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In U.S., Decline of Christianity Continues at Rapid Pace


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Research Team

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

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Others at Pew Research Center also gave valuable feedback on this report, including Claudia Deane, vice president of research; Courtney Kennedy, director of survey research; Mark Hugo Lopez, director of global migration and demography research; Ana Gonzalez-Barrera, senior researcher; Carroll Doherty, director of political research; and Jocelyn Kiley, associate director of research.

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