What Scientists Around the World Think About Religion and Why It Matters

In this event, held on November 12, 2020, Elaine Howard Ecklund and David R. Johnson 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 ethics, religion, and spirituality as well as opportunities for scientific and religious communities to better understand and appreciate each other. Attendees then participated in small group dialogue with each other to discuss critical questions regarding the science-religion interface.

This event was co-sponsored by the Religion and Public Life Program at Rice University and The Faculty Roundtables on Science and Religion.