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What Makes Life Meaningful? Views From 17 Advanced Economies


This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals.

Laura Silver, Senior Researcher
Patrick van Kessel, Senior Data Scientist
Christine Huang, Research Analyst
Laura Clancy, Research Assistant
Sneha Gubbala, Research Assistant

James Bell, Vice President, Global Strategy
Alexandra Castillo, Research Methodologist
Janakee Chavda, Editorial Assistant
Aidan Connaughton, Research Assistant
Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research
Moira Fagan, Research Analyst
Janell Fetterolf, Senior Researcher
Michael Keegan, Senior Information Graphics Designer
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor
Hannah Klein, Communications Manager
Gar Meng Leong, Communications Associate
Clark Letterman, Senior Survey Manager
Gracie Martinez, Senior Administrative Coordinator
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer
J.J. Moncus, Research Assistant
Patrick Moynihan, Associate Director, International Research Methods
Julia O’Hanlon, Communications Associate
Jacob Poushter, Associate Director, Global Attitudes Research
Shannon Schumacher, Research Associate
Richard Wike, Director, Global Attitudes Research

Special thanks are also due to the team of Pew Research Center staff who contributed to coding for the project: Shajia Abidi, Dorene Asare-Marfo, Emma Remy, Stella Sechopoulos, Sono Shah and Regina Widjaya. We also appreciate the assistance of former Pew Research Center staffers Kat Devlin and Nicholas Kent.

The interactive which accompanies this report is thanks in large part to the hard work of Peter Bell, Shannon Greenwood, Michael Keegan, Stacy Rosenberg and Benjamin Wormald.

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