Saturday, 18 February 2017
Most Popular Religions In America: Jews Viewed Most Favorably With Muslims Least Favorable
Muslims saw their rating boosted from 41 to 48. However, they remained the group viewed least warmly.
Jews have also been a target for increased incidents of hate. Jewish Community Centers across the country have been subjected to multiple waves of bomb threats this year, while there have been multiple reports of swastikas being posted in public.
The difference in spreads was even more explicit when comparing the views of Democrats and Republicans. While Democrats had just a 14-point difference in mean thermometer rating between Jews at the top and Mormons at the bottom, there was a 32-point difference for the group Republicans viewed warmest — Evangelical Christians — and coldest— Muslims.