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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 ScientistAdam Hughes, Computational Social ScientistGregory A. Smith, Associate Director of ResearchBecka A. Alper, Research Associate Research Team Alan Cooperman, Director of …

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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 …

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What keeps us going

[unable to retrieve full-text content] We asked thousands of Americans where they find meaning in life. Their responses were rich, thoughtful and varied. Pew Research Center's Religion & Public Life Project

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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 …

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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 …

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Confidence in Pope Francis Down Sharply in U.S.

By a two-to-one margin, American Catholics now give Francis negative marks for his handling of the sex abuse scandal (Jeff J. Mitchell/Getty Images) As allegations and investigations of sex abuse in the Catholic Church become more widespread, a new Pew Research Center survey finds that confidence in the way Pope …

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Methodology

The analysis in this report is based on telephone interviews conducted Sept. 18 to 24, 2018, among a national sample of 1,754 adults (including 336 Catholics), 18 years of age or older, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia (439 respondents were interviewed on a landline …

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