The Religion and State Project
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About The Religion and State Project

The collection of round 1 of the religion and State (RAS) dataset was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (Grant 896/00) and the Sara and Simha Lainer Chair in Democracy and Civility. Round 2 was supported by the John Templeton Foundation as part of its grant funding the Association of Religion Data Archives. Round 3 was supported by the Israel Science Foundation (Grant 23/14), The German-Israel Foundation (Grant 1291-119.4/2015).

Project founder and coordinator: Jonathan Fox.

Research Associates:

  • Yasemin Akbaba, Gettysburg College
  • Christopher D, Bader, Chapman University
  • Matthias Basedau, GIGA: German Institute of Global Area Studies
  • Jocelyne Cesari, University of Birmingham
  • Marie A. Eisenstein, Indiana University Northwest
  • Deborah Flores
  • Roger Finke, Penn State University
  • Patrick James, University of Southern California
  • Yitan Li, Seattle University
  • Robert Martin, Southeastern Louisiana University
  • Dane R. Mataic, Penn State University
  • Jennifer McClure, Samford University
  • Nahshon Perez, Bar Ilan University
  • Jonathan Rynhold, Bar Ilan University
  • Nukhet Sandal, Ohio University
  • Shmuel Sandler, Bar Ilan University
  • Ani Sarkissian, Michigan State University
  • Ephraim Tabory, Bar Ilan University
  • Ariel Zellmanm Bar Ilan University

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