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  • Whose authority? Perceptions of science education in Black and Latino churches.
    Bolger, Daniel, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60:1: 49-70.

    Based on 40 interviews in African American & Latino American congregations. African Americans saw religious socialization as a defense against science; Latinos were concerned about the bias & authority of science teachers.

    Associated Search Terms: Science; African Americans; Education; Latino Americans
  • Latino Protestants in America. Growing and Diverse.
    Mulder, Mark T., Aida I. Ramos, and Gerardo Marti (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Latino Protestants in America: Growing and Diverse.
    Mulder, Mark T., Aida I. Ramos, and Gerardo Marti (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • The contexts of conversion among U.S. Latinos.
    Ramos, Aida I., Robert D. Woodberry, and Chistopher G. Ellison (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:2: 119-145.

    Analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from Latino Americans. Conversion were most likely in moderately Latino concentrated phone exchanges, in the West & Southwest, among ethnic Puerto Ricans & central Americans versus Mexicans, & English-dominant speakers. Assimilation is not into Anglo religious culture but into ethnic community cultures.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Language; Conversion; Regionalism; Assimilation; Latino Americans; Migration
  • Latino congregations and youth educational expectations.
    Sanchez, Esmeralda, Nicholas Vargas, Rebecca Burwell, Jessica Hamar Martinez, Milagros Peña, and Edwin I. Hernandez (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 171-192.

    Analyzes 2004-07 survey data from largely Latino parishes & congregations in Chicago. Attendance predicts educational expectations. Pentecostal Latino youths' expectations were less than Evangelical youths'; congregational-level SES contextual effects explain the Pentecostal/evangelical difference.

    Associated Search Terms: Contextual effects; Education; Latino Americans; Practice; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Socioeconomic status and religious beliefs among U.S. Latinos: Evidence from the 2006 Hispanic Religion Survey.
    Jung, Jong Hyun, Scott Schieman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:4: 469-493.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from U.S. Latino adults. Levels of education & income independently inversely predict prosperity gospel beliefs, though education less so among those who frequently read the Bible. Bible reading predicts belief in miracles.

    Associated Search Terms: Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Miracle; Latino Americans; Education; Stratification
  • Race, religion, and anti-poverty policy attitudes.
    Brown, Ronald E.; R. Khari Brown; Davin Phoenix; and James S. Jackson (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 308-323.

    Analyzes the non-Latino white, Latino, & African American subsamples of 2008 National (U.S.A.) Politics Study data. Because the non-Latino white subsample had greater variance in support for aid to the poor, homilies on the subject had greater effect on them than on others.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Minority; Latino Americans; African Americans; Homily; Ethnic; Poverty; Stratification; Race
  • Trends in addressing social needs: A longitudinal study of congregation-based service provision and political participation.
    Fulton, Brad R. (2016)
    Religions 7:5: 51-67.

    Social services have risen, political engagement lessened, but both have risen in Catholic Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Activism; Longitudinal; Social services; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation
  • Race/ethnicity, religion and partisan leanings.
    Brown, R. Khari, and Ronald E. Brown (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 469-505.

    Analyzes 2004-08 telephone interview data from adult Americans. Associates views of nationalist symbols & militarism with the politicized conservatism of white Evangelicals & associations (both positive & inverse) of attendance & conservatism among different religious & racial/ethnic groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; African Americans; Latino Americans; Ethnic
  • Conflict & community: Twin tensions in becoming a multiethnic congregation.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell, and Brandon Vaidyanathan (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 507-529.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data from a northern Indiana formerly Polish parish into which a Mexican parish was merged. The merger did not work; 2 conflicting communities were juxtaposed.

