The University of Chicago Divinity School’s Martin Marty Center for the Public Understanding of Religion, in partnership with The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research (AP-NORC), has conducted several surveys which aim to generate information that will inform the public debate and contribute to scholarship in the field of religion by exploring the role of religion in public affairs issues – such as the relationship between religious freedom and public health.
"Religious Practice in the TIme of Coronavirus" explores the impact of the outbreak of the coronavirus on religious beliefs and behaviors and views on the intersection of religion and public life and health. Read more about the findings, data, and methodology.
Led at The University of Chicago by David Nirenberg, the project is a collaboration with Prof. Kraig Beyerlein, a sociologist at the University of Notre Dame, Yale University Dean of the Humanities Kathryn Lofton, and University of Michigan sociologist Prof. Genevieve Zubrzycki.
Detailed findings, data and methodology, and reporting around the project is available at the AP-NORC site:
- Religious Practice in the TIme of Coronavirus
- How Faith Shapes Feelings About the Coronavirus Outbreak
- Examining Americans’ Views on Religious Freedom and Its Limits