5 facts about Muslims growing population in Europe

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From mid-2010 to mid-2016 alone, the Muslim population in Europe grew by more than one percent, from 3.8 percent to 4.9 percent (the total number of Muslims in Europe from 19.5 million to 25.8 million)

Muslims are found in small numbers in Europe, the Muslim population is only 5% of the total population of Europe. However, in some countries, such as France and Sweden, the Muslim population is higher. According to estimates by the Pew Research Center, the Muslim population of Europe is expected to increase in the coming decades – and their numbers can be doubled . Here are five facts about Muslims living in Europe, using the Pew Research Center’s 2016 population estimates.

Most Muslims in Europe

Europe has the largest Muslim population in Germany and France – according to a survey conducted in mid-2016, France has 5.7 million Muslims (8.8% of the country’s total population), while Germany has 5 million Muslims (the country’s 6.1% of the total population.

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The growing number of Muslims in Europe

The number of Muslims in Europe is steadily increasing and will continue to do so for decades to come. From mid-2010 to mid-2016 alone, the Muslim population in Europe grew by more than one percent, from 3.8 percent to 4.9 percent (the total number of Muslims in Europe from 19.5 million to 25.8 million).

The age and children of European Muslims

Muslims are much younger and have more children than other Europeans. In 2016, the average age of Muslims across Europe was 30.4, which was 43.8 to 13 years younger than the average age of other Europeans . Thus Europe has the youngest Muslim population . Also in Europe A Muslim woman is expected to have 2.6 children while a non-Muslim woman is expected to have 1.6 children.

Migration of Muslims

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From mid-2010 to mid-2016, migration was also the biggest reason for the increase in the Muslim population in Europe. An estimated 2.5 million Muslims fled to Europe for asylum, employment or education, and other reasons. More than 1.3 million Muslims became refugees in Europe.

European countries’ views on Muslims

There are wide differences of opinion regarding Muslims in all European countries. A 2016 Pew Research Center survey of 10 countries also found that negative perceptions of Muslims prevailed in Eastern and Southern Europe. However, the majority of people in Britain, Germany, Sweden and the Netherlands were more lenient with Muslims .

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Well so friends the purpose to do all this math was to understand .

Why Muslims are being targeted by France.

According to me the cultural clash and increasing number of Muslims in France is causing it . A third reason why Muslims are increasing rapidly in Europe .Its because a lot of non Muslims are also accepting Islam . What do you think are you agree with me or not let me know in comments .


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