SSRS Conducts 2016 ISPU American Muslim Poll Survey
ISPU created the questionnaire and commissioned SSRS to conduct a nationally representative survey of Muslims and Jews
“In early 2016 the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding conducted a survey of Muslims, Jews, Protestants, and Catholics to examine their attitudes on various issue from politics and religion, to violence and identity. What emerged from the results is a profile of a Muslim community that is both pious and patriotic, optimistic and weary of discrimination, similar to Jews in its politics, and much like Protestants in its religious practice.”
Muslims lean Democratic, favor Democratic Candidates (Excerpt from the ISPU American Muslim Poll Key Findings, Page 1)
- Compared with America’s major faith groups, Hillary Clinton finds her strongest support among Muslims (40 percent of Muslims vs. 30 percent of Jews and 13 percent of Protestants and Catholics).
- Muslims are as likely as Jews to favor Bernie Sanders (27 and 24 percent, respectively).
- Donald Trump has his lowest support in the Muslim community (4 percent).
- Muslims lean Democratic to a degree only eclipsed by Jews (44 and 50 percent of Muslims and Jews respectively), and have the lowest share of Republicans of any religious group by a substantial margin (6 percent of Muslims vs. 16 percent of Jews and 34 and 47 percent of Catholics and Protestants respectively).
- Muslims identify the economy, Islamophobia and education as the most important priorities for the next president