Selected Study Writings

On this page we highlight publications from the National Survey of Religious Leaders, with links to the full text as available. A more comprehensive list of publications is also available. If copyright restrictions prevent your download of an article for which Mark Chaves is one of the authors, please contact us with your request and we will send a copy to you.

Also, if you have used NSRL data to write something, or if you know of something that has been written using NSRL data, please let us know so we can add it to the list of study writings.


Initial article introducing the NSRL:

Chaves, Mark, Joseph Roso, and Anna Holleman. 2022. “The National Survey of Religious Leaders: Background, Methods, and Lessons Learned in the Research Process.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 61(3-4):737-749. doi:

  • 1,600 participating religious leaders representing 70+ Christian denominations, plus Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, and other religious groups
  • Information on demographics, job and career, pastoral activities, health, perspectives on science, political activities, and much more


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