Muslims place greater importance on national identity, finds UK study

Source: The Guardian

Religion correspondent

More than half see being British as important, compared with 44% of general population

Muslims pray for Eid-al Fitr at a park in London
 Muslims pray for Eid al-Fitr at a park in London. There are estimated to be 4.1 million Muslims in the UK. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Muslims in the UK attach more importance to being British than the general population, according to a report.

They also place greater emphasis on education, and identify more strongly with their religious identity than their non-Muslim peers.

The 75-page report from Ipsos Mori analysed research and opinion polls conducted since 2010 to paint a comprehensive picture of British Muslims.

 

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