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  • The social context of organized nonbelief: County-level predictors of nonbeliever organizations in the United States
    García, Alfredo, and Joseph Blankholm (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 70-90.

    County-level data show the percentage of the populations that is Evangelical correlates positively with the existence & number of nonbeliever organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Dialectic; Ecology; United States
  • Explaining cross-national variation in the effect of higher education on religiosty.
    Schwadel, Philip (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 402-418.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey programme data. National contexts moderate the negative effect of education on religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Ecology; Comparative; Education
  • The natural environment as a spiritual resource: A theory of regional variation in religious adherence.
    Ferguson, Todd W., and Jeffrey A. Tamburello (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 295-314.

    Analyzes 2000 county-level membership data for the U.S.A.; regions with "natural amenities" have lower membership rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Ecology; Nature; Spirituality
  • Denominational variations across American Jewish communities.
    Sheskin, Ira M., and Harriet Hartman (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 205-221.

    Analyzes the Decade 2000 Data Set (interview data). The presence of a community of the respondent's denomination affected the respondent's individual religious behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Community; Jewish, U.S.A.; Ecology; Denomination (organizational entity); Contextual effects
  • Religion and global health.
    Brown, Peter J. (2014)
    In Ellen L. Idler (ed.) Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 273-297.

    Nation-level ecological data show an inverse relationship between health & religiosity, but health work is often motivated by religion & pursued by faith-based organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Health; Globalization
  • Red states, blue states, and divorce; Understanding the impact of conservative Protestantism on regional variation in divorce rates.
    Glass, Jennifer, and Philip Levchak (2014)
    American Jouranl of Scoiology 119:4: 1002-1046.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Divorce; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • C'est plus traditionnel ici qu'au bled! Analyse socio-spatiale du traditionalisme religieux dans une banlieue parisienne.
    Selby, Jennifer A. (2014)
    Ethnologie Française 44:3: 513-524.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, France; Ecology; Algerian French; Traditionalism; France, Paris
  • Religion and socioeconomic status in developing nations: A comparative approach.
    Heaton, Tim B. (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 97-114.

    Compares the social level of religious groups in a variety of nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Ecology; Education
  • Religion, state and civil society in Europe: Triangular entanglements.
    Madeley, John T.S. (2013)
    In Joep de Hart, Paul Dekker, and Loek Halman (eds.) Religion and Civil Society in Europe. Dordrecht: Sprnger, pp. 69-86.

    Based on a survey of organizations in 8 medium sized European cities. Churches in Europe have neglected supplying church-related organizations for people to join.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Organization; Levels of inclusiveness; Europe; Secularization; Ecology; Civil society
  • New landscapes of religious diversity in Mexico.
    De la Torre, Renée, and Christina Gutiérrez Zúñiga (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 125-148.

    Reports 2000 & '10 census data. Considers variables that are associated with conversion to minority religions.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Stratification; Age; Mexico; Urbanization; Migration; Membership; Marginality; Gender; Ethnic; Ecology; Conversion
  • The Ecology of Religious Institutions in New York City.
    Cimino, Richard, and Nadia A. Mian, with Weishan Huang (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 1-22.

    Congregations fill niches & adapt to their environments rather than compete with each other, as market theories would hold. New York City has some unique features. The chapter introduces the rest of the book.

    Associated Search Terms: Gentrification; Urban; Migration; Entrepreneurialism; Ecology; United States, New York, New York
  • Korean American churches and the negotiation of space in Flushing, Queens.
    Pae, Keun-Joo Christine (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 81-101.

    Based on 2006-07 field work in 2 flushing congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Urban; United States, New York, New York; Parish; Congregation; Succession (urban ecology)
  • Changing lives one scoop at a time: The creation of Alphabet Scoop on the Lower East Side.
    Johnson, Sheila P. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 169-197.

