Conflict Between Religion and Science Among Academic Scientists

  title={Conflict Between Religion and Science Among Academic Scientists},
  author={Elaine Howard Ecklund and Jerry Z. Park},
  journal={Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion},
Using new survey data (N = 1,646), we examine the attitudes academic scientists at 21 elite U.S. research universities have about the perceived conflict between religion and science. In contrast to public opinion and scholarly discourse, most scientists do not perceive a conflict between science and religion. Different from what other studies would indicate, this belief does not vary between social and natural scientists. We argue that maintaining plausibility frameworks for religion is an… 

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