Women are becoming more involved in U.S. mosques

Women continue to be less involved than men in mosque life in the United States, but the pattern appears to be changing, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of data from a new study of mosques

The share of mosques in which adult women account for more than a quarter of all attendees at the Friday Jumah prayer service grew between 2011 and 2020, according to the new study, conducted by Ihsan Bagby, an associate professor of Islamic studies, as part of the 2020 Faith Communities Today (FACT) study. A growing share of mosques also have activities specifically for women and women on their boards of trustees. 

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