1. Posted on 19 July, 2012

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New report out today from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.  This is the first comprehensive look at the nation’s fastest growing race group and their religious affiliation and traditions.  Among the key findings:
Asian Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and Hinduism (accounting together for about the same share of the U.S. public as Jews – roughly 2%). 
Most Asian Americans belong to the country’s two largest religious groups:  Christians and people who say they have no particular religious affiliation. 
Each or the six largest subgroups of Asian Americans displays a different religious complexion.  For example, a majority of U.S. Filipinos are Catholic, while a majority of Korean Americans are Protestant.  See our slideshow on religious affiliation.  http://pewrsr.ch/PlLgqq
The Asian American community is a study in contrasts, from groups that are highly religious to highly secular; 76% say religion is not too important or not at all important in their lives, compared with 58% among unaffiliated U.S. adults as a whole.  See our Beliefs and Practices slideshow: http://pewrsr.ch/LuGGRQ
Asian Americans as a whole are less likely than Americans overall to believe in God and to pray on a daily basis, but these measures may not be good indicators of religion’s role in this population that includes Buddhists and others from non-theistic traditions.  
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    pewresearch:

    New report out today from the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life: Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths.  This is the first comprehensive look at the nation’s fastest growing race group and their religious affiliation and traditions.  Among the key findings:

    • Asian Americans have been largely responsible for the growth of non-Abrahamic faiths in the U.S., particularly Buddhism and Hinduism (accounting together for about the same share of the U.S. public as Jews – roughly 2%). 
    • Most Asian Americans belong to the country’s two largest religious groups:  Christians and people who say they have no particular religious affiliation. 
    • Each or the six largest subgroups of Asian Americans displays a different religious complexion.  For example, a majority of U.S. Filipinos are Catholic, while a majority of Korean Americans are Protestant.  See our slideshow on religious affiliation.  http://pewrsr.ch/PlLgqq
    • The Asian American community is a study in contrasts, from groups that are highly religious to highly secular; 76% say religion is not too important or not at all important in their lives, compared with 58% among unaffiliated U.S. adults as a whole.  See our Beliefs and Practices slideshow: http://pewrsr.ch/LuGGRQ
    • Asian Americans as a whole are less likely than Americans overall to believe in God and to pray on a daily basis, but these measures may not be good indicators of religion’s role in this population that includes Buddhists and others from non-theistic traditions.  

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