Posted on March 6, 2009

Poll Finds U.S. Muslims Thriving, but Not Content

Laurie Goodstein, New York Times, March 2, 2009

A Gallup poll of Muslims in the United States has found that they are far more likely than people in Muslim countries to see themselves as thriving.

In fact, the only countries where Muslims are more likely to see themselves as thriving are Saudi Arabia and Germany, according to the poll.


“There is still a sense among American Muslims of being excluded from the mainstream,” Mr. Younis [Ahmed Younis, a senior analyst at the Muslim studies center.] said, “and among young people that’s more acute.”


[Editor’s Note: For a fuller discussion of the U.S. Muslim community and its racial components, readers are urged to read the complete New York Times article.]