A Sociological Look at the Role of Religion in the 2016 Election

Elaine Howard Ecklund, Herbert S. Autrey Chair in Social Sciences and director of the Religion and Public Life Program, Rice University Republican president-elect Donald Trump followed tradition by seeking support from evangelical leaders, including Jerry Falwell Jr., president of Liberty University. And exit polls tell us three-fourths of white evangelicals voted for Trump. And yet,…

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How Are You #Doingsociology?

Last year, ASA focused on why you #lovesociology. This year we would like to know how you are #doingsociology. What are you doing as a sociologist? Being a sociologist is about doing sociology. On the newly designed ASA website, there is a section on the homepage, titled “What Sociologists Do,” which highlights the important and…

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ASA Applauds Supreme Court’s Ruling to Uphold Affirmative Action Program at University of Texas

The American Sociological Association (ASA) issued a press release today applauding the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling today in the affirmative action case Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. The judgement allows the university to continue using race as a factor in admissions decisions. “This ruling is an important victory for diversity in higher education,”…

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