Muslims aged between 16 and 24 are buoyant about their economic and social futures, but Islamophobia is a persistent problem.
Burdened with personal debt, but optimistic about their economic outlook and society’s ability to tackle the effects of climate change, Gen Z Muslims in the UK share almost identical worldviews and experiences to their non-Muslim compatriots’. However, as an exclusive Hyphen poll reveals, they diverge sharply on issues of personal religiosity.
Young UK Muslims and their non-Muslim peers share very similar levels of personal debt. Half (52%) of Gen Z Muslims have some form of it. A roughly equal amount owe less than £10,000 (25%) and between £10,001 and £50,000 (24%) — figures consistent with non-Muslim respondents’.
These findings are from an exclusive poll commissioned in February by Hyphen in conjunction with Savanta. A total of 2,073 young people aged 16 and 24 in the UK were interviewed — 1,002 were Muslims, making it one of the largest surveys of its kind.