Dominik Balazka is a researcher of the Bruno Kessler Foundation affiliated to the Smart Community LAB unit of the Center for Information and Communication Technology (FBK-ICT) and to the Center for Religious Studies (FBK-ISR). The main focus of his current research activity is on religious nones, survey methods applied to sociology of religion and potential impact of Big Data on the emerging field of non-religion studies. Formerly, Dominik worked on the European Values Study 2017 at Tilburg University and collaborated with the Department of Sociology and Social Research and with the Department of Information Engineering and Computer Science of the University of Trento.
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September 21, 2020Big data, big faith? About beliefs and biases in algorithmic decision-makingWith the arrival of Big Data analytics, data rapidly became the petroleum of the 21st century and a new social contract came into existence.
September 1, 2020Religious nones around the worldThe category of non-affiliates, the so-called religious nones, includes all those who declare that they do not belong to any religious denomination. The highest concentrations are among men, among people under the age of fifty, among highly educated individuals and among those who reside in urban areas.