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Muslims to double

The U.S. Muslim population is expected to double over the next 20 years, fueled by immigration and higher-than-average fertility rates, according to a report by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The number of Muslims in the U.S. is projected to rise from 2.6 million, or 0.8 percent of the population, to 6.2 million, or 1.7 percent, in 2030. That rate of growth would make Muslims about as numerous as Jews in the U.S.


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