Department of Political Science
Professor of American Politics
- American politics
- Political parties
- Public opinion
- Voting behavior
- Religion and politics
- Research methods
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Americans' erratic relationship with religion will be tested again after abortion ruling, experts say
May 29, 2022
A large reason for the increase of religiously unaffiliated Americans is the rising role of religion in politics, primarily within the Republican Party, according to Geoff Layman, the chair of the department of political science at the University of Notre Dame.
The Washington Post
American secularism is growing — and growing more complicated
January 14, 2022
“Secularism is at the very heart of the battles for the soul of the Democratic Party,” write the authors, political scientists John C. Green of the University of Akron and David E. Campbell and Geoffrey C. Layman, both of the University of Notre Dame.
Harvard's atheist chaplain: It's another sign of America's growing secularism
September 19, 2021
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 Daily Beast
The Evangelicals’ Trump Obsession Has Tarnished Christianity
March 21, 2021
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.
Religion News Service
“Allergic to religion”: Conservative politics can push people out of the pews, new study shows
March 12, 2021
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.