U.S. Muslims Have Strained Relationship With Trump

U.S. Muslims See Their Relationship With Trump As Strained

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About three-quarters of Muslim Americans (74%) say President Donald Trump is unfriendly toward them, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. And they are no fans of Trump’s: Just 19% say they approve of the job Trump is doing as president, and among Muslims who reported voting last November, only 8% say they cast their ballots for him.

These findings come as the Supreme Court weighs Trump’s executive order blocking travel from several Muslim-majority countries, which the president originally signed shortly after his inauguration. But the tension has been building for much longer. Trump’s relationship with Muslims and Islam has been a point of media focus since before he called for a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States” in December 2015 – one of a number of controversial statements then-candidate Trump made about Muslims and Islam.

The strain between the president and the U.S. Muslim community is evident in several ways in the new survey. For instance, about two-thirds (68%) of U.S. Muslims say the president makes them feel worried and 45% say he makes them feel angry. At the same time, far fewer say Trump makes them hopeful (26%) or happy (17%).

Most Muslim Americans (64%) also say they are dissatisfied with the way things are going in the U.S. – a sharp rise since the Center’s last comprehensive survey of U.S. Muslims in 2011, when just 38% took this position and 56% said they were satisfied with the country’s direction. In stark contrast with their current feelings about Trump, most Muslims in 2011 approved of the job Barack Obama was doing as president (76%) and very few said he was unfriendly toward their group (4%).

But while Trump’s election may have been a turning point for U.S. Muslims in some ways, the group’s political views have been consistent by other measures. For instance, Muslim Americans have strongly favored the Democratic Party for at least a decade. Two-thirds of Muslims (66%) now identify with or lean toward the Democrats, similar to the share who said this in both 2011 (70%) and 2007 (63%).

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