Category: Surveys & Studies

5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

5 facts About the Muslim Population in Europe (by Conrad Hackett, Pew)

[ 0 ] January 22, 2015 |

by CONRAD HACKETT for PEW RESEARCH CENTER on JANUARY 15, 2015:  Recent violence in France and protest marches in Germany have drawn renewed attention to Europe’s Muslim population. In many European countries, including Germany, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, concerns about growing Muslim communities have led to calls for restrictions on immigration. But just […]

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Rhetoric, Ideology and Organizational Structure of the Taliban Movement (USIP Report)

Rhetoric, Ideology and Organizational Structure of the Taliban Movement (USIP Report)

[ 0 ] January 6, 2015 |

by MICHAEL SEMPLE  for UNITED INSTITUTE OF PEACE on JANUARY 5, 2014:  This report examines the evolution of the Taliban case for armed struggle and the minimal adjustments Taliban rhetoricians made to cope with the impending political change in Afghanistan in 2014. It considers how the Taliban might make a case for peace, should they […]

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Gays & Lesbians, Muslims, Top List of Groups Perceived by Americans to Face ‘A Lot of Discrimination’

Gays & Lesbians, Muslims, Top List of Groups Perceived by Americans to Face ‘A Lot of Discrimination’

[ 0 ] October 13, 2014 |

via PEW RESEARCH CENTER (“Public Sees Religion’s Influence Waning”) on SEPTEMBER 22, 2014:  EXCERPT: Nearly six-in-ten Americans (59%) say they think Muslims face a lot of discrimination in the U.S. today. Far fewer think other religious groups – including Jews (32%), evangelical Christians (31%), atheists (27%) and Catholics (19%) – face a lot of discrimination. […]

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American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

American Muslims by State; Highest Percentages in Maryland and New York

[ 0 ] September 26, 2014 |

compiled by JULIE POUCHER HARBIN via AMERICAN VALUES ATLAS (2013 DATA), SEPTEMBER 26, 2014:  Check out this new online atlas — The American Values Atlas — launched this year by the Public Religion Research Institute in partnership with Social Science Research Solutions (SSRS). You can go to this site and  plug in the names of various religious affiliations and […]

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REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

REPORT: Most Iranians Say It’s Necessary for Iran to Have Nuclear Energy Program

[ 0 ] September 19, 2014 |

Iranians show a readiness to support their government making a deal on Iran’s nuclear program that includes some key steps sought by P5+1 countries, while also being strongly opposed to some of the limitations that the United States has been seeking. — CISSM/UTCPOR Report  by EBRAHIM MOHSENI, NANCY GALLAGHER, and CLAY RAMSAY for CISSM/UTCPOR (CENTER […]

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Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

Let’s Tweet About Sex? Frank Talk About Teen Health, LGBT Rights, and Family Planning in Indonesia

[ 1 ] September 16, 2014 |

Columbia University graduate student Sarah Wall interned this summer at a youth center in Indonesia where sexual education and reproductive services were administered to at-risk teens by SARAH WALL for ISLAMiCOMMENTARY on SEPTEMBER 16, 2014: Would you be surprised to see a devout Muslim female coworker tenderly embrace a transgender woman in a green, sparkly […]

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Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

Pew: Growing Concern about Rise of Islamic Extremism at Home and Abroad

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

More Prioritize Security over Civil Liberties in Anti-Terror Policies by PEW RESEARCH CENTER FOR PEOPLE & THE PRESS on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014: EXCERPT: The public has become more worried about Islamic extremism. Six-in-ten (62%) are very concerned about the rise of Islamic extremism around the world, which is the largest share dating back to 2007. […]

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WATCH: American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

WATCH: American Isolationism: Is it a Myth or a Reality?

[ 0 ] September 15, 2014 |

via THE WILSON CENTER on SEPTEMBER 15, 2014:  Journalists, policymakers, and pundits are once again debating whether Americans have turned away from the world. Officials from both sides of the aisle warn about an “isolationism dictated by the past.” Contrary to this conventional view, new survey results from The Chicago Council on Global Affairs show […]

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CAIR-California Publishes 2014 Civil Rights Report; Employment Discrimination Biggest Complaint

[ 0 ] September 12, 2014 |

via CAIR CALIFORNIA on AUGUST 28, 2014:  EXCERPT FROM CAIR RELEASE: The four offices of the California chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR-CA) published the CAIR-CA 2014 Civil Rights Report today. The report summarizes and analyzes all of the civil rights complaints received in 2013 by CAIR-CA’s offices in the Greater Los Angeles Area, […]

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Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem (Gallup)

Since 9/11, Fewer Americans Say Terrorism Top Problem (Gallup)

[ 0 ] September 10, 2014 |

Government and the economy most commonly cited problems now by REBECCA RIFKIN for GALLUP on SEPTEMBER 10, 2014:  Four percent of Americans currently mention terrorism as the most important problem facing the U.S. Although low on an absolute basis, it is the highest percentage naming this issue since May 2010. Mentions of terrorism have been […]

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