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  • 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
  • Examining the association of religious context with giving to non-profit organizations.
    Wiepking, Pamala, René Bekkers, and Una Osili (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:5: 640-654.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Gifts of money and gifts of time: Folk religion and civic involvement in a Chinese soiety.
    Hu, Anning (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 313-335.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Taiwan. Ancestor worship predicts less secular contributing. Local deity worship predicts more religious volunteering. Sectarian membership predicts more religious volunteering. Individual folk religion predicts religious volunteering &, occasionally, giving to Buddhism, Taoism, & folk religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Taiwan; Folk religion; Ancestor; Contributions
  • Money at Work: On the Job with Priests, Poker Players, and Hedge Fund Traders.
    Delaney, Kevin J. (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Contributions; Clergy
  • Patronage and secularization: Social obligation and church support.
    Bruce, Steve (2012)
    Briish Journal of Sociology 63:3: 533-552.

    Focuses on expectations upon elites in Great Britain.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain; Secularization; Contributions
  • Diversity, Donations, and Disadvantage: The Implications of Personal Fundraising for Racial Diversity in Evangelical Outreach Ministries.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 53:4: 397-418.

    Analyzes web-based survey data from Evangelical outreach ministers. The Evangelical model of personal fund raising for such parachurch ministries (e.g. university campus outreach) presupposes & thus privileges white American cultural expectations.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Parachurch agencies; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Minority; Contributions; Ethnic
  • 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: Indian Dutch; Hindu, Netherlands; Protestant, Netherlands; Netherlands; Islam, Netherlands; Contributions; Catholic, Netherlands; Altruism; Belief
  • Motivations for and Obstacles to Religious Financial Giving.
    Vaidyanathan, Brandon, and Patricia Snell (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:2: 189-214.

    Based on varied data from northern Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Who Gives? A literature review of predictors of charitable giving part I: Religion, education, age, and socialization.
    Bekkers, René, and Pamela Wiepking (2011)
    Voluntary Seactor Review 3d: 337-365.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • A literature review of empirical studies of philanthropy: Eight mechanisms that drive charitable giving.
    Bekkers, René, and Pamela Wiepking (2011)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 40:5: 924-973.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Substitution or symbiosis? Assessing the relationship between religious and secular giving.
    Hill, Jonathan P., and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2011)
    Social Forces 90:1: 157-180.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Making Money Sacred: How Two Church Cultures Translate Mundane Money into Distinct Sacralized Frames of Giving.
    Mundey, Peter, Hilary Davidson, and Patricia Snell Herzog (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:3: 303-326.

    Compares cases of an Evangelical & a liberal Protestant subcultures at the congregational level as they pertain to financial contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Participant observation; Parish
  • The economics and sociology of religious giving: Instrumental rationality or communal bonding?
    Peifer, Jared L. (2010)
    Social Forces 88:4: 1569-1594.

    Associated Search Terms: Community; Contributions; Economic; Rationality
  • Financial Commitment Within Federations of Small Groups: The Effect of Cell-based Congregational Structure on Individual Giving.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 640-656.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregational Life Survey data (2001); small groups within congregations enhance contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Small groups; Contributions
  • Religious Giving and the Boundedness of Rationality.
    Hoffmann, John P., Bruce R. Lott, and Catherine Jeppsen (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:3: 323-348.

    Examines preictors of contriubtions using 5 U.S.A. data sets.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Rational choice theory; United States
  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Parish; United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Congregation size
  • Charitable Choices. Philanthropic Decisions of Donors in the American Jewish Community.
    Dashefsky, Arnold, and Bernard Lazerwitz (2009)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington.

    Analyzes 1970-71 & '90 National (U.S.A.) Jewish Population Survey data, & interview data from Jewish donors & non-doners. age, income, & involvement in the Jewish community were important predictors of giving. Involvement predicted volunteering in the community & less in non-Jewish activities. Reported interviews with fund-raisers.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Contributions; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • 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; Catholic, U.S.A.; Confession; Contributions; Practice; United States, Indiana; Prayer
  • The Prosperity Gospel and Economic Prosperity: Race, Class, Giving, and Voting.
    Koch, Bradley A. (2009)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Indiana Univrsity.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Contributions; Economic; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Stratification; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Passing the Plate. Why American Christians Don't Give Away More Money.
    Smith, Christian, and Michael O. Emerson, with Patricia Snell (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on interviews & a 2006 American questionnaire survey, with breakdowns by denomination, attendance rates, income.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Divided We Stand, United We Fall: Religious Pluralism, Giving and Volunteering.
    Borgonovi, Francesca (2008)
    American Sociological Review 73:105-128.

