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Over 70% Polled in US, Europe Concerned About Islamic Extremism - Pew Research

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A woman walking past the outer wall of the former US embassy in Tehran, which was seized by Islamists in 1980 - Sputnik International
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A fresh poll by Pew Research Center shows that over two thirds of respondents in both the United States and number of European countries are worried about Islamic extremism in the wake of a string of terror attacks.

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — More than 70% of respondents in the United States and 10 EU states said they were concerned about Islamic extremism even before Manchester’s terror attack, a Pew Research Center survey revealed.

Roughly 72% of Americans were either "somewhat" or "very concerned" about Islamic extremism while around 75% of respondents across ten EU countries felt the same, the poll showed on Wednesday.

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Specifically, 80% of respondents in Italy, Spain, and Germany said they were concerned, according to the poll. Only 56% of Canadians said they were concerned about Islamic extremism.

A suicide attack by a 22-year-old British-born man of Libyan descent claimed 22 lives and injured over 60 after a concert by US singer Ariana Grande. Many of those killed and hurt were children and teenagers. The bomber's elder brother was detained south of Manchester on Tuesday.

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