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  • How ecotheological beliefs vary among Australian churchgoers and consequences for environmental attitudes and behaviors.
    Pepper, Miriam, and Rosemary Leonard (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 101-124.

    Analyzes 2011 Australian National Church Life Survey data. Environmentalist attitudes were inversely predicted by "dominion theology" & positively by believing God was in nature.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Environmentalism; Australia
  • Piccoli atei crescono. Davvero una generazione senza Dio?
    Garelli, Franco (2016)
    Bologna: Il Mulino.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Atheist, Italy; Belief
  • Belief in human sinfulness, belief in experiencing divine forgiveness, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., Christopher G. Ellison, Kevin J. Flannelly, and Amy M. Burdette (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 1-26.

    Analyzes 2004 U.S.A. e-mail survey data. Finds a positive association between belief in human sinfulness & 6 psychiatric symptoms, & a negative one between belief in divine forgiveness & 6 symptoms, as well as some inetraction effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Forgiveness; Mental health; Sin; Belief
  • America's Changing Religious Landscape. Findings from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Statistics; Practice; Belief; Demography
  • Theology matters: Comparing the traits of growing and declining mainline Protestant church attendees and clergy.
    Haskell, David Millard, Kevin N. Flatt, and Stephanie Burgoyne (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 515-541.

    Analyzes Ontario survey data from Anglican, Lutheran, Presbyterian, & United Church of Canada congregations & clergy. Theological conservatism predicted growth, as opposed to decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Canada, Ontario; Conservative, Canada; Membership; Protestant, Canada
  • Awash in a sea of faith and firearms: Rediscovering the connection between religion and gun ownership in America.
    Yamane, David (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 622-636.

    Analyzes 2006-14 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; theological conservatism positively predicts personal hand gun ownership while attendance frequency negatively predicts it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Gun ownership; Conservative, U.S.A.; Practice; United States
  • Demonic influence: The negative mental health effects of belief in demons
    Nie, Fanhao, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 498-515.

    Analyzes 2003-08 panel National Study of Youth and Religion (US.A.) data. Belief in malevolent spirits predicts lower mental health scores among adolescents & declines in the scores in young adulthood.

    Associated Search Terms: Devil; Young adults; Youth; Belief; Panel study; Mental health; Adolescents
  • Religious forms in secularized society: Three Catholic groups in comparison.
    Turco, Daniela (2016)
    Social Compass 63:4: 513-528.

    With a background of secularization, where ordinary practice is ancillary to extraordinary experiences, Catholic Action, charismatic renewal, and Catholic-affiliated scouting represent different aspects of Catholicism. Only the charismatics resist modernity.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy, Cosenza; Moral; Belief; Abortion; Euthanasia; Scouting; Homosexuality; Catholic Action; Divorce; Catholic, Italy; Pentecostal, Catholic, Italy
  • A bounded affinity theory of religion and the paranormal.
    Baker, Joseph O., Christopher Bader, and F. Carson Mencken (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 334-358. Erratum, 78:1 (2017): 117.

    Develops a propositional theory based on a bounded affinity model wherein paranormal experiences are related positively to experiential religiosity & certain beliefs, but negatively to practice, consequential & knowledge religiosity. Illustrates with 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data, Christian subsample.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Dimensions of religiosity; Experiential dimension; Plausibility structure; Bounded affinity; Paranormal
  • Saint Peter's leaky boat: Falling intergenerational persistence among U.S.-born Catholics since 1974.
    Hout, Michael (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 1-17.

    Overview of post 1950 poll & survey data; the U.S. population remains one-fourth Roman Catholic though, because of immigration & relativity fertility, one-third was reared Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States; Belief; Demography; Membership; Practice; Disaffiliation
  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • What kind of Christian are you? Religious ideologies and poltiical attitudes.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 288-307.

    Analyzes 2012 online survey data from adult American Christians. Focuses on correlates of support for 2 religious belief systems--social gospel & prosperity gospel--& political correlates of the 2 systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Social Gospel movement, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Literalism; Generations; Belief; Age; Race
  • Sense of divine involvement and sense of meaning in life: Religious tradition as a contingency.
    Jung, Jong Hyun (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 119-133.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; a sense of divine involvement & of meaning in life correlate among the Christian groups but not among others. A sense of divine involvement is the belief that god desires a connection with individuals.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; God, image of; Meaning
  • For youth, prayer is relationship.
    Mason, Michael C. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 25-48.

