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U.S. Muslims Concerned About Their Place in Society, but Continue to Believe in the American Dream


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Primary Researchers

Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Jessica Hamar Martínez, Senior Researcher Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst  Katayoun Kishi, Research Associate Conrad Hackett, Associate Director, Research Neha Sahgal, Associate Director, Research Anne Fengyan Shi, Senior Researcher Jeffrey Passel, Senior Demographer Phillip Connor, Senior Researcher Scott Gardner, Senior Researcher Stephanie Kramer, Research Associate Jonathan Evans, Research Analyst Samirah Majumdar, Research Analyst Ariana Monique Salazar, Research Analyst Kelsey Jo Starr, Research Assistant Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager

Methodology Team               

Courtney Kennedy, Director, Survey Research Andrew Mercer, Senior Methodologist Nick Bertoni, Panel Manager Nicholas Hatley, Research Analyst

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor David Masci, Senior Writer/Editor Geneive Abdo, Senior Writer/Editor Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor     Diana Yoo, Associate Director, Design Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Shannon Greenwood, Associate Digital Producer Anna Schiller, Communications Manager 

Others at Pew Research Center who gave valuable feedback on this report include Michael Dimock, president; James Bell, vice president of global strategy; Claudia Deane, vice president of research; Carroll Doherty, director of political research; and Jocelyn Kiley, associate director of research.

Pew Research Center received valuable advice on all phases of this project from a panel of expert advisers: Ihsan Bagby, associate professor in the department of Islamic studies at the University of Kentucky; Edward E. Curtis IV, Millennium Chair of the Liberal Arts and professor of Religious Studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis; Zareena Grewal, associate professor of American studies and religious studies at Yale University; Amaney A. Jamal, Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics at Princeton University and director of the Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice; Imam Mohamed Magid, executive imam of All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) Center; Dalia Mogahed, director of research at the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding in Washington, D.C.; and Farid Senzai, associate professor in the department of political science at Santa Clara University. In addition, Clara Huergo, Pew Research Center administrative coordinator, helped organize logistics for the advisory panel.

While the analysis for this report was guided by our consultation with the advisers, Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data.

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