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.READ MORE: Pressure Mounts To Remove People From Rikers After Isaabdul Karim Becomes 12th Death In Past Year
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.READ MORE: Johnson & Johnson: 2nd Dose Of COVID Vaccine Offers Stronger Protection
Opponents have said that building the mosque and cultural center so close to Ground Zero would be insensitive to 9/11 families.MORE NEWS: Search Resumes For Brian Laundrie While Authorities Perform Autopsy On Body Believed To Be Gabby Petito
Supporters said the religious freedom of Muslims must be protected.