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Distribution of answers submitted by American voters.
Data includes total votes submitted by visitors since May 11, 2015. For users that answer more than once (yes we know), only their most recent answer is counted in the total results. Total percentages may not add up to exactly 100% as we allow users to submit "grey area" stances that may not be categorized into yes/no stances.
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Learn more about Niqāb
Several Western countries including France, Spain and Canada have proposed laws which would ban Muslim women from wearing a Niqab in public spaces. A niqab is a cloth that covers the face and is worn by some Muslim women in public areas. The U.S. currently does not have any laws banning burqas. Proponents argue that the ban infringes on individual rights and prevents people from expressing their religious beliefs. Opponents argue that face-coverings prevent the clear identification of a person, which is both a security risk, and a social hindrance within a society which relies on facial recognition and expression in communication. See recent Niqāb news
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This is a pathetic solution to a serious problem and would be no different than making all men shave their beards…it would not solve anything. We need to take drastic measures to vet anyone entering this country and equally as drastic steps to... 3 years ago from a Libertarian in Bel Air South, MD
No, seemes like only people who would want to are ugly, subjugated, brainwashed, uneducated women, or terrorists. 3 years ago from a Democrat in Walnut Creek, CA
Nuns wear penguin outfits and a lot of women here hide their faces under make-up and plastic surgery. No one begrudges them THEIR right to look stupid. So get a grip. It's a free country. Usually the "moral" majority gets upset when... 3 years ago from a Green in Pennsbury Village, PA
Only if anyone is allowed to wear a mask and hide their identity. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Irvine, CA
Niqab should be banned. God created a ROSE to bloom for everyone to see and appreciate. He did not want a mad MAN to cover it with a drum or basket. 3 years ago from a Constitution in Youngstown, NY
As a Deaf individual, covering of the face is highly disrespectful in our culture. And no, not just the United States of America, but internationally. Deaf Muslim children and women highly reject such facial coverings.
It's of utmost importance for
... 3 years ago from a Democrat in Boardman, OH