August 29, 2011

Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism

Satisfaction with National Conditions

Muslim Americans express much more satisfaction with the way things are going in the country than the general public.

Cite this publication: “Muslim Americans: No Signs of Growth in Alienation or Support for Extremism.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (August 30, 2011) http://www.people-press.org/2011/08/30/muslim-americans-no-signs-of-growth-in-alienation-or-support-for-extremism/, accessed on July 23, 2014.

As the 1oth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches, a comprehensive public opinion survey finds no indication of increased alienation or anger among Muslim Americans in response to concerns about home-grown Islamic terrorists, controversies about the building of mosques and other pressures that have been brought to bear on this high-profile minority group in recent years.