Associate Director, Research/Senior Demographer
Conrad Hackett is associate director of research and senior demographer at Pew Research Center. He is an expert on international religious demography and how religion influences population growth. Before joining Pew Research Center, he was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the University of Texas at Austin’s Population Research Center. Hackett received his doctorate from Princeton University’s Department of Sociology and Office of Population Research. He also earned two graduate degrees from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an author of The Future of World Religions: Population Growth Projections, 2010-2050, The Global Religious Landscape, Global Christianity, The Global Catholic Population and various other studies of religious demography. Hackett frequently presents demographic research at scholarly conferences in the United States and abroad. He has discussed global religion with numerous media outlets, including BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.