During the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a lot of attention has been paid to the 1% of Americans at the top of the nation’s income pyramid. But what about other “one-percenters” in U.S. society? Which of these four groups is the only one that accounts for more than 1% of the U.S. population?
B. Online gig-economy workers
C. Current U.S. military personnel
D. U.S. women who have ever served in the U.S. armed forces
Religiously motivated tensions are re-surfacing in many areas of the world, once again testing long-held notions of peaceful coexistence. We wonder: Which religious affiliation will grow fastest between 2010 and 2050?
As part of the current refugee crisis hitting the EU from countries such as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan, the share of Muslim populations living in Western countries has moved into the center of debate. We wonder: What is the percentage share of Muslims in the total population of the United States today?
A. Less than 1%
Following a series of tragic events occurring in France, Nigeria and elsewhere, Islam is back in the global headlines. Part of the debate concerns the question of whether Islam is compatible with cultures outside its birthplace in the Middle East. We wonder: Which of the following statements about the world’s Muslim communities is true?
A. China has as many Muslims as Saudi Arabia.
B. There are more Muslims in Indonesia and India than in the entire Arab World.
C. There are fewer Muslims in the United States than Europe.
D. Muslims account for less than a quarter of the world’s population.
The attacks in Paris at the office of the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo have highlighted Europe’s troubled relationship with Islam and with its growing immigrant population. While this is a challenge faced by many countries, the unrest is especially acute in France. We wonder: Which of the following statements are true?
A. France has the largest immigrant population in Western Europe.
B. France has the largest Muslim population in Western Europe.
C. Most of France’s immigrants come from Africa.
D. More French have traveled to fight in Syria than from any other Western nation.