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Many Countries Favor Specific Religions, Officially or Unofficially


This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation.

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

Primary Researcher

Katayoun Kishi, Research Associate                      

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Samirah Majumdar, Research Analyst Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Jonathan Evans, Research Analyst


Brenna R. Fawson, Simona Griffith, Zoe Jackson, Elise C. Pietro and Annie R. Werner

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer                   

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Anna Schiller, Communications Manager Jessica Pumphrey, Communications Associate

Others at Pew Research Center who provided research guidance include Michael Dimock and James Bell.

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