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Robert P. Jones, Ph.D. is president of Public Religion Research and author of Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American Public Life. Dr. Jones is also a Visiting Fellow in Religion at The Third Way and a regular columnist for the online magazine ReligionDispatches.org. His firm is a national strategic consulting firm that specializes in research and polling to help clients understand the complex ways religion and values shape American politics and public life. Dr. Jones is a member of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics Group at the American Academy of Religion; he is also an active member of the Society of Christian Ethics and the American Association of Public Opinion Research.

Previously, Dr. Jones served as an affiliated scholar at the Center for American Progress and as the founding director and senior fellow at the Center for American Values in Public Life at People for the American Way Foundation. Prior to his work in Washington, DC, he was assistant professor of religious studies at Missouri State University and a teaching fellow in religion at Emory University. He holds a Ph.D. from Emory University and M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Jones is also the author of Liberalism's Troubled Search for Equality: Religion and Cultural Bias in the Oregon Physician-assisted Suicide Debates.

President Obama’s newly unveiled Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships taps four progressive religious leaders featured in my recent book, Progressive & Religious: How Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and Buddhist Leaders are Moving Beyond the Culture Wars and Transforming American […]

Given the divisive role religion played in the 2004 election, many progressives have been waiting for a resumption of the culture wars in this election season.  Yet despite the addition of Sarah Palin to the Republican ticket, (a Pentecostal governor […]

In one of the most explicitly theological questions of Saturday night’s “Saddleback Civil Forum,” Pastor Rick Warren asked both candidates, “Does evil exist in the world today? If so, what should we do about it?” While both Obama and McCain […]