Last updated on: 3/6/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

American Religion Data Archive (ARDA) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Words “under God” Be in the US Pledge of Allegiance?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of 2005

Description:

“Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Department of Sociology at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, the Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion, and the Pennsylvania State University.”

“About the ARDA,” ARDA website (accessed Mar. 6, 2008)

Mission:

“The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion.”

“About the ARDA,” ARDA website (accessed Mar. 6, 2008)

Other:
Non-profit