    Uses ecological county-level data from the U.S.A.; greater pluralism has no effect on contributions but enhances volunteering levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Contributions; United States; Ecology; Pluralism
  • 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: Netherlands; Protestant, Netherlands; Contributions; Catholic, Netherlands; Atheist, Netherlands; Altruism; Volunteering
  • Church Growth and Decline: A Test of the Market-based Approach.
    Stoll, Laurie Cooper, and Larry R. Petersen (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 251-268.

    Based on data from a sample of congregations in Shelby County, Tennessee (Memphis); strictness predicted the supply of volunteers, financial contributions, & church growth, but not recruitment activity or extensiveness of programs.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Tennessee, Memphis; Strictness; Volunteering; Contributions; Market model; Membership; Rational choice theory
  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; United States; Belief; Denomination (organizational entity); Atheist, U.S.A.; Strictness; Catholic, U.S.A.; Megachurch; Mormon, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Experience; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Communality; Contributions; Women; Nazarene, U.S.A.; State; Unitarian Universalist; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Disciples of Christ; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.; New age; United Church of Christ; Membership; Social capital; Education; Media; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Religion and phlanthropic giving and volunteering: Building blocks for civic responsibility.
    Monsma, Stephen V. (2007)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research in Religion 3:1: 1-28.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Contributions
  • Changes in Religious Giving Reflect Changes in Involvement: Age and Cohort Effects in Religious Giving, Secular Giving, and Attendance.
    Wilhelm, Mark O., Patrick M. Rooney, and Eugene R. Tempel (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 217-232.

    Based on data from several U.S.A. surveys; changes in practice predict changes in contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Philanthropy; United States; Contributions; Practice
  • Toward Explaining Congregational Giving.
    Finke, Roger, Matt Bahr, and Christopher P. Scheitle (2006)
    Social Science Research 35: 620-641.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • Religion and Giving in Australia.
    Lyons, Mark, and Ian Nivison-Smith (2006)
    Australian Journal of Social Issues 41: 419-436.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Australia
  • Determinants of Religious Giving in an Eastern-culture Economy: Empirical Evidence from Taiwan.
    Chang, Wen-chun (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:4: 363-379.

    Analyzes 1999 Taiwanese survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Taiwan
  • Religion and Giving and Volunteering in Australia.
    Lyons, Mark, Myles McGregor-Lowndes, and Philip O'Donoghue (2006)
    Australian Journal of Social Issues 41: 385-397.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Volunteering; Australia
  • Dieu aime-t-il l'argent? Don, piété et utopie sociale chez les catholiques en France.
    Brémond d'Ars, Nicolas de (2006)
    Paris: l'Harmattan.

    Examines 6 Catholic parishes in France & the financial contributions made to them.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, France; Contributions; France; Parish
  • Dimensions of Individual Religiosity and Charity: Cross-national Effect Differences in European Countries?
    Reitsma, Jan, Peer Scheepers, and Manfred te Grotenhuis (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:4: 347-362.

    Analyzes 1998-99 cross-national European survey data; attendance, belief, & consequential dimension beliefs as well as religiosity of one's friends & spouse correlate with contributions to poor nations; communality correlated inversely with them.

    Associated Search Terms: Europe; Communality; Family; Network; Contributions; Practice; Dimensions of religiosity; Belief
  • Informal Social Networks and Formal Organizational Membrships among American Jews: Findings from the National Jewish Population Survey 2000-01.
    Kadushin, Charles, and Laurence Kotler-Berkowitz (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:4: 465-485.

    Based on 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey data; examines effects of Jewish organization membership & informal networks on political views, contributions, & observance.

    Associated Search Terms: Social participation; Jewish, U.S.A.; Network; Contributions; Practice; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Free and Cheap Riding in Strict, Conservative Churches.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:2: 123-142.

