American Muslim Poll 2019

Predicting and Preventing Islamophobia

Returning for its fourth year, ISPU’s annual poll surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated to compare attitudes across religious groups. Triumphs and tribulations punctuated the year leading up to ISPU’s fourth annual poll. Record-breaking voter turnout at the 2018 midterm elections led to the the historic election of a diverse new class of Congress. At the same time, the Supreme Court ruled to uphold the travel ban, and the country faced the longest ever government shutdown. It was against this backdrop that ISPU’s annual poll charts the attitudes and policy preferences of everyday Americans. American Muslim Poll 2019 offers the public, policymakers, and researchers rare depth and breadth of analysis along with a set of data-driven recommendations.

A Muslim woman at a vigil holds a candle and bows her head
Photo: "Candlelight Vigil" by Miki Jourdan (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

This year’s survey also includes ISPU’s second Islamophobia Index (II), created in partnership with Georgetown’s The Bridge Initiative. Building on previous research, we use the II to examine and tease out factors that predict and prevent Islamophobia.

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Report & Key Findings

  • Returning for its fourth year, ISPU’s annual poll surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated to compare attitudes across religious groups. Triumphs and tribulations punctuated the year leading up to ISPU’s fourth annual poll. Record-breaking voter turnout at the...

  • This is a summary of the key findings of ISPU’s fourth annual poll, which surveys Muslims, Jews, Catholics, Protestants, white Evangelicals, and those that consider themselves non-affiliated to compare attitudes across religious groups. Triumphs and tribulations punctuated the year leading up to ISPU’s fourth annual...

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Dive into the Data

Click here to download all 24 graphs and figures from our 2019 survey.

CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

FAITH + COMMUNITY

ISLAMOPHOBIA INDEX

Figure 22: An infographic showing that being a Democrat, knowledge about Islam, and favorable views of other minorities are linked to lower Islamophobia

Dive into the Data

Click here to download all 24 graphs and figures from our 2019 survey.

Figure 22: An infographic showing that being a Democrat, knowledge about Islam, and favorable views of other minorities are linked to lower Islamophobia

In the News

In the News

Meet the Research Team

Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed

Report Co-Author

Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Azka Mahmood

Azka Mahmood

Report Co-Author

Youssef Chouhoud

Youssef Chouhoud

Data Analyst & ISPU Fellow

Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University

Erum Ikramullah

Research Project Manager, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Katherine Coplen

Katherine Coplen

Director of Communications, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Katie Grimes

Katie Grimes

Communication & Creative Media Specialist, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Meet the Study Advisors

Khaled Beydoun

Khaled Beydoun

JD, UCLA School of Law

Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

Senior Affiliated Faculty, University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project

Karam Dana

Karam Dana

PhD, Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington

Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

David Dutwin

Executive Vice President and Chief Methodologist, SSRS

2016 Conference Chair, AAPOR Executive Council

Research Scholar, Institute for Jewish and Community Research

John Esposito

John Esposito

PhD, Temple University

Professor of Religion, International Affairs, and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service

Rachel M. Gillum

PhD, Political Science, Stanford University

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Fellow, Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies

Amaney Jamal

Amaney Jamal

PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice

Director, Workshop on Arab Political Development

President, Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS)

Nazita Lajevardi

Nazita Lajevardi

PhD University of California, San Diego; JD University of San Francisco

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Kameelah Rashad

Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad

MS, MRP, MEd

Founder and President, Muslim Wellness Foundation

Interfaith Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness & Social Justice, University of Pennsylvania

PsyD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

Meet the Research Team

Dalia Mogahed

Dalia Mogahed

Report Co-Author

Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Azka Mahmood

Azka Mahmood

Report Co-Author

Youssef Chouhoud

Youssef Chouhoud

Data Analyst & ISPU Fellow

Assistant Professor at Christopher Newport University

Erum Ikramullah

Research Project Manager, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Katherine Coplen

Katherine Coplen

Director of Communications, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Katie Grimes

Katie Grimes

Communication & Creative Media Specialist, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Meet the Study Advisors

Khaled Beydoun

Khaled Beydoun

JD, UCLA School of Law

Associate Professor of Law, University of Arkansas School of Law

Senior Affiliated Faculty, University of California-Berkeley Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project

Karam Dana

Karam Dana

PhD, Interdisciplinary Near and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Washington

Associate Professor, University of Washington School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences

David Dutwin

Executive Vice President and Chief Methodologist, SSRS

2016 Conference Chair, AAPOR Executive Council

Research Scholar, Institute for Jewish and Community Research

John Esposito

John Esposito

PhD, Temple University

Professor of Religion, International Affairs, and Islamic Studies, Georgetown University

Founding Director, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding in the Walsh School of Foreign Service

Rachel M. Gillum

PhD, Political Science, Stanford University

Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Fellow, Association for Analytic Learning about Islam and Muslim Societies

Amaney Jamal

Amaney Jamal

PhD, Political Science, University of Michigan

Edwards S. Sanford Professor of Politics, Princeton University

Director, Mamdouha S. Bobst Center for Peace and Justice

Director, Workshop on Arab Political Development

President, Association of Middle East Women’s Studies (AMEWS)

Nazita Lajevardi

Nazita Lajevardi

PhD University of California, San Diego; JD University of San Francisco

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

Kameelah Rashad

Kameelah Mu’Min Rashad

MS, MRP, MEd

Founder and President, Muslim Wellness Foundation

Interfaith Fellow for Spirituality, Wellness & Social Justice, University of Pennsylvania

PsyD candidate, Clinical Psychology, Chestnut Hill College

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