Tobin Grant

About Tobin Grant

@TobinGrant blogs for Religion News Service at Corner of Church and State, a data-driven conversation on religion and politics. He is a political science professor at Southern Illinois University and associate editor of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion.


How many immigrants are in your church? Ranking American religions

America is a nation of immigrants that, ironically, often fears immigrants. But it’s not just any immigrants–it’s the “wrong” immigrants. Historically, our immigration policies have been based on racism and religious bias.  European Protestants were welcome; Catholics, Jews, Muslims, and others were suspect. One result is diversity within American religion. Some religions have many immigrants. Most churches do not, with […]