The Pew Research Center recently released a new report chronicling how American Muslims react to the recent uptick of anti-Muslim sentiment and their feelings about their place in America. Mic reports that, for the most part, “Muslims in the United States are not giving up on the American dream.”
According to Pew:
“75% of [American Muslim] respondents believe Muslims are discriminated against in the U.S., and an overwhelming majority — 89% — said they are proud to identify both as a Muslim and as an American. Seventy percent of Muslims also expressed belief in the American Dream and that most people who want to get ahead and make it in the country can do so if they are willing to work hard.
… About 50% of Muslim Americans said it’s been difficult to be a Muslim within the past several years in the U.S., and 48% confessed they have experienced at least one incident of discrimination in the past 12 months. When it comes to the direction of the country, about 64% of respondents expressed dissatisfaction. In addition, approximately 74% said they believe Trump is unfriendly toward Muslims.”