But while Americans may be divided, Republicans see danger from Muslims throughout the world. By nearly two to one, they see global Muslims as more sympathetic to terrorists than to the United States; Democrats take the other position.
Many Republicans also have doubts about Muslims in the United States. 40% of Republicans believe most Muslims in the United States are patriotic Americans, but 32% do not. 62% of Republicans believe most Muslim Americans are less patriotic than other Americans. That is a very different position from the public overall: by more than two to one, Americans believe Muslims in the United States are patriotic Americans, and that most Muslims are at least as patriotic as other Americans (though overall, 43% say they are not).