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Few Americans Blame God or Say Faith Has Been Shaken Amid Pandemic, Other Tragedies


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Primary Researchers          

Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate

Research Team        

Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant                      

Methods Team         

Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist Nick Bertoni, Senior Panel Manager Ashley Amaya, Senior Survey Research Methodologist Dorene Asare-Marfo, Survey Research Methodologist Arnold Lau, Research Methodologist Nick Hatley, Research Analyst

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager David Kent, Senior Copy Editor Rebecca Ann Leppert, Editorial Assistant Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

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

Others at Pew Research Center who provided valuable feedback and guidance on this project include Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor; Lee Rainie, director of internet and technology research; Stephanie Kramer, senior researcher; Ariana Monique Salazar, research analyst; and Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, former senior researcher.

Pew Research Center also is grateful to David C. Lamberth, professor of philosophy and theology at Harvard Divinity School, and James P. Sterba, professor of philosophy at the University of Notre Dame, for their input into the design of this study.

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