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The Global Religious Landscape

About the Report

This report was produced by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life.

The Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that provides information on the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. The center conducts public opinion polling, demographic studies, content analysis and other empirical social science research. It does not take positions on policy issues. The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life is a project of the Pew Research Center; it delivers timely, impartial information on the issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs in the U.S. and around the world. The Pew Research Center is an independently operated subsidiary of The Pew Charitable Trusts.

The report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals:

Primary Researchers Conrad Hackett, Demographer Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and Director of Cross-National Data

Pew Forum Luis Lugo, Director

Research Alan Cooperman, Associate Director, Research Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager Chris Gao, Database Consultant Phillip Connor and Anne Fengyan Shi, Research Associates Noble Kuriakose, Research Analyst

Editorial Sandra Stencel, Associate Director, Editorial Diana Yoo, Graphic Designer Tracy Miller, Editor Hilary Ramp, Assistant Editor

Communications and Web Publishing Erin O’Connell, Associate Director, Communications Stacy Rosenberg, Digital Project Manager Liga Plaveniece and Jemila Woodson, Communications Associates Joseph Liu, Web Producer

Collaborating Researchers Marcin Stonawski, Vegard Skirbekk and Michaela Potančoková, Age and Cohort Change Project, International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) Guy Abel, Vienna Institute of Demography, Austrian Academy of Sciences

Pew Research Center Andrew Kohut, President Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President Elizabeth Mueller Gross, Vice President Jessica Tennant, Informational Graphics Designer

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