Where Do Most Muslims Live?

crescent-200After 9/11 I got involved in an interfaith women’s group and met, for the first time, some Muslim women. I’m pleased to say several have become friends. I’ve learned a lot from them. One thing is about where Muslims live.

I presumed most Muslims lived in the Middle East. Not so. In fact, here are the top three countries for Muslim population:

  • Indonesia, 209 million
  • India, 176 million
  • Pakistan, 167 million

It’s important for reporters to have good information at their fingertips — this comes from Pew Research. It’s also important┬áto understand cultural differences and not write from misperceptions. ┬áSpend 10 minutes at this site from Pew and you’ll surely learn something about the religious mosaic across the globe.



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