Category: Surveys & Studies

New Manual Identifies Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism

New Manual Identifies Community Policing Strategies to Prevent Violent Extremism

[ 0 ] June 24, 2016 |

by JACKIE OGBURN, PRESS RELEASE, SANFORD SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY on JUNE 21, 2016: DURHAM, N.C. — A new manual designed for police departments identifies a set of promising practices for using community policing to prevent violent extremism. “Creating a comprehensive community outreach program can build the kind of trust necessary to combat violent extremism,” […]

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Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

Ideologues in Charge in Israel: What Can Palestinians and Israeli Arabs Expect Next?

[ 0 ] June 6, 2016 |

by SHALOM GOLDMAN for ISLAMiCommentary on JUNE 6, 2016: What does the latest political shift to the Right within Israel’s ruling coalition portend for Palestinians and Israeli Arabs ? Signaled by the May 26th appointment of two-time Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman as Defense Minister, this shift to the Right is at present more symbolic than policy-oriented. But in a country where there […]

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POLL: Muslims Pious, Patriotic, Weary of Discrimination, Lean Democratic

POLL: Muslims Pious, Patriotic, Weary of Discrimination, Lean Democratic

[ 0 ] March 15, 2016 |

via INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL POLICY AND UNDERSTANDING on MARCH 15, 2016:  ISPU “American Muslim Poll: Politics, Priorities and Prejudice in 2016” Key Findings In early 2016, the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding conducted a survey of Muslims, Jews, Protestants, and Catholics to examine their attitudes on various issues ranging from politics and religion, to […]

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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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