Oct 11, 2016

Essential: ‘concerns’ about Aussie Muslims are falling despite bigots

Voters are concerned about Muslims and think there are far more in Australia than there really are. But things have improved since 2011.

Bernard Keane — Politics editor

Bernard Keane

Politics editor

Women wearing Australian flag as hijab

Australians wildly overestimate the number of Muslim Australians and say they are concerned about them — but less so than five years ago — this week’s Essential Report shows, suggesting that the efforts of bigots to whip up Islamophobia may not be as successful as they seem.


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