Religion

Arab-Americans are a diverse group in terms of religious affiliations and practices. You may think that most Arab-Americans are Muslims. However, this is not true.

The first wave of Arab immigrants that came to the United States during the late 19th and early 20th centuries were primarily Christian. And still today, most Arabs living in America are Christian.

Since the 1960s, Muslim Arabs began immigrating in increasingly greater numbers to the United States. Today it is estimated that there are about 2.5 million Muslims in American. This stands for .8% of the total American population. Not all these Muslims are Arabs.

There is also an important number of Arab Jewish-Americans living in the United States today. Most of them came after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.