In December 2001, the MCB conducted a pilot survey to establish the attitude of Muslim teenagers to the Sept 11 attacks and the aftermath, and about life in Britain.
No claims are made for the statistical validity of the survey results because the sample size was limited.
About 100 British Muslim
teenagers, roughly equal numbers of boys and girls, participated. The survey form was made available on-line and
on hard-copy forms.
Based on this experience, the MCB plans to conduct more rigorous and extensive youth surveys in the future.
Further information on the survey methodology can be obtained from the MCB office
September 11 attacks
- the dominant feeling was one of sadness and shock on first hearing of
- the dominant feeling was one of outrage and shock on first hearing of
the involvement of Muslims in the attacks, but boys were noticeably more
guarded in disclosing their feelings
- the majority believed that Islam either prohibited or discouraged such
Bombing of Afghanistan
- the dominant feeling was one of sadness and outrage on first hearing of
Best aspects of living in Britain
- for boys : mainly the freedoms and tolerance
- for girls : mainly the freedoms, multicultural climate and education
Worst aspects of living in Britain
- for boys : mainly racism and the moral climate
- for girls : mainly racism, lack of respect and understanding, feeling of
being an outsider
Boys (click here)
Girls (click here)