Baylor in the News – July 31-Aug. 6, 2022 | Media and Public Relations


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WACO, Texas (Aug. 5, 2022) – Baylor University researchers and faculty experts were featured in national and local media stories as they shared their thoughts and expertise on data from the Baylor Religion Survey that shows how childhood religiosity predicts a variety of positive outcomes, what leads to public trust in top universities and the return of the iEngage Summer Civics Institute at Baylor and a new season of Baylor Theatre.

Aug. 1, 2022

Deseret News: Perspective: Don’t believe the headlines. Few people suffer trauma from religion in childhood
The Deseret News looks at data from the Baylor Religion Survey, one of the most comprehensive national surveys that provides unique data concerning religion, health and community in America, in this article about how religious attendance at age 12 is associated with a variety of outcomes in adulthood. Survey data found that people who regularly attended religious services as children are more likely to be happy as adults.

Aug. 2, 2022 Baylor President Linda Livingstone elected chair of NCAA Board of Governors
The NCAA Board of Governors met Tuesday for the first time in its new iteration, choosing Baylor President Linda Livingstone as board chair. This news also was covered by the Baptist Standard.

Morning Consult: Americans’ Most Trusted Universities, and the Need to Bridge Gaps in Public Trust
Baylor University was named among the nation’s top 10 Most Trusted Universities, according to global research firm Morning Consult. Baylor also was ranked No. 2 among Morning Consult’s Most Trusted Universities by parents. This news was covered by multiple media outlets, including KRLD News Radio in Dallas/Fort Worth.

Aug. 3, 2022

KXAN-TV: Adoption or abortion? Families, experts say it’s not that simple
Elissa Madden, Ph.D., associate professor of social work at Baylor, is quoted about…