Muslims and Islam: Key findings in the U. Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world. Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political methods familiarize children with numbers in many countries.
How many Muslims are there in the United States? Our demographic projections estimate that Muslims will make up 2. Why is the global Muslim population growing? As a result, a larger share of Muslims already are, or will soon be, at the point in their lives when they begin having children. This, combined with high fertility rates, will fuel Muslim population growth. While it does not change the global population, migration is helping to increase the Muslim population in some regions, including North America and Europe. How do Americans view Muslims and Islam?
Muslims an average rating of 40 degrees in a similar survey. This partisan gap extends to several other questions about Muslims and Islam. In spring 2016, we asked residents of 10 European counties for their impression of how many Muslims in their country support extremist groups, such as ISIS. The same survey asked Europeans whether they viewed Muslims favorably or unfavorably. Perceptions varied across European nations: Majorities in Hungary, Italy, Poland and Greece say they view Muslims unfavorably, while negative attitudes toward Muslims are much less common in France, Germany, the United Kingdom and elsewhere in Northern and Western Europe.
What characteristics do people in the Muslim world and people in the West associate with each other? Westerners’ views of Muslims were more mixed. What do Muslims around the world believe? Like any religious group, the religious beliefs and practices of Muslims vary depending on many factors, including where in the world they live. In other areas, however, there is less unity.
How do Muslims feel about groups like ISIS? Half of Muslim Americans say it has become harder to be Muslim in the U. Living in a religiously pluralistic society, Muslim Americans are more likely than Muslims in many other largely Muslim-majority nations to have a lot of non-Muslim friends. What is the difference between Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims?
Sunnis and Shiites are two subgroups of Muslims, just as Catholics and Protestants are two subgroups within Christianity. Note: This post was updated on Aug. Number of Muslims in the U. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream. Michael Lipka is a senior editor focusing on religion at Pew Research Center. About Fact Tank Real-time analysis and news about data from Pew Research Center writers and social scientists.
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