American Muslims growing more liberal, survey shows

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Source: CNN

By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor

The Pew survey showed 9 in 10 American Muslims said they were proud to be both.

American Muslims are growing more religiously and socially liberal, with the number who say society should accept homosexuality nearly doubling during the past decade, according to a major new survey.

American Muslims are also more likely to identify as political liberals and believe there are multiple ways to interpret the teachings of Islam, the survey found.

Conducted by the Pew Research Center, the survey of 1,001 American Muslims depicts a community in tumult, with the vast majority disapproving of President Donald Trump and worrying about the direction of the country. Even so, many remain hopeful about their future in the United States, the survey found, despite persistent anxiety about Islamic extremism and religious discrimination.

The wide-ranging survey, which was released on Wednesday, solicited opinions on everything from religious practices and politics to terrorism and social values. In addition, Pew found that the American Muslim population has been rising steadily for a decade, adding about 100,000 people per year. An estimated 3.35 million Muslims now live in the United States, just 1% of the overall population.

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1 reply

  1. Actually Religion of Islam and Christian are not radical but 100 percent liberal. There is no compulsion in Islam. The duty of both prophets came to convey God’s laws, not to impose people at all.

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