The Americans Who Think Obama Is Jewish (UPDATE: NONE)
Questions over President Obama’s religious leanings have been raised frequently since his first White House run four years ago, but a new survey reveals that many Americans mistakenly believe he is Jewish.
President Obama, who is a committed Christian, has faced accusations that he is secretly a Muslim throughout his first time, mostly from right-wing voters.
But an AP survey this week asked more than 1,000 people if they knew the president’s religion – and almost one in five said they thought he was Jewish.
While 28 per cent said they believed him to be a Protestant, and ten per cent repeated the claim that he was a Muslim, 18 per cent said he was Jewish.
Two years ago not a single person surveyed made this mistake. Likewise, none of those polled suggested that his rival for the White House, Mormon Mitt Romney, would be keeping kosher any time soon.
Widely reported survey features incorrectly entered data, purportedly showing more Americans think the president is Jewish (18%) than Muslim (10%). The actual finding: 2 of 1,071 respondents thought Obama was Jewish