    Account of an Evangelical quasi-commercial social service project.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Ecology; Entrepreneurialism; Social services; Urban; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Navigating property development through a framework of religious ecology: The case of Trinity Lutheran Church.
    Mian, Nadia A. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 198-219.

    Follows the deliberations at Trinity Lutheran Church on Manhattan's Upper West Side over whether to develop their property.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Ecology; Economic; Parish; United States, New York, New York; Urban
  • Mornings at the Stanton Street Shul.
    Boyarin, Jonathan (2013)
    New York: Fordham University Press.

    2008 participant observation study of a small Orthodox Jewish congregation on the Lower East Side of New York, in a gentrifying area; more transient younger members arrive in a congregation once consisting of immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Succession (urban ecology); Urban
  • Filling Niches and Pews in Williamsburg and Greenpoint: The Religious Ecology of Gentrification.
    Cimino, Richard (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 55-80.

    Based on 2007-09 participant observation in the Williamsburg-Greenpoint sections of Brooklyn, 15 congregations from a variety of Christian, Jewish, & other traditions.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, Brooklyn; Participant observation; Gentrification; United States, New York, New York; Ecology; Urban; Network
  • Building and expanding communities: African immigrant congregations and the challenge of diversity.
    Biney, Moses O. (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 142-165.

    4 New York City congregations of post-1965 African migrants have internal diversity & are localized in multi-ethnic settings.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Ecology; Migrant; United States, New York, New York; Urban; United States, New Jersey, Irvington; Diversity
  • The Brazilianization of New York City: Brazilian immigrants and Evangelical churches in a pluralized urban landscape.
    Rodrigues, Donizete (2013)
    In Richard Cimino, Nadia A. Mian, and Weishan Huang (eds.) Ecologies of Faith in New York City. The Evolution of Religious Institutions. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, pp. 120-141.

    Based on 2008 field work in Astoria, Queens, New York City.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, New York, New York; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Migrant; Ecology; Brazilian Americans; Urban
  • El mapa de minories religioses de Catalunya.
    Fons Duocastella, Clara, Blanca Luque Capellas, and Mar?a Forteza González (2012)
    Revista Catalana de Sociologia 28: 15-2.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Spain, Catalonia; Ecology
  • What Will the Neighbors Think? The Effect of Moral Communities on Cohabitation.
    Gault-Sherman, Martha, and Scott Draper (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 45-67.

    Analyzes 2000 county-level ecological U.S.A. data; Evangelical adherence is inversely related to cohabitation rates, especially in the South.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ecology; Cohabitation
  • Comparing the geographc distributions and growth of Mormons, Adventists, and Witnesses.
    Lawson, Ronald, and Ryan T. Cragun (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 220-240.

    Uses international membership data.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Jehovah´s Witness; Membership; Mormon; Seventh-day Adventist; Market model
  • Vecchi e nuovi dei. La geografia religiosa dell'Italia che cambia.
    Pace, Enzo (2011)
    Milano: Edizioni Paoline.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Ecology
  • Geografia dell'Italia cattolica.
    Cartocci, Roberto (2011)
    Bologna: Il Mulino.

    Associated Search Terms: Italy; Catholic, Italy; Ecology
  • A Friend in Creed: Does the Religious Composition of Geographic Areas Affect the Religious Composition of a Person's Close Friends?
    Olson, Daniel V.A., and Paul Perl (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:3: 483-502.

    Based on 1988 & '98 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data & 1990 & 2000 Religious Congregations and Membership in the United States (Glenmary) data. Geographical areas' proportion of populations in one's own denomination is the chief determinant of having friends in one's own denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Ecology; Communality
  • Religion and Gambling among Young Adults in the United States: Moral Communities and the Deterrence Hypothesis.
    Eitle, David (2011)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:1: 61-81.

    Analyzes 3rd wave data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.). Attendance is inversely associated with problem gambling in high attendance counties, but the number of conservative Protestants per capita positively correlates with it.

