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  • What Americans Really Believe.
    Stark, Rodney, et al. (2008)
    Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press.

    Based on the 2006 Baylor Survey on Religion.

    Associated Search Terms: New age; Catholic, U.S.A.; Foursquare Gospel; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Media; Membership; United States; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee); Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Practice; Social capital; Southern Baptist; State; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Unitarian Universalist; Nazarene, U.S.A.; Experience; Mormon, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Proselytizing; Strictness; Women; Atheist, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief; United Church of Christ; Denomination (organizational entity); Disciples of Christ; Education; Contributions; Episcopal; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Communality; Megachurch
  • Black Clergy in the 2000 Election.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:4: 533-546.

    Analyzes 2001 questionnaire data from A.M.E. & C.O.G.I.C. clergy. Education & political interest predicted political involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Education; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; Activism
  • Introduction.
    Wuthnow, Robert, and John H. Evans (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 1-24.

    Overview of American mainline Protestantism.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; American Baptist; Episcopal; Membership; Belief; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
  • Vital Conflicts. The Mainline Denominations Debate Homosexuality.
    Cadge, Wendy (2002)
    In Robert Wuthnow and John H. Evans (ed.), The Quiet Hand of God. Faith-Based Activism and the Public Role of Mainline Protestantism. Berkeley: University of California Press, pp. 265-286.

    Follows debates about homosexuality in 6 American Protestant churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Protestant, U.S.A.; American Baptist; United Methodist; Homosexuality; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.
  • The Effects of Geographical Variability on Protestant Church Membership Trends, 1980-1990.
    Stump, Roger W. (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:4: 636-651.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Membership; Conservative/liberal; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Ecology; Seventh-day Adventist, U.S.A.; Nazarene
  • Personal Autonomy in Religion and Marriage: Is There a Link?
    Wilson, John, and Mark Musick (1995)
    Review of Religious Research 37:1: 3-18.

    Analyzes 1987-88 interview data from married adult Americans; religious affiliates saw marriage as a lifetime commitment. Pentecostal, Baptist, & Christian/Disciples wives saw autonomy within marriage as less important.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Marriage; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Family; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Individualism; United States; Episcopal; Jewish, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Autonomy; Practice
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Denominations as Dual Structures: An Organizational Analysis.
    Chaves, Mark (1993)
    Sociology of Religion 54:2: 147-169. [Also in Nicholas J. Demerath III, Peter Dobkin Hall, Terry Schmitt, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.), Sacred Companies (New York: Oxford University Press, 1998), pp. 175-194.

    Sees American denominations as dual entities of religious authority & agency structures; cites cases & draws implications for internal conflict & schism, & for internal secularization.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Assemblies of God; United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Organization; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; Denomination (type); Schism; Secularization
  • American Religion in the Post-aquarian Age: Values and Demographic Factors in Church Growth and Decline.
    Perrin, Robin D. (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:1: 75-89.

    Presents mean member ages & number of children born to members of 14 denominations, from 1972-85 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Church of God; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Family; Age; Membership; United States; Mormon, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ
  • Patterns of Parish Leadership, Cost and Effectiveness in Four Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Jackson W. Carroll, and Francis K. Scheets (1988)
    Kansas City, Missouri: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes previously published data, & new 1987 American data on financial needs.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Sisters; Parish; United Methodist
  • A New Typology for Organizations: Market, Bureaucracy, Clan and Mission, with Application to American Denominations.
    Scherer, Ross P. (1988)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 27:4: 475-498.

    Examines prior studies of various denominations; focuses on the % of members adhering to the denomination of their parents, & data on pastors' views of church organization & mission.

    Associated Search Terms: American Lutheran Church; Catholic, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Southern Baptist; American Baptist; Organization; Evangelical United Brethren, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Moral Maturity and Education beyond Conventional Morality.
    Philibert, Paul J. (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 286-296.

    Analyzes 1979-80 questionnaire data from parents & educators in 6 U.S. denominations; focuses on priority given to moral maturity.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Southern Baptist; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Teachers, Pedagogy and the Process of Religious Education.
    Philibert Paul J., and Dean R. Hoge (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 264-285.

