Muslim and American


Today a vigorous debate is taking place about the “Americanness” of Muslims in America. This project, funded by the Social Science Research Council aims to shed light on the American Muslim population, and bring new and original data to bear on analyzing Muslim American attitudes and opinion. Examining a wealth of data, we argue that there is nothing inconsistent with Islam and American democracy, and rather, religiosity fosters support for American democratic values.

Through this project we aim to break down barriers between the media, policymakers, and the American Muslim community by providing a rich analysis of original data. We hope to increase the public relevancy of studying Muslims in the United States, to expose myths, and to build new connections with policymakers and the American public at large.

Principal Investigator
Karam Dana
Assistant Professor
School of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
University of Washington Bothell