April 11, 2017

Global Restrictions on Religion Rise Modestly in 2015, Reversing Downward Trend

Acknowledgments

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.

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

Primary Researcher

Katayoun Kishi, Research Associate                

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research
Samirah Majumdar, Research Analyst
Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager
Becka A. Alper, Research Associate

Coders

Brenna R. Fawson, Simona Griffith, Zoe Jackson, Elise C. Pietro and Annie R. Werner

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor
Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor
Diana Yoo, Art Director
Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer                            

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Senior Digital Manager
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Communications Manager
Stefan S. Cornibert, Communications Manager

Others at Pew Research Center who provided research guidance include Michael Dimock, James Bell and Claudia Deane.