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Muslim Americans: A National Portrait

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-03

Muslim Americans are the most racially diverse religious group surveyed in the United States, with African Americans making up the largest contingent within the population, at 35%. The report also reveals that Muslim American women are one of the most highly educated female religious groups in the United States, second only to Jewish American women. […]

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Evangelical Leaders’ Contact with Muslims

Sponsor: National Association of Evangelicals
Released: 2009-02

The February Evangelical Leaders Survey asked: “Do you have a mosque in your neighborhood? Have you personally had a serious discussion with a Muslim in the past year?” In response 27% reported living or working in proximity of a mosque and 33% said they had a serious conversation with a Muslim. A large majority (73% […]

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Influence of Religion in America

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2008-12

Two-thirds of U.S. adults today perceive that the influence of religion in American life is waning, while just 27% believe it is rising. This represents a sharp decline in the image of religion compared with only three years ago, when 50% thought its influence was on an upswing, and marks one of the weakest readings […]

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State of the States: Importance of Religion

Sponsor: Gallup
Released: 2009-01

An analysis of more than 350,000 interviews conducted by Gallup in 2008 finds Mississippi, Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, Louisiana, and Arkansas to be the most religious states in the nation. Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, and Massachusetts are the least religious states. The United States is generally a religious nation, although the degree of this religiosity […]

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Who’s for Religious Diversity?

Sponsor: Pew Research Center
Released: 2008-12

Some 59% of Americans say they would rather live in a community where there are many people with different religions, while 25% say they would prefer to live mainly among people who are the same religion as they are. Some 40% of white evangelicals, 42% of Hispanic Catholics, 38% of those who attend religious services […]

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