Apparently a lot of Muslims have decided that the whole martyrdom thing isn't their scene.
Muslims around the world increasingly reject suicide bombings and other violence against civilians, according to a new international poll dealing with how the world's population judges their lives, countries and national institutions.
A wide ranging survey of international attitudes in 47 countries by the Pew Research Center also reported that in many of the countries where support for suicide attacks has declined, there has also been decreasing support for Al Qaeda leader Usama Bin Laden.
The 95-page survey found that surging economic growth in many developing countries has encouraged people in these countries to express satisfaction with their personal lives, family income and national conditions, said Andrew Kohut, the center's director.
"It's a pro-globalization set of findings," Kohut said. Darn. Free trade and capitalism works. The Pat Buchanans of the Muslim world are going to be awfully disappointed.