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  • The origins of religious homophily in a medium and large school.
    Cook, J. Benjamin, Philip Schwadel, and Jacob E. Cheadle (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:1: 65-80.

    Analyzes 1994 & '95 in-school questionnaire data from 7-12 grade students in 2 schools, larger than ones studied in the past, that were involved in he National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) survey. Religion of friends affects respondents' religion, leading to homophily, in contrast to what occurs in small schools.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; Socialization; Network; Homophily
  • Social networks and religious violence.
    Everton, Sean F. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 191-217.

    Isolated dense networks tend toward extremism. uses the case of perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks of 2001.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Terrorism; Extremism; Violence
  • Trans-congregational triadic closure: Churchgoers' networks within and beyond the pews.
    Schafer, Markus H., and Laura Upenieks (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 597-621.

    Analyzes 2006 survey data from non-institutionalized adult U.S.A. church members. Evangelicals have higher rates of closed social networks that include members from outside their congregations, as do residents of higher population county subdivisions & members with longer length of membership in a congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Network; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • What religion affords grassroots NGOs: Frames, networks, modes of action.
    Schnable, Allison (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 216-232.

    Religion offers legitimating frameworks, networks,& modes of action to many international NGOs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Cultural capital; Development; Legitimation; NGO; Social capital
  • Social networks and civic participation and efficacy in two Evangelical Protestant churches.
    Schwadel, Philip, Jacob E. Cheadle, Sarah E. Malone, and Michael Stout (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 305-317.

    Analyzes 2011 & '13 questionnaire data from 2 Midwest U.S.A. congregations, 1 Seventh-day Adventist & 1 Assembly of God. In-congregation networks increase subjective efficacy, which contributes to out-of-congregation civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic engagement; Efficacy; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Network
  • Joining Soka Gakkai in Cuba: Affiliation patterns and factor influencing conversion careers.
    Rodriguez Plasencia, Girardo (2015)
    Social Compass 62:2: 159-171.

    Based on interviews. Shows importance of background congruence with Buddhism, Soka Gakkai's utilitarianism, and networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Cuba, Havana; Conversion; Soka Gakkai, Cuba
  • Social affiliation from religious disaffiliation: Evidence of selective mixing among youth with no religious preference durign the transition to college.
    Sepulvado, Brandon, Michael Penta, David Hachen, and Omar Lizardo (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 833-841.

    Analyzes cell phone connection data from a cohort of University of Notre Dame first year students. Finds religious non-affiliates & non-Catholic affiliates in their own networks.

    Associated Search Terms: Minority; Atheist; Homophily; Network; Students, undergraduate
  • Factors of Religious Violence and a Path to Peace: A Study of the 16th Century Anabaptists.
    McLaughlin, John M., III (2015)
    Unpublished M.S. Thesis, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

    Associated Search Terms: Isolation; Peace; Violence; Anabaptist; Charisma; Network; Historical
  • Authority and Performance. Sociological Perspectives on the Council of Chalcedon (AD 431).
    Amirav, Hagit (2015)
    Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht.

    Associated Search Terms: Sociolinguistics; Network; Impression management; Historical; Goffman, Erving; Councils; Discourse analysis
  • Social support and the religious dimensions of close ties.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 595-612.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. Portraits of America Life Study interview data. Same-faith ties are more likely to be sources of help & advicen, especially for Evangelicals & African American Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Network; Social support
  • Generating trust in congregations: Engagement, exchange, and social networks.
    Seymour, Jeffrey M., Michael R. Welch, Karen Monique Gregg, and Jessica Collett (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 130-144.

    Analyzes 2006 interview data (Wave 1, Portraits of American Life Study) from adult Americans. Closeness of ties to religious leaders, interpersonal ties within congregations, & giving & receiving aid predict trust.

    Associated Search Terms: Trust; Network; Congregation
  • Love, faith or social foci? Happiness, religion, and social networks in Sweden.
    Edling, Christopher, and Jens Bohman Rydgren (2014)
    European Sociological Review 30:5: 615-626.

