Dr. Luis Lugo
Luis E. Lugo is the Director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. During his tenure, the Pew Forum has become a leading research organization on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. He has led the Pew Forum in developing landmark surveys on religion, including the U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, which detailed the religious makeup, religious beliefs and practices as well as social and political attitudes of the American public, and the U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, the first comprehensive effort to gauge the state of religious knowledge among U.S. adults. In addition to overseeing the Pew Forum’s annual surveys on religion and politics, Luis helped guide the development of the first-ever, nationwide, random-sample survey of Muslim Americans and a landmark survey of Latinos’ religious affiliations, beliefs and practices. His PhD in political science is from the University of Chicago.