Deep Dives with ISPU

Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Deep Dives with ISPU expands on the latest research about American Muslim communities in an easily digestible way. We interview experts, scholars, and other prolific community leaders about topics ranging from the current state of American mosques, to what makes humor "Muslim". By tuning into our audio deep dives, you'll be up to date and informed about the most pressing issues facing American Muslim communities today.Learn more about our work: ispu.org
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What makes humor Muslim?The current state of American mosques
When the US Mosque Survey was launched more than 20 years ago, mosques and Muslims in America were heavily discussed in the public square—but there were few sources of data to draw from. In the ensuing two decades, these surveys have filled a critical gap, answering questions like: how many mosques are there in the United States compared to previous decades, and where are they? Why has there been a substantive decrease in the number of African American mosques and attendees? What is the role of women in mosque attendance and leadership? These, and more, are topics and key findings from the US Mosque Survey 2020, a two-part survey written by Dr. Ihsan Bagby and published in collaboration with ISPU, the Center on Muslim Philanthropy, and the Islamic Society of North America. In this episode of Deep Dives with ISPU, ISPU Director of Research Dalia Mogahed and Dr. Bagby discuss the state of American mosques in 2020. Released in the summer of 2021, the US Mosque Survey 2020 was covered in outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Religion News Service, Al Jazeera, and more. Read and learn more about this important  survey at: ispu.org/mosque-survey.Follow ISPU on Twitter and Facebook @theISPU, on Instagram @the_ISPU, and visit our website to sign up for our mailing list and for more of our research and educational opportunities. Don’t forget to subscribe to Deep Dives with ISPU and leave us a 5-star review if you support the dissemination of crucial research like the US Mosque Survey 2020.
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