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RAW Story: Fox devotees twice as likely to fear Sharia law in US: poll


February 17, 2011- Four in ten devotees of the Fox News Channel fear that American Muslims want to establish Islamic Sharia law in the United States, according to a new survey.

A survey released this week by the Public Religion Research Institute found that viewers who trust Fox News as their primary news source have a dramatically more negative opinion of Muslims than those who trust other sources.

Internals of the PRRI poll, obtained by the Washington Post's Greg Sargent, reveal additionally startling statistics about viewers of the conservative-leaning Fox News Channel.

The survey found that "41% of Republicans who most trust Fox News believe that American Muslims want to establish Shari'a law as law of the land in the United States, compared to 23% of Republicans who most trust other news sources and 22% of the general public."

Thirty-one percent of Republicans fear that US Muslims want Sharia, as compared to 15 percent of Democrats, according to the poll.

Eighty-two percent of viewers who most trust Fox News said it would be a good idea to investigate American Muslims for extremism, as compared to 60 percent of Republicans who trust other sources and 56 percent of the general public.

Republican Rep. Peter King of New York has announced his intention to hold such hearings.

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