Most New Yorkers still opposed to proposed 'Ground Zero' mosque: Poll

Published: Saturday, September 25, 2010, 16:02 [IST]
 

New York, Sept 25 (ANI): About 57 percent of New Yorkers still believe that it is wrong to build the proposed Islamic community center and mosque two blocks away from the former World Trade Center site, while only 32 percent feel it's acceptable, according to a Quinnipiac University poll.

According to The New York Daily News, 80 percent of those questioned believe developers have the right to build there, although 67 percent hope they will voluntarily move it elsewhere.

As in previous polls, a stark division exists between Democrats and Republicans with just 34 percent of Democrats opposing the plan, compared to 90 percent of Republicans.

Earlier polls have also shown similar results with majority of the New Yorkers opposing the mosque.

Earlier this month, a Fox News poll had shown that a majority of New Yorkers, about six in ten (61 percent) considered it bad idea to build the proposed mosque and Islamic Cultural Center near the World Trade Center site in New York City, down slightly from the 64 percent who felt that way in August.

A new Marist poll had shown that nine years after the 9/11 terror attacks, a majority, 56 percent of New Yorkers fear another such attack, while 70 percent were of the opinion that the government had not made enough progress in redeveloping the 16-acre site in Lower Manhattan since 2001.

Another new Quinnipiac University poll in the beginning of September, had shown 52 percent of New York City voters opposed the building of the proposed 13-floor center two blocks north of GroundZero. (ANI)


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