were much less.

CNN’s poll question was similar to PRRI/RNS surveys in 2012 and 2011, finding 16 percent and 18 percent saying Obama was a Muslim, respectively.

A 2010 national survey by the Pew Research Center found that 18 percent of Americans said Obama is a Muslim, up from 11 percent in March 2009. At that time, 43 percent said they do not know what Obama’s religion is.

Source: Washington Post