From the department of ignorance and arrogance:
Ten percent of American voters believe Sen. Barack Obama is Muslim, despite the presidential candidate's frequent descriptions of his Christian faith and a high-profile flap over his former pastor.
The finding was contained in survey results released by the non-partisan Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.
While a majority — 53% — identify Obama as a Christian, 16% of conservative Republicans, 16% of white evangelical Protestants and 19% of rural Americans believe the Illinois senator is Muslim.
About a third of Americans said they don't know what Obama's religious beliefs are, and 9% of that group said it's because they've heard different information about his faith.
Confusion over the candidate's religion crosses party lines.
Fourteen percent of all Republicans, 10% of Democrats and 8% of independents think he's Muslim, according to the survey.