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Jessica Martinez

Research Associate

Expertise: Latinos, U.S. Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Jessica Hamar Martínez is a research associate at the Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project. She contributes to the project’s polling on religion in the U.S., with a particular emphasis on religion and the Latino community. Prior to joining the Pew Research Center, Martínez worked as a project manager at the Center for the Study of Latino Religion and the Center for the Study of Religion and Society, both at the University of Notre Dame. Martínez received a doctorate and a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Arizona. She is a contributing author of Pew Research Center reports such as The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United StatesLatinos, Religion and Campaign 2012 and When Labels Don’t Fit: Hispanics and Their Views of Identity.