June 13, 2018

The Age Gap in Religion Around the World

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

Conrad Hackett, Associate Director of Research
Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Anne Fengyan Shi, Senior Researcher
Stephanie Kramer, Research Associate
Joey Marshall, Research Associate   
Juan Carlos Esparza Ochoa, Data Manager
Urooj S. Raja, Intern
Patricia Tevington, Intern
Sara Hodgson, Intern

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor
Jeff Diamant, Senior Writer/Editor
Dalia Fahmy, Senior Writer/Editor
Aleksandra Sandstrom, Copy Editor
Bill Webster, Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing     

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Communications Manager
Jessica Pumphrey, Communications Associate

Others at Pew Research Center who provided research guidance include James Bell, Gregory A. Smith, Neha Sahgal and Jacob Poushter. Former Pew Research Center staff member Geneive Abdo also contributed to this report.

Pew Research Center received valuable advice on this report from: Vern Bengston, emeritus professor of gerontology and sociology at the University of Southern California; Joseph Bulbulia, professor in the school of humanities at the University of Auckland; Michele Dillon, professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire; Helen Hardacre, professor of Japanese religions and society in the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilization at Harvard University; Landon Schnabel, sociology doctoral candidate at Indiana University-Bloomington; Philip Schwadel, professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln; and Anna Sun, associate professor of sociology head of the Department of Sociology at Kenyon College.

While the analysis for this report was guided by our consultations with the advisers, Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data.