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Religion and Spirituality in East Asian Societies


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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 (grant 62287).

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This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals.

Research Team

Jonathan Evans, Senior Researcher
Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Kelsey Jo Starr, Research Analyst
Manolo Corichi, Research Analyst
William Miner, Research Assistant
Kirsten Lesage, Research Associate

Methods Team

Patrick Moynihan, Associate Director of International Research Methods
Carolyn Lau, International Survey Methodologist
Sofi Sinozich, International Survey Methodologist

Editorial and Graphic Design

Dalia Fahmy, Senior writer/editor
Rebecca Leppert, Copy Editor
Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

Achsah Callahan, Communications Manager
Gar Meng Leong, Communications Manager
Mithila Samak, Communications Associate
Justine Coleman, Associate Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Associate Director of Communications
Stacy Rosenberg, Director of Digital Strategy

Others at the Center who contributed to this report include Neha Sahgal, Conrad Hackett, Yunping Tong, Anne Fengyan Shi, Christine Huang, Gregory A. Smith, Laura Silver, Becka A. Alper, Jeff Diamant, Drew DeSilver, Gracie Martinez and Laura Lewis.

Former Center staff who contributed to this report include Ariana Monique Salazar, Adam Wolsky, Clark Letterman, Scott Gardner, Alexandra Castillo, Omkar Joshi, Mark Wang and Laverne Acheampong.

The Center is grateful to a panel of expert advisers who provided guidance at all stages of this report: Wei-Hsian Chi, associate research fellow at the Institute of Sociology, Academia Sinica; Helen Hardacre, Reischauer Institute Research Professor of Japanese Religions and Society at Harvard University; Tuan Hoang, Blanche E. Seaver Professor of Humanities and Teacher Education at Pepperdine University; Jibum Kim, professor of sociology and director of survey research center at Sungkyunkwan University; Mark R. Mullins, professor of Japanese studies at the University of Auckland; Anna Sun, associate professor of religious studies and sociology at Duke University; and Fenggang Yang, director of the Center on Religion and the Global East at Purdue University.

Fieldwork for the survey was conducted under the direction of Langer Research Associates and D3 Systems.

While the analysis for this report was guided by our consultations with the advisers, Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data.

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