Results of Sound Vision's survey on Muslim civil rights, post-9/11

Here are responses to questions asked to Muslims living in the United States in 2002:

1. Your Status:

I am a U.S. Citizen —76.40%

I am a resident alien (green card holder) — 10.11%

Other Status — 13.48%

2. Since 9/11, I have been subject to harassment (answer yes or no):

Yes — 39.32%

No — 52.81%

No Answer — 6.74%

3. Since 9/11, living as a Muslim in America has become (please choose one):

Harder — 70.79%

Easier — 3.37%

Is the same — 22.47%

No Answer - 3.37%

4. I have experienced the following while traveling by air:

a. been kicked off a plane — 1.12%

b. been selected for extra security measures —22.47%

c. been subjected to bias or discrimination by airport or airlines personnel — 2.25%

d. been subject of dirty looks — 15.73%

No Answer -57.30%

5. I have experienced discrimination and bias as

a. a student — 3.37%

b. an employee — 14.61%

c. a tenant (if living in a rented space) —3.37%

d. in other situations — 33.71%

e. did not personally experience any thing — 33.71%

No Answer —10.11%

6. I have been physically harassed or harmed because I am a Muslim since 9/11

Yes — 7.86%

No — 82.02%

No Answer — 4.49%

7. I have received positive messages of support from non-Muslims since 9/11

Yes — 66.29%

No — 26.97%

No Answer — 5.62%

8. Since 9/11, the American media's attitude towards Islam has:

a. gotten better — 11.24%

b. gotten worse —74.16%

c. remained the same —7.86%

No Answer — 4.49%

9. Since 9/11, I have been visited by the FBI or other law enforcement authorities

Yes —8.99%

No — 80.90%

No Answer — 7.86%

10. My postal mail has been delayed on a regular basis in the last three months

Yes - 14.61%

No — 74.16%

No Answer — 11.24%

11. On more than one occasion, some or all of my postal mail has been opened before being delivered to my address in the last three months

Yes - 20.22%

No - 73.03%

No Answer — 6.74%

12. I know people who have been discriminated against after 9/11

Yes — 73.03%

No — 19.01%

No Answer —6.74%

13. My ethnic heritage is:

African-American — 21.35%

Arabic speaking world — 12.36%

South Asian (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Afghan etc.) —34.83%

European-American (white, non-immigrant) — 15.73%

14. I am:

Male — 47.19%

Female — 52.81%

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