Organization Overview

Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research in the areas of U.S. politics and policy views; media and journalism; internet and technology; science and society; religion and public life; Hispanic trends; global attitudes and U.S. social and demographic trends. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions. It is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center’s work is carried out by a staff of about 140.

Department Overview

Pew Research Center is seeking a Research Associate with the global religious demography team of the Religion research project.  The global religious demography team analyzes data on the religious identity and characteristics of populations.  The team produces reports describing the religious composition of countries as well as other topics at the intersection of religion and social trends.

Position Summary

The Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of the analysis of global trends related to religion.  The Research Associate assists in the design and analysis of research and helps to write and review reports.  He or she would be responsible for helping to manage projects and field requests for information from the press, government officials, and other target audiences.  This position requires substantial knowledge and skill in the social scientific study of religion, global research, statistics, demography, and data analysis.

Primary Responsibilities

Data Analysis and Research Design (60%)

Writing and Communication (30%)

Project Planning and Management (10%)


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Application Procedure

Applicant should send a résumé, cover letter (indicating where you learned of the opening) with salary expectations to  Responses can also be mailed to:

Human Resources Department
Pew Research Center
1615 L Street, NW Suite 800
Washington, DC  20036

We are an equal opportunity employer.