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  • The effect of religion on blood donation in the United States.
    Beyerlein, Kraig (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 408-435.

    Analyzes 2010 survey data from adult Americans. Religious ties & exposure to religious helping messages predict positively donating blood.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Practice
  • Religion and giving for international aid: Evidence from a survey of U.S. church members.
    Schnable, Allison (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 72-94.

    Analyzes 2005 telephone interview data from U.S.A. church members. Levels of church involvement predict giving to international aid efforts.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Contributions
  • Inequality and the altruistic life: A study of the priestly vocation rate.
    Fishman, Robert M., Carlos Gervasoni, and Keely Jones Stater (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 575-595.

    Analyzes Catholic ordination rates of 25 nations. Greater societal-level inequality increases motivation to pursue individual material gain & less to pursue such an altruistic vocation as the Catholic priesthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic; Stratification; Vocation; Altruism
  • The Heart of Religion. Spiritual Empowerment, Benevolence, and the Experience of God's Love.
    Lee, Matthew T., Margaret M. Poloma, and Stephen G. Post (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interviews with 120 American Christian exemplars of benevolence; and a representative US survey. The reported experience of God's love correlated positively with acts of benevolence.

    Associated Search Terms: Consequential dimension; God, image of; Altruism; Prayer; Experience; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Virtuoso; United States
  • Explaining Differences in Philanthropic Behavior between Christians, Muslims, and Hindus in the Netherlands.
    Carabain, Christine L., and René Bekers (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 53:4: 419-440.

    Analyzes 2008 Dutch interview data. Community orientation, communal worship orientation, & beliefs affect giving patterns. Dutch Hindus have more secular & less religious giving levels, Dutch Muslims more religious & less secular.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Netherlands; Altruism; Belief; Contributions; Hindu, Netherlands; Netherlands; Protestant, Netherlands; Indian Dutch; Catholic, Netherlands
  • Spiritual individualism or engaged spirituality? Social implications of holistic spirituality among mind-body-spirit practitioners.
    Oh, Seil, and Natalia Sarkisian (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 299-322.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from a purposeful sample of participants in Yoga, Art of Living, & Dahn Yoga and Healing, in the Boston area. Spirituality is related to social involvement for Yoga & Art of Living practitioners, though not to collective action. In Dahn Yoga and Healing, a therapeutic cult, sirituality is not related to social involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Individualism; Yoga, U.S.A.; Spirituality; Dahn Yoga and Healing; Civic engagement; Art of Living; Activism; Altruism
  • Religiosity and altruism: Exploring the link and its relation to happiness.
    Pessi, Anne Birgitta (2011)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 26:1: 1-18.

    Based on survey & interview data. Religion & altruism are often linked, sometimes not. Explores the experience of the link.

    Associated Search Terms: Happiness; Altruism
  • The Link between Religion and Helping Others: The Role of Values, Ideas, and Language.
    Einolf, Christopher J. (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:4: 435-455.

    Using life history interview data & coding, finds various verbalized themes of the importance of religion positively related to helping behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Life histories; Salience; Volunteering
  • Religiousness and blood donation.
    Gillum, Richard Frank, and Kevin S. Masters (2010)
    Journal of Health Psychology 15: 163-172.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Religiosity
  • The Sorokin Multidimensional Inventory of Love Experience (SMILE): Development, Validation, and Religious Determinants.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Berton H. Kaplan (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:4: 380-401.

    Develops a scale based on Pitirim A. Sorokin's writings on religion and love.

    Associated Search Terms: Love; Sorokin, Pitirim A.; Scale; Altruism
  • Are Religious People More Prosocial? A Quasi-experimental Study with Madrasah Pupils in a Rural Community in India.
    Ahmed, Ali M. (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:2: 368-374.

    Using game experiments, studying to enter the clergy were more co-oeprative & generous than other students.

    Associated Search Terms: Game theory; Hindu, India; Seminarians; India, Uttar Pradesh, Nowganwan; Altruism
  • Specialization and Rent Seeking in Moral Enforcement: The Case of Confession.
    Arruñada, Benito (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:443-461.

