WASHINGTON — “America is wrestling with Islam, and Islam is wrestling with America.”
So says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, at a panel convened last week to discuss a new survey of U.S. attitudes on Islam, religious values, immigration and racial discrimination.
The survey found that 10 years after the Sept. 11 attacks Americans are evenly divided on the question of whether the values of Islam are compatible or at odds with American values and culture.
Among the findings: the majority of American Catholics surveyed do not find Islam and American values at variance, while 6 in 10 white, evangelical Protestants do.
But some findings indicated less ease...READ MORE