Mark A. Smith is professor of Political Science and an adjunct professor of Comparative Religion and Communication at the University of Washington. His research focuses on economic and religious groups, ideas, and influences in American politics. In his new book, Secular Faith: How Culture Has Trumped Religion in American Politics, Dr. Smith argues that religion is not nearly the unchanging conservative influence in American politics that we have come to think it is and is best understood as responding to changing political and cultural values rather than shaping them.
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What do millennials think about contraception and abortion? What about gender norms and sexual inequality? How does race, religion, and education impact these attitudes? Join PRRI for the release of our latest survey, “How Race and Religion Shape Millennial Attitudes on Sexuality and Reproductive Health.” The livestream has ended. Please check back here for a video of the panel and follow the conversation on Twitter via @publicreligion and #SRH. PRRI CEO Dr. […]
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