    Associated Search Terms: Happiness; Sweden; Network; Social support
  • Religion and parental values in a secularized country: Evidence from the Netherlands.
    Halman, Loek (2014)
    Social Compass 61:1: 121-140.

    Analyzes 2008 European Values Study data from the Netherlands. Parental values are related to religion; denominational differences in autonomy & obedience can be explained by attendance (a network mechanism) while differences in autonomy are partly explained by beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Autonomy; Practice; Obedience; Network; Netherlands; Belief; Socialization; Family
  • Rejecting evolution: The role of religion, education, and social networks.
    Hill, Jonathan P. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 575-594.

    Analyzes 2002-08 telephone interview data from 2002-03 U.S.A. teens, with follow-ups. Religiosity in denominations that reject evolution, especially when networks consist of fellow members in them, predicts the rejection of evolution more than does, inversely, educational attainment.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Network; Evolution; Education; Religiosity; Communality; Panel study
  • Religiosity and social network diversity: Decomposing the "divided by faith" theoretical framework.
    Porter, Jeremy R., and Michael O. Emerson (2013)
    Social Science Quarterly 94:3: 732-757.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Network
  • Religion, networks, and neighborliness: The impact of religious social networks on civic engagement.
    Lewis, Valerie A., Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam (2013)
    Social Science Research 42: 331-346.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Civic engagement
  • Religious social networks and volunteering: Examining recruitment via close ties.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:3:509-527.

    Analyzes 2006 continental U.S.A. interview data. For church-goers & non-goers alike, ties to people actively involved in congregations are sources of invitation to volunteering, which in turn predicts volunteering.

    Associated Search Terms: Volunteering; United States; Network
  • Profiles of anticipated support: Religion's place in the composition of Americans' emotional support networks.
    Edgell, Penny, Darin M. Mather, and Eric P. Tranby (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:293-308.

    Analyzes 2006 National (U.S.A.) Survey of Religion and Family Life telephone survey data. Religious networks serve as a major source of potential support for a significant portion of Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Well-being; Network
  • Congregation and social structure: An investigation into four Northern Irish memberships.
    Stringer, Adrian (2013)
    Social Compass 60:1: 22-40.

    Inquiry into 4 congregations (1 each Catholic, Anglican, Baha'i, Evangelical) finds members involved in networks beyond the congregations, networks that do not resemble one another. Socially different people belonged to different congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Network; Great Britain, Northern Ireland
  • Close ties, intercessory prayer, and optimism among American adults: Locating God in the social support netowrk.
    Schafer, Markus H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 35-56.

    Analyzes 2006 U.S.A. survey data. Network non-Kin prayers for respondents robustly predict optimism, an indicator of well-being.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Well-being; Optimism; Prayer; Network
  • Image of God and community volunteering among rleigious adherents in the United States.
    Mencken, F. Carson, and Brittany Fitz (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:3:491-508.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). A judgmental image of God is inversely related to volunteering in activities not connected to one's own church, net of the effects of volunteering in connection with one's own congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Volunteering; United States; God, image of; Communality; Network
  • Social capital, race, and personal fundraising in Evangelical outreach ministries.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 159-178.

    Analyzes 2009 questionnaire data from Evanelical outreach ministries' staff. Netowrk size & financial assets in the networks explain differences in fund raising experiences.

    Associated Search Terms: Parachurch agencies; Fund raising; Social capital; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Network; Race
  • 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
  • Measuring the relational: How to collect data on religious networks.
    Nagel, Alexander-Kenneth (2012)
    In Luigi Berzano and Ole Preben Riis (eds.) Annual Review of the Sociology of Religion 3. New Methods in the Sociology of Religion. Leiden: Brill, pp. 181-205.

    Simple illsutrations of network data presentations.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Methods
  • The ties that bind: Network overlap among independent congegations.
    Smith, Buster G., Christopher P. Scheitle, and Christopher D. Bader (2012)
    Social Science Computer Review 30:3: 259-273.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Congregation
  • Testing Prayer: Science and Healing.
    Brown, Candy Gunther (2012)
    Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Healing; Pentecostal; Prayer
  • Cracks in the conversion network paradigm.
    Lewis, James R. (2012)
    International Journal for the Study of New Religions 3:2: 142-162.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Conversion; New religions
  • Aportes teórico-metodológicos para o estudo de redes transnacionais de líderes pentecostas e carismáticos.
    Alves, Daniel (2012)
    Horizontes Antropológicos 18/37: 45-71.

