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Jessica Martinez

Senior Researcher

Expertise: Hispanics, Religion, U.S. Religious Beliefs and Practices

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Jessica Hamar Martínez is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center. She contributes to the Center’s polling on religion in the U.S., with an emphasis on religion and the Latino community. Before joining 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 America’s Changing Religious Landscape, 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.