New National Study Released: The Mosque in America

May 31, 2001

Source: The Christian Science Monitor

On May 31, 2001, The Christian Science Monitor reported that the Islamic Society of Boston reflects "the growing presence of Islam in the US, where the number of mosques has risen by 25 percent to more than 1,200, and the average weekly attendance has nearly doubled over the past six years, according to a recent national survey released by four Muslim organizations. 'The Mosque in America: A National Portrait' is the first comprehensive look at US Islamic centers...As Islam takes root in America the mosque has taken on a community-building role...The survey shows immigration is providing the main growth, but nearly 30 percent of mosque attendees are converts."