    Associated Search Terms: Gambling; United States; Ecology
  • A 'WalMartization' of Religion? The Ecological Impact of Megachurches on the Local and extra-Local Religious Economy.
    Wollschleger, Jason, and Jeremy R. Porter (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 279-299.

    Based on county-level American data. Evangelical megachurches reduced membership in Evangelical competitors & increased it in nearby unlike churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Competition; Ecology; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Megachurch
  • Moral communities? Religion as a source of social trust in a multilevel analysis of 97 German regions.
    Traunmüller, Richard (2010)
    European Sociological Review 27:3: 346-363.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany; Ecology; Trust
  • Inscribing the General Theory of Secularization and its Basic Patterns in the Architectural Space/Time of the City.
    Martin, David (2010)
    In Arie L. Molendijk, Justin Beaumont, and Christoph Jedan (eds.) Exploring the Postsecular. Leiden: Brill, pp. 183-205. Expanded version in David A. Martin, Religion and Power. No Logos without Mythos. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate, pp. 203-223.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Urban; Secularization
  • Pluralism as outcome: The ecology of religious resources, suppliers, and consumers.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Roger Finke (2009)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 5:7: 1-21.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Market model; Pluralism
  • 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.
  • Congregational responses to growing urban diversity in a white ethnic denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Mark T. Mulder (2009)
    Social Problems 56:2: 335-356.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Grand Rapids; Urban; Succession (urban ecology); Ethnic; Ecology; Christian Reformed Church; Diversity
  • La catedral del exilio. A Nicaraguan Congregation in a Cuban Church.
    Pino-Allen, Isabel del (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 132-150.

    Anti-Castro sentiment bonded otherwise diverse Cuban exiles, even wealthier ones no longer living in the parish. With the coming of Central Americans, the bonding social capital is challenged.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Succession (urban ecology); Parish; Cuban Americans; Participant observation; United States, Florida, Miami; Social capital; Urban; Migrant
  • Youth and Charity in a Sweetwater Parish. Our Lady of Divine Providence Church.
    Oscariz, Aidil (2009)
    In Alex Stepick, Terry Rey, and Sarah J. Mahler (eds.) Churches and Charity in the Immigrant City. Religion, Immigration, and Civic Engagement in Miami. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 171-189.

    A once Cuban parish turned largely Nicaraguan; after a period of supplying social services to refugees it has focused more on spiritual matters. Both kinds of service repreent bonding social capital. Describes a parish youth group.

    Associated Search Terms: Nicaraguan Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Migrant; Parish; Social capital; Succession (urban ecology); United States, Florida, Sweetwater; Youth groups; Civic engagement
  • The fatalistic imagination and the continued salience of religion in the modern world: A test of resoruce compensation/resource amplification hypotheses using cross-national data.
    Acevedo, Gabriel A. (2008)
    Sociological Spectrum 28: 602-624.

    World Values Survey data for nations; higher levels of religiosity associte with lower levels of fatalism.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Ecology; Fatalism
  • Why do Small Religious Groups Have More Committed Members?
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 353-378.

    Based on membership & interview data in the U.S.A.; locally small denominations are more likely to depend on converts & to lose less committed members, thereby having more committed current members.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; Conversion; United States; Ecology
  • 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: Ecology; Contributions; Pluralism; United States; Volunteering
  • Faith, Morality and Mortality: The Ecological Impact of Religion on Population Health.
    Blanchard, Troy C., John P. Bartkowski, Todd L. Matthews, and Kent R. Kerley (2008)
    Social Forces 86:4: 1591-1620.

    Uses 2000 census county-level data, 2000 Glenmary membership data, & 1998-2002 U.S. mortality data. Number of conservative Protstant congregations predicts higher mortality, presumably because of otherworldliness & neglect of health infrastructure.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; Individualism; United States; Mortality; Otherworldliness; Conservative, U.S.A.; Ecology
  • "Out of the Broom Closet": The Social Ecology of American Wicca.
    Jensen, Gary F., and Ashley Thompson (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:4: 753-766.

