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The first Arab immigrants to come to the United States were Christian. Among these, most were either Catholic or Eastern Orthodox, though other Christian sects, such as Protestants were also represented. Some are surprised to learn that today 63% of Arab Americans are Christians, according to the Arab American Institute.

It can be supposed that for Arab Christians, integration into American culture and society may be easier because of their shared faith, but there are still many aspects of their Arab identity that they bring to their lives in the United States.