    Associated Search Terms: Mexican Americans; Ethnic; Polish Americans; Merger; Latino Americans; Parish; Catholic, U.S.A.; Case study; Conflict; Participant observation
  • Latino religious affiliation and ethnic identity.
    Calvillo, Jonathan E., and Stanley R. Bailey (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 57-78.

    analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from Latino Americans. Catholicism serves as a bridge to the ethnic homeland & positively predicts use of Spanish in the home while Protestantism reflects a break with the ethnicity & inversely predicts use of Spanish in the home.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Generations; Language; Latino Americans; Migrant; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religion and wealth mobility: The case of American Latinos.
    Keister, Lisa A., and E. Paige Borelli (2014)
    In Lisa A. Keiser and Darren E. Sherkat (eds.) Religion and Inequalty in America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 119-145.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Mobility (vertical)
  • Latino Pentecostals in America.
    Espinosa, Gastón (2014)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Racial/ethnic variations in the consequences of religious participation for academic achievement at elite colleges and universities.
    Owens, Jayanti (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:1: 80-112.

    Analyzes 1999 interview & 2000-03 follow-up telephone interview data from students at 28 U.S. selective colleges & universities. High school religious practice predicts college grade point averages. For Latino & to some extent African Americans participation in religious groups during college improve grade point averages.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; Students, secondary; Campus ministry; Latino Americans; Education; African Americans; Practice
  • The importance of race and religion in social service providers.
    Hsu, Becky, Conrad Hackett, and Leslie Hinkson (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:2: 393-410.

    Analyzes 2002 survey data from low-income respondents in northeastern Pennsylvania. The racial or ethnic identity of service providers is important to Latinos & African American recipients, & religious identity to Evangelical recipients.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; African Americans; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Race; Social services; United States, Pennsylvania; Latino Americans
  • The Shared Parish: Latinos, Anglos, and the Future of US Catholicism.
    Hoover, Brett C. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Diversity; Latino Americans; Participant observation; Parish
  • God's Gangs. Barrio Ministry, Masculinity, and Gang Recovery.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    2008-09 participant observation & interview data show two urban street ministries facilitating a transition by young adult males from street life to conventional life, self-destructive masculine expression to family-centered masculine expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Body; Gang; Participant observation; Gender role; Masculinity ideology; United States, California, Los Angeles; Life histories; Catholic, U.S.A.; Criminology; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • The Shifting Religious Identity of Latinos in the United States.
    Pew Research Center (2014)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Reserch Center.

    Largely 2013 descriptive statistics on a sample of Latino Americans, focusing on their religion & related attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Practice; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Charismatic, U.S.A.; Belief; Conversion
  • Soul Mates. Religion, Sex, Love, and Marriage among African Americans and Latinos.
    Wilcox, W. Bradford, and Nicholas H. Wolfinger (2013)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Latino Americans; Marriage; African Americans
  • Attitudes toward marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and casual sex among working-age Latinos. Does religion matter?
    Ellison, Christopher G., Nicholas H Wolfinger, and Aida I. Ramos-Wada (2013)
    Journal of Family Issues 34:3: 295-322.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual attitudes; Latino Americans; Marriage/divorce; Moral
  • Religion and selected health behaviors among Latinos in Texas.
    Garcia, Ginny, Christopher G. Ellison, Thankam S. Sunil, and Terrence D. Hill (2013)
    Journal of Religion and health 52:1: 18-31.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; United States, Texas; Health
  • Shades of faith: Religious foundations of political attitudes among African Americans, Latinos, and Whites.
    McKenzie, Brian D., and Stella M. Rouse (2013)
    American Journal of Political Science 57:1: 218-235.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; African Americans
  • Sustaining Faith Traditions: Race, Ethnicity, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation.
    Chen, Carolyn, and Russell Jeung (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Asian Americans; Generations; Latino Americans
  • The diversity-affirming Latino: Ethnic options and the ethnic transcendent expression of American Latino religious identity.
    Marti, Gerardo (2012)
    In C. Chen and R. Jeung (eds.) Sustaining Faith Tradition: Race, Ethnicty, and Religion among the Latino and Asian American Second Generation. New York: New York University Press, pp. 25-45.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Diversity; Ethnic; Latino Americans
  • Devoted to Death: Santa Muerte, the Skeleton Saint.
    Chesnut, R. Andrew (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Saints; Death; Mexico; Latino Americans; Santa Muerte
  • How religious communities affect political participation among Latinos.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Jacob R. Neilheisel (2012)
    Social Science Quarterly 93:2: 333-355.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Faith, Race-ethnicity, and Public Policy Preferences: Religious Schemas and Abortion Attitudes among U.S. Latinos.
    Bartkowski, John P., Aida I. Ramos-Wada, Christopher G. Ellison, and Gabriel A. Acevedo (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 343-358.

