Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks during a news conference in Beijing on July 25, 2017.
(AFP/Getty Images) China has a large Muslim population, and the country’s rulers have a history of suppressing or persecuting its minority Muslim communities, the U.S. State Department says.
But a recent Pew Research Center survey found that only 10% to 20% of Chinese Muslims identify as Muslims, which is about half the rate of all Chinese people.
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In 2017, Pew Research found that nearly two in five Chinese people identify as Muslim, compared to nearly half in 2014 and more than a quarter in 2016.
That means that just over 10% or less of China’s 2.2 billion people are Muslim.
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But only a third of the Muslim population in the United States identifies as Muslim.
The rest identify as Hindu, Sikh, Buddhist, Christian and other faiths.
China’s overall Muslim population is about 4 million, but it’s the number that makes the country a world leader in its religious tolerance.
In 2016, China ranked third among the world Muslim countries, behind Saudi Arabia and Egypt.
That’s compared to a global median of 5.2 percent, Pew said.
In addition, Pew found that Muslims make up more than 40 percent of all university graduates in the Muslim world.
In 2020, nearly half of all Muslims worldwide will be Muslim.
About 70% of Muslims in China are women, according the Pew Research report.
And that’s largely because of the countrys massive urbanization.
China has about 80 million Muslims, up from just 15 million in the 1960s.
In a study released in 2017, the Pew Foundation found that more than 60 percent of Muslim women are now married, and only 10 percent of Muslims who are married do not have children.