Friday, January 30, 2015

Majority Says Publishing Anti-Islamic Cartoons Was ‘Okay,’ But About Half of Non-Whites Say ‘Not Okay’

PEW RESEARCH CENTER
By Jeffrey Gottfried and Michael Barthel
About three-in-four Americans (76%) have heard at least a little about the attack on the offices of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center, conducted January 22-25 among 1,003 adults. Of these, a majority (60%) says that it was okay for Charlie Hebdo to have published cartoons that depict the Prophet Muhammad, but nearly three-in-ten (28%) do not support the magazine’s decision to publish this material – saying it was not okay. [link]