Muslim Americans’ safety and well-being in the wake of Trump: A public health and social justice crisis.

This study examined the perceived impact of religious discrimination and Islamophobia on Muslim Americans’ well-being during the 2016 United States presidential election campaign. Data were collected from a national sample of 1,130 Muslim Americans. Perceived religious discrimination (PRD) was measured using the Perceived Religious Discrimination Scale. Results of canonical correlation analysis showed that perceived Islamophobia was associated with safety (β = .45, p < .001), level of stress (β = −.25, p < .001), level of religiosity (β = −.11, p < .05), and employment (β = .11, p < .05). PRD was associated with preexposure to religious-based discrimination; β = −.12, p < .05), safety (.47, p < .001), level of stress (β = −.33, p < .001), religiosity (β = −.15, p < .010), and years in the United States (β = .16, p < .010). Results also suggest that some Muslim subgroups, such as women and older people, may face "double jeopardy” based on multiple stigmatized identities. When addressing mental health concerns in marginalized groups, it is necessary to link health with social justice and examine how social injustices may affect people's well-being. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2018 APA, all rights reserved)