Michael "Chip" Rotolo is a Research Associate at Pew Research Center in Washington, DC. His research examines the interplay of religion, morality, and politics in the United States.
Michael's book, Religious Parenting: Transmitting Faith and Values in Contemporary America (Princeton University Press 2020), coauthored with Christian Smith and Bridget Ritz, explores American parents’ strategies, experiences, and beliefs regarding religious transmission using hundreds of in-depth interviews with parents from around the United States. His other work has been published in Sociological Forum, The American Journal of Cultural Sociology, and Sociology of Religion. Michael frequently presents research at scholarly conferences and has discussed his findings with several media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and NBC News.
Michael holds a Ph.D. and M.A. in Sociology from the University of Notre Dame, an M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary, and a B.A. in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is also a graduate of the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.