Dr. Maxine Najle is the senior research associate at PRRI, specializing in religious belief, the religiously unaffiliated, and moral attitudes. Her current research interests include LGBT rights, reproductive health and rights, and the religiously unaffiliated.
She has coauthored a number of academic book chapters, journal articles, and conference papers on topics relating to religion and morality. Dr. Najle holds an MS and PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Kentucky, where she focused on the origins and psychology of religion, perceptions of morality, and attitudes towards atheists. Before joining PRRI, she served as a graduate fellow at the University of Kentucky Center for Equality and Social Justice.