CAIR: U.S. MUSLIMS WELL ASSIMILATED, CONTENT WITH LIFE, POLL FINDS
Muslims in the United States are better assimilated and more concerned about religious extremism than their counterparts in Western Europe and elsewhere in the world, according to a poll released yesterday by the Pew Research Center.
The survey, covering the views of 1,050 Muslims out of an initial sample of more than 55,000 people interviewed in English, Arabic, Urdu, and Farsi, is the most comprehensive of its kind.
It indicates a mostly immigrant adult Muslim population that is hardworking, educated, relatively affluent and, despite shared concerns about post-9/11 discrimination, generally content with life in the United States. . .
Muslim groups have welcomed the survey results.
"I think the survey results show that the American Muslim community is very well assimilated in our society and that the vast majority of American Muslims reject terrorism and religious extremism," said Ibrahim Hooper, spokesman for the Council on American Islamic Relations.