Disinfo: Every Muslim family living in France has more than 8 children


Each Muslim family living in France has more than 8 children compared to an average of 1.8 in non-Muslim families.


Pew Research Center's 2017 study shows that although Europe’s Muslims generally have more children than members of other religious groups in the region, a Muslim woman in France has an average of 2.9 children compared to 1.9 of non-Muslim woman.

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  • Reported in: Issue161
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 17/07/2019
  • Language/target audience: Georgian
  • Country: France
  • Keywords: migration, EU, Islamisation, Muslim/Islam


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