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Mark Gray


Mark M. Gray is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) and the Director of the CARA Catholic Poll (CCP). Dr. Gray has a Ph.D. in Political Science and a M.A. in Social Sciences from the University of California, Irvine. In addition to his research at CARA he teaches social sciences classes at Georgetown University.


Do ‘Religiously Knowledgeable’ Atheists Believe in God?

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A new Pew study has found that a majority of Americans (53%) say they would be less likely to vote for a presidential candidate if that candidate self-identified as an atheist. Only 5% say that self-identified atheism would make them more likely to vote for a candidate. Perhaps Americans would think a bit differently if they knew about a secret that was hidden (until now) in the data for Pew's U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey. Recall what the media focused on when this was data was released: Los... Read More