Geoffrey Layman

Department of Political Science

2060H Jenkins and Nanovic Halls
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Professor of American Politics

  • American politics
  • Political parties
  • Public opinion
  • Voting behavior
  • Religion and politics
  • Research methods

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Harvard's atheist chaplain: It's another sign of America's growing secularism

David Campbell and Geoffrey Layman are professors at the University of Notre Dame; John Green is an emeritus professor at the University of Akron.

The Evangelicals’ Trump Obsession Has Tarnished Christianity

According to political scientists David E. Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman of the University of Notre Dame and John C. Green of the University of Akron, authors of Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics, this corruption is happening already.

“Allergic to religion”: Conservative politics can push people out of the pews, new study shows

In Secular Surge: A New Fault Line in American Politics, political scientists David E. Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman of the University of Notre Dame and John C. Green of the University of Akron argue that the US’s secular population is larger and more diverse than previously acknowledged — and that a big part of what’s driving secularity is actually religious people’s political behavior.