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September 15, 2022
Toward a translational epidemiology of religion: Challenges and applications by Jeff Levin
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September 15, 2022
Religion and Rehabilitation in Colombian and South African Prisons: A Human Flourishing Approach
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August 26, 2022
New Age Healing: Origins, Definitions, and Implications for Religion and Medicine by Jeff Levin
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August 15, 2022
Celebrating Rodney Stark, Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences

Longtime Baylor University professor Rodney Stark passed away at his home in Woodway, Texas, on July 21, 2022. One of the world’s preeminent figures in the sociology of religion, in 2004 Stark joined the faculty of Baylor as Distinguished Professor of the Social Sciences. In 2005, he agreed to become co-director of the Institute for […]

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July 21, 2022
Jeff Levin featured in Identifying, Naming and Treating Harm in New Religious Movements
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July 19, 2022
Assessing a Faith-Based Program for Trauma Healing Among Jail Inmates: A Quasi-Experimental Study
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June 21, 2022
Baylor study indicates children safer in faith-based care
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June 15, 2022
Are Religious “Nones” Really Not Religious?: Revisiting Glenn, Three Decades Later

To examine the extent to which religious “nones” are actually not religious in their personal lives, data were analyzed from five recent U.S. population surveys—the 2018 General Social Survey, 2017 Values and Beliefs of the American Public Survey, 2012 Portrait of American Life Study, 2017-2020 World Values Survey, and 2018 Chapman Survey of American Fears. Consistent with some previous studies but contrary to widely-held assumptions, many individuals who report no religious affiliation or check “none” on surveys (as well as atheists and agnostics) display a wide variety of religious and spiritual practices and beliefs.

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May 26, 2022
Determinants of COVID‑19 skepticism and SARS‑CoV‑2 vaccine hesitancy: findings from a national population survey of U.S. adults
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January 25, 2022
Effective Compassion Podcast: Belief in rehabilitation
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