The results of two interesting surveys were released recently: one by the Pew Research Center on U.S. Muslims' lives and attitudes and one by IFOP (the leading French market research and opinion poll institute) on French Muslims and the evolution of their socio-religious attitudes over the past two decades.
These two Muslim communities are important these days for a variety of reasons -- mainly political in the States (with the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and more general considerations) and socio-political in France (with the debates about "national identity," immigration, integration, etc.). And indeed, one finds the two surveys reflecting those interests very sharply in the questions that were asked. Consequently, the French survey was much more interesting, at least for me, as it explored more the religious attitudes (and their evolution) of the Muslim community there.
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