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Poll: Most Americans Oppose Ground Zero Mosque

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Proposed Mosque Site Near Ground Zero

The proposed Mosque site near ground zero (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) – Most Americans are against building a controversial mosque near Ground Zero, a CBS news poll has found.

According to the poll results,  only 22 percent of Americans surveyed think it’s appropriate to build the mosque and cultural center two blocks away, on Park Place.

On the other hand, 71 percent who responded said they think it’s not appropriate for the facility to go up so close to the World Trade Center site.

Opponents have said that building the mosque and cultural center so close to Ground Zero would be insensitive to 9/11 families.

Supporters said the religious freedom of Muslims must be protected.

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