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Muslim share of US population to double by 2050

January 12, 2016

There are 3.3 million Muslims in the United States, according to a new estimate from the Pew Research Center.

1.8% of Americans are Jews, 1.0% are Muslims, and 0.7% are Hindus.

By 2035, Muslims are expected to outnumber Jews. Because of immigration and a higher birthrate, the Muslim share of the population is expected to rise to 2.1% in 2050.

“There has been little net change in the size of the American Muslim population in recent years due to conversion,” according to the Pew Research Center. “About one-in-five American Muslim adults were raised in a different faith or none at all. At the same time, a similar number of people who were raised Muslim no longer identify with the faith.”

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