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Laura R. Olson


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Laura R. Olson is professor of political science and director of the Ph.D. program in policy studies at Clemson University. She has been president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, as well as editor-in-chief of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. Her research focuses on contemporary religion and politics with emphases on public opinion and civic engagement. Olson is author of nine books, including Religion and Politics in America: Faith, Culture, and Strategic Choices (2018).

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