According to a new poll conducted by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion and Public Life, 49 percent of voters surveyed said that President Obama is a Christian, 17 percent said he is Muslim and 31 percent did not know his religion.
The percentage who think President Obama is Muslim has actually increased by 5 percentage points since he was elected in 2008.
The poll also showed that the percentage of Republicans who think the president is Muslim has gone from 16 percent in 2008 to 30 percent in 2012.
According to the poll, 60 percent of voters said Mitt Romney is a Mormon while 9 percent think he belongs to another religion, and 32 percent do not know his faith.
19 percent said they were uncomfortable with Obama’s religion and 13 percent said the same for Romney.