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Germany: Majority of Germans 'have limited contact' with Muslims

The majority of Germans have limited contact with Muslims and know very little about their religion, according to a new poll.

According to the survey drawn up for dpa news agency by pollsters YouGov, 62 percent of non-Muslim respondents said there were no Muslims in their private circle of friends and family.

The survey's release on Friday came in the wake of the political tensions unleashed in the country after about 1 million mainly Muslim refugees entered the nation last year, fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.

The country's right-wing populist Alternative for Germany (AfD), which has been making big gains in a series of recent elections, has now adopted an anti-Islam stance as part of its new manifesto. 

Read more: Majority of Germans 'have limited contact' with Muslims - AJE News

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