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The number: 34% Support for suicide bombing in Lebanon

About a third of the Lebanese public (34 percent) now believes that suicide bombings may at least sometimes be justified in the defense if Islam, a 40-point dip from the 74 percent who took this view in 2002 and part of a larger trend among most Muslim countries surveyed in the latest Pew Global Attitudes Survey. In Lebanon, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Indonesia, the proportion of Muslims who view suicide bombing and other attacks against civilians as being often or sometimes justified has declined by half or more over the past five years.

Source: Pew Research Center

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