France’s Muslim population

A study commissioned by L’Institut Montaigne and reported in the French press (18th September 2016) notes:

  • the Muslim population makes up 5.6% of the over-15 years of age French population and 10% of those under 25  (and 84% less than 50)
  • The median age of the Muslim population is 35.8, compared with 53% for the Christian population
  • 70% of women and 58% of men support the hijab
  • Among the Muslims they best know are firstly Tariq Ramadan (37%); 68% are not aware of the Conseil francais de Culte Musulman

The survey was based on a sample size of 15,000 with about 1,000 Muslim respondents. Click here for details.