    Analyzes 2006 telephone interview data from U.S. Latinos; Latino Protestants were more anti-abortion than were Latino Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Attitudes toward Same-sex Marriage among U.S. Latinos.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Gabriel A. Acevedo, and Aida I. Ramos-Wada (2011)
    Social Science Quarterly 92:1: 35-56.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Latino Americans; Homosexuality
  • Latino Pentecostal healing in the North American borders.
    Espinosa, Gastón (2011)
    In Candy Gunther-Brown (ed.) Global Pentecostal and Charismatic Healing. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 129-149.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino North Americans; Healing; Pentecostal
  • Religious affiliation and hispanic health in Utah.
    Mason, Philip B., Michael B. Toney, and Youngtae Cho (2011)
    Social Science Journal 48: 175-192.

    Associated Search Terms: Health; Latino Americans; United States, Utah
  • Religious Involvement and Latino Immigrant Health.
    Shapiro, Ephraim (2011)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) Toward a Sociological Theory of Religion and Health. Leiden: Brill, pp. 175-205.

    Analyzes 1st wave data (2003) from the New Immigrant Survey, from first generation adult immigrants from Mexico, El Salvador, & Guatemala who self-identify as Christians. Attendance predicted favorable results for health behaviors (smoking, binge drinking, physical activity) but was unrelated to obesity.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; Latino Americans; Health; Social capital; Smoking; Migrant
  • Religion, Political Discourse, and Activism among Varying Racial/Ethnic Groups in America.
    Brown, R. Khari (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:3: 301-322.

    Analyzes 2004 interview data from American adults in locales with significant numbers of Asian American, white, Latino, & Afro-Caribbean people. Clergy political enocuragement was influential in African American & Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Homily; Ethnic; Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Activism
  • Faith and Money: How Religion Contributes to Wealth and Poverty.
    Keister, Lisa A. (2011)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Develops a model for the impact of religious identification on wealth accumulation of American Conservative Protestants, Black Protestants, Mainline Protestants, white Catholics, Hispanic Catholics, Jews, & others. A chapter examines denominations (Mormons & Mainline Protestant denominations).

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; African Americans; Marriage/divorce; Conservative, U.S.A.; Mobility (vertical); Economic; Education; Family; Fertility; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Generations; Stratification; United States; Protestant (mainline), U.S.A..; Latino Americans
  • The Semi-Involuntary Thesis and the Growth of Protestantism among U.S. Latinos.
    Ramos, Aida I. (2010)
    Unpublished M.A. Thesis, University of Texas at Austin.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans
  • The Latino Catholic Parish as a Specialist Organization: Distinguishing Characteristics.
    Palmer-Boyes, Ashley (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 51:3:302-323.

    Based on 1998 National Congregations Study data on U.S. Catholic Latino parishes.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Parish; Ethnic; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Church, place, and crime: Latinos and homicide in new destinations.
    Shihadeh, Edward S., and Lisa Winters (2010)
    Sociological Inquiry 80:4: 628-649.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Contextual effects; Criminology
  • "I am somebody": Barrio Pentecostalism and gendered acculturation among Chicano ex-gang members.
    Flores, Edward Orozco (2009)
    Ethnic and Racia Studies 32:6: 996-1016.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Gang; Gender role; Latino Americans
  • How Our Lady of Guadalupe became Lutheran: Latin American Migration and Religious Change.
    Freier, Luisa Feline (2009)
    Migraciones Internacionales 5:2: 153-190.

