Baylor Religion Survey

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The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs. With initial funding from the John Templeton Foundation and a partnership with the Gallup Organization, Baylor Religion Survey researchers have been able to provide context on several hot-button issues within America's religious landscape, such as the significance of religion in America, the "supersizing" of faith at America's Megachurches, religious and paranormal beliefs, the link between religion and physical and mental health, and religion's impact on work and entrepreneurship, among many other issues.

Baylor Religion Survey news confThe first three waves of the Baylor Religion Survey were released in 2006, 2008 and 2011, with future findings scheduled to be released in 2014 and 2017. The Baylor Religion Survey researchers are faculty members in the department of sociology in the College of Arts and Sciences, Hankamer School of Business and the Institute of Studies of Religion at Baylor.

Research findings and multimedia materials from each year of the survey can be found at the links below:

2011 Baylor Religion Survey Wave III: "Baylor Religion Survey Examines How Religion Affects Individuals' Outlook and Well-Being in Tumultuous Times"

2008 Baylor Religion Survey Wave II: "Baylor Survey Finds New Perspectives On U.S. Religious Landscape"

2006 Baylor Religion Survey Wave I: "Losing My Religion? No, Says Baylor Religion Survey"