Poll says most Muslims assimilated, moderate

Socially conservative, politically liberal
Most Muslim Americans are largely assimilated in the culture, happy with their lives and embracing the American dream, according to a comprehensive study released by the Pew Research Center, which the center called the first of its kind.

Conducted between January and April, the Pew study used a nationwide sample of 1,050 Muslim American adults, two-thirds of whom were born outside the U.S. Announced May 22, the findings revealed a Muslim-American population that is religious, diverse, socially conservative and politically liberal.

Nearly eight in 10 U.S. Muslims say they are either “very happy” (24 percent) or “pretty happy” (54 percent) with their lives, according to the survey.

Among the most important findings:

• American Muslims are more moderate than Muslim minorities in Western Europe.

• They have annual incomes and education levels that are comparable with the general public.


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