    Associated Search Terms: Transnational; Network; Pentecostal
  • The Sea of Faith: Exemplifying transformed retention.
    Davies, Douglas J., and Daniel Northam-Jones (2012)
    In Mathew Guest and Elisabeth Arweck (eds.) Religion and Knowledge: Sociologial Perspectives. Aldershot, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 227-243.

    Account of Sea of Faith, a network of people who think of religions as non-realist constructs but in many cases nevertheless remain rooted in ecclesial communities.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Network; Sea of Faith
  • The "friendship dynamics of religion," or the "religious dynamics of friendship"? A social network analysis of adolescents who attend small schools.
    Cheadle, Jacob E., and Philip Schwadel (2012)
    Social Science Research 41:5: 1198-1212.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Homophily; Network; Students, secondary
  • The ties that divide: Bonding social capital, religious friendship networks, and political tolerance among Evangelicals.
    Rhodes, Jeremy (2012)
    Sociological Inquiry 82:2: 163-186.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics; Social capital; Network; Evangelical; Tolerance
  • Social Resources and Influence in Religious Networks: Consequences for Social Support, Volunteering, and Intergroup Contact.
    Merino, Stephen M. (2012)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Pennsylvania State University.

    Associated Search Terms: Communality; Network; Social support; United States; Volunteering
  • Social networks and religion: The role of congregational social embeddedness in religious belief and practice.
    Stroope, Samuel (2012)
    Sociology of Religion 73:3: 273-298.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.); social embedness in congregations predicts involvement in church activities, devotionalism, supernatural beliefs, biblical literalism, & religious exclusivity.

    Associated Search Terms: Exclusivism; Belief; Religiosity; Parish; Literalism; United States; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Congregation; Network
  • Social class and finding a congregation: How attendees are introduced to their congregations.
    Schwadel, Philip (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 543-554.

    Analyzes survey data on Presbyterians in the 1990s & 2001 survey data from a USA sample of congregations. Less educated & less wealthy people are more likely to be introduced to their congregations through social networks, highly educated & more wealthy through denominational identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Stratification; Denomination (organizational entity); Network; Parish
  • Religion and AIDS in Africa.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny, and Alexander Weinreb. (2012)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Interview & other kinds of data from Malawi, seacondary analysis of data from other sub-Saharan nations. While "new mission Protestant" churches have a lower incidence of AIDS, the best predictor is religiosity, not affiliation; individual & especially village religiosity inversely predicts HIV+ for women, but is positively associated for men.

    Associated Search Terms: Islam, Africa; Healing; Sexual activity; Stigma; Sex; Religiosity; Network; Malawi; Health; Contextual effects; Christian, Africa; Africa; AIDS
  • Do church-based social relationships influence social relationships in the secular world?
    Krause, Neal (2011)
    Mental Health, Religion and Culture 14: 877-897.

    Associated Search Terms: Network
  • Hinduism in India and Congregational Forms: Influences of Modernization and Social Networks.
    Stroope, Samuel (2011)
    Religions 2:4: 676-692. www.mdpi.com/journal/religions

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Network; India; Congregation; Hindu, India
  • Religion, Social Networks, and Life Satisfaction.
    Lim, Chaeyoon, and Robert D. Putnam (2010)
    American Sociological Review 75:6: 914-933.

    Analyzes 2006-07 panel survey data; identity with the religion, regular attendance, & social networks in the church contriute to life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Life satisfaction; Identity; Network
  • A Note on the Frequency and Sources of Close Interreligious Ties.
    Scheitle, Christopher P., and Buster G. Smith (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50:2: 410-421.

