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MUSLIMS using Internet seen to have more positive views of Christianity

A report by the Pew Forum of Religion and Public Life has found that Muslims who use the Internet are more likely to not only have positive associations with Western culture, but are also more likely to see similarities between Islam and Christianity.

The report derives from the survey, The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society, drawn from Muslims in 39 countries, including Afghanistan, Nigeria and the Indonesia.

When it comes to the idea that Islam and Christianity have “a lot in common,” Muslims who use the Internet were more like to believe this than offline Muslims by anywhere from 1 to 28 percentage points.

In Pakistan, for example, 35 percent of Internet users believed there were similarities between Islam and Christianity, but only 7 percent of non-internet users believed so.

In Iraq, 43 percent of Internet users believed…

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