The Othering & Belonging Institute developed and administered this national survey between October 14 and November 2, 2020, among the US Muslim population (citizens and noncitizen residents who live and/or work in the US) to understand the prevalence of Islamophobia in the US. In so doing, we intentionally set the survey to assess Islamophobia’s prevalence from the perspectives of those who bear the brunt of its effects on their daily lives. Additionally, the study sought to account for the diversity of US Muslims and sought to assess their societal engagement, worldviews, and belonging as they navigate their lives in the US.

Download a PDF of this survey here (And click here for our data books).

Read the press release.


Watch a recording of our survey launch event below:

Survey media coverage:

The Persistence of Prejudice: The State of Islamophobia in America (The Click) | May 1, 2023

A UC Berkeley study explores Islamophobia 20 years post 9/11 (KALW) | Nov. 18, 2021

Ilhan Omar Urges Creation Of Special Envoy Role To Combat Global Anti-Muslim Hate (HuffPost) | Oct. 21, 2021

Islamophobia undermines and weakens U.S. Muslim women’s rights (SF Examiner) | Oct. 18, 2021

More Women Are Targets of Xenophobic Hate (Richmond Pulse) | Oct. 13, 2021

UC Berkeley survey finds most Muslim Americans face discrimination (DailyCal) | Oct. 5, 2021

NST Leader: United States of Islamophobia (New Straight Times) | Oct. 2, 2021

Over Two-Thirds Of Muslim Americans Have Faced Islamophobia, New Survey Finds (HuffPost) | Oct. 1, 2021

Majority of US Muslims have experienced Islamophobia, poll finds (Middle East Eye) | Oct. 1, 2021

More than two-thirds of US Muslims have experienced Islamophobia, poll finds (The New Arab) | Oct. 1, 2021

Islamophobia is a ‘very big problem’ most likely to affect women (The Muslim Vibe) | Oct. 1, 2021

Over two-thirds of US Muslims experience Islamophobia: Survey (Anadolu) | Sept. 30, 2021

Berkeley survey: Majority of Muslim Americans face Islamophobia, especially women (San Francisco Chronicle) | Sept. 29, 2021

Muslim women more likely than men to experience Islamophobia, survey finds (Washington Post/Religion News Service) | Sept. 29, 2021