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Religion Among Asian Americans


Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. The Center’s Asian American portfolio was funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from The Asian American Foundation; Chan Zuckerberg Initiative DAF, an advised fund of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation; the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; the Henry Luce Foundation; the Doris Duke Foundation; The Wallace H. Coulter Foundation; The Dirk and Charlene Kabcenell Foundation; The Long Family Foundation; Lu-Hebert Fund; Gee Family Foundation; Joseph Cotchett; the Julian Abdey and Sabrina Moyle Charitable Fund; and Nanci Nishimura. 

We would also like to thank the Leaders Forum for its thought leadership and valuable assistance in helping make this survey possible.

The qualitative research on Asian American Muslims, and the strategic communications campaign to promote the research portfolio, were made possible with generous support from the Doris Duke Foundation.

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at and

Primary Researchers

Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher
Michael Rotolo, Research Associate     

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director, Religion Research             
Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Religion Research
Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher               
Patricia Tevington, Research Associate
Justin Nortey, Research Analyst      
Asta Kallo, Research Assistant


Jonah Causin, Daniel Jacobi and Sophie Yap

Methods Team

Courtney Kennedy, Vice President, Methods and Innovation
Ashley Amaya, Associate Director, Survey Methodology    
Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist
Scott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor
Dorene Asare-Marfo, Panel Manager          
Dana Mildred Popky, Associate Panel Manager
Arnold Lau, Research Methodologist

Editorial and Graphic Design

Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor
Rebecca Leppert, Copy Editor
Dalia Fahmy, Senior Writer/Editor
Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

Achsah Callahan, Communications Manager
Hannah Klein, Senior Communications Manager
Beshay Sakla, Associate Digital Producer
Reem Nadeem, Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Associate Director, Communications       
Stacy Rosenberg, Director, Digital Strategy      

Others at the Center who contributed to this report include Mark Hugo Lopez, director of race and ethnicity research; Neil G. Ruiz, associate director of race and ethnicity research; Conrad Hackett, associate director of research/senior demographer; Caileigh Stirling, research assistant; Yunping Tong, research associate; Luis Noe-Bustamante, research associate; Abby Budiman, former research associate; Carolyne Im, research assistant; and Lauren Mora, former research assistant.

In addition, Pew Research Center is grateful to a panel of expert advisers who provided advice throughout this report’s development: Eman Abdelhadi, assistant professor of comparative human development at the University of Chicago; Jerry Park, associate professor of sociology at Baylor University; Anna Sun, associate professor of religious studies and sociology at Duke University; Ajay Verghese, associate professor of political science at Middlebury College; and Duncan Ryuken Williams, professor of religion and East Asian languages and cultures at University of Southern California.

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