Five Years in, How’s the American-Muslim-Majority-in-Twenty-Years Trend Coming Along?
In 2010 and again in 2011, American conspiracy theorists insisted that “in twenty years there will be enough Muslim voters in the U.S. and Canada to elect the President and Prime Minister.” In the United States, that would take a population majority.
It’s 2015 now, five years in to that imagined twenty-year span. How’s the majority-Muslim trend coming along? The 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study, released at the beginning of this summer, gives us a glimpse. In 2007, Muslims made up 0.4% of the U.S. population. In 2014, Muslims make up 0.9% of the U.S. population. That’s a growth rate of 0.07% per year.
At this rate, Muslims will constitute a majority of the U.S. population in the year 2702, 687 years from now.
Run for the hills.