CNN/ORC Poll: Lots Of Americans Still Think Obama's A Muslim From Africa

  • by: Alan Duke

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Barack Obama's been president for almost seven years but still a sizable number of Americans think he's a Muslim born in another country, according to a CNN/ORC poll released Sunday, September 13, 2015.

Obama has been a longtime member of a Protestant church and an authenticated birth certificate confirmed he was born in Hawaii -- which is one of the 50 states that make up the United States of America. Obama's father was a Kenyan, but his mother was an American from Kansas.

While 39% correctly knew that Obama is a Protestant Christian, 29% told pollsters they believed he was Muslim. Another 11% believed he was not religious and 12% said they didn't know.

A 59% majority correctly responded that Obama was born in Honolulu, Hawaii, and another 16% knew his birthplace was somewhere in the United States, the poll measured 13% believing the president was born in another country.

The CNN/ORC survey puts his overall approval rating at 45% and disapproval at 52%.

Click here to read the full summary of the survey, including Obama ratings in specific areas.


  Alan Duke

Editor-in-Chief Alan Duke co-founded Lead Stories after ending a 26-year career with CNN, where he mainly covered entertainment, current affairs and politics. Duke closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat. Duke also co-hosted a daily podcast with former HLN host Nancy Grace, "Crime Stories with Nancy Grace" and hosted the podcast series "Stan Lee's World: His Real Life Battle with Heroes & Villains." You'll also see Duke in many news documentaries, including on the Reelz channel, CNN and HLN.

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