Kids see Muslism as unclean and Terrorists

United States
December 20, 2006 10:16pm CST
MOST Victorian schoolchildren view Muslims as terrorists, and two out of five students agree that "Muslims are unclean. Just over 50 per cent believe "Muslims behave strangely", and 45 per cent say Australians do not have "positive feelings about Muslims". The research — conducted in the second half of last year — is based on responses from 551 year 10 and 11 students across public and private schools the survey's other findings: ¦62 per cent agreed Christians were smart, while 36 per cent agreed Muslims were smart. ¦38 per cent agreed or strongly agreed Muslims were the most negatively stereotyped of all minorities, including Aborigines. ¦34 per cent agreed most Australians were racist, while 46 per cent disagreed
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