5 facts about the Muslim population in Europe

Last Modified: Sat Nov 21 2015 08:20:54 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • #1
    Russia, Germany and France have the largest Muslim populations in Europe. Russia - 14 million, Germany - 4.8 million, France - 4.7 million
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    The Muslim share of Europe’s total population has been increasing steadily - from 4% in 1990 to 6% in 2010. Muslims are projected to make up 8% of Europe’s population by 2030.
  • #3
    Muslims are younger than other Europeans. In 2010, the median age of Muslims throughout Europe was 32, eight years younger than the median for all Europeans.
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    Views of Muslims vary widely among European countries. 64% in Britain viewed them favourably, while 63% in Italy viewed them unfavourably.
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    As of 2010, the European Union was home to about 13 million Muslim immigrants.