October 28, 2021

In U.S., Far More Support Than Oppose Separation of Church and State

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 Researcher

Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director, Research

Research Team        

Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research
Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher
Becka A. Alper, Senior Researcher
Kiana Cox, Research Associate
Claire Gecewicz, Research Associate
Justin Nortey, Research Assistant
Joshua Alvarado, Research Assistant                      

Methods Team         

Courtney Kennedy, Director of Survey Research
Andrew Mercer, Senior Research Methodologist
Nick Bertoni, Senior Panel Manager
Ashley Amaya, Senior Survey Research Methodologist
Dorene Asare-Marfo, Survey Research Methodologist
Arnold Lau, Research Methodologist
Nick Hatley, Research Analyst

Editorial and Graphic Design

Michael Lipka, Editorial Manager
David Kent, Senior Copy Editor
Rebecca Ann Leppert, Editorial Assistant
Bill Webster, Senior Information Graphics Designer

Communications and Web Publishing

Stacy Rosenberg, Associate Director, Digital
Travis Mitchell, Digital Producer
Anna Schiller, Senior Communications Manager
Kelsey Beveridge, Communications Associate

Others at Pew Research Center who provided valuable feedback and guidance on this project include Claudia Deane, vice president of research; Scott Keeter, senior survey advisor; Carroll Doherty, director of political research; and Jocelyn Kiley, associate director of research.

Pew Research Center also is grateful to Andrew L. Whitehead and Samuel L. Perry, authors of “Taking America Back for God: Christian Nationalism in the United States,” for their input.