George Yancey

George Yancey
Professor of the Social Sciences
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B.S. Economics, West Texas State University, 1985
M.A. Economics, University of Texas at Austin, 1989
Ph.D. Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, 1994


Dr. George Yancey is a Professor of Sociology at the Baylor University. He has published several research articles on the topics of institutional racial diversity, racial identity, academic bias, progressive Christians and anti-Christian hostility. His books include Compromising Scholarship (Baylor University Press) a book that explores religious and political biases in academia, What Motivates Cultural Progressives (Baylor University Press) a book that examines activists who oppose the Christian Right, There is no God (Rowman and Littlefield) a book that investigates atheism in the United States, and So Many Christians, So Few Lions (Rowman and Littlefield) a book that assess Christianophobia in the United States.


Yancey, George, Laurel Shaler and Jerald Walz. 2019. Investigating Political Tolerance at Conservative Protestant Colleges and Universities Routledge.

Yancey, George and Alicia Brunson. 2018. Prejudice in the Press?: Investigating Bias in Coverage of Race, Gender, Sexuality and Religion McFarland Publishers.

Recent Publications

Yancey, George. "Is Christianity Still a Dominant Group in the United States” (Accepted) Journal of Contemporary Religion

Yancey, George. 2018. “Has Society Grown More Hostile Towards Conservative Christians? Evidence from ANES Surveys” Review of Religious Research. 60(1):71-94.

Yancey, George. 2018. “Religious (Dis)Like as Potential Explanations Support of Sexual Minorities” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 14: Article 2

Yancey, George and Michael O. Emerson. 2018. “Having Kids: Assessing Differences in Fertility Desires between Religious and Nonreligious Individuals.” Christian Scholar Review 47: 263-280

Yancey, George. 2017. “Christian Fundamentalists or Atheists: Who do Progressive Christians Like or Hate More?” Journal of Society and Religion 19: 1-25.

Yancey, George, Marie A. Eisenstein and Ryan Burge. 2017. “Christian Theology and Attitudes Towards Political and Religious Ideological Groups.” Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion13: Article 6.

Dr. Yancey's Full Curriculum Vitae.

Department of Sociology

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