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94%

94% of Muslim Canadians describe their sense of belonging as strong.

62%

62% of Muslims 'totally agree' with the statement that “other cultures have a lot to teach us; contact is enriching”.

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62%

62% are worried about discrimination against Muslims.

35%

35% have experienced discrimination or unfair treatment in the past 5 years.

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35%

35% believe the next generation of Muslims will face more discrimination.

89%

89% say they are satisfied with the way things are going in the country today.

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Youth (ages 18 to 34) are most likely to visit mosques for prayer on a regular basis, wear the hijab, and support the right to pray in schools.

Muslims 60 and older identify as Canadian more than as Muslims.

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72%

72% consider both religion and country to be very important to their identity.

52%

52% report that living in Canada has not affected their attachment to Islam.

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60%

Youth (ages 18 - 34) 60% wear a hijab, chaador or niqab in public.

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55%

55% of women have concerns about discrimination/stereotyping and personal safety.

67%

67% say they are very or somewhat worried about how the media portrays Muslims in Canada.

31%

31% say they are worried about violent extremism among Canadian Muslims.

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53%

53% say they wish to adopt Canadian customs.

53%

53% of Muslim women surveyed say they wear a hijab, chaador or niqab in public.

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60%

60% believe Muslim women should have the right to participate in citizenship ceremonies while wearing a niqab.

65%

65% of Muslims believe women should have the right to receive other types of public services while wearing the niqab.

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Support for wearing the niqab is strongest among Muslims 18 to 34.

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Survey of Muslims in Canada 2016: Final Report - The Environics Institute (April 2016)
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