Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Research Making an Impact

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a non-profit research and education institution, has collected and published research on Americans who are Muslim for nearly 20 years. That research provides the bedrock and context for these online courses, created by ReligionandPublicLife.org and supplemented by a collection of resources from other institutions and scholars.

The Institute for Social Policy and Understanding equips professionals with solution-seeking research in cultivating their understanding of the legal and political challenges faced by American Muslims. Many of these challenges arise as a result of the current geopolitical climate and widespread misinformation and misunderstanding. Anti-Muslim sentiment and targeted policies that infringe on personal and religious freedom are the new normal. Learn to apply ISPU’s public policy research and examine the structural barriers that hinder the American Muslim community from full inclusion and participation. The sources and exercises provide people with an accurate understanding of American Muslim communities, equipping them to build and sustain allyship and identifying common challenges and solutions.

We promote full and equitable inclusion with solution-seeking research

Earn a Certificate in American Muslim Life

Earn a professional certificate by applying objective research and education about American Muslims to support well-informed dialogue and decision-making.

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Meira Neggaz

Executive Director
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Petra Alsoofy

Outreach & Partnerships Manager
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Dalia Mogahed

Director of Research
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Erum Ikramullah

Research Project Manager
Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Our Services

Hire experts from the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding to serve as keynote speakers and panelists for online and onsite events. Schedule online or onsite workshops for journalists, government officials, law enforcement, religious leaders, and teachers. Hire ISPU consultants to design research projects, strategic plans, community programs, and educational experiences. All fees benefit the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, a nonprofit research organization.

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  • One day retreat
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  • To Mask or Not to Mask, That is the Question October 12, 2021
    New data shows Muslims are as likely as the general public to wear masks for protection from COVID-19. The post To Mask or Not to Mask, That is the Question first appeared on ISPU.
    Meira Neggaz
  • Drug Addiction In The Muslim Community October 6, 2021
    An analysis of Muslim communities’ stigma and support towards those who struggle with addiction. The post Drug Addiction In The Muslim Community first appeared on ISPU.
    Dalia Mogahed
  • Trust Must be Earned: Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy Among American Muslims September 16, 2021
    A plurality of American Muslims wished to get the COVID vaccine as soon as they could. But a sizable segment of the Muslim population expresses vaccine hesitancy. The post Trust Must be Earned: Vaccine Uptake and Hesitancy Among American Muslims first appeared on ISPU.
    Meira Neggaz
  • The (Dis)parity of White Muslim Political Attitudes August 11, 2021
    In recent years, race/ethnicity has taken a more central role in shaping Americans’ viewpoints. Does this increasingly conspicuous attitudinal divide between white and non-white Americans in the general public hold among American Muslims? The post The (Dis)parity of White Muslim Political Attitudes first appeared on ISPU.
    Youssef Chouhoud
  • US Mosque Study 2020: Report 2 Full Report July 28, 2021
    The US Mosque Survey 2020 is a comprehensive statistical study of mosques located in the United States. The survey is an ongoing decadal survey which was conducted previously in 2000 and 2010. Reports featuring the results will occasionally include results from a 1994 survey which... The post US Mosque Study 2020: Report 2 Full Report […]
    Ihsan Bagby

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