    Examines skewness of contributions in 582 congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Strictness; Contributions
  • Pillars of Faith. American Congregations and their Partners.
    Ammerman, Nancy T. (2005)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Based on 1997-98 interviews & fieldwork in 549 organizations in the U.S.A., representing the entirety of the U.S. population of congregations. Descriptive in nature. "Partners" include media & other outside resoruces.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Sunday school; Polity; Parish; Moral; United States; Social services; Urban/rural; Education; Contributions; Conflict; Activism; Media
  • Giving to secular causes by the religious and nonreligious: An experimental test of the responsiveness of giving to susidies.
    Eckel, Catherine C., and Phillip J. Grossman (2004)
    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly 33:2: 271-289.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions
  • After-life consumption and charitable giving.
    Hrung, Warren B. (2004)
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology 63:3:731-745.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Afterlife
  • Financing American religion.
    Chaves, Mark (2004)
    In Mark Chaves and Sharon L. Miller, Financing American Religion. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 169-188.

    Associated Search Terms: Finances; Contributions
  • Giving and Bolunteering in the Netherlands: Sociological and Psychological Perspectives.
    Bekkers, René (2004)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation Universiteit Utrecht.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; Contributions; Netherlands
  • Philanthropic Giving Among American Jews: Contributions to Federations Jewish and Non-Jewish Causes (Report 4).
    Cohen, Steven M. (2004)
    New York: United Jewish Communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Jewish, U.S.A.; Philanthropy
  • Mapping American Adolescent Subjective Religiosity and Attitudes of Alienation toward Religion: A Research Report.
    Smith, Christian, Robert Faris, Melinda Lundquist Denton, and Mark Regnerus (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:1: 111-133.

    Descriptive data from 1995 & 1976-96 surveys of American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; Contributions; Prayer; Adolescents
  • Mega-Gifts in American Philanthropy: General and Jewish Giving Patterns Between 1995-2000.
    Tobin, Gary A., Jeffrey R. Solomon, and Alexander C. Karp (2003)
    San Francisco; Institute for Jewish and Community Research.

    Associated Search Terms: Philanthropy; Jewish, U.S.A.; Contributions
  • Allocating Local Church Funds to Benevolence: The Impact of Congregational Size.
    Stonebraker, Robert J. (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 48-58.

    The decline in payments of congregations to denominational offices is explained by local membership declines & consequent loss of economies of scale. Analyzes 1990 & '96 data from a sample of ELCA congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Congregation size
  • Faith and Philanthropy: The Connection Between Charitable Behavior and Giving to Religion.
    Independent Sector (2002)
    Washington: Independent Sector.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Philanthropy
  • The Effect of Life Cycle and Parishioner Perceptions on Average Household Giving in Catholic Parishes.
    Miller, Robert J., Robert A. Parfet, and Charles Zech (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 42:3: 131-331.

    Analyzes 1991-96 questionnaire data from parishioners, Philadelphia Archdiocese; income, attendance, age, perceptions of parish as welcoming, perception that it has sufficient resources, perception that it helps others in need etc. predict contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; Contributions
  • Relationships among Giving, Church Attendance, and Religious Belief: The Case of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
    Lunn, John, Robin Klay, and Andrea Douglass (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 765-775.

    Analyzes 1996 denomination member survey data; conservative Presbyterians contributed more generally & to the local church while liberals gave more to secular charities.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Conservative/liberal; Belief; Contributions
  • Variations in Strictness and Religious Commitment within and among Five Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 757-764.

    Analyzes survey data on 625 congregations; strictness correlates with time & financial commitment across denominations but not within them.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Strictness; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Catholic, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Contributions; Parish; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Generational Differences in the Determinants of Religious Giving.
    Zech, Charles E. (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 41:4: 545-559.

    Analyzes 1990s surveys from 5 American denominations. Denominational effect rather than generations predicts contribution levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Generations; Contributions
  • Religious Market Share and Intensity of Church Involvement in Five Denominations.
    Perl, Paul, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2000)
    Journal for the Scietific Study of Relgiion 39:1: 12-31.

    Secondary analysis of U.S. mail questionnaire data. Market share has a negative effect within denominations on financial contributions & a weak negative effect on attendance mediated by congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Contributions; Practice; Market model
  • Clergy Malfeasance, Victimization, and National/Local Awareness. Their Effects on Church Attendance and Financial Giving.
    Stacey, William A., Anson D. Shupe, Jr.,and Susan E. Darnell (2000)
    In Anson D. Shupe,Jr., William A. Stacey, and Susan E. Darnell (eds.) Bad Pastors. Clergy Misconduct in Modern America. New York: New York University Press, pp. 214-238.

    Based on data from a 1996 victimization survey.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Texas, Dallas; Clergy malfeasance; Contributions; Practice
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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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