A new survey has found that more than half of Americans believe that Muslims who don’t practice a faith that doesn’t agree with their own are not practicing Islam.
The survey of 1,000 people in all 50 states and the District of Columbia found that just 26% of Muslims say they follow a religion that does not include the teachings of the Prophet Muhammad.
More than half also said they are “not sure” whether Islam is “real,” “realistic,” “true” or “authentic.”
In addition, only 16% of the Muslim population says they “believe in God.”
Muslims are overwhelmingly religious.
They attend services regularly, attend religious holidays and are highly observant.
Muslims make up roughly 7% of America’s population but account for 40% of its Muslims.