New Study on Religion in Public Life to Focus on Various Ethnic Groups

September 25, 2003

Source: VOA [Voice of America] News

On September 25, 2003 VOA [Voice of America] News reported on a new study on religion in American public life being conducted by Rice University in Houston and Notre Dame University in Indiana. "Backed by a $3.3 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, investigators will embark on a long-term study of religious beliefs and behaviors among various ethnic groups. [Rice University Sociology Professor Michael] Emerson says the study will track individuals and families for decades to come...Mr. Emerson says information from this study could be useful to political as well as religious leaders in that it will provide understanding of changes within various communities and conflicts that can arise between them."

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