Islam is America’s second-biggest religious group after Christianity, and it’s not growing fast.
But the group is growing, and that’s no coincidence.
The religion has seen the biggest growth in the last 15 years, according to the most recent figures from the Pew Research Center.
Muslims made up 2.3 percent of the population in 2012, according the census.
That’s nearly the same as in 2000, when Muslims made about 2.4 percent of America’s population.
The numbers are even higher when you factor in the fact that Muslims make up more than one-fifth of America overall.
“We have a much more secular culture, and we’ve had more openness to different beliefs and different perspectives,” said Robert P. Jones, an assistant professor of sociology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
“We’re now a very pluralistic society.”
The numbers also show the impact of Islam on America.
Muslims make more than three-quarters of America, but only 11 percent of its residents are Muslim.
That is a significant number for a country with a large Muslim population, Jones said.
“They’re a relatively small portion of the overall population, but they make up a significant portion of this country,” he said.
The Pew report also found that Islam is a major force in American politics.
The poll found that Muslims account for about one-quarter of Democrats, one-third of Republicans and nearly two-thirds of Independents.
The biggest problem with Islam, the poll found, is that it’s a religion that doesn’t conform to American values.
Muslims have “a lot of baggage” from the history of Islam, Jones told Newsweek.
“The religious history is very complex, but it has to do with religion,” he continued.
“In the Islamic world, religion was used to justify oppression, murder, rape and slavery.
And it’s one of the main reasons they’re not allowed to be in America.”
But that’s not the only issue Muslims have with America.
Islamophobia is a growing problem in the United States, Jones noted.
It has grown in recent years as Muslims in the U.S. become more vocal about their opposition to terrorism.
“When Muslims come to the U, they feel like they’re being discriminated against and they feel that they have no right to live in this country and to be an American citizen,” Jones said, adding that it was a major factor in their decision to flee to Canada.
“And I think that’s something that they’ve come to really, really quickly.”
The Pew survey found that just over two-quarters (75 percent) of Americans are Muslims.
But that’s a far cry from the one-sixth that was recorded in 2000.
The data also showed that the proportion of Americans identifying as religiously unaffiliated has grown dramatically over the past decade.
According to the latest numbers from the American Religious Identification Survey, which was conducted in 2012 and 2013, the proportion identifying as “nothing in particular” grew from 16 percent in 2000 to 24 percent in 2013.
And the proportion identified as “religion without a religion” grew to 17 percent in 2012 from 9 percent in 1999.
The religious gap in America is especially concerning for those who are Muslims, Jones warned.
“Religious identity is a really complicated concept.
The Muslim is not a Muslim, so it’s really hard to say what they’re really trying to achieve,” Jones explained.”
If you want to understand the Muslim experience, you have to understand what they believe.
And I think people who don’t understand that don’t have an understanding of the Muslim religion.”
Jones said that the American Muslim community is not as well-educated as they should be.
“A lot of it is because they are under the microscope,” he added.
“A lot is due to the fact they’re still at school and they’re living in the suburbs.
But they’re also under the radar because they don’t speak up enough, and because they’re invisible.”
Jones believes that Muslims in America are not speaking up enough.
He noted that there are only about 15 percent of Muslims in California, which has more Muslims than the United Kingdom.
The vast majority of Muslims live in the South, which is the home of the United Arab Emirates.
“There’s a big difference between the Muslim and the American Muslims,” he noted.
“The Muslim is the most visible and powerful of the two, and the majority of Muslim leaders are also American.”
But he said the American government is not listening.
Jones said that he’s spoken with dozens of federal officials about the issue, but “none of them have been able to get a grip on the problem.”
“They think they know how to deal with the problem.
But their inability to do so is creating a huge obstacle for Muslim Americans,” Jones added.”
So, we’ve got to make sure that when we speak about the Muslim community in this nation, we’re speaking about the same issue,” he concluded.