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Putting things in perspective

September 8, 2010, 11:30 am | Posted by Nick Sementelli

This Venn diagram by Mark Schmidt made the rounds last week as a great illustration of how many people we’re talking about when we discuss Muslims, Muslim-Americans and al-Qaida.

With the Qur’an burning Florida church in the news lately, I thought it would be useful to update it:

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Credit to Technipol for the to-scale diagram.

Update: We updated the graph to include a more accurate estimate of the Muslim-American population. See the Pew Forum report, “Mapping the Global Muslim Population” for more information.

Update II: Added credit for the original image.

2 Responses to “Putting things in perspective”

  1. PeterK says:

    where do you get 18 million Muslim-Americans? US Census doesn’t ask an individual’s religion. so where is that number coming from?

    the most accurate guesstimate is under 10 million. even CAIR estimates only 7 million in 2010


  2. Nick says:

    Thanks for the note Peter. We’re looking into this.