Nearly a quarter of Americans think President Obama is a Muslim or a follower of Islam, according to a recent Newsweek poll. The poll, conducted August 25-26, suggests that 24 percent of Americans believe he is a Muslim, compared to 42 percent of respondents who believe he is a Christian.
Ten percent believe he was "something else" and 24 percent don't know. In April and June of 2008, a similar poll suggested that 13 percent of Americans believed that Obama is a Muslim.
"I am a Christian, and I am a devout Christian," Obama told Christianity Today in 2008. "I believe in the redemptive death and resurrection of Jesus Christ."
According to the latest Newsweek poll, 31 percent think it's definitely or probably true that Obama "sympathizes with the goals of Islamic fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic law around ...1