One of the goals of my research agenda is to make my work accessible to a larger audience who will hopefully get a more nuanced and objective understanding of the interaction of politics and religion. Below are links to my work that has appeared in outlets that appeal to a general audience.

Religion in Public

Myself and a number of colleagues who study religion and politics wanted to create a forum for scholarship in our sub-field to reach a wider audience. We believe that academics engaging in public scholarship can help shape the debate based on empirical evidence instead of heated, partisan rhetoric. I have published a number of posts regarding text analysis, machine learning, and the measurement of evangelicalism.

My post list is available here

Christianity Today

Washington Post

Other Media Appearances

More Americans identify with no religion that ever before but three states see evangelical growth: study. Fox News. July 15, 2019.

Rise of the ‘nothing in particulars’ may be sign of a disjointed, disaffected and lonely future. Religion News Service. July 3, 2019.

Most Southern Baptist women would welcome a woman pastor. It’s unlikely to happen. Religion News Service. June 11, 2019.

Who Do Non-Religious Democrats Prefer? 538. June 3, 2019.

Why Democrats Struggle to Mobilize A ‘Religious Left’ 538. May 29, 2019.

Why politics may kill white churches. Religion News Service. May 29, 2019.

C-SPAN’s Washington Journal Program. April 21, 2019.

At Easter, faith leaders reflect on the future of their churches amid declining attendance. Deseret News. April 18, 2019.

Gallup: Number of Americans who belong to a church or house of worship plummets. Religion News Service. April 18, 2019.

Is America becoming Godless? The number of people who have no religion has risen 266 per cent – one third of the population – in three decades. The Daily Mail. April 4, 2019

There are now as many Americans who claim no religion as there are evangelicals and Catholics, a survey finds. CNN. April 13, 2019

President Donald Trump wants to add a citizenship question to the census. What about a question on religion? Deseret News. April 11, 2019.

The Power of the Pulpit. Governing Magazine. April 2019.

Christianity is losing ground in the US, new survey says. New York Post. April 3, 2019.

‘On Paper, the Election Is the Democrats’ to Lose.’  New York Times. March 27, 2019.

Religious “Nones” Are now a Force to Be Reckoned with. Patheos. March 22, 2019.

Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US. Religion News Service. March 21, 2019

Atheists Now Nearly as Numerous as Evangelicals. Beliefnet. March 2019.

Younger evangelicals look an awful lot like older evangelicals post-2016. Vox. November 12, 2018.