Co-sponsored by Department of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice and Department of Philosophy and Religion
Dr. Weidong Wang will report findings from two recent national surveys – the Chinese Religion Survey (CRS) and the Chinese Religious Attitude and Behavior Survey (CRABS). CRS surveyed 4,392 religious venues (temples, churches, and mosques) in terms of religiosity, organizational activities, social engagement, and relationship with the state. CRABS collected rich individual-level data on religious behaviors, networks, and socialization, as well as a myriad of attitudes, such as, social stigma of religion, feeling thermometer of different religions and nonreligion, religious tolerance, attitudes towards science, politics, and other important issues. These projects are timely and unique as systematic data collection on religion in China is becoming increasingly difficult.
Dr. Weidong Wang is the Executive Deputy Director of the National Survey Research Center and an Associate Professor of Sociology at Renmin University of China. He is the co-founder and standing Director of the Chinese National Survey Data Archive and is acting as the mainland China coordinator of the International Social Survey Program and the East Asian Social Surveys.
Friday, February 15 at 1:30am to 3:00am
Brackett Hall, 120
321 Calhoun Dr., Clemson, SC 29634, USA