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photoA new Cornell University study shines a harsh light on America's attitudes toward Muslim-Americans. Forty-four percent of respondents said the U.S. government should curtail the civil liberties of Muslim-Americans.

The percentage was higher for respondents who said they watched a lot of television news. Sixty-five percent of self-described "highly religious" people said Islam encourages violence.

Tune in to hear what the survey findings reveal about freedom of religion, diversity and acceptance in a post-9/11 America.


James Shanahan, associate professor of communication at Cornell University, principal investigator on the study released this week, "Restrictions on Civil Liberties, Views of Islam, & Muslim Americans"

Amaney Jamal, assistant professor of politics at Princeton University

Nahid Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, an advocacy group for Muslim Americans

Jack Beatty, On Point news analyst, senior editor for The Atlantic Monthly.

This program aired on December 21, 2004.

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