    Analyzes 1979-80 survey of parents & religious educators in 6 U.S. denominations; profiles preferred pedagogical method & teacher qualities & correlates them with educational objectives.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Southern Baptist; Education; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); United Methodist; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.
  • Desired Outcomes of Religious Education and Youth Ministry in Six Denominations.
    Hoge, Dean R., Esther Heffernan, Eugene F. Hemrick, Hart M. Nelsen, James P. O'Connor, Paul J. Philibert, and Andrew D. Thompson (1982)
    Review of Religious Research 23:3: 230-254.

    Survey of 1,853 religious educators & parents.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; Southern Baptist; United Methodist; Belief; Conversion; Education; Youth ministry; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Moral; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Justice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Civil Religion and other Religious Identities.
    Wimberley, Ronald C., and James A. Christenson (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 91-100.

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from a North Carolina sample; civil religion attitude scores vary by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Churches of Christ; Jewish, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Moravian, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.
  • The Influence of Assimilation on American Protestant Ministers' Beliefs, 1928-1978.
    Hoge, Dean R., and John E. Dyble (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:1: 64-77.

    Replicates the survey of Chicago Protestant clergy by Betts in 1928; shows a liberalization of theological beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Lutheran, U.S.A.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Clergy; Belief; Assimilation; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Change; United Church of Christ; United Methodist; Episcopal
  • Denominational Mobility: Current Patterns and Recent Trends.
    Kluegel, James R. (1980)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 19:1: 26-39.

    Analyzes 1973-77 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, U.S.A.; United States; Jewish, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Conversion; Episcopal; Baptist, U.S.A.
  • Resource Inequality and Accumulative Advantage: Stratification in the Ministry.
    Broughton, Walter, and Edgar W. Mills, Jr. (1980)
    Social Forces 58:4: 1289-1301.

    1969 data from 21 denominations show resources accumulate with ministers' seniority; the trend appears among & within 7 denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Stratification; United Methodist; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran Church in America; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Clergy; Episcopal
  • Comparison of Trends in Ten Denominations, 1950-75.
    Doyle, Ruth T., and Sheila M. Kelly (1979)
    In Dean R. Hoge and David A. Roozen (eds.), Understanding Church Growth and Decline 1950-1978. New York: Pilgrim Press, pp. 144-159.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Catholic, U.S.A.; United Church of Canada; United Church of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Membership; Lutheran Church in America; Episcopal; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Southern Baptist
  • Religious Beliefs of Clergy Wives.
    Hartley, Shirley Foster, and Mary G. Taylor (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 19:1: 63-72.

    Analyzes 1970 survey data from clergy wives in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; Disciples of Christ; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Episcopal; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Denomination (organizational entity); Clergy spouses; Education; Women
  • Dimensionality of Belief among Mainstream Protestant Clergy.
    Longino, Charles F., Jr., and Jeffrey K. Hadden (1976)
    Social Forces 55:1: 30-42.

    Analyzes 1965 survey data from American clergy from 6 denominations; suggests the usefulness of using a common belief scale across denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: American Baptist; Belief; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Lutheran Church
  • Occupational and Religious Mobility in a Small City.
    Lauer, Robert H. (1975)
    Sociological Quarterly 16: 380-392.

    Analyzes telephone interview data from household heads in a small Midwest U.S. city; shows highly educated people who are occupationally mobile across great distance to be highly religiously mobile.

    Associated Search Terms: United Church of Christ; Conversion; Unitarian; Unitarian, U.S.A.; Occupation; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Christian Science; Methodist, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Christian (U.S.A. denomination); Mobility (vertical)
  • The Influence of Theology, Denomination, and Values upon the Positions of Clergy on Social Issues.
    Jeffries, Vincent, and Clarence E. Tygart (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:3: 309-324.

    Analyzes survey data from clergy of 5 denominations in the Los Angeles metropolitan area; theological stance best predicted opinions & actions pertaining to a variety of social issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Episcopal; American Baptist; Clergy; United States, California, Los Angeles
  • Social Mobility and Doctrinal Orthodoxy.
    VanRoy, Ralph F., Frank D. Bean, and James R. Wood (1973)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 12:4: 427-439.

