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Americans Have Positive Views About Religion’s Role in Society, but Want It Out of Politics


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Research Team

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

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Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

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

Vice President of Research Claudia Deane and Director of Internet and Technology Research Lee Rainie also gave valuable feedback on this report.

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