Anne Fengyan Shi is a research associate at the Pew Research Center's Forum on Religion & Public Life, focusing on religion and social welfare. Her primary responsibility is to examine the intersection of religion and a broad range of social attributes, such as family structure or race and ethnicity, by delving into data from outside sources. Prior to joining the Pew Forum, Anne worked for nearly nine years as a research associate at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research. At AEI, Anne conducted quantitative and qualitative research on U.S. social and economic policy issues, including the American family and the household, early childhood care and education, income and poverty, marriage and divorce, nonmarital births, welfare reform and working mothers. Her research focused on demographic trends, program evaluation and survey methodology.
Anne received her M.A. and Ph.D. in American government from Georgetown University.