Prejudice and discrimiation lead the list of the biggest problems that American Muslims say they face, being cited by 19% in a major Pew survey; at the same time, other problems that typically rank among the public’s top worries barely make the list of Muslim concerns. For example, just 2% volunteer economic and job worries. Beyond discrimination (19%), Muslim Americans say that their most important problems are being viewed as terrorists (15%), ignorance about Islam (14%), and stereotyping (12%). Significantly, an overwhelming majority of Muslims named at least one of these problems as a top concern for U.S. Muslims. Read More

Russell Heimlich  is a former web developer at Pew Research Center.