How Do Evangelicals Around the World Respond to Persecution? https://t.co/75DZ301vGH @TGC @CaesarsSword @joecarter
A century-old Indonesian organization cultivates an adaptable Islam | Paul Marshall, The Weekly Standard https://t.co/NXAaVtqbSQ
Rodney Stark's new book is Why God? Explaining Religious Phenomena https://t.co/TovnvKPdsH @TempletonPress
Dispatches from Baylor: Let Women Lead | @bethallisonbarr @CTmagazine https://t.co/kRz5GoPTMq
People Like Us https://t.co/zCct8HSn5T Philip Jenkins, @anxious_bench
Pope Francis on Friday begins brief but dicey trip to Egypt @Crux @JohnLAllenJr https://t.co/Qum7UPCVRn #PopeFrancis
Philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the 2017 @TempletonPrize. Read more: https://t.co/pIW2qwX0KR @templeton_fdn
Commission IDs Russia, others as religious persecutors - @WORLD_mag https://t.co/KsPwIMOMqN
The Factory of Idols - @ayjay https://t.co/aVKcjK5fwU
.@USCIRF’s Annual Report: Rising Tide of Religious Freedom Abuses Abroad — @RFInstitute https://t.co/wnL8iLUAxy

Global Studies of Religion

 

Director of Global Studies
Rodney Stark

Director of Global Studies

Just as the Program on Historical Studies pursues religion across time, this program pursues it across space. What is the state of religion around the globe? Where is it stronger, where weaker? What are the trends? What difference does it make? And what about religious effects? Are religious people happier, more generous, and more law abiding? Are the results the same for all religions? Does religion influence economic development and does economic development influence religion? These and dozens of similar important questions will be addressed through ISR’s partnership with the Gallup Organization which allows ISR scholars access to Gallup’s annual surveys of 162 nations. One product of this collaboration will be an annual report on the Religious and Spiritual State of the World.

Surveys of Religion

International Studies