American Muslims are becoming increasingly engaged in the American political process. In response, American media, think tanks, and others are studying the ways in which our community engages in American civic and political life. What has emerged is an understanding that American Muslims, as a community, constitute one of the most affluent and formally educated segments of American society, and would presumptively have great socio-economic power in American society as a result. However, this socio-economic power has not translated into political power for the American Muslim community because Muslims are under-represented in the occupations such as law and media which have traditionally conferred political standing upon a community. To learn more about the political standing of American Muslims, click on the appropriate link below.
- New York Times article: The Muslim Swing Vote (pdf)
- Institute for Social Policy and Understanding Report: Political Engagement of American Muslims (pdf)
- Muslim American Demographic Facts
- American Muslims are Affluent
- American Muslims are Well-Educated
- Top 10 Occupations of American Muslims
- Under-Represented Professions for American Muslims