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The following resources are outputs of The Perceptions Project:

Perceptions Project Final Report — This report is a summary of the goals, activities, and outputs of the Perceptions Project. It highlights the project, but is not a comprehensive analysis. 

Same World, Different Worldviews — Together with Public Agenda, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps diverse leaders and citizens navigate divisive, complex issues and work together to find solutions, DoSER has developed “Same World, Different Worldviews.” This resource is designed to help scientists and religious persons think and talk productively about issues of mutual concern and areas of possible tension. The discussion starter outlines several approaches to the relationship between science and religion, along with the pros, cons, and trade-offs of each choice. It uses everyday language, not professional jargon, and focuses on the kinds of concerns and values that non-experts can readily understand.

Religious Communities, Science, and Perceptions: A Comprehensive Survey — In collaboration with sociologists at Rice University, AAAS conducted a survey of 10,000 American adults to investigate the perceptions scientists and religious Americans have of one another and of science. Preliminary results of this survey were presented at the 2014 AAAS Annual Meeting. This document summarizes those findings and a video discussion can be found here.