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  1. Methodology
    The American Trends Panel survey methodology The American Trends Panel (ATP), created by Pew Research Center, is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults. Panelists participate via self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access at home are provided with a tablet and wireless internet connection. The panel is being managed […]
  2. 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 Claire Gecewicz, Research Analyst Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Philip Schwadel, Senior Researcher Becka A. Alper, Research […]
  3. Americans See Catholic Clergy Sex Abuse as an Ongoing Problem
    More than 15 years after U.S. bishops pledged “zero tolerance” for sexual abuse of children by Catholic priests, reports of previously unpublicized misconduct continue to receive wide media coverage.
  4. Acknowledgments
    This report was produced by Pew Research Center as part of the Pew-Templeton Global Religious Futures project, which analyzes religious change and its impact on societies around the world. Funding for the Global Religious Futures project comes from The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation. This report is a collaborative effort based on […]
  5. Appendix B: Data sources by country
    This list provides bibliographical information for sources used to research church-tax history, rules and payment data in the 10 countries covered in this report. In some countries, the data was available on official government or church websites, in which case the relevant webpages are included below. In other countries, Pew Research Center researchers contacted the […]
  6. Appendix A: Methodology
    The study, funded by The Pew Charitable Trusts and the John Templeton Foundation, is part of a larger effort by Pew Research Center to understand religious change and its impact on societies around the world. The Center previously has conducted religion-focused surveys across sub-Saharan Africa; the Middle East-North Africa region and many other countries with […]
  7. In Western European Countries With Church Taxes, Support for the Tradition Remains Strong
    Giving a share of one’s income to the church has been a part of European tradition for centuries. Today, several countries continue to collect a “church tax” on behalf of officially recognized religious organizations, in some cases levying the tax on all registered members.
  8. Darwin in America
    Almost 160 years after Charles Darwin publicized his groundbreaking theory on the development of life, Americans are still arguing about evolution
  9. 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. Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Cary Funk, Director of Science and Society Research Besheer Mohamed, Senior Researcher Philip Schwadel, Senior Researcher Becka A. […]
  10. The Evolution of Pew Research Center’s Survey Questions About the Origins and Development of Life on Earth
    Measuring public opinion on evolution has never been an easy task for survey researchers.

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