Ignorance is not such bliss these days. It's more like bias and get-me-off-this-airplane fear.
In today's headlines we have a new survey showing that most Americans admit knowing nothing about Islam -- but they still dislike it more than any other major faith.
Asked about knowledge of Islam, 63% of Americans say they have "very little" or "none at all." A large majority of respondents believe most Muslims want peace. Yet, 53% of Americans say their opinion of the faith is "not too favorable" or "not favorable at all."
An Orthodox Jewish teen saying traditional prayers and binding himself with boxes containing passages from the Torah so unnerved folks, their New York to Louisville flight was diverted to Philadelphia where the passengers were evacuated and the boy questioned. In an unscientific quick poll, Today in the Sky asked if this was proof of cultural ignorance or a necessary precaution these days -- and that's running close to a tie vote.