Study Finds: Can God Bridge The Divide? Religious Beliefs Move Political Parties Closer Together, Study Finds
May 10, 2018
This article cites a Baylor University study about political leanings and theological beliefs. The research suggests that differing perceptions of God can make some conservatives more “compassionate” while other perceptions make liberals “harsher” — enough to blur the lines of partisan politics, said study co-author Paul Froese, Ph.D., professor of sociology.
The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education: Study Finds Racial Integration of Churches Will Do Little to Change Attitudes
April 30, 2018
A study by two Baylor researchers found that there is still widespread racial segregation in the congregations of America’s churches. Even in congregations that have made an effort to foster racial integration, neighbors who are people of other races have more impact on whites’ networks and attitudes than do members of their congregations, wrote researchers Kevin Dougherty, Ph.D., associate professor of sociology at Baylor University and Edward Polson, Ph.D., assistant professor of social work.
CNBC: Study finds that picking the wrong college can make you depressed—here’s why
April 30, 2018
As college decision deadlines approach, thousands of students across the U.S. are making their final choices about where they want to study. Students often consider factors like price, size and professional outcomes, but according to a recent paper published in sociology journal Youth and Society, students also need to consider if their future school could make them depressed. The study’s coauthor is Matthew Andersson, Ph.D., assistant professor of sociology in Baylor University’s College of Arts & Sciences.