Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU)
ISPU provides objective research and education about Muslim Americans to support well-informed dialogue and decision-making.
At the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding (ISPU), we envision an America where Muslims are thriving and equal. And we believe that relevant, rigorous research in the right hands will help us get there. Our work strengthens Muslim communities and equips those working toward full and equitable inclusion with solution-seeking research.
Founded in 2002, ISPU has been at the forefront of discovering trends and opportunities that impact Muslims in the United States for almost 20 years. We’re a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that builds understanding and strengthens communities by laying a foundation of facts. As the only organization of our kind, we’re the go-to source for anyone seeking information about Muslims in America and issues that impact them. We also share what we know in easily digestible ways with the general public, policymakers, media professionals, community leaders, and more.