Our Impact

IN 2016 . . .

WE DISCOVERED

ISPU addressed 19 challenges with 9 research projects.

We partnered with 126 experts to conduct research and provide thought leadership.

95% of those we surveyed found ISPU research to be relevant.

WE EDUCATED

ISPU directly reached more than 8,000 people through over 80 events, and connected regularly with over 20,000 people online.

Our research appeared in the media on 183 occasions, reaching millions of people.

We increased our social media presence by 109%, which resulted in 2,311,697 impressions.

WE ENABLED

ISPU connected 169 national, state and local policymakers and community leaders with new resources and information, impacting the lives of millions of Americans.

89% of those we surveyed said they planned to use ISPU research in their daily lives.

SINCE 2002, ISPU HAS PRODUCED . . .

1,019

TOTAL PUBLICATIONS

153

REPORTS AND POLICY BRIEFS

795

ARTICLES

OUR IMPACT IN THE WORDS OF OTHERS

SUPPORTER


“Thank you for sharing your important work! With increased awareness about your solid data driven research, media outlets will seek out your scholars for the real deal instead of relying on pundits to paint a story.”

–Aliya Poshni, Donor

EDUCATOR


“I refer to ISPU’s American Muslim poll when I give public talks on Islamophobia. It helps to nuance the picture of American Muslims and to challenge unfair stereo-types concerning Islam’s compatibility with the U.S. Keep up the outstanding work!”

–Todd Green, Professor

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COMMUNITY PARTNER


“ISPU’s work is a lifesaver. I use ISPU’s stats and data to educate a whole host of groups. Even when I meet groups skeptical of the challenges facing Muslims, ISPU’s data usually wins the day. It has helped multiple times.”

–Mohamed Shukri, Daban Consulting

MEDIA


“I use ISPU research to reinforce my arguments, inform my rebuttals and to prove the absurdity of a world that far too often relies on fear and misunderstanding.”

-Dean Obeidallah, Host of The Dean Obeidallah Show

POLICY MAKER


“I have used these research numbers again and again in recent weeks—thank you for leading the effort on social policy.”

–Congressman Don Beyer, Virginia

SCHOLAR


“[Hosting debates is] precisely the role I think orgs like ISPU can play, that fine-grained understanding of internal Muslim community dynamics and how to have these debates in a way that isn’t polarizing but rather constructive.”

–Shadi Hamid, Brookings Institute

WHITE HOUSE OFFICIAL


“This is exactly the kind of timely and specific information we need. . . . If everyone could send us something like this on various Administration priorities (e.g., ACA, Climate Change, Immigration Reform, etc.), we’d be able to work many more new (to us) leaders into our events and other work.”

–Melissa Rogers, White House

NONPROFIT


“ISPU’s Islamophobia work is powerful. I use it all the time in my work organizing for social justice. Since hearing about the research, that showed the intersectionality between anti-Muslim bigotry and other types of bigotry, we have conducted more than 50 trainings to coalition build. And it works!”

–Manzoor Cheema, Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia

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RELIGIOUS LEADER


“We had a presentation about the research back in October and that initiated the discussion. It allowed the youth council and the leaders in the community to take a much more serious approach to a very real problem.”

–Nilamudeen Shaihu, MCA