    Analyzes 2008 interview data from English-speaking Catholic participants in a World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Prayer was not for obtaining this-worldly advantages but expressive of a relationship with God. Frequency of prayer correlated with Catholic practice & belief &with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Practice; Civic engagement; Catholic; Belief; Youth
  • What do Argentine people believe in? Religion and social structure in Argentina.
    Mallimaci, Fotunato, Juan Cruz Esquivel, and Verónica Giménez Béliveau (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 255-277.

    Reports results of a 2008 survey of the Argentine population, noting changes from previous surveys.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Argentina; Change; Birth control; Abortion; Argentina; Belief
  • Believing vaguely: Religious socialization and Christian beliefs in Britain.
    Hunt, Stephen (2015)
    Italian Journal of Sociology of Education 7:3: 10-46.

    Shows a decline in the polls of traditional Christian beliefs & other indicators. Ulster is a significant exception.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Great Britain; Generations; Clergy image; Belief
  • Nonbelievers in the church: A study of cultural religion in Sweden.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 275-294.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey data for Sweden; largest differences were between adherents of religions other than the Church of Sweden and both Church of Sweden adherents & non-adherents of any religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Sweden; Dimensions of religiosity; Membership; Practice; Religiosity; Sweden; Belief
  • Christian colleges and universities as moral communities: The effects of institutional characteristics on student religiosity.
    Davignon, Phil, and Robert A. Thomson, Jr. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 531-554.

    Analyzes online survey data from students at 31 member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Satisfaction with spiritual mentorship, religious homogeneity, & satisfaction with institutional integration of faith with learning predicted various measures of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Education; University; Students, undergraduate; Belief; Practice; Prayer; Professor
  • How religious are American women and men? Gender differences and similarities.
    Schnabel, Landon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 616-622.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; wome3's greater religiosity is found only in the Christian tradition & hence is not universal.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Women; Proselytizing; Practice; Gender; Belief; United States
  • Non-affiliation, non-denominationalism, religious switching, and denominational switching: Longitudinal analysis of the effects on religiosity.
    Suh, Daniel, and Raymond Russell (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 25-41.

    Analyzes 2006-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) panel data. Conversion from one religion to another increases religiosity, from one Protestant denomination to another affects practice modestly but not belief. Non-affiliates become less religious. Protestants with no denomination resemble other Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Atheist, U.S.A.; Practice; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Belief
  • Religio-Spiritual Participation in Two American Indian Populations.
    Garroutte, Eva Marie, Janette Beals, Heather Orton Anderson, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Patricia Nez-Henderson, Jacob Thomas, Calvin Croy, and Spero M. Manson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 17-37

    Analyzes 1997-99 interview data from two tribal areas of Native Americans--one in he Southwest and one in the northern plains. Some respondents identified with indigenous spiritualities, some with Christianity, some with the Native American Church. Presents correlates of participation frequency; strong belief was the closest correlate.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Native Americans; Practice
  • Religious tradition, religiosity, or everyday theologies? Unpacking religion's relationship to support for legalizing same-sex marriage among a college student sample.
    Walls, N. Eugene, Michael R. Woodford, and Denise L. Levy (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 219-243.

    Analyzes survey data from introductory sociology students at 6 U.S. colleges & universities. Specified beliefs, more than practice & denomination, predicted support for or rejection of same-sex marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Homosexuality; Students, undergraduate; Belief
  • Religion and the sources of public opposition to abortion in Britain: The role of "belonging," "behaving" and "believing."
    Clements, Ben (2014)
    Sociology 48:2: 369-386.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Abortion; Belief; Great Britain; Membership
  • Transition as normative: British Quakerism as liquid religion.
    Collins, Peter, and Pink Dandelion (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:2: 287-301.

    British Quakers see perpetual modulation (liquifaction) of belief and practice as both logical and faithful.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Change; Great Britain; Quaker, Great Britain
  • "I doubt. Therefore, I believe": Facing uncertainty and belief in the making.
    Lamine, Anne-Sophie (2014)
    In Gladys Ganiel, Heidemarie Winkel, and Christophe Monnot (eds.) Religion in Times of Crisis. Leiden: Brill, pp. 72-90.

