Category: Surveys & Studies

Percentage of Muslims Living in the US Projected to Double by 2050

Percentage of Muslims Living in the US Projected to Double by 2050

[ 0 ] January 8, 2016 |

by BESHEER MOHAMED for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 6, 2016: Pew Research Center estimates that there were about 3.3 million Muslims of all ages living in the United States in 2015. This means that Muslims made up about 1% of the total U.S. population (about 322 million people in 2015), and we estimate that that share will […]

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PRRI/RNS Survey: Americans Have Limited Interaction With, Knowledge About Muslims

PRRI/RNS Survey: Americans Have Limited Interaction With, Knowledge About Muslims

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |

via PUBLIC RELIGION RESEARCH INSTITUTE, DECEMBER 15, 2015: (graphic below derived from PRRI/Religion News Service survey)

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ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

ISLAMiCommentary/TIRN Featured in New SSRC Report ‘Religion, Media and the Digital Turn’

[ 0 ] December 17, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on DECEMBER 17, 2015:  We at the Duke Islamic Studies Center are pleased to announce that the work of the Carnegie Corporation of New York-supported Transcultural Islam Project (ISLAMiCommentary and TIRN) has been highlighted in a new report by the Social Science Research Council — “Religion, Media and the […]

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Americans Fear Terrorism, Mass Shootings — and Often Muslims as Well (via RNS)

[ 0 ] December 14, 2015 |

by CATHY LYNN GROSSMAN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 10, 2015: (RNS) Terrorism and mass shootings trouble an overwhelming number of Americans today, and the religious identity of the killers influences how they are viewed. A new survey, conducted in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, Calif., killings by two radical Muslims, found that […]

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NEW POLL: Majority of Americans Don’t Want to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

[ 0 ] December 11, 2015 |

by NICK GASS  for POLITICO on DECEMBER 11, 2015:   In another indication of how Donald Trump’s proposal to temporarily ban all Muslims from entry into the United States is going, a majority of Americans said in a new CBS News poll released Friday that they would oppose such a measure, with most Republicans saying […]

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Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

Muslim Civil Rights Advocates See the Limitations of Social Media Activism

[ 1 ] December 4, 2015 |

by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN for RELIGION NEWS SERVICE on DECEMBER 4, 2015:  (RNS) As soon as news broke that the San Bernardino, Calif., shooters were Muslim, skilled Muslim activists took to social media platforms to denounce Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and his 27-year-old wife Tashfeen Malik. “Feeling heartbroken,” wrote Hussam Ayloush, longtime executive director of […]

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New Findings: American Public’s Perception of Islam, U.S. Policy on Syria Refugees, and Troops to Fight ISIS

New Findings: American Public’s Perception of Islam, U.S. Policy on Syria Refugees, and Troops to Fight ISIS

[ 0 ] November 30, 2015 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN, EDITOR, ISLAMiCommentary on NOVEMBER 30, 2015: On November 17, 2015 the nonpartisan Public Religion Research Institute released the 2015 American Values Survey – conducted between September 11, 2015 and October 4, 2015. (conducted before the November 13, 2015 ISIS attacks in Paris) It measured “public opinion about the economy, racial […]

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WATCH: Most Inspiring Universities of the Islamic World (report)

[ 0 ] October 27, 2015 |

via MUSLIM-SCIENCE.COM on OCTOBER 25, 2015:  ‪#‎DidYouKnow‬ Muslims were the first to introduce the concept of universities. In 859 a muslim princess named Fatima Al-Firhi founded the first degree-granting ‪#‎university‬ in Fez, Morocco. To acknowledge that and many years of efforts and hard work invested by universities to revive the golden age of Muslims in […]

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How Much Do Muslim Students in Australia Know About Christianity?

How Much Do Muslim Students in Australia Know About Christianity?

[ 0 ] October 19, 2015 |

This article below, “How Muslim Students’ Knowledge of Christianity Is Related to Their Attitudes to Mainstream Australia and Australians: A National Survey” originally appeared in Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760), an international, open access journal with rapid peer-review, which publishes works from a wide range of fields, including anthropology, economics, law, linguistics, education, geography, history, political science, […]

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Deepa Iyer on “We Too Sing America”  (Book Q & A)

Deepa Iyer on “We Too Sing America” (Book Q & A)

[ 0 ] October 1, 2015 |

“The communities I write about in the book — South Asian, Arab, Muslim and Sikh immigrants — are “othered” and scapegoated today in our country. But at the same time, they are finding the strength, courage and purpose to reshape America by telling their own narratives, building community power, and changing policy.” — Deepa Iyer  […]

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