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La pratique religieuse dans les groupes religieux minoritaires

In 2006, the CSA (French Higher Board for Broadcasting) conducted a survey on Muslims (le portrait des musulmans). According to this survey, a third (32%) of Muslims reads the Koran at least once a month and a fourth (25%) of them go to the mosque at least once a month. Furthermore, 88% of the Muslims fast during the month of Ramadan and 43% of them perform the daily prayers five times a day.

In 2007, the IFOP (French Institute of Public Opinion) and the newspaper La Croix conducted a survey on the evolution of Islam in France (l’évolution de l’Islam en France) since 1989 (8 to 17 December 2007). The number of people from a Muslim family and defining themselves as Muslims has remained unchanged since 1989, i.e. 71%.
At the same time, we can notice that a growing number of people show their religious belonging. 33% Muslims practice their religion whereas only 16% Catholics do. Therefore, the percentage of Muslims praying everyday has increased : from 31% in 1994 to 39% in 2007. There are few gender differences however ; young people are less assiduous (64% of the Muslims aged 55 or more pray everyday whereas only 28% of the Muslims aged 18 to 24 do).
On Fridays, the number of believers coming to the mosque and especially youngest persons has increased : generally from 16% (in 1989) to 23% and from 7% to 20% among young people aged under 25. However, compared with women (12%), more men (34%) practice the religion. The fast of Ramadan remains a widespread practice. It has not evolved since 2001 when it was already possible to notice a spectacular increase since 1989 (60%). Finally, 6% of the interviewees made the pilgrimage to Mecca and 61% want to make it in the coming years.
The results of the survey are available on the IFOP website.

See the religious events heading for statistics on fasting during the Ramadan.

Less that 20% of the Jews in France claim to practice regularly.

BITTON Michèle, PANAFIT Lionel, Etre juif en France aujourd’hui, Hachette (Littératures), 1977.

D 25 septembre 2012    AAnne-Laure Zwilling

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