Science and Religion: Why Hong Kong and Taiwan Are Different

In this lecture, Elaine Howard Ecklund, David R. Johnson, and Di Di presented core findings from the largest and most comprehensive international study of scientists’ attitudes toward religion, gender, and ethics ever undertaken, including a survey of 20,000 scientists and in-depth interviews with over 600 of them. They explored the nuances of what scientists think about religion and spirituality across different national contexts, the ways scientists in Hong Kong and Taiwan are distinct in how they define and understand religion, and the impact of religion on gender representation in scientific communities. The lecture also included an opportunity for speakers to answer questions submitted by attendees.

This lecture was co-sponsored by the University of Hong Kong’s Faith and Science Collaborative Research Forum.