Welcome to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life data archive. This page contains links to the Pew Forum's survey data that are currently available on the Web. Survey data are released after all reporting is complete and are posted on the Web as quickly as possible.
We are pleased to provide our raw data to scholars for their own research. We hope it will be useful in furthering our collective understanding about public opinion today. The Pew Forum's staff is available to answer questions and to provide limited assistance in importing and analyzing the data. But we strongly recommend that only experienced analysts who are familiar with large SPSS data files attempt to download these datasets.
Datasets are identified by report title, the survey name on the questionnaire accompanying each report and report release date. To learn more about the survey and the sample used for each dataset, contact the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life at email@example.com.
Pew Forum data are stored as SPSS .sav files. A complete questionnaire file is also included with each dataset, as is a codebook file that provides details about the variables included in the dataset.
All data files include weight variables that should be used in analysis. See the codebook for details.
The dataset, questionnaire and codebook are all included in a single compressed archive file (.zip file) that may be downloaded and saved on your computer.
All manuscripts, articles, books, and other papers and publications using Pew Forum data should reference the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life as the source of the data and should acknowledge that the Pew Forum and the Pew Research Center bear no responsibility for the interpretations presented or conclusions reached based on analysis of the data.
Questions concerning the datasets may be directed to the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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