The survey, completed by 2,521 people between February 2014 and March 2016, found that Jews, Latinos and Asian-Americans also saw their disapproval ratings jump by about 10 points each. Atheists were the second most disapproved group in the US, as they were associated with a "lack of morals".
The news comes as the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) announced that 2016 is on track to be one of the worst years for anti-mosque incidents, with 55 cases reported as of mid-September. There were 79 incidents in 2015. "This trend of increasing violence targeting the American Muslim community is deeply troubling," said CAIR national executive director Nihad Awad.
He added that 2016 was one of the worst years on record, inv