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
Are Evangelicals More Empathetic? July 16, 2019.
A Deeper Look at Immigration & Potential Targets of the ICE Raids. July 14, 2019
Only Half of Kids Raised Southern Baptist Stay Southern Baptist. May 24, 2019.
Are Evangelicals More Altruistic than Other Groups? April 25, 2019
Is Religious Decline Inevitable in the United States? April 17, 2019
Race, Religion, and the Future of American Evangelicalism. April 1, 2019
Evangelicals Show No Decline, Despite Trump and Nones. March 21, 2019.
Clinton Voters Much More Likely to Leave Evangelicalism than Trump Voters (with Paul Djupe). April 30, 2018.
50 Years After MLK, Sunday Segregation Isn’t Theological. April 4, 2018.
Congrats, Billy: Stats Show Your Evangelical Movement Is Still Going Strong. March 2, 2018
Where Protestants and Catholics Go When They Leave Their Churches. February 20, 2018
Plenty of the ‘Nones’ Actually Head Back to Church. February 6, 2018
Almost No One in the US Believes in a ‘Consistent Ethic of Life’. September 12, 2017.
Young, Female, and Pro-Trump. July 26, 2017.
Mormon Leaders Explicitly Ban Guns from Houses of Worship. August 26, 2019.
In God’s Country. August 14, 2019.
Organized Religion is Losing Its Followers. April 15, 2019
Talk of a rising religious left is unfounded. It already exists. April 11, 2019
Are nonreligious Democrats emerging as a counterweight to the evangelical right? April 1, 2019
Regular churchgoing doesn’t make Trump voters more moderate. It makes them more enthusiastic for Trump. October 9, 2018 (with Paul Djupe)
Romney is running for Senate. Even if he wins, the Mormon Church has already lost powerful status in D.C. February 16, 2018
Hate saying ‘Merry Christmas’ now? Everyone has Trump on the brain. December 22, 2017.
A sin issue or a gun issue? Why evangelicals are deeply skeptical of gun-control laws. November 6, 2017.
Some evangelicals question whether they have overlooked the rural church. December 15, 2016.
For many religious Americans, the word ‘liberal’ has become taboo. September 11, 2019.
By their tweets you will know them: The Democrats’ continuing God gap. August 30, 2019.
Which religions support gun control in the US? August 29, 2019.
Just like political parties, religious groups see their rivals as extremists. August 9, 2019.
Why do evangelicals support Trump? Blame the suburbs. July 30, 2019
Rise of the ‘nothing in particulars’ may be sign of a disjointed, disaffected and lonely future. July 3, 2019.
Most Southern Baptist women would welcome a woman pastor. It’s unlikely to happen. June 11, 2019.
Why politics may kill white churches. May 29, 2019.
Gallup: Number of Americans who belong to a church or house of worship plummets. April 18, 2019.
Nones’ now as big as evangelicals, Catholics in the US. March 21, 2019
The Church Where You Don’t Have to Believe in God. The Times of London. September 14, 2019.
Losing faith. World Magazine. September 5, 2019.
We Aren’t Seeing White Support for Trump for What It Is. New York Times. August 28, 2019.
New Data Suggests Trump’s Support Among Young White Evangelicals Is Plummeting. Relevant Magazine. August 20, 2019.
More Americans identify with no religion that ever before but three states see evangelical growth: study. Fox News. July 15, 2019.
Who Do Non-Religious Democrats Prefer? 538. June 3, 2019.
Why Democrats Struggle to Mobilize A ‘Religious Left’ 538. 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.
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
Americans Lose Their Taste for Going to Church. The Times of London. April 16, 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.
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.