The United State is becoming an increasingly Muslim-unfriendly country, a survey released by the Pew Research Center revealed. The survey presented that nearly three-quarters of Muslims interviewed said that there was “a lot of discrimination against Muslims in the US.” Nearly two-thirds of them also said they were unsatisfied about where the nation has been headed.
Muslim views have seen a reversal since 2011, when Barack Obama was a President. At that point, most Muslims thought the nation was headed in the right direction, said the survey.
About 48% of respondents nodded that they have experienced at least one incident of discrimination in the past one year. It was 40% in 2007. About one-in-five Muslims in the US have seen an anti-Muslim graffiti. The survey stressed that Muslims doubted Trump and thought their fellow Americans never consider Islam as part of mainstream US society.
In the meantime, Muslim Americans remained persistently optimistic and encouraging. About 89% of the respondents showed pride in their Muslimness and Americanness.
There are roughly 3.35 million Muslims living in the US.