Muslims are projected to replace Jews as America’s second-largest religious group after Christians by 2040, with their population estimated to reach approximately 8 million in about 20 years, according to a new study.
New estimates from the Pew Research Center show that there were about 3.45 million Muslims of all ages living in the US in 2017, and that Muslims made up about 1.1 percent of the total US population.
However by 2040, the US Muslim population is projected to reach 8.1 million, or 2.1 percent of the nation’s total population — nearly twice the share of today.
“Our projections suggest that the US Muslim population will grow much faster than the country’s Jewish population. By 2040, Muslims will replace Jews as the nation’s second-largest religious group after Christians,” Pew said.
The number of Muslims in the US has grown at a rate of about 100,000 per year because of the migration of Muslims to the US and higher…