Religion among Scientists in International Context

Religion among Scientists in International Context (RASIC) is the first-ever cross-national study of religion and spirituality among scientists. The study includes a survey of biologists and physicists at different points in their careers at top universities and research institutes in the United States, United Kingdom, Turkey, Italy, France, India, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, as well as qualitative interviews with these scientists. The project was led by Elaine Howard Ecklund (PI) with Kirstin Matthews (co-PI), Baker Institute Scholar and science policy specialist, and Steve Lewis (co-PI), Baker Institute Scholar and Asia specialist. The study has produced 15 academic articles, 50 presentations, and two conferences, and we continue to analyze and disseminate the results of our research. RASIC was funded by a grant from the Templeton World Charity Foundation.