    Uses itnernet web site data to estimate the ecological distribution of American Wicca.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Neopagan, U.S.A.; Witch; Wicca, U.S.A.; Internet
  • Mighty Fortresses: Explaining the Spatial Distribution of American Megachurches.
    Karnes, Kimberly, Wayne McIntosh, Irwin L. Morris, and Shanna Pearson-Merkowitz (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 261-268.

    Using 2000 U.S.A. census data, shows contextual data of megachurches in 9 states of the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Megachurch
  • Proximity Matters: Exploring Relationships among Neighborhoods, Congregation, and the Residential Patterns of Members.
    Sinha, Jill Witmer, Amy Hillier, Ram A. Cnaan, and Charlene C. McGrew (2007)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 46:2: 245-260.

    Examines statistical correlates of commuter vs. neighborhood congregations in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Parish; Urban
  • The Religious Institutional Base and Violent Crime in Rural Areas.
    Lee, Matthew R. (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:3: 309-324.

    Uses 2000 church & U.S. census data for the rural United States; ecological effects shows the number of churches per capita inversely related to crime rates.

    Associated Search Terms: Criminology; Rural; Ecology
  • Spiritual Shopping: The Effects of State-level Demograpics and Religious Economies upon the Locations of Psychics, Astrologers and Christian Bookstores.
    Bader, Christopher D., and William H. Lockhart (2006)
    Journal of Media and Religion 5: 91-109.

    Associated Search Terms: Astrology; Bookstore; Psychic; Ecology; Economic
  • Religious Decline in Scotland: New Evidence on Timing and Spatial Patterns.
    Voas, David (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:1: 107-118.

    Based on the 2001 Census; denominations lost most where they were not strong to begin with.

    Associated Search Terms: Conversion; Pluralism; Secularization; Great Britain, Scotland; Ecology
  • Australian Religious Residential Concentration Revisited.
    Bouma, Gary D., and Ian Dobson (2005)
    People and Place 13:4: 1-11.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Ecology
  • Mapping contemporary Europe's moral and religious pluralist landscape: An analysis based on the most recent European Values Study data.
    Draulans, Veerle, and Loek Halman (2005)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 20:2: 179-193.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Europe
  • "Sacralising" sacred space in public institutions: A case study of the prayer space at the Millennium Dome.
    Gilliat-Ray, Sophie (2005)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 20:3: 357-372.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Space
  • Denomination, Religious Context, and Suicide: Neo-Durkheimian Multilevel Explantions Tested with Individual and Contextual Data.
    Tubergen, Frank van, Manfred te Grotenhuis, and Wout Ultee (2005)
    American Journal of Sociology 111: 797-823.

    Uses individual-level data from The Netherlands; rather than a social support explanation the contextual normative influence of religions--either Protestant or Catholic--depress suicide levels.

    Associated Search Terms: Netherlands; Suicide; Ecology
  • Social capital, too much of a good thing? American religious traditions and community crime.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, and John R. Hipp (2005)
    Social Forces 84:2: 995-1013.

    Exclusive ("bonding") networks of Evangelicals correlate with crime rates; inclusive ("bridging") ones of mainline Protestants & Catholics correlate inversely with them. Uses counties as units of analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Network; Criminology; Ecology
  • Downtown Metropolitan Churches: Ecological Situation and Response.
    Form, William, and Joshua Dubrow (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:3: 271-290.

    Examines the growth, stabilization, retraction, & restabilization of downtown churches in Columbus, Ohio, over 150 years. Notes a change from neighborhood to niche churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; United States, Ohio, Columbus; Ecology; Urban
  • Faster Horses, Older Whiskey, and More Money: An Analysis of Religious Influence on Referenda Voting.
    Satterthwaite, Shad (2005)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 44:1: 105-112.

    Analyzes county-level ecological referenda data from Oklahoma.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Moral; Ecology; United States, Oklahoma; Alcohol; Gambling
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