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  1. Acknowledgments
    This report was produced by Pew Research Center with data collected by CQ Roll Call. Pew Research Center is solely responsible for the interpretation and reporting of the data. Find related reports online at pewresearch.org/religion. This report is a collaborative effort based on the input and analysis of the following individuals: Primary Researcher Aleksandra Sandstrom, […]
  2. Faith on the Hill
    The new, 116th Congress includes the first two Muslim women ever to serve in the House of Representatives, and is, overall, slightly more religiously diverse than the prior Congress.
  3. How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out
    How do European countries differ in religious commitment? Use our interactive map to find out.
  4. What keeps us going
    We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied.
  5. Methodology
    All text responses were drawn from answers to an open-ended survey question fielded as part of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel (ATP). The survey was conducted Sept. 14 to 28, 2017, and the question asked: We’re interested in exploring what it means to live a satisfying life. Please take a moment to reflect on […]
  6. 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 Patrick van Kessel, Senior Data Scientist Adam Hughes, Computational Social Scientist Gregory A. Smith, Associate Director of Research Becka A. Alper, Research Associate Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of Religion Research […]
  7. Methodology
    This report is based on two separate surveys conducted on Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel. The ATP is a nationally representative panel of randomly selected U.S. adults recruited from landline and cellphone random-digit-dial surveys. Panelists participate via monthly self-administered web surveys. Panelists who do not have internet access are provided with a tablet and […]
  8. Where Americans Find Meaning in Life
    Family is the most common source of meaning in America, but economic, religious and political divides shape where people find meaning in other aspects of life.
  9. 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 […]
  10. Methodology
    This analysis combines survey results from two previously published Pew Research Center reports on European attitudes: “Religious Belief and National Belonging in Central and Eastern Europe” and “Being Christian in Western Europe.” Surveys in Central and Eastern European countries were conducted face to face from June 2015 to July 2016 in 16 languages, with a […]

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