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Globally, Social Hostilities Related to Religion Decline in 2019, While Government Restrictions Remain at Highest Levels


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

Samirah Majumdar, Research Associate     

Research Team

Virginia Villa, Research Analyst Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Anne Fengyan Shi, Senior Researcher                                 


Andrea L. Tillotson, Dana Popky, Jennifer Jun, Ricki Wood and Zoe Shadan

Editorial and Graphic Design

Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager David Kent, Senior Copy Editor Rebecca Leppert, Editorial Assistant Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer Chris Baronavski, Senior Developer Anna Schiller, Senior Communications Manager Kelsey Beveridge, Communications Associate

Research Assistants Aidan Connaughton, Jacob Ausubel and Manolo Corichi provided valuable assistance with fact checking and number checking for this report.

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