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About Three-in-Ten U.S. Adults Are Now Religiously Unaffiliated


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Primary Researcher

Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research

Research Team        

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher Justin Nortey, Research Assistant Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant                                  

Methods Team         

Courtney Kennedy, Director of Survey Research Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist Nick Bertoni, Senior Panel Manager Arnold Lau, Research Methodologist

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

Claudia Deane, vice president of research, also provided valuable guidance on this report.

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