Please use the links to the left to learn more about our many program and research initiatives.
Surveys of Religion
The Surveys of Religion is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys conducted by Rodney Stark and Charles Y. Glock in the 1960s. With the Baylor Religion Survey, we can dig deeper into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs than previously possible. The field work was completed by the Gallup Organization.
Program on Historical Studies of Religion
The Program on Historical Studies of Religion unites a number of outstanding scholars associated with Baylor University to pursue and promote historical research and writing on religion.
Global Studies of Religion
Just as the Program on Historical Studies pursues religion across time, this program pursues it across space.
Program on Religion and Population Health (PRPH)
The mission of the Baylor ISR Program on Religion and Population Health (PRPH) is to conduct and promote social, behavioral, and epidemiologic research on the impact of religious involvement on indicators of population health.
Program on Prosocial Behavior
The Program on Prosocial Behavior approaches the study of behavior from a different starting point. For decades a great deal of government funding has been dedicated to studying the causes of social problems like crime and delinquency. Much of this work has focused on why people commit deviant acts or the many factors that put people at-risk for the commission of illegal behavior.
Economics of Religion
This initiative will provide insight into how and why religion matters in generating economic growth and development and in contributing to higher standards of living. It will explore these issues at a nexus of economics, finance, sociology, and history. By funding this project, the John Templeton Foundation has made possible several important and catalytic contributions to the new field of the economics of religion.