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Pew Research Center is a subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts, its primary funder. This is the latest report in Pew Research Center’s ongoing investigation of the state of news, information and journalism in the digital age, a research program funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts, with generous support from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the Center’s news and information research team, communications, design, digital and editorial teams. Find related reports online at

Research Team

Galen Stocking, Senior Computational Social Scientist
Katerina Eva Matsa, Director, News and Information Research
Sarah Naseer, Research Assistant
Christopher St. Aubin, Research Assistant
Elisa Shearer, Senior Researcher
Mark Jurkowitz, Senior Writer
Shreenita Ghosh, Former Research Associate
Jacob Liedke, Research Assistant
Naomi Forman-Katz, Research Assistant
Emily Tomasik, Research Assistant  
Jeffrey Gottfried, Senior Researcher

Communications and Web Publishing

Sogand Afkari, Communications Manager
Andrew Grant, Communications Associate
Rachel Drian, Associate Director, Communications  
Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager, Religion Research
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor       
Peter Bell, Design Director
Andrea Caumont, Digital Engagement Manager
Isaac Mei, Associate Social Media Strategist
Chris Baronavski, Senior Web Developer

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