Gallup: British Muslims more likely to identify with UK than other Brits

British Muslims identify with the UK far more than the general public, according to research published today.

More than three-quarters of British Muslims, 77 per cent, said that they identified with the UK, compared with half of the overall population.

The survey by Gallup and the Coexist Foundation showed that more than eight out of 10, 82 per cent, of British Muslims thought that Muslims in this country were loyal, but just over a third, 36 per cent, of the general public considered Muslims to be loyal.

The report also showed that British Muslims have more confidence in British institutions such as the courts, elections, financial bodies and the media.