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This report was made possible by the Pew Charitable Trusts. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. The focus groups were conducted by professional moderators at locations around the country under the direction of Princeton Survey Research Associates International. Find related reports online at

Research team

Lee Rainie, Director, Internet, Science, Technology Research Alan Cooperman, Director, Religion Research Cary Funk, Associate Director, Research Greg Smith, Associate Director, Research Elizabeth Sciupac, Research Associate Brian Kennedy, Research Associate Meg Hefferon, Research Assistant Monica Anderson, Research Associate    

Editorial and graphic design

Mike Lipka, Senior Editor Aleksandra Sandstom, Copy Editor Margaret Porteus, Information Graphics Designer

Communications and web publishing

Dana Page, Senior Communications Manager Shannon Greenwood, Associate Digital Producer    

Outside advisers

A group of biomedical and science experts helped advise us in creating the scenarios and other aspects of the research. They were: Drs. Nick Allum, professor of sociology at the University of Essex; E. Christian Brugger, professor of moral theology at the St. John Vianney Theological Seminary; Anne Dijkstra, assistant professor of science communication at the University of Twente; Kevin FitzGerald, chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at the Georgetown University Medical Center; Patrick Sturgis, professor of research methodology at the University of Southampton. We also benefited from conversations with James Hughes, executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies during the development of the project.


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