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PRRI to Release National Survey on Religion, Values, and Climate Change at AAR 2014 Annual Meeting

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What do Americans think about climate change, and how do religious and moral beliefs impact their opinions about science, human responsibility, and environmental policies? Join PRRI at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Religion for a plenary session that will feature the release of a new national public opinion survey, conducted by Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) in collaboration with the AAR. The survey of 3,000 Americans is one of the largest surveys on religion and climate change ever conducted.

The session, which takes place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 9:00-11:00 AM at the San Diego Convention Center, Room CC 20D, will explore a range of topics from the survey, including Americans’ belief or skepticism about the reality of climate change; the roles that partisanship, religion, and media consumption play in the development of those views; whether Americans see climate change as a manageable problem or an imminent crisis; how committed Millennials are to the issue of climate change; and how important policies that address climate change are to different religious groups.

Plenary session panelists:

  • Laurie Zoloth, AAR President
  • David P. Gushee, Distinguished University Professor of Christian Ethics & Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life, McAfee School of Theology, Mercer University
  • Willis Jenkins, Associate Professor of Religion, Ethics, and Environment, University of Virginia
  • Laurel Kearns, Associate Professor of Sociology and Religion and Environmental Studies, Drew Theological School and the Graduate Division of Religion, Drew University

For more information about attending the plenary session, click here. Also, visit PRRI at Booth #416 in the Exhibition Hall during the conference.