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Rate of religious extremism in U.S. prisons 2011

This statistic shows U.S. prison chaplains responses to a question of how often they saw cases of religious extremism in U.S. prisons as of 2011. 58 percent of chaplains surveyed said that cases of religious extremism were either not too common or not common at all.

U.S. prison chaplains assessment of the rate of religious extremism amongst inmates in U.S. prisons 2011

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Release date

March 2012


United States

Survey time period

September 21, 2011 to December 23, 2011

Number of respondents

730 respondents

Age group

8-19 years

Special properties

Prison chaplains

Method of interview


Supplementary notes

Original question: When managing religion-related services in the prison(s) where you work, how common is it, if at all, to encounter religious groups that express extreme religious views; very common, somewhat common, not too common, not at all common, don't know/no answer?

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