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Apostate Report
Our report looks at the characteristics, experiences, and beliefs of North American ex-Muslims, based on a first-of-its-kind survey.
about the survey

The Apostate Report is a first-of-its-kind survey exploring the characteristics, experiences, and beliefs of North American ex-Muslims, sampled from communities throughout the United States and Canada.

key findings

View some of the most notable and striking findings from the Apostate Report.

1
Demographics
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
2
Immigrants And Origins
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
3
Education
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
4
Age Of Apostasy
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
5
Period Of Questioning
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
6
Reasons For Apostasy
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
7
In And Out Of The Closet
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
8
Negative Experiences
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
9
Life After Islam
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
10
Changing Outlooks
Respondents are young, more male than female, and diverse in their backgrounds.
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Articles

Explore brief articles on the survey that unearth deeper insights into its results—and what it means to be an ex-Muslim in North America.

What it's Like to be an Ex-Muslim Immigrant

Conventional wisdom goes that the children of immigrants will become more naturally integrated into their societies than their parents. Exposed to their country’s

The Ideas "Poisoning" Young Muslim Minds

“Our youth are being corrupted by moral decay.”

So goes the refrain of traditionalists and moral crusaders the world over. The supposed culprits are many,

The Politics of Apostasy

When 16-year-old French teenager Mila Orriols faced death threats and harasment after publicly calling Islam a “shitty religion,” it ignited

The Afterimage of Patriarchy

No matter the tradition, religious oppression always seems to weigh heaviest on women. The burdens of male guardianship, clothing regulations, and modesty culture

Religion, against Piglets and for Nothing

What does religion do best? Social cohesion? Stabilizing society’s moral compass? Keeping people a safe distance from the precipice of nihilism? Or – maybe –

Pathologizing Apostasy
10 Myths about Ex-Muslims

Ex-Muslims are a large, diverse, and growing population, particularly in the West, symptomatic of much-discussed trends toward secularization writ large. At the

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