We have already discovered Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world, therefore it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that it’s among America’s most diverse religion, too.
According to a new analysis of data from the 2014 study by the Pew Research Institute , Islam to be among the most diverse religions in America, just behind Seventh Day Adventists, reported Albawaba news agency.
The PRC examined 29 different religious affiliations and include five racial and ethnic groups: Hispanics, as well as non-Hispanic whites, blacks, Asians and a category of mixed-race Americans and other races, Islam is ranked as having the second most diverse group of members, Albawaba news agency quoted as reporting.
PRC categorized their findings on a 10-point scale in the following way: The more diversely populated the religion, the higher the number.
This means, a religious group made up totally of one race would get zero, whereas one consist of equal parts of all five categories would get a 10.
Islam scored an 8.7, meaning no more than 40 % of any group comprised the Muslim population. White, Black and Asian Muslims make up an equal quarter or more of the US’s Islamic community.
This study considers majority of participants from the MENA region to be within the ‘white’ category, so a lot of Middle Eastern groups are roped into one here.