One in four Basque citizens reject the idea of a mosque in their neighborhood

Most people show attitudes of respect and tolerance towards those who profess a religion other than Catholicism, but a significant part of the Basques held prejudices towards other faiths, including Islam. A survey by the Executive Basque Government executed in February with 1,400 interviews has come to confirm this impression. One of the main conclusions of the study is that one in four citizens rejects the opening of a mosque in their neighborhood, while 16% would not want a Muslim as a neighbor.