26 May 2016

One in three Muslims do not feel ‘part of British culture’

A third of Muslim adults in the UK say they do not feel “part of British culture”, new research on identity, race and religion finds.

British Muslims are more than twice as likely as Hindus and more than 40 per cent more likely than Sikhs to feel excluded from society, a report by the pollsters Opinium Research shows.

But, strikingly, the study also found that almost a quarter of people who defined themselves as "white British" also claimed to feel alienated from wider British "culture".

The research, based in polling of 2,000 people plus a booster sample of just over 500 who define themselves as from an ethnic minority, shows that racism is widely perceived to be less common than it was 20 years ago but highlights fears that the migrant crisis is fuelling a resurgence.

Almost six out of 10 (58 per cent) of those from ethnic minorities says they had experienced some form of discrimination. [The Telegraph] Read more