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Perceived threat of Islam on Western democracy in Great Britain 2001-2015

This statistic shows the rates in which people in Great Britain perceived Islam as a threat to western democracy over a 15 year period from 2001 to 2015. Over time the statistic displays an increase in the perceived threat, growing from 32 percent of respondents in 2001 to over half in 2015.

Do you feel that Islam poses a threat to Western liberal democracy?

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United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

October 2001 to June 24, 2015

Number of respondents

1,578 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Supplementary notes

This question was phrased by the source as follows: "do you feel that Islam (as distinct from Islamic fundamentalist groups) poses a threat to Western liberal democracy?"

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