May 29, 2018

Being Christian in Western Europe

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:     

Research Team

Neha Sahgal, Associate Director of Research         
Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Scott Gardner, Senior Researcher
Ariana Monique Salazar, Research Analyst
Jonathan Evans, Research Analyst  
Kelsey Jo Starr, Research Assistant             

Methodology Team

Patrick Moynihan, Associate Director, International Research Methods
Danielle Cuddington, Research Analyst
Martha McRoy, Research Methodologist
Courtney Nelson, Research Assistant

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor
Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor
Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor
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Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer
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Others at Pew Research Center who provided research guidance include Michael Dimock, James Bell, Claudia Deane, Gregory A. Smith, Conrad Hackett, Phillip Connor, Anna Dean, Besheer Mohamed, Katayoun Kishi and Stephanie Kramer. Former Pew Research Center staff who contributed to this report include Steve Schwarzer, Gijs van Houten and Angelina E. Theodorou.

Pew Research Center received valuable advice on the questions reported in this survey from: David Voas, professor of social science at University College London; Matthias Koenig, professor in the Institute of Sociology at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen; Patrick Simon, senior researcher at the Institut National d’Études Demographiques; Linda Woodhead, professor in the Politics, Philosophy and Religion department at Lancaster University; Naika Foroutan, professor of social sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin; Tuomas Martikainen, director of the Migration Institute of Finland; and Nasar Meer, professor of race, identity and citizenship at the University of Edinburgh.

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