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Are All Scientists Atheists?

Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These are some of the questions scientists answered in a recent survey conducted by Dr. Elaine Ecklund, the director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program. She conducted a survey of scientists worldwide to examine their views on religion. The results defy long-held assumptions […]

Are all scientists atheists? Do they believe religion and science can co-exist? These are some of the questions scientists answered in a recent survey conducted by Dr. Elaine Ecklund, the director of Rice University’s Religion and Public Life Program.

She conducted a survey of scientists worldwide to examine their views on religion. The results defy long-held assumptions among some that scientists are all, by definition, atheists.

We talk with Ecklund about her survey and its findings.

MORE:
Rice Sociologist: Religious Beliefs Vary Among Scientists In 8 Countries (News 88.7, Dec. 4, 2015)
A Global Lab Conference Summary Report (PDF, Rice University)
First Worldwide Survey of Religion and Science: No, Not All Scientists are Atheists (Rice University, Dec. 3, 2015)

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