While a recent Pew study says that neither Mitt Romney’s nor Barack Obama’s respective religious faiths are likely to have much of an impact in the fall election, it’s incredible that so many Americans still think President Obama is a Muslim.
Specifically, 17 percent of registered voters think Obama is a Muslim. 30 percent of Republican identify him as such.
Not that there’s anything wrong with being a Muslim, but if so many voters misidentify such a basic piece of information, what else are they getting wrong, and how much is willful ignorance?
Democracy is a hard slog when so many people simply don’t want to hear the truth about anything.
(Cross-posted at Lippmann’s Ghost.)