Webinar | US Mosque Survey: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque

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Webinar | US Mosque Survey: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque

July 1, 2021 @ 3:00 pm 4:00 pm

Please join us on Thursday, July 1 at 3PM EST for a webinar on Report 1 of the US Mosque Survey 2020: Basic Characteristics of the American Mosque.  

The purpose of the US Mosque Survey is to conduct a scientific study that will generate accurate information about most aspects of the American mosque. The goal is to provide a detailed portrait of the American mosque to dispel misconceptions and to help mosque leaders and participants better understand their mosque, hopefully leading to improvements.

The results of the US Mosque Survey 2020 are divided into two reports. Report 1 focuses on essential statistics, mosque participants, mosque administration, and the basic characteristics of Shi’ite mosques. Report 2 focuses on Islamic approaches in understanding Islam, perspectives of mosque leaders on American society, mosque activities, women in the mosque, and the perspectives and activities of Shi’ite mosques. This webinar will cover Report 1 of the US Mosque Survey.

All of the US Mosque Surveys (2000, 2010, and 2020) were conducted in collaboration with a larger study of American congregations called Faith Communities Today (FACT), which is a project of the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership (CCSP), a multi-faith coalition of numerous denominations and faith groups, headquartered at Hartford Seminary. The strategy of FACT is to develop a common questionnaire and then have the member faith groups use that questionnaire to conduct a survey of their respective congregations. The US Mosque Surveys took the FACT common questionnaire and modified it to fit the mosque context.

Webinar speakers include:

  • Dr. Ihsan Bagby, Report Author & Primary Investigator, US Mosque Survey 2020
  • Dalia Mogahed, Director of Research, Institute for Social Policy and Understanding
  • Azhar Azeez, Treasurer and former President, Islamic Society of North America
  • Tayyab Yunus, President, Center on Muslim Philanthropy
  • Dr. Scott Thumma, Professor of Sociology of Religion, Hartford Seminary