Polls

Two-Thirds of NYers Want Mosque to Move

Is New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg losing out to the Newt Gingriches and Sarah Palins? A New York Times poll finds two-thirds of New York City residents say that the Park51 Muslim community center should be moved to a location further from ground zero. Fifty percent opposed the project, with just 35 percent in favor. Also, one-fifth of New Yorkers admitted animosity toward Muslims. It’s also splitting the city along economic lines: 53 percent of New Yorkers making more than $100,000 support the center, while only 31 percent of those making less than $50,000 support it. Protestants are also evenly split, while a majority of Jews and Catholic oppose it.