Muslim-Americans Are The Most Optimistic Religious Group

An extensive survey of Muslim-Americans conducted by Gallup last year reveals that far from being a disgruntled, subversive minority group, Muslim-Americans are more optimistic about their future than any other religious group in the United States. †They are also overwhelmingly loyal to their country, even though they were far more likely to say that they had recently experienced discrimination.

“The prejudice and discrimination are definitely there, and thatís something we have consistently seen in the data,” said Mohamed Younis, a senior analyst at the Gallup Center for Muslim Studies. “But at the same time many of the people in the Muslim-American community seem to be doing relatively well, and part of their doing well is being able to be full-fledged Americans, to participate in the American experience.”

Over ninety percent of the Muslim-Americans surveyed said that they believed that their fellow Muslims were loyal to the U.S., but they also acknowledged the likelihood that their allegiance was questioned by members of other faiths. †Nearly all of the people surveyed said that Muslim-Americans had no ties or sympathies with al-Qaeda, but they were also critical of U.S. foreign policy measures since the 9/11 attacks.

Disturbingly, half of the respondents said that they had experienced outright prejudice or discrimination because of their religion in the past year. †Only Mormons were anywhere close to matching these numbers, and Muslims also reported feeling disrespected when they practiced their religion in public. †In the context of these findings, it’s truly remarkable that Muslims manage to retain such a strong sense of goodwill toward the United States and a spirit of optimism about their own futures.

One thing is for sure: Muslim-Americans are avid supporters of President Obama, perhaps because he promised to repair frayed relationships with Muslim countries abroad. †In the survey, respondents gave Obama an 80% approval rating. †With the exception of American Jews, all other religious groups rate Obama below 50%.

Somebody should send this study to Herman Cain. †It might make him just a little more grateful that, after his repeated displays of Islamophobia, Muslim-Americans were still willing to engage in a “heartfelt dialogue” with him.

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Photo from AgnosticPreachersKid via Wikimedia Commons.

62 comments

Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Jeanne Rogers
Jeanne Rogersabout a year ago

Thank you for sharing.

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Kute Kenny
Kenny J6 years ago

DOES SHE LOOK SCARED?



Ann Barnhardt is described as "a livestock and grain commodity broker and marketing consultant, American patriot, and unwitting counter-revolutionary blogger. She can be reached through her business at www.barnhardt.biz." She has taken on Islam and they have noticed.

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Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Camila K wrote: "same trolls espousing the same hatred. Yawn."

Yes indeed, here's Camila K ... trolling any forums with an "islamic" topic; defending all things islam; attacking anyone who doesn't agree with her.

And in defense of the "religion of peace" (No evidence of this available, to date) -- making nasty comments about the integrity & character of those who disagree with her misguided views!

Here's just 2 little examples of her "goodness & light" ...

"They are creating chaos & will know the lack of peace in their own little lives because their hearts are shut & shrunken & their minds have run amok creating "the sky is falling" mentality to panic everyone around them." ...

and: "People like them are always the self-righteous but tragically lost souls who judge everyone & seek hatred & find it everywhere. Fools, we are all ONE!"

Oh Brother, can't you just feel her "love", lol ... Pathetic!


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Kute Kenny
Kenny J6 years ago

Can a good Muslim be a good American?" This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - NO . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia
Religiously – NO … Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally – NO… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically - NO… Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially – NO… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically – NO… Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically – NO… Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)
Intellectually – NO… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically – NO… Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually – NO… Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEV

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Kute Kenny
Kenny J6 years ago

Can a good Muslim be a good American?" This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

Theologically - NO . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia
Religiously – NO … Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)
Scripturally – NO… Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.
Geographically - NO… Because his allegiance is to Mecca, to which he turns in prayer five times a day.
Socially – NO… Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews.
Politically – NO… Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America, the great Satan.
Domestically – NO… Because he is instructed to marry four women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)
Intellectually – NO… Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.
Philosophically – NO… Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.
Spiritually – NO… Because when we declare 'one nation under God,' the Christian's God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEV

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Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

same trolls espousing the same hatred. Yawn.

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Camila K.
Kamila A6 years ago

Too bad people don't reach forth to make peace and instead speak out against aspects of some people's beliefs as if they are experts, and as if that's the definitive version of Islam. They insist they KNOW what they think is the truth. They are creating chaos, and will know the lack of peace in their own little lives because their hearts are shut and shrunken, and their minds have run amok creating "the sky is falling" mentality to panic everyone around them. Rob and Jay and Co. I hope you take note. You are not peace makers you are the "divide and conquer" mentality people who are the real problem we face in the world.
After the Muslims, who will you pick on? who will be your next target?
People like them are always the self-righteous but tragically lost souls who judge everyone, and seek hatred and find it everywhere......because it is a reflection of their own faces in the mirror.
Fools, we are all One.

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Madi Von
Madi Von6 years ago

Optimistic? I would call them misguided!!

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Lydia S.
Lydia S6 years ago

Treesa M wrote: "i dont believe this article"

I have to agree ... Amelia T wrote it; and every "muslim" article is written with a definite islamist bias!

Anyone who disagrees, is subject to Censorship! Another favorite tactic to silence the opposition!

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