A new analysis of Pew Research Center data has found that Muslim Americans are as likely as the nation at large to worry about global Islamic extremism.
While the research firm found that 83 percent of the general public is either “very” or “somewhat” concerned about Muslim extremism, 82 percent of Muslim Americans said the same.
And proving just how pervasive these worries are, the survey also found that only 15 percent of the public and 17 percent of Muslims said that they aren’t too worried about violence carried out in the name of Islam.
Pew has more about views on domestic extremism:
While U.S. Muslims are slightly less worried about Islamic extremism in the United States than around the world, their concern about domestic extremism is still high. About seven-in-ten American Muslims (71%) say they are at least somewhat concerned about extremism in the name of Islam occurring in the U.S. As with global extremism, the level of concern among Muslim Americans about extremism in the U.S. is very similar to the general public’s (70%).
There are, however, some notable differences when it comes to the question of whether there is perceived support for extremism among American Muslims.
While 17 percent of Muslims believe there’s either a “great deal” or “fair amount” of support for extremism among American Muslims, that proportion is much higher among the general public, as 35 percent of Americans felt that there was at least “a fair amount” of support among U.S. Muslims.
Read more about the results here.