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From The42 50-somethings Steve Collins and Nigel Benn agree rematch 21 years on Really?

50-somethings Steve Collins and Nigel Benn agree rematch 21 years on

The pair are reportedly set to come out of retirement for a one-off bout later this year.

From The42 Gera half-volley unfairly beats Shaqiri's bicycle-kick to Euro 2016 Goal of the Tournament Really? This post contains videos

Gera half-volley unfairly beats Shaqiri's bicycle-kick to Euro 2016 Goal of the Tournament

The Hungarian captain’s goal in the 3-3 draw with Portugal has been voted as the best strike of the competition by supporters.

From The42 Cech: Chelsea are still favourites for the Premier League title Really?

Cech: Chelsea are still favourites for the Premier League title

The Blues have had a horrendous start to the season, but the Arsenal shot stopper believes they will prevail at the end of the season.

From TheJournal.ie This toddler is able to scale a 7-foot climbing wall Amazing Baby

This toddler is able to scale a 7-foot climbing wall

Both of Ellie Farmer’s parents are competitive rock climbers.

From TheJournal.ie Katie Price says the age limit for cosmetic surgery should be higher Pressure

Katie Price says the age limit for cosmetic surgery should be higher

The model also said she would like to see cameras in nursing homes and better services for people with disabilities.

From TheJournal.ie Thinking of putting your home on Ebay? You might want to read this first Really?

Thinking of putting your home on Ebay? You might want to read this first

While there are houses for sale on the auctions website, the process isn’t quite easy.

From TheJournal.ie Drinking a lot more coffee could reduce your risk of getting diabetes

Drinking a lot more coffee could reduce your risk of getting diabetes

Unfortunately, there was no good news for tea drinkers – be they Barry or Lyons.

From The42 'United can reach Champions League final without RVP' - Paul Scholes Really?

'United can reach Champions League final without RVP' - Paul Scholes

The United legends thinks David Moyes’ men can recover from the Dutch striker’s loss.

From The42 Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport Really? This post contains images

Broken baby toes and some of the worst excuses in sport

Rory McIlroy’s toothache is just the latest in a long line.

From TheJournal.ie Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister Good News

Worst of the euro crisis is 'behind us', says German finance minister

HURRAH! Break out the champagne and foie gras…

From The42 Forget about the Lingerie Football League, there's going to be a Bikini Hockey League now Really?
From The42 Turkmenistan (one of the hottest places on earth) to form ice hockey league Really?

Turkmenistan (one of the hottest places on earth) to form ice hockey league

It’s the latest bizarre idea of the country’s president Gurbanguli Berdymukhamedov.

From The42 Floyd Mayweather Jr just called Manny Pacquiao a 'punk' and challenged him to a fight Really?

Floyd Mayweather Jr just called Manny Pacquiao a 'punk' and challenged him to a fight

Are boxing’s top two stars going to get it on… at last?

From TheJournal.ie US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable Pizza

US Congress rules that pizza is a vegetable

Yes, really.

From The42 Golfer Holmes to undergo brain surgery Really?

Golfer Holmes to undergo brain surgery

Ryder Cup veteran JB Holmes will undergo brain surgery next week in an effort to cure debilitating, vertigo-like symptoms.

A GROWING NUMBER of Americans believe that Barack Obama is a Muslim, while the number of those who believe he is a Christian has declined.

A nationwide survey by the Pew Research Centre shows that nearly 18% of Americans believe Obama is Muslim (up from 11% in March 2009), 34% believe he is Christian (down from 48% in 2009) and 43% say they don’t know what religion he is.

The survey was carried out and completed before August, before Obama’s comments regarding the construction of a mosque near the Ground Zero.

Split between critics and supporters

Perhaps unsurprisingly, the view that Obama is Muslim is more prevalent amongst his opponents than his supporters.

When respondents were asked how they had learned about Obama’s religion, in a opened-ended question, 60% said from the media – mostly from television.

Out of those who believe that Obama is Muslim, 11%  say they learned of his religion through his behaviour and what he has said.

Political undertones

It seems that beliefs about Obama’s religion are closely related to perceptions of him politically: those who say he is Muslim strongly criticise his job performance, whereas those who say he is Christian approve of his performance. And, accordingly, those who are not sure about his religion are divided regarding his job performance.

However the American public generally believes he handles his religious beliefs appropriately, seeing him as less influenced by religion than his predecessor George W Bush.