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  • Sexuality and religious commitment revisited: Exploring the religious commitments of sexual minorities, 1991-2014.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 756-769.

    Analyzes 1991-2014 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Shows rates of sexual minorities turning away from religion; gays & lesbians are not leaving religion at rates moe tan in the past, in contrast to heterosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality
  • 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
  • The Apostates. When Muslims Leave Islam.
    Cottee, Simon (2015)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Stigma; Disaffiliation; Islam; Apostate
  • "No longer believing in belonging": A longitudinal study of Finnish generation Y from confirmation experience to church-leaving.
    Niemelä, Kati (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 172-186.

    Questionnaire data from young adults who had been confirmed in the Lutheran Church of Finland; dropping out was general. The generation was not inclined to remain affiliated on the basis of tradition but rather held individual states of belief & disbelief to be of primary importance.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Finland, Tampere; Generations; Lutheran, Finland; Young adults
  • Leaving the church behind: Applying a deconversion perspective to Evangelical exit narratives.
    Fazzino, Lori L. (2014)
    Journal of Conemporary Religion 29:2: 249-266.

    Associated Search Terms: Discourse; Evangelical; Disaffiliation
  • Disengagement and apostasy in new religious movements.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2014)
    In Lewis A. Rambo and Charles E. Farhadian (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Religious Conversion. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 706-735.

    Joining & disaffiliating are part of the same process.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Becoming Un-Orthodox. Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation; 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
  • Families and Faith. How Religion Is Passed Down across Generations.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, and Susan Harris (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 1970-2005 panel questionnaire & interview data from families. Intense religiosity & non-religiosity were transmitted across generations more successfully than middling levels of religiosity. The quality of parent/child relationships was important in religious socialization.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Panel study; Religiosity; Socialization; Generations; Family; United States, California
  • Contemporary Mormon religiosity and the legacy of "gathering."
    Phillips, Rick, and Ryan Cragun (2013)
    Nova Religio 16(3):77-94.

    Examines effects of a lessening of the Mormon majority in Utah; shows lower Mormon church attendance & greater apostasy.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; United States, Utah; Disaffiliation
  • Socio-economic factors behind disaffiliation from the Danish National Church.
    Lüchau, Peter, and Peter B. Andersen (2012)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 25:1: 27-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Denmark; Lutheran, Denmark; Disaffiliation
  • Holistic Switchers: The Spiritual and Value Commitments of a Group of Older Women Church Leavers.
    Eccles, Janet (2012)
    Journal for the Study of Spirituality 1: 187-202.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Disaffiliation; Great Britain, Cumbria; Gerontology
  • Parental divorce, parental religious characteristics, and religious outcomes in adulthood.
    Uecker, Jeremy E., and Christopher G. Ellison (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 777-794.

    Analyzes 1991, '98, & 2008 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; growing up in a single-parent family is positively associated with religious disaffiliation & switching; it has a negative relationship with attendance when 2 religiously-involved parents divorce.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Generations; Practice; Socialization; United States; Family; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Another kind of implicitness in religion: Beliefs and practices of some older Christian woemen disaffiliates.
    Eccles, Janet (2012)
    Implicit Religion 15:2: 181-194.

    Based on 2004-06 interviews with 70 older British women reared in Christianity but affected by the 1960s cultural revolution.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Gerontology; Implicit religion; Vicarious religion; Women; Great Britain, Cumbria
  • Retrospective accounts of religious disaffiliation in the United States: Stressors, skepticism, and political factors.
    Vargas, Nicholas (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:2: 200-223.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S. adults; religious skepticism, respondents' support for same-sex marriage & financial diffiuclties contribute to leaving religions while support for conservative Christian activism lessens leaving.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Homosexuality; Atheist, U.S.A.; Economic; Marriage; Disaffiliation; Activism
  • Faith No More: Why People Reject Religion.
    Zuckerman, Phil (2011)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Based on interviews with formerly religious Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation
  • La fuoriuscita da un movimento religioso: le dinamiche dei cambiamenti.
    Niro, Fabiana (2011)
    In Virginie Alnet et al., La dimensione religiosa: problemi di metodo. Quaderno 56. Trento: Dipartimento di Sociologia e Ricerca Sociale, pp. 37-43.

    Based on 23 semi-structured interviews with ex-members of the Jehovah's Witnesses, mostly at a meeting they held in Rome in 2008. Leaving brought on social ostracism.

    Associated Search Terms: Jehovah´s Witness, Italy; Disaffiliation
  • Egalitarian fundamentalism: Preventing defection in the Israeli Haredi community.
    Hakak, Yohai (2011)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 26:2: 291-310.

