THE GROWTH OF MOSQUES in AMERICA

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Islam is now among the fastest growing religions in America and it has led to a construction boom of mosques.

Construction of mosques is soaring, especially in America’s suburbs. The number has more than doubled since 2000, up from about 1200 houses of Islamic worship to an estimated 2600 today.

According to a rough estimate from Scott Thumma with the Hartford Institute for Religion Research, there’s one mosque for every 1,562 Muslims as compared to about one Christian church for every 524 christians.

There are currently 3.3Million Muslims in America, but the number is continuously growing due to immigration from the Middle East.  According to the SADAT CHAIR POLL, 61% of Americans hold an unfavorable view of Islam.







 

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