Internet Opens Western Culture to Muslims

Excessive Muslim internet users are more susceptible to evaluate movies and western music


The Pew Research Center found that Muslim Internet users are younger and educated than those who do not use the network and mostly men are more than women.

The Muslims, using internet excessively are more susceptible to evaluate movies and western music, as well as more links between Islam and Christianity, according to a study published in the United States.

According to the survey of the Pew Research Center, conducted in 39 countries, an average figure of 18% of the Muslims use internet, with big caveats in places like Afghanistan (2%) or Kosovo (59%).


Internet users incite to enjoy more movies, television and Western music


The precise figures for 25 countries show that Muslims surfers are younger and educated than those not using the network. Mostly men are more than women.

Even taking into account gender and level of education, the study reveals that internet users incite to enjoy more movies, television and Western music and consider less frequently than this attentive culture against the morals of their country.

In this aspect, the age between 18 and 34 years is a more determinant of internet use, but not much more.

The difference is marked (35 points) in a country like Kyrgyzstan among Internet users who like western culture (74%) and non-Internet users (39%), as is the case in Senegal (32 points), Russia (32 points) and Indonesia (31 points).


The more religious is the respondent, the more unfavorable is his/her opinion


Overall, the biggest western movie lovers are in Albania (77%), Kosovo (69%), Mali and Bosnia-Herzegovina (62%), compared to only 20% in Pakistan.

The more religious is the respondent, the more unfavorable is his/her opinion.

Internet use is also linked to a more open mind towards Christianity. Pakistan has the largest gap of 28 points between users and non-internet users to find common links between Islam and Christianity.

Taken together, Senegal is the most open country (61%), followed by Bosnia and Herzegovina (59%) while Pakistan and Malaysia are the least (10%).

Instead, the attitude towards Islam is the same whether they are surfer or not, for a majority of Muslims who believe that only Islam leads to Paradise.
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