The Problems With The Sun's ISIS Sympathizer Statistics
Some are questioning the British newspaper's polling methods after The Sun suggested 19 percent of British Muslims sympathize with ISIS supporters.By Katie Link | November 24, 2015
British newspaper The Sun has been criticized for running this front-page story suggesting one-fifth of British Muslims sympathize with people who have fled the U.K. to fight for ISIS in Syria. The story reports 5 percent of those polled have "a lot of sympathy" and 14 percent have "some sympathy."
Well, those stats raised some eyebrows. According to The Independent, the front-page headline prompted a record number of complaints to the Independent Press Standards Organisation.