A Pew study released last week showed that there has been a major shift in how Americans perceive Muslims these past three years. The survey found that 82% of Americans believe Muslims face discrimination in the United States. 57% say that Muslims face “a lot” of unjust or prejudicial treatment, which is a 12% increase from 2013.
The survey also revealed that Americans believe Muslims face discrimination the most, with blacks (76%), gays and lesbians (76%), Hispanics (70%) and women (60%) following behind. The survey also says a lot fewer Americans think Jews (44%) and evangelical Christians (42%) face a lot or some discrimination. About 39% of Americans say Caucasians face some form of discrimination in the U.S.