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45% of Americans Say U.S. Should Be a ‘Christian Nation’


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Research Team        

Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Religion Research   
Michael Rotolo, Research Associate
Patricia Tevington, Research Associate       
Alan Cooperman, Director, Religion Research
Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher               
Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher
Justin Nortey, Research Analyst                    
Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant                                  

Methods Team         

Courtney Kennedy, Vice President, Methods and Innovation
Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist
Scott Keeter, Senior Survey Advisor
Ashley Amaya, Senior Survey Research Methodologist      
Dorene Asare-Marfo, Panel Manager          
Dana Mildred Popky, Associate Panel Manager
Arnold Lau, Research Methodologist                       

Editorial and Graphic Design

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         
Reem Nadeem, Associate Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Senior Communications Manager   
Achsah Callahan, Communications Manager

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