What are the issues and concerns of Muslim Americans as we approach a COVID-19 Ramadan? The FYI conducted a survey in order to gain a better understanding to support you during this physically distant and spiritually different Ramadan! These findings were used to design our COVID-19 Ramadan Toolkit.

In an effort to provide community leaders and organizers with pertinent information about the needs of Muslim Americans, we’re sharing these preliminary findings. The survey collected 420 responses between April 2 – April 13. We recognize that there are limitations to this dataset and the survey does not account for a reflective representation of Muslim Americans. Specific limitations include: brief data collection period, race/ethnicity, age, gender, voices of revert Muslims, and those of varied socioeconomic backgrounds. Please keep these limitations in mind as you review the responses. If you are a researcher and would like more detailed information regarding the data, please contact us.


Profile of respondents

Demographically, our survey respondents were generally under 50 years of age (86%), mostly females (66%) and primarily Asians and Arabs (42% and 30%).

By age

By gender

By race


While this will be a physically distant and spiritually different Ramadan, our current situation does not prevent us from catching the blessings of Ramadan. The Family and Youth Institute is here to serve you during these times. These findings have been published for the benefit of individuals and institutions interested in better supporting Muslim American well-being as we navigate through this COVID-19 Ramadan. As we work to develop more resources to address your needs, we hope that this summary will empower you to make adjustments, identify creative alternatives and help transform your Ramadan this year!

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