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  • Religion, friendship neworks and home visits of immigrant and native children.
    Windzio, Michael, and Matthias Wingens (2014)
    Acta Sociologica 57:1: 59-75.

    Associated Search Terms: Children; Migrant; Friendship
  • Befriending the "other": Patterns of social ties between the religious and non-religious.
    Vargas, Nicholas, and Matthew T. Loveland (2011)
    Sociological Perspectives 54:4: 713-731.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Rleigion Survey (U.S.A.) data. Most religious Americans have non-religious friends, men more so than women, political independents more so than Republicans, employed more so than non-employed, those for whom rleigion wa shighly salient in childhood less so than others.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Gender; Friendship
  • Close Companion Friends in Church and Health in Late Life.
    Krause, Neal, and John Cairney (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:2: 181-200.

    Analyzes survey data from U.S.A. seniors; having friends in a congregation enhances a feeling of belongingness, thereby a feeling of gratefulness to God, & thereby a higher self-rating of health.

    Associated Search Terms: Friendship; Parish; Gerontology; Health
  • It Takes Two: The Interplay of Individual and Group Theology on Social Embeddedness.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Amy Adamczyk (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 16-29.

    Exclusive beliefs promote friendships within congregations. Based on 2000 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Friendship; Belief; United States
  • Overcoming Status Distinctions? Religious Involvement, Social Class, Race, and Ethnicity in Friendship Patterns.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:4: 423-442.

    Analyzes 2000 U.S. survey data. Religious attendance does not predict friendships across class & status group lines, but religious identities do predict such friendships.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Practice; Friendship; Stratification; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Religious Elements in Friendship: Durkheimian Theory in a Empirical Context.
    Wallace, Ruth A., and Shirley F. Hartley (1988)
    In Jeffrey C. Alexander (ed.) Durkheimian Sociology: Cultural Studies. New York: Cambridge University Press, pp. 93-106.

    Associated Search Terms: Friendship; Durkheim, Émile
  • Friendship, Religion, and the Occult: A Network Study.
    Bainbridge, William Sims, and Rodney Stark (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:4: 313-327.

    Analyzes 1979 questionnaire data from University of Washington students, showing religion & supernatural beliefs to be important in friendships only when promoted vigorously by movements or formal organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Friendship; Students, undergraduate
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