Washington, D.C. — The Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life has been renamed the “Pew Research Center’s Religion & Public Life Project.” It also relaunched its website, which has been integrated into the main Pew Research Center site and redesigned to be more accessible and easier to use on mobile devices. While these changes more clearly reflect the project’s identity as part of the Pew Research Center, the project’s mission will remain the same: to conduct and deliver high-quality research on a wide range of issues concerning religion and society in the United States and around the world.

Media Contact:
Erin O’Connell

The new website, pewresearch.org/religion, has a new look and feel that matches several of the other Pew Research websites and also features an expanded topics list so users can easily explore more than a decade’s worth of in-depth, cutting-edge research on religion and public life.

“We hope our redesigned site makes it easier for all users – whether they are policymakers, journalists, religious leaders or citizens – to find timely and reliable information about religion’s role in public life in America and the world,” said project director Luis Lugo.

Other changes include:

  • Attribution. Journalists are encouraged to attribute research conducted by the Religion & Public Life Project to the “Pew Research Center.”
  • Social media. The Religion & Public Life Project’s Twitter handle has changed to @PewReligion, though no action is required by its followers. The name change has been reflected on the project’s Facebook page as well.
  • Email addresses. All project staff email addresses now use the @pewresearch.org domain.

If you have any questions about these changes, please contact Erin O’Connell at 202.419.4555 or eoconnell@pewresearch.org.


Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It does not take policy positions. Its Religion & Public Life Project seeks to promote a deeper understanding of issues at the intersection of religion and public affairs.