WASHINGTON (IPS) - Despite increased public scrutiny since the 9/11
terrorist attacks and well-funded campaigns promoting Islamophobia,
U.S. Muslims express a significantly higher level of satisfaction with
their lives, their local communities, and the country's general
direction than does the public at large, according to a major new survey
released here Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
survey, which interviewed more than 1,000 Muslim Americans between
mid-April and Jul. 22, found that the vast majority of Muslims here also
continue to reject Islamic extremism or terrorism, as they did in a
similar poll by Pew in 2007.
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