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Data and Studies

Collected here are data and studies related to the academic study of religion. These resources might assist members in strategic planning, program review, or exploration of the state of the field, both past and current. If you have questions about these resources or suggestions for others to include, please email info@aarweb.org and include "Data and Studies" in the subject line.

Religion Departments and Programs

Religion Faculty

Jobs Reports

To get a more accurate picture of employment trends in the field, the AAR and SBL created an online survey to track hirings by specialization and collect demographic information on job candidates. The surveys are sent each April to candidates and employers who registered for the previous November’s Employment Center. Longitudinal results will reveal information about what aspects of a candidate’s personal and professional life impact their ability to receive interviews and job offers.

Religion Students

Graduate

AAR Graduate Survey (2002)

Undergraduate

Results of three undergraduate surveys and census projects were summarized in the May 2008 RSN Focus on the Undergraduate Study of Religion (PDF)