Pew Research Forum on Religion & Public Life
Expertise: U.S. Religious Beliefs and Practices
Besheer Mohamed is a research associate at the Pew Research Center’s Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life. In this role he is involved in the design and implementation of many of the Forum’s domestic religion polls. He specializes in studying religious minorities in the US, with a specific focus on Muslim Americans. Prior to joining the Pew Forum, Mohamed worked at the University of Chicago’s Survey Lab. Mohamed received a doctorate in Sociology as well as a master’s degree in Middle East Studies at the University of Chicago. He is the author of The Implications of Religious Identity for American Muslims and Muslim Immigrants: Hurt by Recession but Not Complaining. He also collaborated on the Pew Research Center’s 2011 survey of Muslim Americans and the 2011 National Survey of Mormons, as well as the Pew Research Center’s reports Asian-Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths and Two-Thirds of Democrats Now Support Gay Marriage. Mohamed has presented his work at academic conferences and been interviewed as an analyst by a variety of broadcast and print media.