Paul Froese

Paul Froese
Professor of Sociology
Baylor Religion Survey Director
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Ph.D Sociology, University of Washington, 2003 
M.A. Sociology, University of Washington, 1999 
M.A. Philosophy, University of Wisconsin, 1992
B.A. Russian, Grinnell College, 1990


Dr. Paul Froese is a professor of sociology and a research fellow for the Institute for Studies of Religion. He has been teaching and researching at Baylor since 2002. A prolific author of books and articles, his research interests include the sociology of meaning, religion, comparative historical sociology, political sociology and ideology. His latest book, On Purpose: a Sociology of Life’s Meaning, will appear soon; check out his author page at Amazon.

Recent Publications

Uecker, Jeremy E., and Paul Froese. 2019. “Religious Individualism and Moral Progressivism: How Source of Religious Authority Is Related to Attitudes About Abortion, Same-Sex Marriage, Divorce, and Premarital Sex.” Politics and Religion. 12: 283–316.

F. Carson Mencken and Paul Froese. 2019.“Gun Culture in Action.” Social Problems 66(1): 3-27.

Dr. Froese' Full Curriculum Vitae.

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