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When Americans Say They Believe in God, What Do They Mean?


This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher       

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor Rich Morin, 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

Nick Bertoni, panel manager for the American Trends Panel, and Claudia Deane, vice president of research, also gave valuable feedback on this study.

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