For Immediate Release
For the Record: CAIR Releases Results of Presidential Election Exit Poll
WASHINGTON - The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation's largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today released the results of its 2016 Muslim Voters Presidential Election Exit Poll. CAIR's exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters indicated a high Muslim turnout with 90 percent reporting that they voted in the election - 74 percent voting for Hillary Clinton and 13 percent for now President-elect Donald Trump.
"Muslim were more energized and engaged this election than ever before, turning out in record numbers," said CAIR Director of Government Affairs Department Robert McCaw.
Compared to the 2012 elections, in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney received a single digit percentage of the Muslim vote, Trump received nearly twice that amount of support.
The CAIR exit poll of more than 2,000 registered Muslim voters from across the nation was conducted using an independent automated call survey provider and asked three questions:
- "Did you vote in today's election?"
- "Which presidential candidate did you vote for?"
- “At any time at the polling station where you intimidated or felt discriminated against for being Muslim?”
NOTE: 139 Muslim respondents indicated that they felt intimidated or discriminated against for being Muslim while at the polling station.
Muslim community members who believe their rights have been violated are being asked to contact local police and CAIR's Civil Rights Department at 202-742-6420 or by filing a report at: http://www.cair.com/report
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CAIR is America's largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization. Its mission is to enhance the understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding.