According to Pew Research, more Americans are converting to Islam than Christianity. In recent years, the number of American Muslims has been growing steadily, by around 100,000 annually. Among those who have converted to Islam, a majority come from a Christian background. When asked to they convert (revert) a number of reasons reasons are given.
“About a quarter say they preferred the beliefs or teachings of Islam to those of their prior religion, while 21% say they read religious texts or studied Islam before making the decision to switch. Still others said they wanted to belong to a community (10%), that marriage or a relationship was the prime motivator (9%), that they were introduced to the faith by a friend, or that they were following a public leader (9%).”
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