Studying Social Sciences and Religiosity

A new study by the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan suggests that individuals who studied social sciences in college were the least religious compared to their classmates six years after graduation. This conclusion is not surprising. Social scientists study the development of man made institutions and organizations. This probably makes religious organizations appear less mystical and more the result of common patterns of human behavior.

Julie VanDusky-Allen

About Julie VanDusky-Allen

Julie VanDusky-Allen is at Boise State University and received her PhD in Political Science from Binghamton University in 2011. Her research focuses on institutional choice and development, political parties, the legislative process, and Latin American politics.

One Reply to “Studying Social Sciences and Religiosity”

  1. One would have expected that there would be a correlation between the change in importance and the change in attendance, so it seems pretty odd that while the attendance increase for Bio/Eng/Math grads, there’s a decrease in the importance.

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