La Croix's big survey on Muslims found that 71% intend to fast on Ramadan. Ten percentage points higher than the 1989 survey. What the headlines don't mention is that this number has been pretty constant for the past decade. The 2009 survey showed 70% intended to fast on Ramadan.
"More practicing Muslims than 20 years ago," headlines La Croix on the occasion of the first day of the Ramadan fast. The daily cites the results of a survey which shows that 71% France’s Muslims intend to fast for the entire month. "The intention to participate in Ramadan has increased strongly, rising by 10 points since 1989, the date of the first French survey. And it is also a general sign of an upsurge of in the numbers of the 3.5-million strong French Muslim population who practice their religion," explains the Catholic daily.