August 9, 2011

Rising Restrictions on Religion - One-third of the world’s population experiences an increase

About the Project

This report was produced by the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life. The Pew Forum delivers timely, impartial information on issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs. The Pew Forum is a nonpartisan, nonadvocacy organization and does not take positions on policy debates. Based in Washington, D.C., the Pew Forum is a project of the Pew Research Center, which is funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

This report is part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which is jointly and generously funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. The project analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world.

The report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals:

Primary Researcher
Brian J. Grim, Senior Researcher and Director of Cross-National Data, Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Pew Forum
Luis Lugo, Director

Research
Alan Cooperman, Associate Director, Research
Peter Henne, Research Analyst
Andrew J. Gully, Noble Kuriakose, Elizabeth A. Lawton and Elizabeth Podrebarac, Research Assistants
Charles Joyce, Thomas Kearney, Anastasia Kolivas, Lewis McCrary, Megan Neville, David Nicol, Mariella Regh and Ryan Sprouls, Coders

Editorial
Sandra Stencel, Associate Director, Editorial
Diana Yoo, Graphic Designer
Tracy Miller, Editor
Hilary Ramp and Sara Tisdale, Assistant Editors

Communications and Web Publishing
Erin O’Connell, Associate Director, Communications
Stacy Rosenberg, Digital Project Manager
Mary Schultz, Communications Manager
Liga Plaveniece and Jemila Woodson, Communications Associates
Joseph Liu, Web Associate

Pew Research Center
Andrew Kohut, President
Paul Taylor, Executive Vice President
Elizabeth Mueller Gross, Vice President
Scott Keeter, Director of Survey Research