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People gather to take part in Friday prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, south London on Nov. 20, 2015.
People gather to take part in Friday prayers at the Baitul Futuh Mosque in Morden, south London on Nov. 20, 2015.  Ben Stansall—AFP/Getty Images

Over Half of British Muslims Think Homosexuality Should Be Illegal, Poll Finds

Apr 11, 2016

More than half of British Muslims think homosexuality should be illegal in the U.K., a new survey found.

In general, the views of British Muslims aligned with the views of Britain's population as a whole, according to a survey by public researcher ICM for a Channel 4 documentary called What British Muslims Really Think that will air on Wednesday. But when asked how they felt about homosexuality being legal in Britain, 52% disagreed and 18% agreed, the Guardian reports.

In contrast, 5% of Britain's population at large disagreed with homosexuality being legal, the survey found.

The poll also found that 86% of British Muslims feel a strong sense of belonging in the country, while 83% of the entire population feels the same.

ICM conducted the poll with 1,000 face-to-face interviews across the U.K. over a month last year. The group held a control sample of 1,008 people across the country interviewed over the phone.

[The Guardian]

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