    Secondary analysis of 1994 data from Indiana Catholics show Confession frequency & prayer frequency, but not mass attendance, predicting aiding the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Almsgiving; Altruism; Confession; Contributions; Practice; Prayer; United States, Indiana; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Altruistic U.S. Foreign Policy Goals: Evidence from a National Survey of Church Members.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and Valerie Lewis (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:2: 191-209.

    2005 telephone survey data from active American church members; congregations supporting missionaries, charities, encouraging thinking about social & political issues, & discussing foreign policy, & individual volunteering predict foreign policy altruism.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Altruism
  • And Who is Your Neighbor? Explaining Denominational Differences in Charitable Giving and Volunteering in the Netherlands.
    Bekkers, René, and Theo Schuyt (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:1: 74-96.

    Contributions to religion are based on involvement, to charities on values socialized in by churches. Dutch Catholics are less involved & thus contribute less than Protestants, both to religion & to secular charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Netherlands; Volunteering; Protestant, Netherlands; Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands; Altruism; Contributions
  • Altruism, Religion, and Health: Exploring the Ways in Which Helping others Benefits Support Providers.
    Krause, Neal (2007)
    In Stephen G. Post (ed.) Altruism and Health: Perspectives from Empirical Research. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 410-421.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Altruism
  • The forms of Brotherly Love in Max Weber's Sociology of Religion.
    Symonds, Michael, and Jason Pudsey (2006)
    Sociological Theory 24:2: 133-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Weber, Max; Brotherliness; Altruism
  • Religiosity, Altruism, and Altruistic Hypocrisy: Evidence from Protestant Adolescents.
    Ji, Chang-ho, Lori Pendergraft, and Matthew Perry (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:2: 156-178.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from 6-12th grade students in Evangelical church -affiliated schools in the U.S.A.. & Canada; doctrine of loving neighbor ("horizontal faith maturity") but not intrinsic religion or orthodoxy predict altruistic action.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, Canada; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Students, primary; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Altruism; Religious maturity; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Students, secondary
  • Good Works and the Question of Self-presentation in Tenrikyo.
    Morishita, Saburo (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 33-49.

    Tenrikyo members pursue good works altruistically, not for public relations.

    Associated Search Terms: Tenrikyo, Japan; Japan; Altruism; Charities
  • Altruism in New Religious Movements. The Jesus Army and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order in Britain.
    Inaba, Keishin (2005)
    Tokyo: Japan Publications Trading Co., Ltd.

    Case study of two new religions in Great Britain, the Jesus Army and the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order.

    Associated Search Terms: Friends of the Western Buddhist Order; Altruism; New religions; Buddhist, Great Britain; Jesus Army; Great Britain
  • Altruism and Religion in Europe: Theoretical Perspectives of Motivation.
    Inaba, Keishin (2004)
    In Jerolimov, Dinka Marinovic, Sinisa Zrinscak, and Irena Borowik (eds.), Religion and Patterns of Social Transformation. Zagreb: Institute for Social Research--Zagreb, pp. 207-220.

    Analyzes 1990 European Values Study data for various Western European nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Europe, western
  • Religious doubt, helping others, and psychological well-being.
    Krause, Neal (2003)
    Journal of Religion and Health 54:2: 745-758.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Doubt; Well-being, psychological
  • The Catholic Ethic and the Spirit of Community.
    Tropman, John E. (2002)
    Washington: Georgetown University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Catholic; Compassion
  • Altruism and Charitable Activities of New Religions in Japan: Theoretical Perspectives.
    Inaba Keishin (2001)
    Asian cultural Studies 27: 7-18.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Japan; Altruism; New religions
  • Altruism and Intergenerational Relations among Muslims in Britain.
    Zokaei, Saeed, and David Phillips (2000)
    Current Sociology 48:4: 45-58.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Generations; Great Britain; Islam, Great Britain
  • Religion, Social Support, and Health among the Japanese Elderly.
    Krause, Neal, Berit Ingersoll-Dayton, Jersey Liang, and Hidehiro Sugisawa (1999)
    Journal of Health and Social Behavior 40:4: 405-421.

