January 6, 2012

New Pew Forum Survey of Mormons in America

Washington, D.C. — In a 10 a.m. EST conference call for journalists on Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life will discuss the findings from a major new comprehensive survey, Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs but Uncertain of Their Place in Society. Conducted between Oct. 25 and Nov. 16, 2011, among a national sample of 1,019 respondents who currently describe their religion as “Mormon,” the survey examines Mormons’ beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward their faith, family life, the media and society. It is the first nationally representative survey of Mormons ever undertaken by a non-LDS research organization.

CONTACT

Liga Plaveniece
Communications Associate
202-419-4586
lplaveniece@pewforum.org 

Telephone News Conference 

WHO:
Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Greg Smith, Senior Researcher, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
David Campbell, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Notre Dame and Member of Survey’s Advisory Board
Matthew Bowman, Visiting Assistant Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College and Member of Survey’s Advisory Board

WHEN:
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, 10 a.m. EST

RSVP INSTRUCTIONS:
Please send your full name, title, the name of your publication or organization, where you are based and your contact information to Liga Plaveniece at lplaveniece@pewforum.org to reserve your place.

The online presentation of Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs but Uncertain of Their Place in Society will be made available to the public at pewforum.org at 12:01 a.m. EST on Jan. 12.

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The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. As part of the Washington-based Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonadvocacy organization, the Pew Forum does not take positions on any of the issues it covers or on policy debates.  

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