WASHINGTON D.C.– A latest survey shows the percentage of U.S. residents who identify themselves as Muslims continues to grow. Trinity College of Hartford, Conn., released its third American Religious Identification Survey March 9.
The Muslim portion of the population grew from 0.3 percent in 1990 to 0.6 percent in 2008. The total number of Muslims in U.S. is heatedly contested. The numbers shown in this survey are much below the estimated ten million by other organization. Despite the debate the survey is revealing in other aspects. It shows that 48% of the Muslim population is women. The male gender bias is due to the high proportion of young immigrants males in its tolls.