Muslims in America are poorer, younger and more religious


an opinion poll conducted by Institute for Politics and Social Understanding (ISPU) produced a suggestive outcome between America’s major religious and ethnic communities, building on the deep inequalities that still exist in a major planetary power. about 4 million Muslims Those living in the country make up just over 1% of the population and have some of the most socio-economically precarious records.

The Muslim community is clearly the smallest of all religious groups. 25% of Muhammad’s followers have Between 18 and 29 years old, significantly higher than those recorded by Jews (8%), Protestants (6%) and Catholics (4%). Evangelicals are the least young community, barely 2% of its members. report prepared by Dalia Mogahed, We are Ikramollah You Yusuf Hot, believes that, therefore, the Muslim population is the one best placed to contribute more intensively to the country’s “work force” and to bear its fiscal support. Only 7% of Muslims are 65 or olderWhile Protestants represent 36%, Jews 29% and Catholics 24%.

Their economic status, on the other hand, is the lowest among the four largest religious groups in the United States. 33% of Muslims receive Tickets for $30,000 or less, 20% Catholics, 19% Protestants and 12% Jews are in this salary range. In the Muslim community, blacks are the lowest paid (41%). They are followed by white Muslims (25%) and Asians (23%). blacks represent 20% of the Muslim community And 70% of them were born in the United States, while 49% identify as converting to Islam.

17% of Muslims do not yet have US citizenship

Only 8% of American Muslims are self-employed or have started a personal business. This figure is similar to that of Catholics and higher than that of the Protestant community (3%). Jews (16%) are those who show a Greatest personal initiative in business development or entrepreneurial projects. It is also the Hebrew community that shows a high probability of obtaining a university degree (60%). They are followed by Catholics (47%), Muslims (46%) and Protestants (38%). All socio-economic ranks portray Islam as a growing group, but still lag behind other religious communities. Some factors hinder its adaptation, such as the fact that 17% of Muslims do not yet have a nationality, While only 5% of the rest of the denominations do not have it.

Muslims, along with Evangelicals, constitute group one deep spiritual belief, 70% consider religion a “very important” element in their life, 13 points less than the most enthusiastic scripture in America. The rest of the group is far behind, in a range that oscillates between 35% and 65%. are over 50 years old The most confident fringe of all ethnic groupsAmong Muslims, blacks (77%) and Asians (73%) express the greatest devotion to religion.

Weekly religious practice shows a higher degree among Evangelicals (72%) and Protestants (55%). Muslims (42%) fall somewhere in between, while Catholics (30%) and Jews (25%) isolate themselves the most from religious services. The youngest child shows low spiritual commitment, as indicated by the macro-survey. 14% of Muslims never go to the mosque He also does not participate in religious-type activities.

The ISPU study also addresses issues related to citizens’ political engagement. Muslims, at 48%, make up the group With the leadership of the country “more optimistic”, Jews (31%), Catholics (24%) and Protestants (17%) are far behind. It should be noted that the Trump administration developed a “definitely anti-Muslim” policy, as stated in the document, unlike Joe Biden, who named More Muslims in higher positions “In relation to the whole history of the country”.

Muslims are the group most identified with Democrats

This is the reason why the Muslim community is more satisfied with democratic mandates (60%) than the Jews (57%), the Catholics (50%) and the Protestants (36%). The ISPU report itself admits that Muslims “Negative Rhetoric and PoliciesDuring the administration of Donald Trump, who was defeated in the November 2020 election. In fact, his support for the Democratic Party gradually increased as the German-born tycoon enforced his Islamophobic policies. Today, Muslims are the group that most identifies with Democrats (46%), leaving behind Jews (45%), Catholics (35%) and Protestants (25%).

it is Sixth macro survey Social Policy and Behavior Institute, specializing in research on the American Muslim community, and the first since the pandemic. In 2021, the survey was not published. Muslims also show a significant Concerns about the effects of climate change, according to the study, and 56% think it’s the result of “human behavior.” Only Jews provide a higher score (60%). Catholics (48%), Protestants (35%) and Evangelicals (25%) are more skeptical about the anthropogenic origins of global warming.

“The results of the ‘American Muslim Poll’ reflect a nation facing economic conflict, persistent racial inequality, gun violence and growing partisan division,” the document said.


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