    Theoretical statement of three ideal type modalities of belief relevant to Western Europe: Belief as aspiration & trust; belief as self-discipline or believing with body; belief as experience of being together with other believers. Illustrations are provided.

    Associated Search Terms: Trust; Belief; Communitas; Ideal type; Discipline
  • Volunteering and the dimensions of religiosity: A cross-national analysis.
    Paxton, Pamela, Nicholas E. Reith, and Jennifer L. Glanville (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 597-625.

    Analyzes the 1999-2001 wave of European Values Survey data. Religious salience, prayer, & belief predict volunteering, with interaction effects with attendance. These statistical effects are more marked among Protestants than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Europe; Volunteering; Salience; Prayer; Practice
  • Beliefs about faith and work: Development and validation of honoring God and prosperity gospel scales.
    Neubert, Mitchell J., Kevin D. Dougherty, Jerry Z. Park, and Jenna Griebel (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:1: 129-146.

    Develops scales measuring work beliefs (work as a means of honoring God) & beliefs about God. Convergences & divergences between the 2 scales & others are noted. The 2 scales measure different orientations.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Prosperity Gospel; Scale; Students, undergraduate; Work
  • Religion and parental values in a secularized country: Evidence from the Netherlands.
    Halman, Loek (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1: 121-140.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data from the Netherlands. Parental values are related to religion; denominational differences in autonomy & obedience can be explained by attendance (a network mechanism) while differences in autonomy are partly explained by beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Autonomy; Practice; Obedience; Network; Netherlands; Belief; Socialization; Family
  • Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.
    Müller, Tim S., Peter Schmidt, and Nan Dirk DeGraff (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 739-759.

    Analyzes 1971-2008 International Social Survey Programme data. High levels of income inequality predict greater effects of religious socialization. parents need invest less in religiously socializing their children when the society does it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Belief; Differentiation; Legitimation; Religiosity; Secularization; Socialization; Family
  • Beliefs about God and mental health among American adults.
    Silton, Nava R., Kevin J. Flannelly, Kathleen Galek, and Christopher G. Ellison (2014)
    Journal of Religion and health 53;5: 1285-1296.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Mental health; Belief; God, concept of
  • The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States.
    Pew Research Center (2014)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Reserch Center.

    Largely 2013 descriptive statistics on a sample of Latino Americans, focusing on their religion & related attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Belief; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Practice
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Patterns of change in prayer activity, expectancies, and contents during older adulthood.
    Hayward, R. David, and Neal Krause (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52(1):17-34.

    Analyzes 4 waves of survey data (2001-07) from the 48 contiguous U.S. states, from people aged 66+ in 2001. Prayer frequency & beliefs emphasizing trust in God increased over the 7 years.

    Associated Search Terms: Longitudinal; Prayer; Belief; Gerontology
  • Do people who believe in God report more meaning in their lives? The existential effects of belief.
    Cranney, Stephen (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 638-646.

    Analyzes 1998 & 2008 General Social Survey data (U.S.A.); belief in God is related statistically to a sense of purpose in life.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Meaning; Belief
  • "Secularization of consciousness" or alternative opportunities? The impact of economic growth on religious belief and practice in 13 European countries.
    Hirschle, Jochen (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:410-424.

    Uses data from various sources; economic development is associated with reduced church attendance but not belief, though belief may decline as a result of the lowered attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Economic; Europe; Practice; Secularization
  • Spirituality and religious tolerance.
    Hughes, Philip (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:1: 65-91.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey Program data (40 nations); the associations between spirituality & age differ by nation, while religiosity increases with age in most nations. Where spirituality is not associated with belief in God, it was often associated with greater religious tolerance. Tolerance varies by dominant religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Spirituality; Belief; Tolerance; Age
  • Religion and volunteering over the adult life course.
    Johnston, Joseph B. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 733-752.

