Gregory A. Smith will present “The Changing Shape of the American Religious Landscape” on Nov. 12 as part of the 12th annual Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series.
Smith is the Director of U.S. Religion Surveys for the Pew Research Center’s Religion and Public Life Project.
The 7 p.m. event, open to the public and media, will be held at St. Mary’s University in Conference Room A of the University Center. Refreshments and conversation follow the lecture. For more information, call 210-431-8094.
Smith coordinates the Pew Research Center’s domestic polling on religion and provides reporting on religion as it relates to public opinion and American politics, and the political views of Catholics. Smith holds a doctorate in government from the University of Virginia, where he was a fellow at the Center on Religion and Democracy.
He is an author of the 2007 U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, the 2010 U.S. Religious Knowledge Survey, the 2007 and 2011 Pew Research Center surveys of Muslim Americans, the 2011 National Survey of Mormons, and the 2012 report “Nones” on the Rise. Smith has been interviewed as an analyst by broadcast media and by the New York Times, the Washington Post and USA Today.
The Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture Series is a free, annual series featuring men and women who have shaped the Catholic intellectual tradition at the heart of the educational enterprises at St. Mary’s. The 2014-15 series theme is “Faith Working Through Love: Grace of the Holy Spirit.”