Religion among Academic Scientists: Distinctions, Disciplines, and Demographics

  title={Religion among Academic Scientists: Distinctions, Disciplines, and Demographics},
  author={Elaine Howard Ecklund and Christopher P. Scheitle},
  journal={Social Problems},
The religiosity of scientists is a persistent topic of interest and debate among both popular and academic commentators. Researchers look to this population as a case study for understanding the intellectual tensions between religion and science and the possible secularizing effects of education. There is little systematic study, however, of religious belief and identity among academic scientists at elite institutions, leaving a lacuna of knowledge in this area. This absence of data exists at a… 

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