02/25/2008 - In a noon conference call for journalists, Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life, together with fellows John Green and Greg Smith, released the first of three reports on the Forum’s path-breaking U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, launched the interactive website accompanying the project and answered questions from reporters. This report, which focuses on religious affiliation, reveals an extremely fluid and competitive American religious marketplace and provides an in-depth look at individual religious groups and denominations.
The survey, principally authored by Green and Smith, involved 20-minute interviews with 35,000 American adults and is therefore one of the largest and most comprehensive studies of its kind. Because of the richness of the data, the Forum divided the analysis into multiple reports; analyses of beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes are planned for the spring of 2008. Go to the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey.
Luis Lugo, Director, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
John C. Green, Senior Fellow in Religion and American Politics, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Gregory A. Smith, Research Fellow, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life
Read the full transcript First Report on the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey on the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life Web site.