According to the results of a poll conducted from July 19th to July 26th and released earlier this week, 39 per cent of French believe that Islam will become the largest religion in France.
The ‘Heart of the French’ survey conducted by Harris Interactive reveals that 39 per cent of French people believe that Islam will be the largest religion in France in the future.
Among Muslims, the percentage increases to 55 per cent, followed by 44 per cent of Roman Catholics.
A further 72 per cent of French say that they fear that if Islam becomes the largest religion in the country, France would lose its historic identity. Catholics were the most concerned at 83 per cent, followed by Protestants and non-religious people at 67 per cent each.
Among Muslims, however, just 17 per cent said that France would lose its identity if Islam were the most widespread and practised religion.