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Pew Survey: Discrimination Against Muslims Increasing 

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By    |   Wednesday, 26 Jul 2017 09:50 AM

Discrimination against Muslims is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center survey released Wednesday, The Washington Post reports. 

"Overall, Muslims in the United States perceive a lot of discrimination against their religious group, are leery of President Donald Trump, and think their fellow Americans do not see Islam as part of mainstream U.S. society," the authors of the study wrote, according to The Post.

The results, according to the survey

  • A decade ago, 40 percent of Muslims said they experienced discrimination at least once based on religion, compared to today, where 48 percent said the same. 
  • 75 percent said there is a lot of discrimination against Muslims in the U.S., compared to 23 percent who said there is not. 
  • 68 percent said President Donald Trump makes them feel worried, compared to 31 percent who said he does not. 
  • 62 percent say they don't feel American people see Islam as part of mainstream society, while 29 percent agree they do.
  • 30 percent said in recent years, being Muslim has gotten more difficult, while 44 percent said it hasn't change, and only 3 percent said it's easier. 
  • 89 percent of Muslims also said they are proud to be both American and Muslim.
  • 49 percent of the Muslims said they have experienced support, while a decade ago, that number was only 32 percent.

A male Muslim immigrant, speaking to Pew anonymously, said the start of Trump's travel ban felt like the beginning of a program of anti-Muslim persecution.

"Because we had read the history of Europe and what happened to the Jewish people of Germany… these little steps lead to bigger issues later on. So, we really felt we were threatened," the man said, according to The Post.

Other survey results show those who appear to be Muslim, based on how they look, dress, or speak, are more likely to experience anti-Muslim discrimination, and women are more likely than men to report the discrimination.

The survey was conducted with a nationally representative sample of 1,001 Muslim adults by telephone between January and May. Overall results have a 6-point margin of sampling error.

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