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New Pew Forum Survey of Mormons in America

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 willdiscuss the findings from a major new comprehensive survey, Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs but Uncertain of TheirPlace in Society. Conducted between Oct. 25 and Nov. 16, 2011, among anational sample of 1,019 respondents who currently describe their religion as“Mormon,” the survey examines Mormons’ beliefs and practices, politicalideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward their faith,family life, the media and society. It is the first nationally representativesurvey of Mormons ever undertaken by a non-LDS research organization.


Liga Plaveniece
Communications Associate

Telephone News Conference 

Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum onReligion & Public Life
Greg Smith, SeniorResearcher, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
David Campbell, AssociateProfessor, Departmentof Political Science, University of Notre Dame and Member of Survey’s AdvisoryBoard
MatthewBowman, VisitingAssistant Professor of Religion, Hampden-Sydney College and Member of Survey’sAdvisory Board

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2012, 10 a.m. EST

Please send your full name, title, the name of your publication ororganization, where you are based and your contact information to LigaPlaveniece at reserve your place.

The online presentation of Mormons in America: Certain in Their Beliefs but Uncertain of TheirPlace in Society will be made available to the public at at 12:01 a.m. EST on Jan. 12.


The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & PublicLife conducts surveys, demographic analyses and other social science researchon important aspects of religion and public life in the U.S. and around theworld. As part of the Washington-based Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonadvocacyorganization, the Pew Forum does not take positions on any of the issues itcovers or on policy debates.  

Twitter: @pewforum 


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