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.
Telephone News Conference
Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on
Religion & Public Life
Greg Smith, Senior
Researcher, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
David Campbell, Associate
of Political Science, University of Notre Dame and Member of Survey’s Advisory
Assistant Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College and Member of Survey’s
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, 10 a.m. EST
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.