September 20, 2012

Rising Tide of Restrictions on Religion

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
Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager
Chris Gao, Database Consultant
Anne Shi, Research Associate
Peter Henne, Research Analyst
Fatima Ghani and Angelina Theodorou, Research Assistants
Russell Ballard, Caroline Crouch, Timothy Kennedy, Daniel Scarborough and Catherine Walsh, Coders

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

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

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