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Muslim opinion in the UK

Extremism is the vocal or active opposition to our fundamental values, including democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and the mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs. We also regard calls for the death of members of our armed forces as extremist.
UK Counter-Extremism Strategy

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Islamic terrorists are certainly extremists who use violence to further their cause of Islam. And time and time again, we are told by our politicians and much of the liberal media that these extremists are only a tiny minority who have perverted the otherwise peaceable religion of Islam. That is why it is so important to assess the views of the wider Muslim population by way of polls and surveys, in order to test scientifically the assumption that the majority are not radical or extremist in outlook. This page summarizes some of the main findings on the attitudes of Muslims in the UK towards key aspects of civilized behaviour. The statistics are all the more interesting because several of the polls were commissioned by organizations with the probable aims of supporting multiculturalism and subduing public concern. We also collate significant findings from surveys of young Muslims to test whether they are more moderate than their elders.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) estimated that there were 3.1 million Muslims in the UK in 2014 (4.8% of the population), and of those slightly more than half were born overseas.

When considering the data and its truthfulness, bear in mind that:

Many of the older samples of UK Muslim opinion are extracted from the comprehensive page of worldwide Muslim Opinion Polls and Surveys. We are most grateful to TheReligionofPeace.com for their kind permission to reproduce them.

Terrorism and extremism

Terrorist organizations

Anti-Semitism

Violence in defence of Islam

Sharia

Relationships, equality and honour

Assimilation

Revised 8 December 2016

Are young Muslims more moderate? Tweet

Revised 9 February 2017

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