925 000 to be exact……
Of course the article highlights that the majority doesn’t, at least in varying degrees, but all movements for change, good and bad, were brought about by a minority.
A quarter of French Muslims support the wearing of the full veil
The survey, which was carried out by Ifop for a major study of French Muslims by the Institut Montaigue, a liberal think tank, showed that the majority of Muslims accept curbs on religion in public.
The right to wear the headscarf and access to halal food both had support among all Muslims.
Six in ten of those surveyed said that girls should be allowed to wear headscarves in school.
The report grouped Muslims into three sections
Six in ten of those surveyed said that girls should be allowed to wear headscarves in school
In 2004, the headscarf and other religious symbols were banished from the classroom.
Around one in four, 24 per cent, supported the wearing of the burka and niqab, which are the full-face veils that were banned in public places in 2010.
The survey asked 1,029 people and was published in Le Journal du Dimanche. It was carried out between April 13 and May 23 before this summer’s controversy over the banning of the burkini.