A couple of weeks ago I posted an article about a poll conducted in Denmark for Jyllands-Posten. One of the questions was "to what degree do you see the presence of Islam in Denmark as a problem for social cohesion?", and according to Jyllands-Posten, 55% answered in the affirmative.
The problem? Jyllands-Posten decided to group those saying it was 'very much' or 'somewhat' a problem together (54.9%), and those saying it was 'slightly a problem' or 'not a problem at all' together (39.9%). It was impossible to see how many people think Islam is not a problem at all.
I contacted Jyllands-Posten to find out more. Journalist Orla Borg, who wrote the original article, was kind enough to send me more data from the survey (see below), but not the data I was looking for.
Danish blog Uriasposten now posted the data as it was published in Jyllands-Posten, with the answers as follows:
Very much - 15.4%
Somewhat - 39.5%
Slightly - 22.1%
Not at all - 17.8%
Don't know - 5.2%
In other words, 77% of Danes think the presence of Islam in Denmark is a problem (to some degree) for social cohesion. 17.8% think it's not a problem at all.
More questions from the survey:
Q: Would it bother you if a colleague would wear religious headdress?
Yes - 29.4%
Don't know - 2.3%
Q: Would it bother you if a mosque with a minaret would be built in your town?
Yes - 49.7%
Don't know - 2.2%
Q: Would it bother you if your son or daughter would marry a refugee or immigrant?
Yes - 29.6%
No - 63.8%
Don't know - 6.6%
In all questions, the North Jutland Region is most anti-Muslim, while the Capital Region is the least anti-Muslim. For example, 67.5% of people in the North Jutland are against a mosque with a minaret, compared to 34.9% of people in the capital.