Some 40 percent of Denmark's 250,000 Muslims believe that Danish law, at least to some extent, should be based on the words of the Koran, according to a new Wilke survey carried out for Jyllands-Posten newspaper.

The survey also found that about 10 percent believe the constitution shouldn't play any role at all and that Danish law should only reflect the Koran. Conversely, about 54 percent of Danish Muslims believe that Denmark's laws should only be based on the constitution.

"It's a majority, yes, but one could question why almost everyone doesn't agree with it," Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen, an associate professor in political science at Aarhus University, told Jyllands-Posten.

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