Atheism and Religiosity among Argentine Scientists

This project will measure the levels of religious belief and spirituality among Argentine scientists of six disciplines. This aims to be the beginning of a longer-term plan: a comparative study of the levels of atheism in Latin and Anglo-Saxon scientists. The study will be developed and carried out by an interdisciplinary team based at the University of Cordoba and Oakland University. The developmental difference between the Anglo-Saxon and Latin American world is attributable in part to differences between Protestant and Catholic culture. In turn, the science-religion conflict is higher in the Protestant than in the Catholic world. We will offer a new understanding of this difference through an assessment of the degree (on an ordinal scale that registers levels of the measure) of spirituality and religiosity among Argentine scientists.

Grant: US$28,000

Dates: January 2016 – June 2017