Presentation on theme: "Demographic Profile of Muslims in Minnesota Dr. Bruce Corrie Associate Vice President."— Presentation transcript:
Demographic Profile of Muslims in Minnesota Dr. Bruce Corrie Associate Vice President
Terms Islam refers to a religion Muslims are people who follow Islam Middle east includes major groups such as Arabs, Turks, Persians (and Jews) Middle East very diverse in many aspects
Population Difficult to come with a good number 20,221 (Arab American Institute Foundation) 16, 796 ( US Census of Religions 2010) 21, 803 ACS estimate of Somalis in Minnesota Obviously an underestimate of actual numbers. Even though less than 1 percent of Minnesota’s population – 16 th in the nation
Population – Top MSAs – Mankato – Minneapolis-St. Paul – Rochester – Lacrosse – Fargo – Duluth – Grand Forks
Foreign Born Population MN Iraq541 Israel737 Jordan562 Kuwait252 Lebanon686 Saudi Arabia298 Syria335 Yemen306 Turkey543 Armenia51 Other Western Asia557 Eritrea1,255 Ethiopia/Oromo13,195 Egypt1,840 Morocco876 Sudan2,036 Afghanistan271 Bangladesh782 India21,306 Iran1,232 Kazakhstan710 Pakistan1,675 Uzbekistan114 Other Eastern Africa/Somali23,832
Muslim Population: National 0.8 percent of US population in 2010 according to the Pew Center. Projected to grow to 1.7 percent in 2030 Most Arab Americans are Christian
Muslims: Race and Ethnicity 2011
National Picture (Ancestry)
Muslims: Education, 2011
Quite Satisfied with Life
Most Citizens and Immigrant
Pew Research Data, 2011 MuslimUS Entrepreneurs20%17% Homeowners33%58% Satisfied with Country today56%23% Regularly Use Social Media57%44% Regularly watch sports48%47% Yes - conflict between Science and Religion37%59% Agree with Evolution45%52% Do you think of yourself as American first or Muslim49%46% Very Concerned about rise in Islamic Extremism31%36% Citizen70%47% Voted64%76% Satisfies withlife today82%75%
Prominent Arab-American politicians 80. Who are some prominent Arab-American politicians? U.S. Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, D-Maine; Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham; Former secretary of Health and Human Services Donna Shalala; Former New Hampshire governor and White House chief of staff John Sununu, 2000 presidential candidate Ralph Nader.
Prominent Arab Americans Shakira, pop star Christa McAuliffe, the teacher/astronaut who died aboard the space shuttle Challenger; Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal; Heisman Trophy winner and NFL quarterback Doug Flutie; creators of radio’s American Top 40 Casey Kasem and Don Bustany; Mothers Against Drunk Driving founder Candy Lightner; Jacques Nasser, president and chief executive officer of Ford Motor Co., and Helen Thomas, former dean of the White House press corps.