Dr. Robert Jones is co-founder and CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute, a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting independent research into religion, culture,and public policy. He also serves as co-chair of the national steering committee for the Religion and Politics Sections of the American Academy of Religion.
Dr. Jones has served as a consultant and research fellow at several think tanks in Washington,D.C. He is the author of The End of White Christian America (2016), which examines the changes in U.S. demographics and religion and the impact on the social values and politics of the United States.
Dr. Jones holds a B.S. in Computing Science and Mathematics from Mississippi College, an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in religion from Emory University where he specialized in the sociology of religion, politics, and religious ethics.