Cornell Poll Indicates Broad-Based Desire to Restrict Muslim Civil Liberties in US

December 17, 2004

Source: Detroit Free Press

Wire Service: AP

On December 17, 2004 the Detroit Free Press/AP reported, "nearly half of all Americans believe the U.S. government should restrict the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans, according to a nationwide poll. The survey conducted by Cornell University also found that Republicans and people who described themselves as highly religious were more apt to support curtailing Muslims' civil liberties than Democrats or people who are less religious. Researchers also found that respondents who paid more attention to television news were more likely to fear terrorist attacks and support limiting the rights of Muslim-Americans."