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Global poll: There is no 'clash of civilizations'

Global poll: There is no 'clash of civilizations'
A majority in 27 countries sees politics, economics, and intolerance - not religion and culture - as the roots of conflict.
By Tom Regan | csmonitor.com
A poll of 28,000 people carried out for the BBC World Service found that a majority of surveyants from around the globe believe the main causes of problems between the West and Islam are not based on religious but political and economic factors.

The Sydney Morning Herald reports that, in a study that "is bad news for radio shock jocks and clash of civilization theorists," 52 percent of those polled said conflicting interests were the main cause of tensions, while 58 percent blamed "intolerant minorities" on both sides for causing most of the problems. (....)

Source: csmonitor, http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/0220/p99s01-duts.html
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