Numbers, Facts and Trends Shaping Your World

Hajj to Mecca

As Muslims from around the world gather in Mecca this week for the Hajj, an annual pilgrimage to the holiest city in Islam, 63% of American Muslims say making the pilgrimage is very important. Every able-bodied Muslim is expected to make the pilgrimage — one of the Five Pillars of Islam — at least once in his or her lifetime, and the Hajj attracts millions of believers every year. A small minority of American Muslims (15%) say this practice is “not too” or “not at all important.” Read More