Muslims Viewed With High Levels of Disapproval, Survey Says

December 19, 2004

Source: Times Online,,2087-1409301,00.html

On December 19, 2004 the Times Online reported, "Europe's reputation as a tolerant haven for people of all religions may be under threat. Muslims are apparently being viewed with high levels of disapproval, a survey has revealed. Sweden emerges as the most pessimistic west European nation; 75% of Swedes questioned said there is 'definitely a lot' or 'rather a lot' of disapproval of Muslims. Britain is relatively tolerant. Just 39% of respondents said they believed that a significant number of people were opposed to Muslims. The survey was conducted in the wake of the September 11 attacks and the Madrid train bombings to examine religious attitudes."