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Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA)
ARDA offers statistics about all religions in countries throughout the world and allows the user to compare up to eight countries on a single page. The website's home page features US data, but have a look at the right-hand side for "Country Comparisons" for international data.
Discover the holy days commemorated by religions all over the world.
Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life
"Pew Research Center is a nonpartisan fact tank that informs the public about the issues, attitudes and trends shaping America and the world. It conducts public opinion polling, demographic research, media content analysis and other empirical social science research. Pew Research Center does not take policy positions."
The Pluralism Project
The Pluralism Project is a two decade-long research project by Harvard University that engages students in studying the new religious diversity in the United States. They explore particularly the communities and religious traditions of Asia and the Middle East that have become woven into the religious fabric of the United States in the past twenty-five years.
Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI)
PRRI’s research explores and illuminates America’s changing cultural, religious, and political landscape. PRRI’s mission is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy, and the general public better understand debates on public policy issues, and the important cultural and religious dynamics shaping American society and politics.
Virtual Religion Index
Virtual Religion Index analyzes & highlights important content of religion-related websites to speed research. It began at Rutgers Department of Religion but now has its own domain.
Religion in American History
"Religion in American History" is a professional academic/scholarly blog devoted to posting on research and teaching in the field of American religious history.
The Immanent Frame
"The Immanent Frame publishes interdisciplinary perspectives on religion, secularism, and the public sphere.
"MAVCOR Journal is an open access born-digital, double blind peer-reviewed journal dedicated to promoting conversation about material and visual cultures of religion.
"Sacred Matters is a web magazine of public scholarship that undercuts conventional understandings of religion and reimagines the boundaries between religion and culture.
Religion & Politics: Fit for Polite Company
"Religion & Politics" features articles from scholars and journalists who proceed from a single premise: that for better and for worse, religion and politics converge, clash, and shape public life.
Religious Studies Project
The Religious Studies Project (RSP) was launched in 2012 to help disseminate contemporary issues in Religious Studies (RS) to a wider audience and provide a resource for undergraduate students of RS, their teachers, and interested members of the public.
"The Revealer publishes writing that reflects upon religion as a key point of intersection between beliefs, practices, politics, representation, economics, and identity, where the important forces that shape individuals, societies, and their relationship to each other, play out.
Killing the Buddha
"Killing the Buddha is an online magazine of religion, culture, and politics. It began on November 13, 2000, when Peter Manseau and Jeff Sharlet invited readers who are both hostile and drawn to talk of God to join them in building an electronic Tower of Babel, a Talmudic cathedral of stories about faith lost and found."
US Intellectual History Blog
The Society for U.S. Intellectual History is known for its annual conference and its award-winning blog, which collates unique critical perspectives on periods within U.S. intellectual history.
"The Junto is a group blog made up of junior early Americanists dedicated to providing content of general interest to other early Americanists and those interested in early American history, as well as a forum for discussion of relevant historical and academic topics."
The Way of Improvement Leads Home
"The Way of Improvement Leads Home" is a blog devoted to American history, religion, politics, and academic life.
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