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America’s Abortion Quandary


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Primary Researchers

Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher                    
Hannah Hartig, Research Associate  

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director, Religion Research         
Carroll Doherty, Director, Political Research
Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Religion Research
Jocelyn Kiley, Associate Director, Political Research
Scott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor 
Justin Nortey, Research Assistant            
Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher                            
Baxter Oliphant, Senior Researcher
Patricia Tevington, Research Associate                    
Andrew Daniller, Research Associate
Amina Dunn, Research Analyst                                 
Ted Van Green, Research Analyst    
Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant
Vianney Gómez, Research Assistant      

Methods Team 

Courtney Kennedy, Director, Survey Research 
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                            
Peter Bell, Design Director    
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor                               
Rebecca Leppert, Editorial Assistant           
Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer
Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor

Communications and Web Publishing

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

Pew Research Center is grateful to Tricia C. Bruce, sociologist of religion and affiliate of the University of Notre Dame’s Center for the Study of Religion and Society, for providing input on this study. 

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