A review of Pew Research Society reports reveals international trends about religious affiliations.
While the Center’s research says Muslims are the fastest-growing religious group in the world, it also reveals considerable ignorance of the religion, especially in the US.
The Centre says: “The growth and regional migration of Muslims, combined with the ongoing impact of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and other extremist groups that commit acts of violence in the name of Islam, have brought Muslims and the Islamic faith to the forefront of the political debate in many countries. Yet many facts about Muslims are not well known in some of these places, and most Americans – who live in a country with a relatively small Muslim population – say they know little or nothing about Islam.”
Here are the Center’s answers to some key questions about Islam compiled from Pew Research Center reports published in recent years:
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