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BBC Poll: 49% of Muslims endorse hate preachers; 11% support Jihad; 27% support Charlie Hebdo execution

March 1, 2015

Muslim Statistics

Note:

Islam in United Kingdom is the second largest religion with results from the United Kingdom Census 2011 giving the UK Muslim population in 2011 as 2,786,635, 4.4% of the total population. The vast majority of Muslims in the United Kingdom live in England: 2,660,116 (5.02% of the population). [Wikipedia]

Figures from the 2011 census show that the Muslim population in the UK has substantially risen between 2001 and 2011 from 1.5 million to almost 3 million. This now takes the proportion of Muslims from 2% of the population to 5%. In some towns, Muslims make up almost 50% of the population, and in large cities like London and Manchester they make up around 14% of the population. [Huffington Post]

Poll of 1,000 Muslims in Britain for BBC Radio 4 Today

  • More than two in five (46%) feel that being a Muslim in Britain is difficult…

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