Pew Research Center: more Muslims than Jews in the U.S. by 2040

The religion section on the Pew Research Center's website. Credit: Screenshot.

( The American Muslim population will surpass the number of Jews living in the United States “even before 2040,” the Pew Research Center projects in a recently released study.

Muslims currently make up less than 1 percent of the U.S. adult population, but according to Pew estimates, that number will grow to 2.1 percent by 2050—outnumbering those who identify as Jewish by religion in America (excluding Jews who identify as secular).

Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, followed by Christianity, Hinduism, and Judaism.

Posted on January 13, 2016 .