Becka A. Alper is a senior researcher at Pew Research Center. She contributes to the Center’s domestic religion polls. Before joining the Center, Alper was a postdoctoral research associate working on the Youth Activism Project at the University of Arizona. Alper received doctorate and master’s degrees in sociology from Purdue University. Alper is a contributing author of Pew Research Center reports such as “America’s Changing Religious Landscape,” “U.S. Catholics Open to Non-Traditional Families,” Choosing a New Church or House of Worship,” “Israel’s Religiously Divided Society” and “A Portrait of American Orthodox Jews.”