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.
Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Luis Lugo, Director
Cary Funk, Senior Researcher
Greg Smith, Senior Researcher
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
Thursday, July 19, 2012, noon EDT
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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.
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