Britain is following the sweeping trend across Europe of increased hostility toward Islam, according to a new ComRes poll.
A majority of Britons, 56 percent, don’t think Islam is compatible with British values. Statements on whether Islam promotes peace or advocates violence seem to polarize the Brits. Thirty-two percent agreed it promotes peace, while 33 percent said it promotes violence.
The poll also surveyed understandings of the word “caliphate” — the word for an Islamic state. Thirty-three percent said they associated the word with a “threat to the UK.”
Negative views of Islam are most common among the elderly, while people aged 18-24 are more positive.
A poll in Germany from earlier in May showed similar attitudes. A slightly higher portion than in the U.K., 61 percent, agreed with the statement: “Islam doesn’t belong in Germany.” The number went up sharply from 47 percent in January. (RELATED: Majority Of Germans Don’t Think There Is A Place For Islam In Society)
Half of Germans, 51 percent, were willing to take it step further and say Muslims “don’t belong in Germany.”
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