Poll: Few Muslims feel U.S. alienation

There is no rising alienation or anger among American Muslims, despite a feeling that they are being targeted by anti-terrorism government programs, a comprehensive new poll found Tuesday.

The vast majority of Muslim-Americans surveyed by the Pew Research Center – 79 percent of respondents – rated their communities as “excellent” or “good” places to live.

Indeed, Muslim-Americans are more likely than two years ago to say that they are satisfied with the current direction of the country – 56 percent are satisfied, compared to 38 percent in 2007, according to the poll – one of the largest ever done on Muslim attitudes in the U.S.

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