Black Muslims account for a fifth of all U.S. Muslims, and about half are converts to Islam

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Muslim worshippers gather at the US Bank Stadium for prayer and festivites for Eid al-Adha on August 21, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. – The US Bank Stadium, home of the National Football League’s Minnesota Vikings, is hosting thousands for the event that organizers are calling Super Eid. The holiday, one of the holiest of the year for Muslims, honors the Prophet Ibrahim, also known as Abraham in Judaism and Christianity, and comes at the end of annual hajj pilgrimage. (Photo by Kerem Yucel / AFP) (Photo credit should read KEREM YUCEL/AFP/Getty Images)

Source: Pew Research Center

Even in the early 20th century, when Islam had little presence in most parts of the United States, the religion had a foothold in many black urban communities. Today, black people (not including those of Hispanic descent or mixed race) make up 20% of the country’s overall Muslim population, according to a 2017 Pew Research Center survey.

Still, Muslims make up only a small portion of the overall black population in the United States. The vast majority of black Americans are either Christian (79%) or religiously unaffiliated (18%), while about 2% of black Americans are Muslim.

About half of black Muslims (49%) are converts to Islam, a relatively high level of conversion. By contrast, only 15% of nonblack Muslims are converts to Islam, and just 6% of black Christians are converts to Christianity.

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