Director of U.S. Religion Surveys
Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project
Gregory A. Smith is director of U.S. religion surveys at the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. He helps to coordinate the project’s domestic polling on religion. Smith also writes reports and provides information to news media and others about religion and public opinion, religion and American politics, and the political views of Catholics. Smith holds a doctorate in government from the University of Virginia, where he was a fellow at the Center on Religion and Democracy. He is an author of the 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, the 2010 U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, the 2007 and 2011 Pew Research Center surveys of Muslim Americans, the 2011 National Survey of Mormons, and the 2012 report ‘Nones’ on the Rise. He also wrote Politics in the Parish: The Political Influence of Catholic Priests (Georgetown University Press, 2008). Smith has been interviewed as an analyst by a variety of broadcast media, including ABC, CBS, CNN, C-SPAN, MSNBC and National Public Radio, and by The New York Times, The Washington Post and USA Today among other print media.