Do you approve or disapprove of a ban on Muslim women wearing full veils in public places in your country?

Attitude regarding the full Islamic veil ban in selected countries in 2010 This statistic shows the share of respondents from selected countries all over the world who approve or disapprove of a ban on Muslim women wearing full islamic veils in public places, like schools, hospitals or government offices. The survey was conducted in spring 2010. 28 percent of respondents in the United States approved of such a ban, while 65 percent of American respondents disapproved.
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ApproveDisapproveDon't know / refused
France82%17%0%
Germany71%28%1%
Britain62%32%6%
Spain59%37%5%
United States28%65%7%
ApproveDisapproveDon't know / refused
France82%17%0%
Germany71%28%1%
Britain62%32%6%
Spain59%37%5%
United States28%65%7%
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This statistic shows the share of respondents from selected countries all over the world who approve or disapprove of a ban on Muslim women wearing full islamic veils in public places, like schools, hospitals or government offices. The survey was conducted in spring 2010. 28 percent of respondents in the United States approved of such a ban, while 65 percent of American respondents disapproved.
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Release date
July 2010
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
April 14 - May 4, 2010
Age group
8-19 years
Method of interview
Telephone interview
Supplementary notes
The original question was: "Some countries are considering a ban on Muslim women wearing full veils that cover all of the face except the eyes in public places including schools, hospitals, and government offices. Would you approve or disapprove of such a ban in (survey country)?"

United States: N=1,002
Britain: N=750
Germany: N=750
Spain: N=755
France: N=752

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