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RESEARCH MAKING AN IMPACT

THE LATEST

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You Can Make the Difference

When you buy an ISPU t-shirt or sweatshirt, 100% of the profits will go straight to ISPU and everyone you meet will know that you value the facts. If you’re feeling especially generous, you can increase your donation to help further fund our American Muslim Poll 2020. Learn more→

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New Survey Features MSA West Students

Muslim Student Associations are often integral spaces for young American Muslims. To better understand Muslim students in California, ISPU partnered with MSA West to learn more about students’ identity, mental health, and more. Learn more→

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How Do Muslims Give?

Philanthropy plays an important role in Muslim communities. ISPU’s new report, based on 2018 American Muslim Poll data, provides important insight on how and why American Muslims give. Read the report→

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Four Ways to Increase Muslim Political Impact

…and other data-driven findings and recommendations from our 2019 American Muslim Poll are now available in easy-to-read infographics. Check them out and share with a friend. See our new infographics→

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Research Making an Impact

WHAT IS ISPU?

At ISPU, we envision a vibrant and truly pluralistic America, where Muslims are strong and equal participants. And we believe relevant, rigorous research in the right hands will help us get there.

OUR RESEARCH

Our work makes impact in the following areas:

DEVELOPING
COMMUNITY

Researching family and wellness and building community capacity

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BUILDING
UNDERSTANDING

Protecting American pluralism and quantifying Muslim contributions

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PROVIDING
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Offering platforms for discussion and informing national conversations

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OUR RESEARCH

Our work makes impact in the following areas:

DEVELOPING
COMMUNITY

Researching family and wellness and building community capacity

yellow arrow pointing to the right

BUILDING
UNDERSTANDING

Protecting American pluralism and quantifying Muslim contributions

yellow arrow pointing to the right

PROVIDING
THOUGHT LEADERSHIP

Offering platforms for discussion and informing national conversations

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Saba Maroof

“As a mother, I see how ISPU is changing the atmosphere my children are growing up in. As a professional, I use ISPU’s work to increase cultural competence, so that future specialists might be a little bit better equipped the next time they are treating a Muslim patient who has been admitted for psychiatric reasons.”

DR. SABA MAROOF, Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist

Juman Doleh-Alomary

“Thank you for your hard work. ISPU has always been and continue to be the beacon of knowledge and understanding through facts. Thank you again for making our Muslim community shine.”

JUMAN DOLEH-ALOMARY, Information Technology Audit Director at Wayne State
University and executive board member of Arab American Women’s Business Council

liz kineke

“You planted a seed about the need for better representation of Black Muslims—women in particular—in the media. The choice I made to feature a young, Black woman came out of [ISPU’s training for journalists]. The seminar helped me see my gaps and blind spots.”

LIZ KINEKE, Broadcast journalist

FEATURED TOOLKIT

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FOR POLITICAL ENGAGEMENT
ORGANIZERS

Tools to empower, inform, and improve participation in our country’s political process

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SPOTLIGHT STORY

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Equipping Faith Leaders

“It is not enough that people [who attend our events] don’t know about Islam and Muslims,” says Catherine Orsborn, Executive Director of the Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign. “It’s that they think they know a lot, and we need to work through all these myths that they’ve been entrenched in.”

The Shoulder to Shoulder Campaign equips American faith leaders with tools to address anti-Muslim discrimination and violence. They come into contact with many people who don’t know a single Muslim person, yet have internalized a lifetime of anti-Muslim rhetoric. ISPU research is key in banishing those dangerous stereotypes… Read more→

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

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ISPU is a nonprofit organization that relies on the generosity of individual donors to keep our research free and accessible to everyone who needs it. You can help us keep it that way.

OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

Democracy Fund
John Templeton Foundation
New York Community Trust
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Pillars Fund
American Muslim Fund: A Community Foundation
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
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Rise Together Fund a proteus fund inititative
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Common Counsel Foundation

OUR SUPPORTING PARTNERS

John Templeton Foundation
Democracy Fund
New York Community Trust
Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art
Pillars Fund
American Muslim Fund: A Community Foundation
El-Hibri Foundation logo (a green bird with an olive branch in its beak superimposed on a light green pine tree)
Rise Together Fund a proteus fund inititative
W.K. Kellogg Foundation
The Bridge Initiative logo
MSA West logo
Common Counsel Foundation
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