Muslim Population in US Set to Double – Will Replace Jews as Second Largest Religious Group
The Muslim population in the United States is set to double in next three decades and will replace Jews as America’s second largest religious group.
Via Voice and Europe:
Muslims Will Replace Jews As America’s Second-Largest Religious Group https://t.co/zB4qPYQq7s
— Voice of Europe (@V_of_Europe) January 5, 2018
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.