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: Another Violent Weekend In New York City: 22 Shot, 5 Dead Within 72 Hours
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: New York City To Hold July 7 'Hometown Heroes' Ticker Tape Parade For Health Care Workers, First Responders, Essential Workers
Opponents have said that building the mosque and cultural center so close to Ground Zero would be insensitive to 9/11 families.MORE NEWS: 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' Returns In Front Of A Live Audience Monday Night
Supporters said the religious freedom of Muslims must be protected.