I received an email from Michael Paulson, a religion reporter for The Boston Globe, yesterday asking me if I had time to talk about a new study coming out today. The study is the latest wave of the American Religious Identification Survey. Having worked with the principal investigators – Barry Kosmin and Ariela Keysar – on the original design of the survey and some of the analysis once the data was collected, I can say that I’m quite familiar with the survey. So, I agreed to chat with him last night. He called and we talked for about 20 minutes. He mainly wanted to know whether I thought the survey was accurate and well-done (it is) and what I thought was most interesting about it. I mentioned the significant losses of Catholics to non-religion in New England as the most interesting finding. He was very nice and quite knowledgeable.
Anyway, I ended up in The Boston Globe today. I’ve been interviewed by three reporters in the last week – one an independent journalist and one for my school’s newspaper (on unrelated topics). But The Boston Globe!! That’s pretty cool!
For additional coverage, see USA Today’s site. The videos are pretty groovy too.