Muslims May Become America’s Second-Largest Religious Group By 2040, Pew Report

Source: Huffington Post

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The Pew Research Center estimates that Muslims make up about 1.1 percent of Americans. 

America’s Muslim population is growing at a steady rate ― so much so that Muslims are projected to one day outpace Jews as the country’s second-largest religious group.

New estimates from the Pew Research Center show that there were about 3.45 million Muslims of all ages living in the U.S. in 2017. Combining data from a 2017 Pew survey of U.S. Muslims and from the Census Bureau, the research center found that Muslims make up about 1.1 percent of America’s total population.

Muslims have been part of America’s religious landscape since the country’s founding. The first wave of Muslims arrived in the U.S. as slaves, many of whom were later forcibly converted to Christianity.

Pew first began collecting estimates about the size of the country’s Muslim population in 2007. Since then, the religious group appears to have grown at a rate of about 100,000 per year, fueled by high fertility rates and continued migration to the U.S.

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  1. Why do PEW research need to keep reminding Americans that they have Muslim Americans amongst them, are Muslims not Humans or do they not have souls, or are they any lesser than anyone else in this world. It’s like Hitler saw the growing Jew population in Germany and decided to rid the world of the them. We need to see that the human behind the religion, the humans behind the race, the humans behind the colour, humans behind the ethnicity. We are all humans first.

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