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.

Baylor Religion Survey news confThe first four waves of the Baylor Religion Survey were conducted in 2006, 2008, 2011 and 2014. The 2017 findings - "American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump" - will be released on Sept. 7, 2017, and focus on four key areas of interest: 1) the religious, political, and ideological values of Trump voters, 2) mental health and religion in American today, 3) the intersection of technology and religion, and 4) the geography of religion.

Research findings and materials from each year of the survey can be found at

News releases from previous waves:

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