    Observes that to prevent defection or to encourage returning, the Haredi community in Israel contrasts its intra-communal equality with the stratified outside world.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Haredi; Equality; Jewish, Israel; Disaffiliation
  • Religious Conversion and Disaffiliation: Tracing Patterns of Change in Faith Practices.
    Gooren, Henri (2010)
    New York; Palgrave Macmillan.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • (Dis)engagements with Christianity amongst young people in England and Scotland.
    Vincett, Giselle, and Sylvia Collins-Mayo (2010)
    In Giuseppe Giordan (ed.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion. Vol. 1: Youth and Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 219-249.

    A review of the relevant literature.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Youth; Great Britain
  • How Have Preboomer and Boomer Women Raised in Christianity Who Have Lived through the "Sixties Revolution" Been Affected in Terms of their Religious and Value Commitents?
    Eccles, Janet (2010)
    Unpublishd Ph.D. thesis, Lancaster University.

    Based on open-ended interviews with 70 older women.

    Associated Search Terms: Vicarious religion; Women; Great Britain, Cumbria; Disaffiliation; Gerontology
  • Period and Cohort Effects on Religious Nonaffiliation and Religious Disaffiliation: A Research Note.
    Schwadel, Philip (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:2: 311-319.

    Analyzes 1973-2006 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; finds over time increased likelihood of having no religion but lesser likelihood of disaffiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Disaffiliation; Atheist, U.S.A.; Generations; Estimator model; Cross-classified, random effects model
  • The Impact of Religious Switching and Secularization on the Estimated Size of the U.S. Adult Catholic Population.
    Gray, Mark M. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 457-460.

    2003 Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate survey data show American Catholicism relatively successful in retaining members; those who leave tend to do so in their late teens.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation
  • "The priest obviously doesn't know that I'm gay": The religious and spiritual jouneys of Latino gay men.
    Garcia, Dalia I., Jennifer Gray-Stanley, and Jesus Ramirez-Valles (2008)
    Journal of Homosexualiy 53:2: 411-436.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation; Life histories
  • Alienated or disappointed? Reasons for leaving the church in Finland.
    Niemelä, Kati (2007)
    Nordic Journal of Religion and Society 2:20: 195-216.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Finland
  • The dynamics of movement membership: Joining and leaving NRMs.
    Wright, Stuart A. (2007)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) Teaching New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 187-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Conversion; New religions
  • Gone for Good? Church-leaving and Returning in the 21st Century.
    Francis, Leslie J., and Philip J. Richter (2007)
    Peterborogh: Epworth.

    Associated Search Terms: Returnee; Disaffiliation; Great Britain
  • A Role Conflict Theory of Religious Change: An Explanation and Test.
    Cragun, Ryan T. (2007)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Cincinnati.

    Associated Search Terms: Role conflict; Conversion; Disaffiliation
  • Characters in Search of a Script: The Exit Narrtives of Formerly Ultra-Orthodox Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn, and Arthur L. Greil (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of religion 46:2: 201-216.

    Based on interviews in the U.S.A. & Israel. There is less structural support for disaffiliation than for converstion into a sect-like religion. Defection from a childhood faith differs from deconversion.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Jewish, Ultraorthodox; Disaffiliation
  • Legacy denied: African American gay men, AIDS, and the Black church.
    Miller, Robert L., Jr. (2007)
    Social Work 52:1: 51-61.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; Disaffiliation; African Americans; Homosexuality
  • Catholic Schooling and Disaffiliation from Catholicism.
    Perl, Paul, and Mark M. Gray (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 269-280.

    Based on 2003 telephone itnerview data from U.S. Cathlics. 3 or more years of Catholic secondary school attendance contributed to remaining in the church & to practice, but looking at members alone it did not contribute to practice.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Disaffiliation; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Membership
  • Preference structures and normative constraints in movements outside, between, and within religious organizations.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2006)
    In James A. Beckford and J. Walliss (eds.) Theorising Religion: Classical and Cotnemporary Debaqtes. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 146-164.

    Associated Search Terms: Norm; Disaffiliation; Conversion
  • Affiliation and disaffiliation careers in new religious movements.
    Bromley, David G. (2006)
    In Eugene V. Gallagher and W. Michael Ashcraft (eds.), Introduction to New and Alternative Religions in America, Vol. 1. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood, pp. 42-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Conversion; New religions
  • Keeping the Faith: Religious Transmission and Apostasy in Generation X.
    Nooney, Jennifer Elizabeth (2006)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, North Carolina State University.

    Family factors are strong predictors of children retaining or abandoning the religion of their parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Family; Generations; Socialization
  • Finding Faith, Losing Faith: The Prevalence and Context of Religious Transformations during Adolescence.
    Regnerus, Mark D., and Jeremy E. Uecker (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:3: 217-237.

    Analyzes 2 waves (1995, '96) of a panel study of U.S. 7-12 graders. Most had no change in religiosity. African Americans, southerners, & parents' education predicted increased religiosity, sexual activity & single-parent family predicted decreased.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Students, primary; Students, secondary; Adolescents; Practice; Salience; Disaffiliation
  • Reconceptualizing Religious Change: Ethno-apostasy and Change in Religion among American Jews.
    Phillips, Benjamin T. (2006)
    Sociology of Religion 67:4: 507-524.

