More Americans Believe Obama Is Muslim

With the debate over the Islamic Center in New York as the backdrop the Pew Research Center is out with a survey showing that 18 percent of all Americans now believe that President Obama is a Muslim.  That’s up from eleven percent when the same question was asked a year and a half ago.  Among those who identify themselves as Republicans the number is much higher – nearly one in three, and of those who believe this, 60 percent say they got their information from the media.