David Masci is a senior researcher at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, where he is the in-house expert on culture war issues, and religion and science. In this capacity, David conducts research and writing and gives public presentations and media interviews on various topics, including abortion, assisted suicide, the controversy surrounding teaching evolution, gay marriage, religious displays (Ten Commandments, Christmas crèches, etc.) and stem cell research. He also serves as one of the Pew Forum's senior editors. Before joining the Pew Forum, David worked for 14 years as a journalist for Congressional Quarterly, writing for many of the company's publications, including The Daily Monitor, CQ Weekly and, most recently, The CQ Researcher. His work has been published in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, the Los Angeles Times and a host of other national and regional newspapers.
David has a B.A. in medieval history, magna cum laude, from Syracuse University, and a J.D. from The George Washington University Law School.