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For a Lot of American Teens, Religion Is a Regular Part of the Public School Day


Primary Researchers

Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Senior Researcher Philip Schwadel, Professor of Sociology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln            

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Kiana Cox, Research Associate Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate

Methodology Team

Courtney Kennedy, Director of Survey Research Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist    

Editorial and Graphic Design

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

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Sara Atske, Associate Digital Producer Anna Schiller, Communications Manager Haley Nolan, Communications Associate

Philip Schwadel, professor of sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, spent a year as a visiting researcher at Pew Research Center contributing to work on religion among teens in the United States. The Center is grateful for his contributions to this report and other work.

Claudia Deane, vice president of research at Pew Research Center, also gave valuable feedback on this report.

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