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

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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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