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Can you imagine an America fueled by facts where Muslims are thriving and equal? We can. And we know how to get there.
From the classroom to the courtroom, the mosque to the statehouse, ISPU’s research and education reverberates across every field. And to do that work, we count on the support of individual donors like you. Every dollar you donate goes toward relevant, rigorous research and is a step toward a country that chooses facts over fear.
The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding is the only organization focused exclusively on conducting objective, solution-seeking research on American Muslims. And we’ve been doing it for nearly 20 years. With your support, ISPU research can positively impact millions of Americans, from school classrooms, to local mosques, to major news outlets, to the halls of Congress. In 2020 alone, we reached 23,206 people directly with original analysis and research—all through screens, beginning in March. As we enter the second year of COVID-19 and continue to learn how the pandemic disproportionately affects American Muslim communities, ISPU’s work is more urgent than ever.
When you give to ISPU, you support research making an impact. You are furthering well-informed dialogue and decision-making. Here are just a few of the stories your support has made possible.
We know anecdotally that Muslim college students suffer from Islamophobia, but there was room to learn much more. So, ISPU partnered with MSA West to survey over 500 Muslim college students across California, gaining important insights on the well-being of a vulnerable and under-researched population… Read more→
An astonishing 42% of American Muslim families reported in 2017 that at least one of their children had been bullied in the past year because of their religion. One quarter of the bullies in these incidents were teachers or school administrators. These statistics horrified Reverend Nathan Walker… Read more→
Imam Hassan Selim has led the Islamic Center for Cedar Rapids for more than eight years. Like many in his position, he is tasked with forming a more inclusive mosque, one that can assist an always changing and diverse community in often challenging times. One recurring obstacle was the lack of real-life examples… Read more→