Dr. Ray was educated at Yale and the University of Michigan, where he was also an associate professor. He is the co-author of the highly acclaimed book, Cultural Creatives. In this landmark book, he and his wife, psychologist Sherry Ruth Anderson, draw upon thirteen years of survey research studies on more than 100,000 Americans, plus more than 100 focus groups and dozens of in-depth interviews. They reveal who the Cultural Creatives are and the fascinating story of their emergence over the last generation, using vivid examples and engaging personal stories to describe their distinctive values and lifestyles.
Formerly he was executive vice president of American LIVES, Inc., a market research and opinion polling firm doing research on the lifestyles and values of Americans. He has headed more than 100 major research and consulting projects and has published numerous articles on values and social change.
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