July 5, 2018

How Does Pew Research Center Measure the Religious Composition of the U.S.? Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Acknowledgments

This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion.

Primary Researchers

Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research

Research Team

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher
Becka A. Alper, Research Associate
Kiana Cox, Research Associate
Elizabeth Podrebarac Sciupac, Research Associate
Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Senior Editor
Jeff Diamant, 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

Vice President of Research Claudia Deane and Director of Survey Research Courtney Kennedy gave valuable feedback on this report. Additionally, Pew Research Center would like to thank John C. Green, director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, who served as a senior adviser on the U.S. Religious Landscape Studies, providing valuable advice on the survey questionnaires, categorization of respondents and drafts of the reports.