Note: Historically, many African Americans converted to Islam, specifically to the Nation of Islam, in the 1960s, which is why the majority of African Americans Muslims are third generation+.
Note on other converts: Today, one-in-five American Muslim adults who were raised in a different religion converted to Islam. However one-in-five American Muslims who were raised Muslim no longer identify with Islam.
Question 4: Answer Almost six out of ten Muslim Americans, or 58%, were born in another country, or are first-generation American. Muslims who were born in the U.S., but have at least one parent who was an immigrant, second generation Americans, represent 18% of all Muslim Americans.
This means that almost one-quarter, or 24% of all American Muslims are U.S. natives whose parents were born in the U.S. These Muslims are called third generation Americans.
The answers for this question will vary. They could include: immigration law, revolutions, U.S. wars, civil wars, losing right to live on ancestral land, family reunification, employment opportunities etc.
Note: The passage of the 1965 Hart-Cellar Immigration Act lifted the quotas on immigration from most parts of South and West Asia that had been put in place in1924.
Question 8: Answer
Muslim Americans live in every state in the U. S..