Demographic Profile of Muslims in Minnesota

Report
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
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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 – 16th in the nation
Arabic Speakers – Metro Area
1 Dot =
10 People
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/language/data/language_map.html
Students 2013
Minnesota Schools 2013
Language
Students
Arabic
2053
Farsi
133
Somali
14876
Kurdish
205
Turkish
63
Population – Top MSAs
– Mankato
– Minneapolis-St. Paul
– Rochester
– Lacrosse
– Fargo
– Duluth
– Grand Forks
Foreign Born Population MN
Iraq
Israel
Jordan
Kuwait
Lebanon
Saudi Arabia
Syria
Yemen
Turkey
Armenia
Other Western Asia
Eritrea
Ethiopia/Oromo
Egypt
Morocco
Sudan
Afghanistan
Bangladesh
India
Iran
Kazakhstan
Pakistan
Uzbekistan
Other Eastern Africa/Somali
541
737
562
252
686
298
335
306
543
51
557
1,255
13,195
1,840
876
2,036
271
782
21,306
1,232
710
1,675
114
23,832
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
• http://religions.pewforum.org/affiliations
Muslims: Race and Ethnicity 2011
National Picture (Ancestry)
http://www.aaiusa.org/pages/demographics/
Muslims: Education, 2011
Integration
Very American
Quite Satisfied with Life
Most Citizens and Immigrant
Church Attendance
Social Interaction
Pew Research Data, 2011
Muslim
US
Entrepreneurs
20%
17%
Homeowners
33%
58%
Satisfied with Country today
56%
23%
Regularly Use Social Media
57%
44%
Regularly watch sports
48%
47%
Yes - conflict between Science and Religion
37%
59%
Agree with Evolution
45%
52%
Do you think of yourself as American first or Muslim
49%
46%
Very Concerned about rise in Islamic Extremism
31%
36%
Citizen
70%
47%
Voted
64%
76%
Satisfies withlife today
82%
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.
http://news.jrn.msu.edu/culturalcompetence/arab-americans/
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.
http://news.jrn.msu.edu/culturalcompetence/arab-americans/

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