    Analyzes 1996 interview data from Japanese seniors; for men religion promotes helping others, which in turn predicts reported health.

    Associated Search Terms: Japan; Gerontology; Medical; Altruism
  • Max Weber and World-Denying Love: A Look at the Historical Sociology of Religion.
    Bellah, Robert N. (1999)
    Journal of the American Academy of Religion 67:2: 277-304. Reprinted in Robert N. Bellah and Steven M. Tipton (eds.) The Robert Bellah Reader. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, 2006, pp. 123-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Asceticism; Brotherliness; Altruism; Weber, Max
  • Toward Understanding the Role of Bible Beliefs and Higher Education in American Attitudes toward Eradicating Poverty, 1964-1996.
    Clydesdale, Timothy T. (1999)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 38:1: 103-118.

    Analyzes 1964-90 National Election Study data & 1984-96 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; literalism enhances concern for the poor, higher education diminishes such concern.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Education; Altruism; United States; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Beyond Mutual and Public Benefits. The Inward and Outward Orientations of Non-Profit Organizations.
    Davidson, James D., and Jerome R. Koch (1998)
    In Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies. Organizational Aspects of Religion and Religious Aspects of Organizations. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 292-306.

    Argues against typing congregations as either mutual benefit or public benefit (inwardly & outwardly oriented) organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Altruism; Parish
  • Who Gives to the Poor? The Influence of Religious Tradition and Political Location on the Personal Generosity of Americans toward the Poor.
    Regnerus, Mark D., Christian Smith, and David Sikkink (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:3: 481-493.

    Analyzes 1996 telephone survey data from the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Conservative, U.S.A.; Altruism; Contributions
  • The Sociology of Religious Movements.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1997)
    New York: Routledge

    General treatise written as a text, centered in the "compensator" theory framework & using U.S.A. illustrations.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Sect; Conversion; Transcendental Meditation, U.S.A.; Hare Krishna, U.S.A.; Zen, U.S.A.; Unification Church; Children of God; New York Mission Society; Process Church of Final Judgment; Altruism; Father Divine
  • God Helps those who Help Themselves?: The Effects of Religious Affiliation, Religiosity, and Deservedness on Generosity toward the Poor.
    Will, Jeffrey A., and John K. Cochran (1995)
    Sociology of Religion 56:3: 327-338.

    Analyzes 1986 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; religious denomination influenced levels of generosity toward the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Altruism; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Investment Returns on an Islamic-principled Mutual Fund in the United States: Further Evidence for the Cost-of-discipleship Hypothesis.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:1: 85-87.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Altruism; Islam, U.S.A.
  • Altruism and sociological theory.
    Wuthnow, Robert (1993)
    Social Service Review 67: 344-357.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism
  • Etica sociale e attività di welfare delle nuove religioni. Il caso del Tenrikyo e del Rissho Koseikai.
    Kisala, Robert (1993)
    Religioni e società 8/17: 36-46.

    Altruistic ethics in the 2 groups, & a desire for public acceptance, led to philanthropic works that transcended concerns for personal improvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; New religions; Japan; Tenrikyo; Rissho Kosei-kai; Charities
  • Student Religiosity and Social Justice Concerns in England and the United States: Are they Still Related?
    Perkins, H. Wesley (1992)
    Joural for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:3: 353-360.

    Analyzes 1988-90 questionnaire data from college students in U.K. & U.S.A., replicating 1978-79 data. Relates religiosity to altruism & humanitarianism, but moderate religiosity to racism.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Prejudice, racial; Altruism; United States; Comparative; Humanitarianism; Great Britain
  • The Opportunity Cost of Discipleship: Ethical Mutual Funds and their Returns.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1991)
    Sociological Analysis 52:1: 111-124.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Economic
  • La secolarizzazione infinita. Note sulla morte dei beni pubblici.
    Cassano, Franco (1990)
    Rassegna italiana di sociologia 31:1: 11-25.

