Sixty-four percent Americans oppose building of mosque near ground zero in Manhattan

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Washington, Aug 14 (ANI): A majority of 64 percent Americans believe that it would be wrong to build a mosque and Islamic center near ground zero in Manhattan, though 61 percent feel that the group has the legal right to build, according to a new Fox News poll.

Over thirty-four percent of the voters expressed their disagreement saying it was inappropriate to build a mosque and Islamic cultural center a few blocks from the site of the September 11 terrorist attacks in New York City, while 30 percent called the decision appropriate.

Among those who think it was wrong for the group to build an Islamic center near ground zero, views split sharply over whether they have a right to build it there: 47 percent have said 'yes' they do, while 48 percent disagreed.

Seventy percent of voters who attended religious services regularly thought it was wrong to put a mosque near ground zero, compared to 64 percent of those who rarely attend.

Men (33 percent) were more likely than women (28 percent) to think it was appropriate, and men (68 percent) were significantly more likely than women (55 percent) to think the group has the right to build the mosque.

The Fox News Poll involved telephone interviews with 900 randomly chosen registered voters and was conducted by Opinion Dynamics Corp. from August 10 - August 11. (ANI)

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