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Amy Mitchell, Director, Journalism Research Baxter Oliphant, Senior Researcher Katerina Eva Matsa, Associate Director, Journalism Research Elisa Shearer, Research Associate Mason Walker, Research Analyst Mark Jurkowitz, Senior Writer Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager, Religion Research Michael Barthel, Senior Researcher Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher Galen Stocking, Computational Social Scientist Maya Khuzam, Research Assistant Kirsten Worden, Research Assistant Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist Dorene Asare Marfo, Survey Research Methodologist Scott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor Claudia Deane, Vice President, Research Nick Bertoni, Panel Manager Courtney Kennedy, Director, Survey Research                    

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David Kent, Senior Copy Editor Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer Alissa Scheller, Information Graphics Designer Peter Bell, Design Director Andrea Caumont, Digital Engagement Manager John Gramlich, Senior Writer/Editor Bruce Drake, Senior Editor

Communications and Web Publishing

Rachel Weisel, Senior Communications Manager Hannah Klein, Communications Manager Calvin Jordan, Communications Associate Andrew Grant, Communications Associate Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer Shannon Greenwood, Digital Producer Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Seth Rubenstein, Lead Web Developer Benjamin Wormald, Web Developer Carrie Elizabeth Blazina, Associate Digital Producer Kelly Browning, User Experience Manager Michael Piccorossi, Director, Digital Strategy

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