U.S. Muslims, tallied at 1.56 Million

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  1. bb_baptist

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    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)--Muslim leaders have registered displeasure over the headcounts in a new study on religion in America.

    The study's estimate of the number of Muslims in America -- 1.56 million -- is far below the 6 million to 7 million adherents Muslim leaders often assert in the media.

    . . . The American Muslim Council places the number of Muslims in the United States at 7 million.

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    Other religions counted for the first time in the 2000 U.S. study include:

    -- Buddhist, 1,656 temples/communities across the country.

    -- Hindu, 629 temples/communities.

    -- Baha'i, 1,198 centers/communities, with 146,756 adherents.
     
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    Hmmm. I wonder if they're looking at culturally, or by religious affiliation. My grandmother was a muslim who converted to Christianity. On a census, she would have listed herself as Christian, but I wonder if the American Muslim Council would have viewed her as Muslim. Just curious.
     

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