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Muslims in Nigeria are significantly more likely than Christians to be concerned about Islamic extremism. Still, over a third of Muslims in France and one-in-four in Spain say they have had a bad experience as a result of their religion or ethnicity. Concern About Islamic Extremism The poll found no overall rise in concern about extremism among the general publics of nations with Muslim minorities.

According to a recent study a majority Jews living in Germany are worried about a rise in antisemitism.

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Nor do German and British publics express any increase in negative views of immigrants - although, unlike the French, they are not more positive toward immigrants this year. Overall, British Muslims express the greatest level of concern about the issues tested. In some of the European host countries surveyed, the general public agrees precisely with these assessments. However, many are also worried that it may keep Muslims from integrating into the larger society. Muslims in Europe are most sharply distinguished from the majority populations on opinions about external issues - America, the war on terrorism, Iran, the Middle East. However, many Muslims, especially in Britain, worry about the future of Muslims in their country. By and large, European Muslims — irrespective of their views about the riots per se — say they are sympathetic to the youths from immigrant and working class suburbs in France who felt frustrated by their place in French society. Majorities continue to express concerns about rising Islamic identity and extremism, but those worries have not intensified in most of the countries surveyed over the past 12 months; a turbulent period that included the London subway bombings, the French riots, and the Danish cartoon controversy. In France, Muslims are split almost evenly on this question. After powering through years of hardship and labor, losing loved ones, colonies failing, and struggling to survive, the colonies finally got on their feet and began to grow from the foundations they had established He blamed the lack of jobs, low welfare payments, and parents who were drug-addicted or mentally ill. In fact, they are more positive than the general publics in all four European countries about the way things are going in their countries. Little Anti-Muslim Backlash Despite concerns about an anti-Muslim backlash in the wake of a string of highly publicized events involving Muslims living in Europe - subway bombings in London, controversy over Danish cartoons depicting Muhammad, rioting by Muslim youth in France - most Muslims living in Europe do not feel that most or even many Europeans are hostile toward people of their faith. Still, over a third of Muslims in France and one-in-four in Spain say they have had a bad experience as a result of their religion or ethnicity.

All rights reserved. President Woodrow Wilson vowed, "America is too proud to fight" and demanded an end to attacks on passenger ships. Moreover, most are not concerned about Muslim women in Europe taking on modern roles in society although substantial minorities worry about this.

The French public is also more inclined this year to say that Muslims living in France want to adopt French customs — a view held by an overwhelming majority of Muslims in France.

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A description of the Pew Global Attitudes Project can be found at the end of the report, along with a summary of the survey's methodology and complete topline results. Precarity and poverty[ edit ] There is a certain fragility of income and social position in France.

Muslim women in Europe are slightly more likely than men to see the quality of life as better for women in their country than in most Muslim countries. Majorities of the general public in Spain, the UK and France report that immigration from the Middle East and North Africa is a positive force in society.

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How economic, humanitarian, and religious concerns shape European attitudes toward asylum seekers.