Growing gap seen between Western, Muslim countries — Davos poll

January 21, 2008

High security surrounds Davos, site of the World Economic Forum, 21 Jan. 2008/Stefan WermuthMost people in Muslim and Western countries believe divisions between them are worsening and each side believes the other disrespects their culture, according to a poll released on Monday.

The Gallup poll, published in a report on Muslim-Western relations for the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos this week, reflects “an alarmingly low level of optimism regarding dialogue between Islam and the West“, WEF chairman Klaus Schwab said.

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