Category: Surveys & Studies

PRRI: US Muslims More Supportive of Same-Sex Marriage than White Evangelical Christians

[ 0 ] April 24, 2015 |

42 % of US Muslims Favor or Strongly Favor Same-Sex Marriage; White Evangelical Protestants — 28% The most supportive major religious groups are Buddhists (84 percent), Jews (77 percent), and Americans who select “Other religion” (75 percent); additionally, more than three-quarters (77 percent) of the religiously unaffiliated also support same-sex marriage.  by ROBERT P. JONES, […]

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Is The British Muslim Vote Actually A Thing?

[ 0 ] April 10, 2015 |

Politicians and activist groups have said that tapping into the “Muslim vote” will be essential to winning in May. But does it actually exist? by HUSSEIN KESVANI for BuzzFeed NEWS on APRIL 8, 2015:  British Muslims make up just under 5% of the overall UK population, nearly half of whom are eligible to vote in […]

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Resources to Combat Anti-Muslim Propaganda (one scholar’s recommendations)

[ 0 ] April 8, 2015 |

by CHRISTOPHER CAMERON SMITH for REIMAGINING CORDOBA (BLOG) on APRIL 8, 2015:  Since I sometimes get requests from folks looking for resources to combat anti-Muslim propaganda, I thought I would offer a few suggestions. Although many books have been written about Islamophobia, there are a few that I believe are the most informative and accessible […]

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The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

The Future of World Religions: Why Muslims Are Rising Fastest & and Unaffiliated Are Shrinking

[ 0 ] April 3, 2015 |

“Over the next four decades, Christians will remain the largest religious group, but Islam will grow faster than any other major religion. If current trends continue, by 2050 the number of Muslims will nearly equal the number of Christians around the world…India will have the largest Muslim population of any country in the world, surpassing Indonesia… Muslims […]

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Andreas Lubitz: Racial Subtext to Discourse on Counter-terrorism

[ 0 ] March 31, 2015 |

“In the years 1990 to 2012, violence carried out by right-wing groups is on par with violence carried out by Muslims in Europe (249 and 263 incidences, respectively). During the same period, “there were 145 acts of political violence carried out by the American far right, resulting in 348 deaths.” In comparison, 20 were killed […]

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Americans’ Views Increasingly Hawkish on Terrorism, ISIS (by William Galston for Brookings)

[ 0 ] March 9, 2015 |

by WILLIAM GALSTON for BROOKINGS (FIXGOV blog) on MARCH 4, 2015:  Last week, I posted a piece laying out the emerging evidence that the American people are shifting toward a more hawkish view of how we should respond to foreign threats, especially terrorism.  A Quinnipiac University poll released today underscores that shift. As economic worries gradually […]

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Growing Support for Campaign Against ISIS and Possible Use of U.S. Ground Troops (Pew)

[ 0 ] February 25, 2015 |

Shifting Views on How Best to Defeat Global Terrorism via PEW RESEARCH CENTER on FEBRUARY 24, 2015:  The public has grown more supportive of the U.S. fight against ISIS, as about twice as many approve (63%) as disapprove (30%) of the military campaign against the Islamic militant group in Iraq and Syria. Last October, 57% […]

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Soccer: Moulding the Middle East and North Africa (working paper by James Dorsey)

Soccer: Moulding the Middle East and North Africa (working paper by James Dorsey)

[ 0 ] February 17, 2015 |

by JAMES DORSEY for the S.RAJARATNAM SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (SINGAPORE) on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  ABSTRACT: Nowhere in the world has sports in general and soccer in particular played such a key role in the development of a region than in the Middle East and North Africa. Yet, the nexus of sports, politics and society is one […]

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The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

The Chapel Hill Shootings & the Troubling Growth of Anti-Muslim Intolerance

[ 0 ] February 12, 2015 |

by CHARLES KURZMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on FEBRUARY 12, 2015:  A chill came over Chapel Hill Tuesday night. In the hours after three young people were gunned down on a quiet cul-de-sac, temperatures dropped below freezing and neighbors wondered whether this liberal college town had become the latest symbol of a troubling growth of anti-Muslim intolerance in […]

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Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

Islamophobia: A Threat to All (Interactive ISPU Project, Publications)

[ 0 ] February 2, 2015 |

by INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING:  ISPU examines the impact of Islamophobia on the wider public and offers historical context as well as modern day best practices to meet this challenge. The year 2050 is when many experts project that America will become a nation without a specific ethnic or racial majority. While some […]

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