Brits believe religion is more divisive than race

Introduction: Most UK residents think religion divides the country more than racial issues, according to a government poll.

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Brits believe religion is more divisive than race

 

Most UK residents think religion divides the country more than racial issues, according to a government poll. The Equalities and Human Rights Commission survey, carried out by Ipsos MORI, found that 60 per cent of Britons see religious divisions as more significant than racial tensions. Events like the July 2005 attacks on London and the war in Iraq seem to be responsible for the change. Policymakers previously thought that racial conflict was the most serious threat to community relations. Muslims are slightly more likely than the average to believe religion was the top factor (64 per cent), are least likely to accept their children marrying outside their religion and more likely than the average to oppose integration.

 

 

Source: Daily Mail (20/1)
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1123176/Religion-divides-race-say-Britons.html

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Office posted the article on Saturday, 24th January 2009 at 10:29pm
Article updated on saturday, 24th january 2009 at 10:50pm


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