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The Great British public disgraces itself again

Consider the basic liberal rights - freedom of expression, freedom of religion and so forth. All bar a lunatic fringe would support them, yes? Nope:


The data charted above has been extracted from a report by WorldPublicOpinion.org, and while many other countries were polled on all or some of the issues, I have limited the chart to the UK, US, France and as a contrast Nigeria. In order to keep the chart a tolerable size I have curtailed the text of the questions.

The question charted in the first cluster is "Do you think there are some religions that people should not be allowed to practice in your country?". 33% of Britons think that.

Secondly, "people of any religion should be free to try to convert members of other religions to join theirs.” 57% of Britons disagree. I will concede that early morning visits from Jehovah's Witnesses can be a little irritating, but this is a rather bigger issue.

Thirdly, asked "How important is it for people to have the right to express any opinion, including criticisms of the government or religious leaders?", 3% of Britons did not judge it very or somewhat important.

Fourthly, questioned whether "Do you think the government should or should not have the right to prohibit certain political or religious views from being discussed?", 39% of my fellow citizens agree. The French fared rather better at a still appalling 27%, while the Americans were the least bad at 13%.

Fifthly, asked if "The government should have the right to ban peaceful demonstrations that it thinks would be politically destabilizing", 11% of Britons agree. Mind you, the state already does that, doesn't it?

(To be continued).

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Anonymous Tom Paine said... 5:48 pm

OMG, we are lost.  



Blogger The Wilted Rose said... 8:05 pm

11 years ago the figures would have been markedly different for the UK - this is the legacy of over a decade of Labour (mis)rule.  



Anonymous thomas said... 1:07 am

I think this is entirely due to Islam. Look again at those questions. Which religions do you think people were thinking of? Exactly. Only one. Nasty, but understandable perhaps. I agree with TWR that it's a Labour problem, but it's because they've created a feeling the majority is under seige by their incessant championing of a tiny minority (2.5%) who include many supporters of terrorism among them. How ridiculous is it that the tiny number of Muslims get the right to use sharia law despite the vast majority of people being virulently opposed to it? That's only one example.

They are responsible for the breakdown in social cohesion, this is the result. Socialists are idiots, retarded, dribbling little children who ruin everything they touch.  



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