It seems that there is a perception that people with advanced education (especially scientists and professors) are less likely to subscribe to an organized religion than society as a whole. For instance, I have heard it said that Nobel prize winners are much more likely to be atheists than the general population.
But, I’ve never seen any real research about this. Does anyone know of recent polls done in this area? I am specifically interested in knowing what percentages of scientists and/or university faculty claim a religious faith?
I’ve tried Googling on this, but I’m mostly turning up webpages for faculty in religion departments (and rantings from extremists on both sides of the religion issue arguing about who is smarter). There is one older GQ thread about a similar subject here, but it doesn’t contain much data, and none specific to scientists or university faculty. Thank you in advance for anyone who can help!