January 11, 2010

U.S. Muslims: Americans First?

47%

That’s the percentage of Muslim Americans who say they consider themselves Muslims first; 28% say they think of themselves first as Americans.

Asked whether they think of themselves first as an American or first as a Muslim, a 47% plurality of U.S. Muslims say they consider themselves Muslims first; 28% say they think of themselves first as Americans. In May 2006, when U.S. Christians were asked a parallel question, 42% said they think of themselves as Christians first, while 48% said they are Americans first. Read More