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18%

Posted in Uncategorized by m.snowe on August 25, 2010

According to recent polls, 18% of Americans believe Barack Obama is a Muslim. He goes to a Christian church (sometimes), but best guess is he’s actually pretty secular. No one, even most Republican politicians (mainstream ones, anyway) are willing to confirm what 18% believe to be true.

Whatever. The word “Muslim” is a stand-in for what some (most right of center) folks use to scare others and themselves. While m.snowe might not like Islam’s take on womanhood, she does believe in the freedoms of the Constitution to practice one’s religion, given it is not violent or impedes another’s Constitutional rights. Clearly, we don’t know enough about Islamism as we pretend.

Tangents. So anyway, m.snowe was curious. Shielded as she is in metropolitan and socially advanced NYC, perhaps around 1/5 of her friends and acquaintances are in the clear from this gross ignorance.

But here are just a few other interesting 18 percentages:

18% of Americans believe the sun revolves around the earth. Geocentrism lives!

–m.snow’s just gonna link to this. You can decide how you want to take it.

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