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  • How many congregations are there? Updating a survey-based estimate.
    Brauer, Simon G. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 438-448.

    Estimates the number of congregations in the U.S.A. from 3 waves of the National Congregations Study.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Demography
  • W(h)ither the mainline? Trends and prospects.
    Marcum, John P. (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:2: 119-134.

    Membership changes in mainline Protestant denominations in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Membership; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..
  • Demography, Culture, and the decline of America's Christian Denominations.
    Hawley, George (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; United States; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Fertility; Family size; Episcopal; Demography; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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: Belief; Demography; Statistics; United States; Practice
  • Exceptionalism or Chinamerica: Measuring religious change in the globalizing world today.
    Yang, Fenggang (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 7-22.

    Christianity, especially Evangelical, is growing rapidly in China.

    Associated Search Terms: Survey; Methods; China; Demography; Folk religion; Definition of religion
  • 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.; Disaffiliation; United States; Practice; Demography; Belief; Membership
  • The future size of religiously affiliated and unaffiliated populations.
    Hackett, Conrad, Marcin Stonawski, Michaela Potan?oková, Brian J. Grim, and Vegard Skirbekk (2015)
    Demographic Research 32, article 27, pp. 82-842. htp://

    Associated Search Terms: Demography
  • Demographic forces shaping the religious landscape of Vienna.
    Goujon, Anne, and Ramon Bauer (2015)
    In D. Stanley Brunn (ed.) The Changing world Religion Map: Sacred Places, Identities, Pratices and Politics. Dordrecht: Springer Netherlands, pp. 2145-2161.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Austria, Vienna
  • Who are the "new atheists"?
    Cragun, Ryan T. (2015)
    In Lori G. Beaman and Steven Tomlins (eds.) Atheist Identities: Spaces and Social Contexts. New York: Springer, pp. 195-211.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • When people shed religious identity in Ireland and Austria: Evidence from censuses.
    McClendon, David, and Conrad Hackett (2014)
    Demographic Research 31/43: 1297-1310.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Disaffiliation; Austria; Ireland
  • The world's religions in figures: An introduction to international religious demography.
    Johnson, Todd M., and Brian J. Grim (2013)
    Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley and Blackwell.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography
  • Global Pentecostal demographics.
    Johnson, Todd M. (2013)
    In D.E. Miller, K.H. Sargeant, and R. flory (eds.) Spirit and Power: The Growth and Global Impact of Pentecostalism. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 319-328.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Pentecostal
  • The Amish population: County estimates and settlement patterns.
    Donnermeyer, Joseph, Cory Anderson, and Elizabeth Cooksey (2013)
    Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 1:1: 72-109.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Mormon fertility in Latin America.
    Fox, Kiira, and Tim B. Heaton (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 275-296.

    Analyzes 2000 census data from Brazil & Mexico & 2002 from Chile. Mormon pro-natalism affects fertility, evident once controls are introduced into the analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, Brazil; Brazil; Chile; Fertility; Demography; Mexico; Mormon, Chile; Mormon, Mexico
  • The End of Secularization in Europe?: A Socio-demographic Perspective.
    Kaufmann, Eric, Anne Goujon, and Vegard Skirbekk (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:1: 69-91.

    Predicts a leveling off of secularization in Europe after taking demographic factors into account, followed by a modest increase in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Secularization; Europe
  • Normalizing denominational statistics with demographic data: The case of he United Church of Canada.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2012)
    Canadian Review of Sociology/Revue canadienne de sociologie 49:2: 173-187.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Canada; Demography; Canada
  • Ethnic and religious differentials in Bulgarian mortality, 1993-1998.
    Kohler, Iliana V., and Samuel H. Preston (2011)
    Population Studies 5: 91-113.

    Associated Search Terms: Mortality; Bulgaria; Demography
  • Shall the religious inherit the Earth? Demography and politics in the twenty-first century.
    Kaufmann, Eric (2010)
    London: Profile Books.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Demography
  • Secularism, Fundamentalism, or Catholicism? The Religious Compostiion of the United States to 2043.
    Skirbekk, Vegard, Eric Kaufmann, and Anne Goujon (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:2: 293-310.

    Makes projections of the religious composition of the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Membership; United States
  • The Religious Demography of the United States. Dynamics of Affiliation, Participation, and Belief.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States, New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 403-430.

    Based on 1973-2002 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Membership; Demography
  • Does devoutness delay death? Psychological investment in religion and its association with longevity in the Terman sample.
    McCullough, Michael E., Howard S. Friedman, Craig K. Enders, and Leslie R. Martin (2009)
    Personality Processes and Individual Differences 97:5: 866-882.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Demography; Mortality
  • Religion, Economics and Demography: The Effects of Religion on Education, Work, and the Family.
    Lehrer, Evelyn L. (2009)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Education; Economic; Family; Work
  • Conservative Churches and Fertility Innovation: A Cultural-ecological Approach to the Second Demographic Transition among Nonblacks in the United States.
    Morrison, Emory (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 103-120.

