Muslim Population Set To Pass Jews As Second Largest Religious Group In US

In the next three decades the Muslim population in the United States is set to double and will replace Jews as the United States’ second largest religious group.


The Muslim population in the United States will be larger than the Jewish population by 2040, according to a new study by the Pew Research Center.

Earlier this year, Pew estimated that are currently 3.45 million Muslims by religion in America, around 1.1% of the U.S. population. In 2013, Pew estimated that there were 4.2 million Jews by religion in America (1.8% of the U.S. adult population), but 5.3 million Jews if one also counted “Jews of no religion,” such as atheists or non-affiliated people raised by a Jewish parent.

By 2050, Pew said, the Muslim population will reach 8.1 million, or 2.1% of the U.S. population.

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So what is causing the massive uptick in the Muslim population? Well, the stream of migration to the United States as well as their high birthrates. Immigration policy change could affect these numbers.

Another thing is how unlikely Muslims are to marry outside of their faith. Only 13% of Muslims have a non-Muslim spouse. When you compare that to Jews who have a 36% chance fo a non-Jewish spouse.

If you look at what is happening in Europe, it’s pretty easy to see that this is not a good direction to be going in.

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