    Addresses the question f altruism in a secularized culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Game theory; Secularization; Common good
  • Being Religious and Being Altruistic: A Study of College Service Volunteers.
    Bernt, Frank M. (1989)
    Personality and Individual Differences 10:6: 663-669.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from undergraduates; finds volunteering related to intrinsic religiosity rather than to religiosity per se.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Altruism; Voluntary action research; Intrinsic/extrinsic
  • Religion and Helping Charitable Cases.
    Hunsberger, Bruce E., and Ellen Platnow (1986)
    Journal of Psychology 120:6: 517-528.

    Reports experiments with undergraduates; shows religion per se unrelated to volunteering for a charitable cause, though intrinsic religion is so related. Religion was related to helping religious causes.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiment; Students, undergraduate; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Voluntary action research; Altruism
  • The Other Side of Good Samaritanism: The Helping Ethic in Judeo-Christian Ideology and Practice.
    Terian, Sara Mirjam Kärkkäinen (1984)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Notre Dame. [DA 45:6 A, p. 1886]

    Reviews literature on doctrines about charitable works; analyzes interview data from a Midwest U.S. city; focuses on views about recipients of help.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Altruism; Lutheran Church in America
  • Commitment to Altruism in Sociological Analysis.
    Neal, Marie Augusta (1982)
    Sociological Analysis 43:1: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociobiology; Altruism
  • A Study of the Religious Factor in Medical Education.
    Gardner, Robert Wayne (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Utah. [DA 38:5 A, p. 3061]

    Based on documents, observations, & interviews at Loma Linda University School of Medicine, & uses questionnaire data to compare humanitarianism & cynicism scores of medical students at religious & secular medical schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Altruism; Students, graduate; Education
  • The Impact of Devotionalism and Attendance on Ordinary and Emergency Helping Behavior.
    Nelson, Lynn D., and Russell R. Dynes (1976)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 15:1: 47-59.

    Analyzes 1971 questionnaire data from adults in a southwest U.S. city that had been struck by a tornado some months before; shows importance of churches in mobilizing people in emergencies.

    Associated Search Terms: Devotionalism; Altruism; Practice; Disaster
  • Emergency Helping and Religious Behavior.
    Annis, Lawrence V. (1976)
    Psychological Reports 39: 151-158.

    An experiment with undergraduates shows no correlation between religion & helping behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Experiment; Altruism; Students, undergraduate
  • Religious Involvement, Values, and Social Compassion.
    Christenson, James A. (1976)
    Sociological Analysis 37:3: 218-227.

    Analyzes 1973 questionnaire data from North Carolina household heads; shows no correlation between compassionate political tands & church attendance, but a positive one between them & religious values.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; United States, North Carolina; Altruism; Practice
  • The Effects of Confession on Altruism.
    Harris, Mary B., Seldon M. Benson, and Carroll L. Hall (1975)
    Journal of Social Psychology 96: 187-192.

    Observations of men & women asked to contribute to a charity immediately before & after confessions suggest that men give less afterward.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Confession
  • Immoral Wealth and Generosity: A Note on Traditionalistic Chinese and Charity.
    Aijmer, Göran (1974)
    Sociologus 24:2: 147-159.

    Associated Search Terms: China; Economic; Altruism
  • Altruism in the Professions: The Case of the Clergy.
    Blaikie, Norman W.H. (1974)
    Australian and New Zealand Journal of Sociology 10: 84-89.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from mainline Protestant clergy in Victoria State.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy role; Baptist, Australia; Congregational, Australia; Church of Christ, Australia; Methodist, Australia; Anglican, Australia; Australia, Victoria; Altruism
  • Review of the Polls: Church Attendance and Self Perceived Altruism.
    Langford, Barbara J., and Charles C. Langford (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:2: 221-222.

    Analyzes 1973 A.I.P.O. (U.S.A..) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Altruism; Practice; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; United States
  • Responses to Religion. Studies in the Social Psychology of Religious Belief.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1974)
    Lawrence: University of Kansas Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Alienation; Altruism; Conservative; United Church of Christ; Stratification; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Catholic, U.S.A.; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Education; Dimensions of religiosity; Fanaticism; Churches of Christ; Salience; Prejudice
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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