    Analyzes 1986, '89, '94, & 2002 Americans' Changing Lives panel data. Increased religious belief & attendance over the life couse increases volunteering in religious activities, & that in turn increases volunteering in non-religious activities as well.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Volunteering; Life course; Belief
  • Sources of social support: Examining congregational involvement, private devotional activities, and congregational context.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 698-712.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Among attenders of religious congregations, congregational involvement & private devotional activities help predict social support, but congregation size & theology do not. The kinds of social support in the study were practical rather than socio-emotional.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Congregation size; Social support; Belief
  • Using Matching to Investigate the Relationship between Religion and Tolerance.
    Burge, Ryan P. (2013)
    Politics and Religion 6 (2): 264–281.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Literalism; Practice; Tolerance; Dimensions of religiosity
  • How does religion promote forgiveness? Linking beliefs, orientations, and practices.
    Escher, Daniel (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 100-119.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; orientations toward God & belief that religious imperatives should pervade life help explain the association between religion & forgiveness.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; God, image of; Forgiveness; United States
  • The effects of R-rated movies on adolescent and young adult religiosity: media as self-socialization.
    Davignon, Phil (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:4: 615-628.

    Analyzes 2003, '05, & '07 data from the National Study of Youth and Religion. Adolescents self-socialize by viewing R-rated movies, & that predicts less attendance but not less belief.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Belief; Youth; Socialization; Practice; Media
  • The two faces of American religious exceptionalism: Religiosity and dogmatism in the USA and Europe in 2007.
    Meulemann, Heiner (2013)
    Social Compass 60:2: 251-272.

    Analyzes 2007 American & European poll data; the U.S. mean is higher on dogmatism (doctrinal exclusivity) as well as on the usual measures of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Europe; Practice; Belief; Religiosity; Dogmatism; Comparative
  • Are Muslims a distinctive minority? An empirical analysis of rleigiosity, social attitudes, and Islam.
    Lewis, Valerie A., and Ridhi Kashyap (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:3: 617-626.

    Analyzes 2009 British interview data. Muslims are more religious than Christians & "nones." They are also more traditional on moral issues, reflecting their greater religiosity & their lower socio-economic status.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Practice; Moral; Marriage/divorce; Abortion; Belief; Gender role; Homosexuality; Islam, Great Britain
  • Mixed results for orthodoxy: The impact of contemporary cultural change on the acceptance of key Catholic beliefs and moral teachings by Australian mass attenders.
    Dixon, Robert E. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 11-37.

    Reports & analyzes 1996, 2001, '06, & '11 survey data from Australian Catholic mass attenders, by age categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Catholic, Australia; Belief; Australia; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Sexual attitudes; Abortion; Moral
  • Sexual prejudice among Christian college students, denominational teachings, and personal religious beliefs.
    Woodford, Michael R., Denise Levy, and N. Eugene Walls (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:1: 105-130.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from students at a large Midwest U.S. university; doctrinal stance by one's denomination & agreement with that were important predictors of disapproval of homosexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Syncretism; Doctrine; Prejudice, anti-homosexual; Homosexuality; Belief; Students, graduate
  • A Two-Edged Sword: The Differential Effect of Religious Belief and Religious Social Context on Attitudes towards Democracy
    Ben-Nun Bloom, Pazit, and Gizem Arikan (2012)
    Political Behavior 34 (2): 249–276.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Democracy
  • Belief in life-after-death, beliefs about the world, and psychiatric symptoms.
    Flannelly, Kevin J., Christopher G. Ellison, Kathleen Galek, and Nava R. Silton (2012)
    Journal of Religion and Health 51:10: 651-662.

    Associated Search Terms: Mental health; Belief; Afterlife
  • Blacks and Whites in Christian America. How Racial Discrimination Shapes Religious Convictions.
    Shelton, Jason E., and Michael O. Emerson (2012)

    Associated Search Terms: Race; United States; Belief
  • The Sea of Faith: Exemplifying transformed retention.
    Davies, Douglas J., and Daniel Northam-Jones (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 227-243.

    Account of Sea of Faith, a network of people who think of religions as non-realist constructs but in many cases nevertheless remain rooted in ecclesial communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Network; Sea of Faith
  • Choosing my Religion: Young People's Personal Christian Knowledge.
    Collins-Mayo, Sylvia (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociological Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 14-163.

    Based on 2004-07 questionnaire & interview data fro English young people (aged 8-23); reports beliefs & sources of religious knowledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, England; Children; Belief; Adolescents
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