Overwhelming Majority of Americans Oppose Mosque near Ground Zero


mosque-ground-zeroA proposed mosque to be built two blocks from the World Trade Center has little support nationwide, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation Poll suggests. ccording to the new survey out Wednesday, nearly 70 percent of all Americans oppose the controversial plan to build the mosque just blocks away from the solemn site in lower Manhattan while just 29 percent favor the construction.Broken down by party affiliation, 54 percent of Democrats oppose the plans while 82 percent of Republicans disapprove. Meanwhile, 70 percent of independents said they are against the proposal.

The poll also showed opposition did not vary widely by age.

“Support for the controversial project is slightly higher among younger Americans than older Americans, but even among those under the age of 50, six in ten oppose the plan,” said CNN Polling Director Keating Holland.

Plans to build the $100 million, 13-story ‘Cordoba House’ three blocks from the site of the attacks on September 11, 2001 have sparked an emotional debate throughout the city. The developer, Sharif El-Gamal, describes the project as an “Islamic community center” that will include a 500-seat performing arts center, a lecture hall, an exhibition space, a swimming pool, a gym, a culinary school, a restaurant and a prayer space for Muslims.

{CNN/Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This travesty must be fought at all costs. No victories for miserable Muslims and their disgusting, violent faith. 20 evil Muslim men, who should have been vacuumed in utero, killed 3000 people and did damage in the billions of dollars in the last moments of their wretched lives. And their reward? A mosque will be built where their victims were incinerated. America, New York City, Mayor Bloomberg, the evil Obama regime…they have all lost their minds. Thank Gd at least the majority of Americans have not lost theirs.

  2. Who cares what most of Americans think? Obviously not those voted in to run the show! Come November, let’s vote them all out – any incumbent at any level. I’ve heard it referred to as GRIP – Get Rid Incumbent Politicians!