“A census is the procedure of acquiring and recording information about members of a given population.”
Muslim Census (MC) is an independent Hackney based organisation dedicated to using data to identify and highlight individual issues faced by the UK Muslim community. MC achieves this by championing three core pillars:
Data: Your participation in surveys helps collect data, otherwise scarce, needed for effective response. MC surveys range from online, physical and interview-based to ensure MC gets diverse and appropriate samples from the UK Muslim community.
Awareness: Led by data, MC can highlight the extent of issues impacting UK Muslim communities. MC present their findings in the form of articles, reports, audio and presentations to ensure UK Muslim communities gains valuable insight.
Empower: Leveraging data and awareness, MC can support effective actions in the UK Muslim community. Both the public and organisations can use their data to initiate conversations empowering the community to be better equipped for action.
Also, it is worth clarifying MC are not here to collate the information of approximately three million Muslims within the UK and are not a governing body that will themselves lead change. Rather, MC collects diverse samples that reflect the wider UK Muslim community and publish findings to empower action.