Islam will become the second largest religion of USA by 2040: Pew

Islam will become the second largest religion of USA by 2040: Pew

New York: According to a Pew Research study Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States in the next two decades. The study claims that the Muslim population is growing.

As per the combined studies conducted by the Pew, the Muslim population is growing at an accelerated rate, and will more than double from an estimated 3.45 million in 2017 to an estimated 8.1 million in 2050. In the meantime, Muslims are expected to surpass Jews as the second-largest religious group.

As reported by CNN, Pew’s research showed a record number of Muslims immigrated to the US in 2016. Three-quarters of Muslims currently in the US are immigrants or children of immigrants.

The study also observed that the Muslim population is younger than other religious groups, which means they have a higher fertility rate.

Despite rise in Muslim population in America, they will still account for a tiny fraction of the overall US population. Even after becoming the second largest religious group, Muslims will still only account for 2.1% of the population.