    Analyzes 2004 General Social Sruvey (U.S.A.) data; there are many interreligious ties, but intrareligious ones are disproportionately present.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Pluralism; Communality; United States
  • American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us.
    Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell (2010)
    New York: Simon & Schuster.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Network; United States
  • The Puzzle of Korean Christianity: Geopolitical Networks and Religious Conversion in Early Twentieth-century East Asia.
    Kane, Danielle, and Jung Mee Park (2009)
    American Journal of Sociology 115(2):365-404.

    Focuses on the macro level level history, highlighting the compatibility of Protestant Christianity and nationalistic rituals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diffusion; Identity, national; Protestant, Korea; Korea; Historical; Network
  • Immigration and the Transformation of American Jews. Assimilation, Distinctiveness, and Community.
    Goldscheider, Calvin (2009)
    In Richard Alba, Albert J. Raboteau, and Josh DeWind (eds.) Immigration and Religion in America. Comparative and Historical Perspectives. New York: New York University Press, pp. 198-223.

    Communal institutions, & familial & social networks with Jewish value themes sustain communal continuity.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Jewish, U.S.A.; Communal; Family; Network
  • Beyond the Lynn White Thesis: Congregational Effects on Environmental Concern.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Patrick Kieran Hunt (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:4:670-686.

    Analyzes 1998 survey data from Episcopal & ELCA clergy & '99 from congregation members; clergy communication affects literalism & environmentalsit beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Episcopal; Environmentalism; Literalism; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • The Changing Face of Evangelicalism in the Global South: Networks and Moral Entrepreneurship i El Salvador and South Africa.
    Offutt, Stephen W. (2009)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, Boston University.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; El Salvador; Evangelical, El Salvador; Evangelical, South Africa; Network
  • The Political Influence of Churches.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Christopher P. Gilbert (2009)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    1998/2004 questionnarie data from clergy, '99 from their congregation members; congregations & small groups affect political beliefs.

    Associated Search Terms: Civic skills; Social capital; Politics, U.S.A.; Parish; Social participation; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Homosexuality; Clergy role; Group; Episcopal; Abortion; Environmentalism; Network
  • African Americans in Interracial Congregations. An Analysis of Demographics, Social Networks, and Social Attitudes.
    Emerson, Michael O., and George Yancey (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 49:3: 301-318.

    Based on 1999-2000 Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Friendships data; African Americans in multiracial congregations have different experiences & more diverse networks, compared to counterparts in monoracial congregations, but similar attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Parish; Network; African Americans
  • Congregational Support Networks, Health Beliefs, and Annual Medical Exams: Findings from a Nationwide Sample of Presbyterians.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Jinwoo Lee, Maureen R. Benjamins, Neal M. Krause, Daniell Nicole Ryan, and John P. Marcum (2008)
    Review of Religious Research 50:2: 176-193.

    Uses a 2007 Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. survey to test hypotheses about taking steps in preventive medicine. Church medical activities & social networks are important, beliefs not.

    Associated Search Terms: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Health; Medical; Network
  • Modernity and Islamic spirituality in Indonesia's new Sufi networks.
    Howell, Julia Day (2007)
    In M. Van Bruinessen and Julia Day Howell (eds.) Sufism and the "modern" in Islam. London: Tauris, pp. 217-241.

    Associated Search Terms: Indonesia; Islam, Sufi, Indonesia; Network; Spirituality; Modernity
  • Rational analyss of religious conversion and social change: networks and publics in Latin American Evangelicalism.
    Smilde, David (2007)
    In Timothy Steigenga and Edward Cleary (eds.) Conversion of a Continent. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers Univrsity Press, pp. 93-114.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Evangelical, Latin America; Latin America; Conversion; Network
  • 'I Know this Isn't PC, but...': Religious Exclusivism among U.S. Adolescents.
    Trinitapoli, Jenny (2007)
    Sociological Quarterly 48:3: 451-483.

    Analyzes survey & interview data from U.S.A. adolescents; Mormons & Evangelicals are most likely to hold exclusivist beliefs. Parent religiosity & dense religious peer networks favor exclusivism.

    Associated Search Terms: Network; Exclusivism; Adolescents; Pluralism; Mormon, U.S.A.; Peers; Evangelical, U.S.A.
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Citation data are provided by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio).

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