Christopher Bader is a Professor of Sociology at Chapman University and affiliated with the Institute for Religion, Economics and Society (IRES). He was principal investigator of the first two waves of the Baylor Religion Survey, a nationwide survey of US religious beliefs and the principal investigator of the the first three waves of the Chapman Survey of American Fears. He is associate director of the Association of Religion Data Archives (www.theArda.com), the world's largest archive of religion survey data funded by the Templeton Foundation and Lilly Foundation and supported by Penn State University and Chapman.
Christopher is the author two books, America's Four Gods and Paranormal America, and has published, to date, 35 articles and chapters in the fields of sociology, deviance, criminology, the sociology of religion and education. He has four books in progress including Faithful Measures: Applications in the Art and Science of Measuring Religion, Paranormal America (2nd Edition), Fear Itself: The Nature and Consequences of Fear in America and The Insiders: Studies in the Normalization of Deviance.
Christopher has been studying paranormal beliefs for over twenty years. He has been on several ghost hunts, observed support groups for UFO abductees, joined Bigfoot investigations and attended numerous psychic fairs and UFO and Bigfoot conventions. He is in the midst of developing a second edition of Paranormal America.