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16% of French Citizens Support ISIS, Poll Finds
by Madeline Grant
One in six French citizens sympathises with the Islamist militant group ISIS, also known as Islamic State, a poll released this week found.
The poll of European attitudes towards the group, carried out by ICM for Russian news agency Rossiya Segodnya, revealed that 16% of French citizens have a positive opinion of ISIS. This percentage increases among younger respondents, spiking at 27% for those aged 18-24.
A recent Ifop poll placed French president Francois Hollande's approval rating at just 18%.
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