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Conference Call Alert: Pew Forum to Discuss New Survey on Religion and Asian Americans

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 & PublicLife will discuss the findings from a new report, “Asian Americans: A Mosaic ofFaiths.” It is the second report of a comprehensive survey of Asian Americansconducted by the Pew Research Center in the first three months of 2012. Thisnew report uses religious affiliation, rather than country of origin, as theprimary frame of analysis. It examines the great religious diversity in theAsian-American population, including religious beliefs and practices, religiousswitching and intermarriage, and social and political attitudes. The survey isbased on interviews, offered in English and seven Asian languages, with 3,511Asian-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 andHinduism as well as other aspects of the religious life of Asian Americans.

TelephoneNews Conference 

WHO: Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Luis Lugo, Director Cary Funk, Senior Researcher Greg Smith, Senior Researcher

Survey Advisers 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

WHEN: Thursday, July 19, 2012, noon EDT

RSVP INSTRUCTIONS: Please send your full name, title, the name of your publication or organization, where you are based and your contact information to LigaPlaveniece at to reserve your place.

The online presentation of “Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths” will bemade available to the public at at 12:01 a.m. EDT on July 19.


ThePew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life conducts surveys,demographic analyses and other social science research on important aspects ofreligion and public life in the U.S. and around the world. As part of theWashington-based Pew Research Center, a nonpartisan, nonadvocacy organization,the Pew Forum does not take positions on any of the issues it covers or onpolicy debates. 


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