WhySome Americans Believe Obama Is a Muslim

There’s studies for nearly everything. One that caught my eye was published on ScienceDaily. According to a Michigan State University psychologist who led the study, people are most likely to accept such falsehoods, both consciously and unconsciously, when subtle clues remind them of ways in which Obama is different from them, whether because of race, social class or other ideological differences.

A Pew Research Center poll in August 2010 found that 18 percent of Americans believe Obama is a Muslim — up from 11 percent in March 2009 — even though he’s a practicing Christian.

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