Pew Research Center | Religion & Politics: Muslim Americans

A Pew Research Center survey in January 2016 reveals nuanced statistics on the familiarity of Americans with Muslims and their perceptions of anti-Americanism among Muslims in the United States.

Only about half of Americans claim to personally know someone who is Muslim. Blacks, young people and those with a college degree are more likely than other groups to say they personally know someone who is Muslim. This may be explained, in part, by the demographics of Muslims residing in the US themselves, who make up about 1 percent of the US population, tend to be younger and more highly educated than the US public overall, and in roughly one quarter of responses identify as black or African American.