Svante Cornell, S. Frederick Starr and Julian Tucker cited in the Astana Times

April 19, 2018: Svante Cornell, S. Frederick Starr and Julian Tucker’s new Silk Road Paper on secularism in Kazakhstan was cited in the Astana Times.

“As the survey shows, religion has a prominent place in present-day Kazakh society, but believers stand in opposition to political religious expression. Only 10 percent of the nation’s Muslims support Sharia law. Approximately half of Kazakhs believe different religions can lead to heaven and individuals can be moral without believing in God. The numbers indicate the universal notion of peaceful coexistence between religious communities in society.”