NEW YORK - Muslim Americans are the staunchest opponents of military attacks on civilians, compared with members of other major religious groups, and they oppose US foreign policy, according to a new poll on Tuesday. Seventy-eight percent of Muslim Americans say military attacks on civilians are never justified, the Gallup survey found. An overwhelming majority of American Muslims say they are not sympathetic with terror groups like Qaeda, but they identify less strongly with the United States than other religious groups in the country, the poll shows. The findings were tempered by the fact that a significantly higher percentage of Muslims reported experiencing discrimination than any other group surveyed. But Muslims were the most likely to believe elections would be fair and 60 percent said they had confidence in the FBI, which has directed counterterrorism operations against American Muslims. Its not a completely rosy picture, Mohamed Younis, senior analyst with the Gallup Centre for Muslim Studies in Washington and a main author of the study, was quoted as saying by The New York Times. The prejudice and discrimination are definitely there, and thats something we have consistently seen in the data, Younis said. But at the same time many of the people in the Muslim-American community seem to be doing relatively well, and part of their doing well is being able to be full-fledged Americans, to participate in the American experience. The poll found that Muslim Americans were the most likely of any religious group to express confidence in the fairness of elections. The researchers speculated that this might be because of their high levels of support for President Barack Obama, who said early in his administration that he would make it a priority to repair relationships with the Muslim world. 69 percent of American Muslims identify either very strongly or extremely strongly with the US, compared to about 90 percent of Christians and Jews in the US.