How and to what extent do religious leaders interact with local government officials? How and to what extent do local government leaders interact with religious leaders? And what are the outcomes of such interactions? Our team of sociologists is currently addressing these and other questions through surveys and interviews with religious and government leaders in eight communities across the United States. Our research is funded through the generous support of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Associations, the Louisville Institute, and the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion.

Read more about our research team here.

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