American Stories

The American Mosque 2011 Report

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Information on the more than 2,000 U.S. mosques is provided in The American Mosque 2011. Ihsan Bagby, associate professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Kentucky, has surveyed American mosques and their communities with the support of the Hartford Institute for Religion Research (Hartford Seminary), the Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies, and the largest Islamic civic and religious groups in the United States.  According to its introduction, The American Mosque 2011 is a  “comprehensive study of mosques in America” that consists of “a count of all mosques in America and… a telephone interview with a mosque leader...from a large sample of mosques.” The full document is available for download at the Hartford Institute website.

The Muslim Journeys Bookshelf offers more information on Islam in contemporary America in books such as Eboo Patel’s memoir Acts of Faith: The Story of an American Muslim, the Struggle for the Soul of a Generation, The Columbia Sourcebook of Muslims in the United States, an anthology edited by Edward E. Curtis IV, and Ingrid Mattson's The Story of the Qur'an.


Bagby, Ihsan. The American Mosque 2011: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque, Attitudes of Mosque Leaders (Report Number 1 from the US Mosque Study 2011). Available from Hartford Institute for Religion Research website:

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"Muslim Journeys | Item #109: The American Mosque 2011 Report", April 17, 2024


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