Most Danes critical of reprinting cartoon

More than half of Danes are critical of a decision by at least 17 Danish newspapers to reprint a controversial caricature of the Prophet Mohammad in February, a poll published on Monday showed.

Most Danes critical of reprinting cartoon

More than 58 percent of those questioned in Monday's poll said it was wrong to reprint the cartoon, according to the Ramboell Management survey in the daily Jyllands-Posten.

The findings are in sharp contrast to the broad public support for the first publication of 12 cartoons of the prophet in Jyllands-Posten in September 2005.

While the 12 caricatures printed then sparked angry protests across the Muslim world, almost two of three Danes said at the time it was correct to publish them in the name of freedom of expression, the newspaper reported.

Conducted by telephone from March 10 to 13, the survey questioned 1,049 Danes over the age of 17.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 18 Mart 2008, 17:05