    Analyzes interview data from 12 congregations representing 6 denominations in Indianapolis.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Disciples of Christ; Episcopal; Methodist, U.S.A.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Mobility (vertical)
  • The Gathering Storm in the Churches. A Sociologist Looks at the Widening Gap between Clergy and Laymen.
    Hadden, Jeffrey K. (1969)
    Garden City, New York: Doubleday.

    Analyzes 1965 questionnaire data from American clergy in 6 denominations; focuses on beliefs & attitudes toward the civil rights movement.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; United Methodist; Clergy; Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Civil rights movement; Conflict; American Lutheran Church; American Baptist; Episcopal
  • Socialization into the Ministry: A Comparative Analysis.
    Berg, Philip L. (1969)
    Sociological Analysis 30:2: 59-71.

    Analyzes data from a 1962-63 sample of Protestant seminarians from 24 seminaries, 10 denominations; focuses on socialization into the ministry-related skills, mind-sets, & intrinsic religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Episcopal; United Presbyterian; American Baptist; Seminarians; Intrinsic/extrinsic; Southern Baptist; Disciples of Christ; American Lutheran Church; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Church of Christ; Lutheran Church in America; Methodist, U.S.A.
  • Polity, Church Attractiveness, and Ministers' Careers: An Eight-denomination Study of Inter-church Mobility.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:2: 241-258.

    Analyzes 1960 data from American clergy from 8 protestant denominations; focuses on material bases of career decisions.

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; Clergy; Episcopal; Lutheran Church in America; Congregational, U.S.A.; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; Organization; American Baptist
  • Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism.
    Glock, Charles Y., and Rodney Stark (1966)
    New York: Harper & Row.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from churched Christians in the San Francisco Bay Area; shows status & education undermining beliefs that predispose people to anti-semitism.

    Associated Search Terms: United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Episcopal; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Stratification; United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Methodist, U.S.A.; American Baptist; Belief; Southern Baptist; Prejudice, anti-Semitism
  • The Relationship of Church Members to Church Organizations.
    Ashbrook, James B. (1966)
    Journal for the Scientifc Study of Religion 5:3: 397-419.

    Analysis of 1963 questionnaire data from a sample of Protestant congregations in Rochester, New York, focusing on instrumental vs. expressive lay involvement in the churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United Methodist; Membership; Episcopal; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran Church in America; American Baptist; United States, New York, Rochester
  • Social and Cultural Characteristics of a Selected Sample of New England Clergymen.
    Larson, Richard F. (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6:3: 131-137.

    Analyzes 1963 questionnaire data from clergy in Rhode Island; reports educational, occupational, & geographical background of their childhood families.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Stratification; Clergy; Methodist, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Episcopal; United Church of Christ; United States, Rhode Island
  • Centralization/Decentralization in Formal Organizations: A Case Study of American Protestant Denominations.
    Makler, Harry M. (1963)
    Review of Religious Research 5:1: 5-11.

    Examines the decisions (appointment, training, etc.) made at local, district, state, & general assembly levels in 11 U.S. Protestant denominations, by a person, small group, or assembly.

    Associated Search Terms: Orthodox Presbyterian; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Methodist Church, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Organization; Congregational, U.S.A.
  • Minister-Parishioner Relations.
    Mitchell, Robert E. (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Columbia University. [DA 26:3, p. 1820]

    Analyzes 1960 data from an American sample of clergy from 8 Protestant denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.; Parish; Congregational; United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; American Baptist; Methodist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Disciples of Christ; Clergy role; American Lutheran Church
  • Social Adjustment in Methodism. The Adjustment of the Methodist Episcopal Church to the Changing Needs of its Constituency, as Illustrated by a Survey of the Opinions of Methodists Living in and Near Springfield, Massachusetts.
    Williams, John Paul (1938)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Columbia University. [New York: Teachers College Press; New York: AMS Press, 1927]

    Analyzes 1935-36 interviews with clergy & officers, & questionnaire data from members & stuents, Methodist Episcopal Church, in Springfield & Worcester Districts, Massachusetts.

    Associated Search Terms: Adaptation; United States, Massachusetts, Worcester; Change; Racial attitudes; Methodist Episcopal Church, U.S.A.; United States, Massachusetts, Springfield
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