    Based on 2000-01 National Jewish Population Survey data; low personal socioeconomic status, which would differ from that of the Jewish population, & having a non-Jewish parent predict conversion to a non-Jewish religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Jewish, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation; Stratification; Conversion
  • Religious Switching: Does Parents' Education Matter?
    Adamczyk, Amy (2005)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 15: 51-70.

    Analyzes 1998 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; educational differences between parents & children do not affect rates of apostasy or conversion to more liberal denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Family; United States; Education; Conversion
  • Different Identity Accounts for Catholic Women.
    Ecklund, Elaine Howard (2005)
    Review of Religious Research 47:2: 135-149.

    Based on 1999-2000 interviews of 32 Catholic women in NY state parishes & 5 who left the Church. Women who agreed with church doctrine & those who didn't & left had similar views of membership; stayers who disagreed constructed individual identities.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York; Disaffiliation; Membership; Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity
  • Leaving the Church in the Netherlands. A Comprehensive Explanation of Three Empirical Regularities.
    De Graaf, Nan Kirk; Ariana Need; and Wout Ultee (2004)
    In Alasdair Crockett and Richard O'Leary (eds.) Patterns and Processes of Religious Change in Modern Industrial Societies. Europe and the United States. Lewiston, New York: Edwin Mellen Press, pp. 81-116.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Netherlands; Membership
  • Leaving the Fold. Disaffiliating from New Religious Movements.
    Bromley, David G. (2004)
    In James R. Lewis (ed.)The Oxford Handbook of New Religious Movements. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 298-314.

    Associated Search Terms: New religions; Disaffiliation
  • Renovação carismática católica: porta de entrada ou de saida do catolicismo? Uma etnografia do Grupo São José em Porto Alegre (RS).
    Steil, Carlos Alberto (2004)
    Religião e sociedade 24:1: 11-36.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Brazil, Porto Alegre; Pentecostal, Catholic, Brazil; Catholic, Brazil
  • Religious Beliefs in Europe: Factors of Accelerated Decline.
    Dogan, Mattei (2003)
    Research in the Social Scientific Study of Religion 14: 161-188.

    Reviews of a number of surveys showing a decline in religious belief in Europe.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Agnostic; Europe; Generations; Disaffiliation
  • Those Who Leave and Those Who Feel Left: The Complexity of Quaker Disaffiliation.
    Dandelion, Pink (2002)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 17:2: 213-228.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Quaker
  • Parental Divorce and the "Switching" of Religious Identity.
    Lawton, Leora E., and Regina Bures (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:1: 99-111.

    Parental divorce during one's childhood increases the likelihood of changing or defecting from a religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Divorce; Disaffiliation; Family
  • Churches in Dutch: Causes of Religious Disaffiliation in The Netherlands, 1937-1995.
    Grotenhuis, Manfred te, and Peer Scheepers (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:4: 591-606.

    Analyzes 1995 national Dutch survey data. Rationalization (parents' educational & occupational attainment, urbanization, & inversely age) is primarily responsible for religious disaffiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Rationalization; Urban; Marriage; Netherlands; Disaffiliation; Occupation; Education; Age
  • The Dynamics of Religious Organizations. The Extravasation of the Sacred and Other Essays.
    Hammond, Phillip E. (2000)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Contains revisions of earlier essays.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Tocqueville, Alexis de; World system; State; Ethnic; United States; Secularization; Market model; New religions; Protestant, U.S.A.; Pluralism; Disaffiliation; Soka Gakkai, U.S.A.; Sect; Privatization; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Die Entscheidung zum Kirchenaustritt zwischen Kirchen bindung und Kirchensteuer. Eine Verlaufsdateanalysis in einer Kohorte ehemaliger Gymnasiasten bis zum 43. Lebensjahr.
    Birkelbach, Klaus (1999)
    Zeitschrift für Soziologie 28:2: 136-153.

    Germans sometimes disaffiliate from childhood religions because of financial costs; this is more common among Protestants than Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Germany; Disaffiliation; Rational choice theory; Germany; Protestant, Germany
  • Sociological perspectives on apostasy: An overview.
    Bromley, David G. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Religious Apostasy. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger, pp. 3-16.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation
  • Carriers of Tales: On Assessing Credibility of Apostate and Other Outsider Accounts of Religious Practices.
    Carter, Lewis F. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements. Westport, Connecticut: Praeger.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodology; Disaffiliation
  • Exploring Factors that Shape the Apostate Role.
    Wright, Stuart A. (1998)
    In David G. Bromley (ed.) The Politics of Apostasy: The Role of Apostates in the Transformation of Religious Movements. Westport, Connecticut: praeger.

    Associated Search Terms: Role; Disaffiliation
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