July 12, 2012

Conference Call Alert: Pew Forum to Discuss New Survey on Religion and Asian Americans

Washington, D.C., July 12, 2012 — In a noon EDT conference call for journalists on Thursday, July 19, 2012, the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life will discuss the findings from a new report, “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.” It is the second report of a comprehensive survey of Asian Americans conducted by the Pew Research Center in the first three months of 2012. This new report uses religious affiliation, rather than country of origin, as the primary frame of analysis. It examines the great religious diversity in the Asian-American population, including religious beliefs and practices, religious switching and intermarriage, and social and political attitudes. The survey is based on interviews, offered in English and seven Asian languages, with 3,511 Asian-American adults (18 years of age and older) living in the United States. On the call will be advisers to the survey who have expertise in Buddhism and Hinduism as well as other aspects of the religious life of Asian Americans.

Telephone News Conference  

WHO:
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Luis Lugo, Director
Cary Funk, Senior Researcher
Greg Smith, Senior Researcher

Survey Advisers
Jane Naomi Iwamura, Visiting Scholar and Lecturer in Asian American Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Khyati Joshi, Associate Professor, School of Education, Fairleigh Dickinson University
Sharon Suh, Chair, Department of Theology and Religious Studies, Seattle University
Janelle Wong, Director, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

WHEN:
Thursday, July 19, 2012, noon EDT

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 “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths” will be made available to the public at pewforum.org at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 19.

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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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