Major U.S. Religion Survey to be Released Monday
On Monday, Feb. 25, at noon, the Pew Forum will release the first report of a landmark survey that details the religious affiliation of the American public and explores the remarkable dynamism taking place in the U.S. religious marketplace.
Based on interviews conducted in English and Spanish with a representative sample of more than 35,000 adults, the survey includes detailed information on religious affiliation and provides estimates of the size of religious groups that are as small as three-tenths of 1 percent of the adult population. The report also describes changes in religious affiliation and analyzes the relationship between religious affiliation and various demographic factors, including age, ethnicity, nativity, educational and income levels, gender, family composition and regional distribution (including state breakdowns).
The online presentation of the findings, which includes interactive
mapping, dynamic charts and a variety of other tools, will be available
at pewforum.org at noon EST on Feb. 25.
Subsequent releases will include analyses of the survey's findings on Americans' religious beliefs and practices as well as their social and political views.
Symposium to Discuss International Religious Freedom
On Monday, Feb. 25, the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs at Georgetown University will host a symposium on religious freedom. Brian Grim, Forum Senior Research Fellow in Religion and World Affairs, will participate in a 10:30 a.m. panel discussion on the social, economic and political impact of religious liberty. View details about the symposium »
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Senior Research Fellow David Masci notes that while Americans ages 18-29 are less likely to support the death penalty than the public as a whole, it is still too early to tell whether these numbers point to a shift in the national mood on capital punishment.
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