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Appendix B: Survey methodology

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Muslim Americans constitute a population that is rare, dispersed and diverse. It includes many recent immigrants from multiple countries with different native languages who may have difficulty completing a public opinion survey in English. The intense attention paid to Muslims in the aftermath of terrorist attacks in the U.S. and abroad, as well as the …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Acknowledgements

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. Primary Researchers Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Becka A. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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Appendix A: Glossary

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Note: All terms defined as they relate to Muslims and Islam. Allah – Arabic word for God. Eid – The most holy days in Islam. For example, Eid al-Fitr is the festival that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (Also see Ramadan.) Five Pillars of Islam – The basic tenets of Islam. …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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7. How the U.S. general public views Muslims and Islam

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project In general, Americans continue to express mixed views of both Muslims and Islam. But on some measures, opinions about Muslims and Islam have become more positive in recent years. More Americans express “warmer” feelings toward Muslims on a thermometer scale than they have in the past, while there has been a decline in the share …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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6. Religious beliefs and practices

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project While Americans overall have become somewhat less religious in recent years, measures of various beliefs and practices have been relatively stable among those who identify with a religion (e.g., Protestants, Catholics). The current survey shows a similar pattern among U.S. Muslims. About four-in-ten Muslims say they attend religious services at least weekly, and a similar …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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5. Terrorism and concerns about extremism

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Since 2011, U.S. Muslims have become more concerned about extremism in the name of Islam around the world. At the same time, most believe there is little support for extremism within their own community, even as the general public disagrees. Indeed, Muslims are conflicted about the arrests of Muslims in the U.S. who are suspected …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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4. Political and social views

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project The political profile of Muslim Americans is much the same today as it was when Pew Research Center first comprehensively surveyed this population a decade ago: Muslims constitute a strongly Democratic constituency. Three-quarters of Muslim voters say they cast a ballot for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, and two-thirds of U.S. Muslims overall …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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3. The Muslim American experience in the Trump era

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project U.S. Muslims clearly express concerns and worries about the future of the country and their place in American society in the wake of Donald Trump’s election as president. Most Muslims are dissatisfied with the direction the country is going, which is a reversal of opinion from 2011. Majorities of U.S. Muslims view the Republican Party …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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2. Identity, assimilation and community

By Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project Muslim Americans overwhelmingly embrace both the “Muslim” and “American” parts of their identity. For instance, the vast majority of U.S. Muslims say they are proud to be American (92%), while nearly all say they are proud to be Muslim (97%). Indeed, about nine-in-ten (89%) say they are proud to be both Muslim and American. Muslim …read more Source:: Pew Research Center       ...
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