    Latino migrants joining a Lutheran church in Madison, Wisconsin, brought the popular Catholic cult into their new church.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; United States, Wisconsin, Madison; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Latino Americans; Popular Catholicism; Migrant; Marian
  • Pious Colonialism. Assessing a Church Paradigm for Chicano Identity.
    Stevens-Arroyo, Anthony M. (2008)
    In Gastón Espinosa and Mario T. García (eds.) Mexican American Religions. Spirituality, Activism, and Culture. Durham, North Carolina: Duke University Press, pp. 57-82.

    Associated Search Terms: Colonialism; Historical; Latino Americans; Transculturation
  • The Politics of Latino Faith: Religion, Identity, and Urban Community.
    Wilson, Catherine E. (2008)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Urban
  • "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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Latino Americans; Life histories; Disaffiliation
  • Religion and Adolescent Depression: The Impact of Race and Gender.
    Petts, Richard J., and Anne Jolliff (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 395-414.

    Based on 1990s panel data from American junior high & high school students; religious participation & salience indirectly reduce depression through social support, but the relationship is reversed for Asian Americans & curvilinear for Latina girls.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; Adolescents; Asian Americans; Ethnic; Latino Americans; Practice; Salience; Students, secondary; Students, primary; Social support
  • Lived Religion. Faith and Practice in Everyday Life.
    McGuire, Meredith B. (2008)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Lived religion; Materiality; Methodology; Latino Americans; Healing; Gender; Everyday life; Definition of religion; Popular religion; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Understanding an Outlier: How Parish Culture Matters in a Highly Participatory Catholic Church.
    DiSalvo, Katherine (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:4: 438-455.

    Based on ethnographic data from an activist Latino Catholic parish in New York City; parish culture, as opposed to denomination, leads to activism & civic participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; United States, New York, New York; Participant observation; Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Social participation; Parish
  • Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion.
    Suro, Roberto, Gabriel Escobar, Gretchen Livingston, Shirin Hakimzadeh, Luis Lugo, Sandra Stencel, John C. Green, Gregory A. Smith, Dan Cox, and Sahar Chaudhry (2007)
    Washington, D.C.: Pew Research Center.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Change
  • Leading the way: An analysis of the effect of religion on the Latino vote.
    Lee, Jongho, and Harry P. Pachon (2007)
    American Politics Research 35:2: 252-272.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Latino Americans
  • A Sociological Analysis of Latino Religions: The Formation of the Theoretical Binary and Beyond.
    López Pulido, Alberto (2007)
    In Anthony J. Blasi (ed.) American Sociology of Religion. Histories (Religion and the Social Order 13). Leiden: Brill, pp. 223-251.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.
  • American Catholics in the Protestant Imagination: Rethinking the Academic Study of Religion.
    Carroll, Michael P. (2007)
    Baltimore, Maryland: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Irish Americans; Sociology of religion, U.S.A.; Sociology of knowledge; Italian Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.; Cajuns; Latino Americans
  • Notas sobre pentecostalismo y poder entre inmigrantes latinoamericanos en la ciudad de Newark.
    Maduro, Otto (2007)
    Horizontes Antropológicos 13/27: 13-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Latino Americans; United States, New Jersey, Newark; Power; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Migrant
  • Latino/a good ministry as community work.
    Peña, Milgros, Edwin I. Hernández, and Melissa Mauldin (2006)
    In Edwin I. Hernández, Milgros Peña, Kenneth G. Davis and Elizabeth Station (eds.) Emerging Voices, Urgent Choices. Essays on Latino/a Religious Leadership. Leiden: Brill, pp. 11-36.

    Based on focus group & survey data from Latino American clergy in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Latino Americans
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