Monday, September 14, 2009

Muslims perceived as suffering the worst discrimination


We are a few days past the 8th anniversary of what many consider to be the worst day in the history of our country. According to a recent survey conducted by The Pew Research Center, there is still a perception that Muslims are discriminated against more than any other religious or other group.

2,010 adults were asked the following question: “Just your impression, in the United States today, is there a lot of discrimination against ____ or not?” Here are the results:

 

Yes

No

 

%

%

Muslims

58

29

Jews

35

54

Evang. Christians

27

56

Athiests

26

59

Mormons

24

56

     
Gays & Lesbians

64

30

Hispanics

52

41

Blacks

49

46

Women

37

59

This study does not reveal actual incidents of discrimination, but people’s perception of others’ discrimination. Interestingly, the only group that fairs worse than Muslims is gays and lesbians.


Presented by Kohrman Jackson & Krantz, with offices in Cleveland and Columbus.

For more information, contact Jon Hyman, a partner in our Labor & Employment group, at (216) 736-7226 or jth@kjk.com.

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