Muslims to become second-largest religious group in US in 2040

According to a new study, Muslims will become the second-largest religious group in the US after Christians by 2040, Al Jazeera reported.

In 2017, the population of Muslims living in US  was 3.45 million, about 1.1 per cent of total population, says a study by Pew Research Center.

Presently, Jewish people outnumber Muslims as the second-largest religious group but that is expected to change by 2040 because “the US Muslim population will grow much faster than the country’s Jewish population”, its report said.

American Muslims would total around 8.1 million, or 2.1 percent, of the American population by 2050.

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Each year the average rate at which the Muslim population in America grows by is 100,000- either because of fertility rate or because of migration, Pew Center found during its demographic and survey research.

“Since our first estimate [2007] of the size of the Muslim American population, the number of US Muslims has been growing rapidly,” it said.

The largest religion in United States, Christianity (along with its various dominations)  accounts for 71 percent of its population.

This article originally aprreared on Al Jazeera.

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