    1990 U.S. Census county-level data show the presence of conservative church contributes to higher fertility by affecting the timing of parenting.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility; Ecology; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religion as a Determinant of Economic and Demographic Behavior.
    Lehrer, Evelyn L. (2008)
    New York: Rouledge.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Economic
  • Does Religious Practice Influence Fertility Behaviors?
    Regnier-Loilier, A, and F. Prioux (2008)
    Population and Societies 447, July.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Demography
  • Religious affiliation, religiosity, and male and female fertility.
    Zhang, Li (2008)
    Demographic Research 18: 233-262.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility
  • Census-based Estimation of the Hasidic Jewish Population.
    Comenetz, Joshua (2008)
    Contemporary Jewry 26:1: 35-74.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic; Demography
  • Human Development and the Demography of Secularisation in Global Perspective.
    Kaufmann, Eric (2008)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 4:1: 1-37.

    Associated Search Terms: Secularization; Global; Demography
  • Religion and Fertility in the United States: The Influence of Affiliation, Region, and Coangregation.
    Hackett, Conrad (2008)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Princeton University.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility; United States
  • Religiosity and fertility in the United States: The role of fertility intentions.
    Haybord, Sarah R., and S. Philip Morgan (2008)
    Social Forces 86: 1163-1188.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Demography; Fertility
  • Beyond denomination: The relationship between religion and family planning in rural Malawi.
    Yeatman, Sara, and Jenny Trinitapoli (2008)
    Demographic Research 19: 1851-1882.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Family planning; Malawi; Rural
  • Religion, Religiousness and Fertility in the US and in Europe.
    Frejka, Tomas, and Charles F. Westoff (2008)
    European Journal of Population/Revue européenne de demographie 24:1: 5-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Europe; United States; Fertility
  • Does religion belong in population studies?
    Voas, David (2007)
    Environment and Planning A39:5: 1166-1180.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography
  • New times, old beliefs: Projecting the future size of religions in Austria.
    Goujon, Anne, Vegard Skirbekk, Katrin Fliegenschnee, and Pawel Strzelecki (2007)
    Vienna Yearbook of Population Research 5: 237-270.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Austria
  • Religion and Fertility Ideals, Intentions and Behaviour: A Comparative Study of European Countries.
    Philipov, Dimiter, and Caroline Berghammer (2007)
    In Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences, pp. 271-305.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Europe; Demography
  • Religion and Fertility Ideals, Intentions and Behaviour: A Comparative Study of European Countries.
    Berghammer, Caroline, and Dimiter Philipov (2007)
    Vienna Yearbook of Population Research. Vienna: Vienna Institute of Demography, pp. 271-305.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Demography; Europe
  • Religiousness and Fertility among European Muslims.
    Westoff, Charles F., and Tomas Frejka (2007)
    Population and Development Review 33:4: 785-809.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Europe; Fertility; Europe; Demography
  • Protestantism and Child Mortality in Northeast Brazil, 2000.
    Wood, Charles H., Philip Williams, and Kuniko Chijiwa (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:3: 405-416.

    2000 Brazilian census data for the Northeast show non-Pentecostal Protestant families having lower child mortality rates than other religious categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Brazil; Demography; Brazil, northeast
  • Jewish Population in the United States, 2007.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Arnold Dashefsky (2007)
    American Jewish Year Book 107:133-205.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Religiosity as a Demographic Factor--An Underestimated Connection?
    Blume, M., C. Ramsfel, and Sven Graupner (2006)
    Marburg Journal of Religion 11:1: 1-22.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography
  • World Jewish Popultion, 2006.
    DellaPergola, Sergio (2006)
    American Jewish Year Book 106: 559-601.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Jewish
  • Religion and survival in a secular region: 20-year follow-up of 734 Danish adults born in 1914.
    laCour, Peter, Kirsten Avlund, and Kirsten Schultz-Larsen (2006)
    Social Science and Medicine 62:1: 157-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Mortality; Denmark; Gerontology
  • Religious Attendance and Mortality: Implications for the Black-White Crossover.
    Dupre, Matthew E., Alexis T. Franzese, and Emilio A. Parrado (2006)
    Demography 43:1: 141-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Mortality; Demography; Race
  • Marital fertility and religion in Spain, 1985 and 1999.
    Adsera, Alicia (2006)
    Population Studies 60:2: 205-221.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Fertility; Spain
  • Mixing Ovaries and Rosaries. Catholic Religion and Reproduction in the Netherlands, 1870-1970.
    Schoonheim, Marloes (2006)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Transaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Demography; Netherlands; Catholic, Netherlands
  • Religious Differentials in Marital Fertility in The Hague (Netherlands), 1860-1900.
    Schellekens, Jona, and Frans van Poppel (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 59-81.

    An occupation measure of economic status does not eliminate the historical higher Catholic fertility in The Hague.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands, The Hague; Fertility; Demography
  • Jewish Population in the United States, 2006.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Arnold Dashefsky (2006)
    American Jewish Year Book 106:133-93.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Demography
  • Religion, Family, and Fertility: What Do We Know Historically and Comparatively?
    Goldscheider, Calvin (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 41-57.

    Uses the example of fertility in Israel.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Israel; Demography; Familism; Fertility; Israel
  • The Religious Claim on Babies in Nineteenth-century Montreal.
    Thornton, Patricia, and Sherry Olson (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 207-233.

    Montreal 1881, using parish and census data, take infant mortality into account to calculate fertility by ethnicity & religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Demography; Infant mortality; Canada, Quebec, Montreal
  • Religious Diversity and the Onset of the Fertility Transition: Canada, 1870-1900.
    Gauvreau, Danielle (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 235-258.

    Religion, ethnicity, & urbanism were related to the Canadian decline in fertility between 1871 & 1901.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; Canada; Ethnic; Urban/rural; Fertility
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