Senior Research Adviser
John C. Green is a senior research adviser at the Pew Research Center’s Forum on Religion & Public Life, specializing in religion and American politics, American evangelicals and politics, the Christian right, religion and elections, and religion and presidential politics. He also serves as director of the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the University of Akron.
John has done extensive research on American religious communities and politics. Before joining the Pew Forum, he enjoyed a long association with it and other projects supported by The Pew Charitable Trusts. Since 1990, The Pew Charitable Trusts has supported his widely cited surveys, conducted in presidential election years, on the political fault lines running through America's religious landscape. John is also co-author of The Diminishing Divide: Religion's Changing Role in American Politics (Brookings Institution Press, 2000), with Andrew Kohut, president of the Pew Forum's parent organization, the Pew Research Center, and Scott Keeter, the Pew Research Center's director of survey research.
In addition to publishing his most recent book The Faith Factor: How Religion Influences American Elections (2007), John is also the co-author of The Values Campaign: The Christian Right in American Politics (Georgetown University Press, 2006), The Bully Pulpit: The Politics of Protestant Clergy (University Press of Kansas, 1997), and Religion and the Culture Wars (Rowman & Littlefield, 1996). In addition he has published more than 60 scholarly articles and more than 35 essays in the popular press. He is widely known as an observer of national and Ohio politics, and is frequently quoted in the press, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, Newsweek, Time, NPR, CNN, ABC and CBS. The Los Angeles Times described John as the nation's "pre-eminent student of the relationship between religion and American politics."
John received his Ph.D. in political science from Cornell University in 1983 and his B.A. in economics from the University of Colorado in 1975.