Peter Henne of the Pew Research Center and Paul Marshall of the Hudson Institute discussed the Pew Research’s 6th report on global religious restrictions on March 31, 2015.

In February 2015, the Pew Research Center released its sixth report on Global Religious Restrictions. These reports analyze trends in religious restrictions and hostilities around the world through a rigorous and innovative quantitative analysis. The latest report highlights a general decline in social hostilities even as a significant portion of the world’s population remains in highly restrictive countries. It also points to widespread harassment of Jews, as well as other religious groups, and restrictions on religious minorities. Peter Henne, a Research Associate with the Pew Research Center and primary researcher on the report, will present findings from the report and answer questions. Paul Marshall, a Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute, will respond to the report’s findings and moderate the discussion.

Peter Henne is a Research Associate with the Pew Research Center, where he runs an ongoing project on global restrictions on religion. He has published numerous scholarly articles on religion and international relations and has discussed global religious issues on NPR, Southern California Public Radio, and other media outlets. Peter has a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University.

Paul Marshall is Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute’s Center for Religious Freedom, Washington DC, Distinguished Senior Fellow the Institute for the Study of Religion at Baylor University, Senior Fellow at the Leimena Institute, Jakarta, and Visiting Professor at the Graduate School of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN) Jakarta, Indonesia. He is the author and editor of more than twenty books on religion and politics, especially religious freedom, and his writings have been translated into 22 languages.


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