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  • Is the Tea Party a "religious" movement? Religiosity in the Tea Party versus the religious right.
    Braunstein, Ruth, and Malaena Taylor (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:1: 33-59.

    Analyzes 2010 U.S.A. telephone survey data. Unlike the religious right, the Tea Party movement mobilized a more religiously heterogeneous set of people.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • A Matter of Discretion. The Politics of Catholic Priest in the United States and Ireland
    Calfano, Brian Robert, Melissa R. Michelson, and Elizabeth A. Oldmixon (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; United States; Politics, Ireland; Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Catholic, Ireland; Politics, U.S.A.
  • An agenda for research on American religion in light of the 2016 election.
    Edgell, Penny (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 8:1: 1-8.

    Consideration of the 2016 U.S. presidential election; sees the importance of the intersections of religion, race, gender, sexuality & class in American society.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Sexuality; Class; Gender; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Stratification
  • Political conservatism, religion and environmental consumption in the United States.
    Peifer, Jared, Simranji Khalsa, and Elaine Howard Ecklund (2016)
    Environmental Politics 25:4: 661-689.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The political attitudes and activities of Missouri Snod Lutheran (LCMS) clergy in 2001 and 2009: A research note.
    Walz, Jeff, and Steve Montreal (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 149-163.

    Analyzes 2001 & '09 Cooperative Clergy Survey data; Missouri Synod clergy became increasingly politically conservative & active.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Missouri Synod; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Race, religion, and the political incorporation of Indian Americans.
    Kurien, Prema A. (2016)
    Journal of Religious and Political Practice 2:3: 273-295.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Indian Americans; Assimilation
  • What kind of Christian are you? Religious ideologies and poltiical attitudes.
    McDaniel, Eric L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 288-307.

    Analyzes 2012 online survey data from adult American Christians. Focuses on correlates of support for 2 religious belief systems--social gospel & prosperity gospel--& political correlates of the 2 systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Social Gospel movement, U.S.A.; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.; Literalism; Generations; Belief; Age; Race
  • Political engagement meets the Prosperity Gospel: African American Christian Zionism and Black church politics.
    Baumann, Roger (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 359-385.

    Based on fieldwork in a conservative Zionist Black church in the northeast U.S.A. & events staged by Christians United for Israel, & follow-up interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Zionism; Prophetic-priestly; Participant observation; Conservative, U.S.A.; African Americans; Prosperity Gospel, U.S.A.
  • 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: Activism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Congregation; Latino Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Social services; Longitudinal
  • Pastors and Public Life: The Changing Face of American Protestant Clergy.
    Smidt, Corwin E. (2016)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    1989, 2001, & 2009 data

    Associated Search Terms: Disciples of Christ; Southern Baptist; Christian Reformed Church; United Methodist, U.S.A.; Reformed Church in America; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; Change; Assemblies of God, U.S.A.
  • The space between: Exploring how religious leaders reconcile religion and politics.
    Edwards, Korie L. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 271-187.

    Based on interviews with African American religious leaders, mostly clergy, in Ohio. They reconciled their support for president Obama & opposition to his acceptance of same-sex marriage through compartmentalization ("sequestration"), issue minimization, & selective denial.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio
  • 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: Stratification; Race; African Americans; Ethnic; Homily; Latino Americans; Minority; Politics, U.S.A.; Poverty
  • God versus party: Competing effects on attitudes concerning criminal punishment, national security, and military service.
    Thomson, Robert A., Jr., and Paul Froese (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 839-858.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Image of God as judgmental predicts stands on capital punishment & issues of war & peace, causing effects of political party preference to wash out.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; God, image of; Capital punishment; Peace/war
  • Godless Democrats and Pious Republicans? Party Activists, Party Capture, and the "God Gap."
    Classen, Ryan L. (2015)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • The public sociology of religion.
    Markofski, Wes (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:4: 459-475.

    Argues that progressive, as opposed to conservative, Evangelical Christianity in the U.S.A. has been neglected in research. Interviews in several cities reveal Evangelical support for social services, personally relocating residence into low income settings, & supporting egalitarian politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Activism
  • The Choosing People: Interpreting the Puzzling Politics of American Jewry.
    Wald, Kenneth D. (2015)
    Politics and Religion 8 (1): 435.

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Fearful asymmetry: Tolerance of Christian fundamentalists among political elites.
    Wilcox, Clyde, and Christine Kim (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 67-80.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • The political tolerance of clergy and its democratic roots.
    Djupe, Paul A., Ryan P. Burge, and Brian R. Calfano (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 21-33.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • The golden rule theory: The nature of clergy influence on congregational political tolerance.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 34-50.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance; Clergy influence
  • Generational conversion? The role of religiosity int he politics of Evangelicals.
    Pelz, Mikael L., and Corwin E. Smidt (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 380-401.

    Analyzes a 2007 & a 2012 U.S.A. survey. Evangelical identity predicts opposition to abortion & favoring the Republican Party in 3 generations, but less so on a variety of other issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Prayer; Abortion; Literalism; Generations; Homosexuality; United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Gendering (non)religion: Politics, education, and gender gaps in secularity in the Untied States.
    Baker, Joseph O., and Adnrew L. Whitehead (2015)
    Social Forces 94:4: 1623-1645.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Atheist, U.S.A.; Education; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
  • Going to extremes: Stereotypes, constitutional violations, and supprot for religious elites.
    Calfano, Brian Robert, and Paul A. Djupe (2015)
    In Paul A. Djupe (ed.) Religion and Political Tolerance in America. Philadelphia: Temple University Press, pp. 200-210.

    Associated Search Terms: Stereotype; Extremism; Identity; Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance
  • 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: Latino Americans; African Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Race; United States; Ethnic
  • Secular Faith. How Culture has Trumped Religion in American Politics.
    Smith, Mark A. (2015)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; Slavery; United States; Homosexuality; Politics, U.S.A.; Feminism; Abortion; Historical
  • God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion.
    Djupe, Paul A., and Brian R. Calfano (2014)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.
  • Seeking the Promised Land. Mormons and American Politics.
    Campbell, David E., John C. Green, and J. Quinn Monson (2014)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • Explaining why more Americans have no religious preference: Political backlash and generatioal succession, 1987-2012.
    Hout, Michael, and Claude S. Fischer (2014)
    Sociological Science 1: 423-447.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Generations; Politics, U.S.A.; Membership
  • New and old Evangelical public engagement: A view from the polls.
    Green, John C. (2014)
    In Brian Steensland and Phillip Goff (eds.) The New Evangelical Social Engagement. New York: Oxford University Press, pp. 129-156.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Divided we stand: The politics of the atheist movement in the United States.
    Kettell, Steven (2014)
    Journal of Contemporary Religion 29:3: 377-394.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • American Evangelicals and conservative politics: Past, present, and future.
    Steensland, Brian, and Eric L. Wright (2014)
    Sociology Compass 8:5: 705-717.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Worship discouse and white race-based policy attitudes.
    Brown, R. Khari, Angela Kaiser, and James S. Jackson (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 291-312.

    Analyzes 2004 National Politics Study (U.S.A.) interview data, white non-Latino subsample. Attendance at churches where politics is discussed affects attitudes toward such race policies as affirmative action.

    Associated Search Terms: Racial attitudes; Politics, U.S.A.; Discourse
  • Neither ideologues nor agnostics: Alternative voters' belief sysem in an age of partisan politics.
    Baldassarri, Delia, and Amir Goldberg (2014)
    American Journal of Sociology 120:1: 45-95.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Red State Religion
    Wuthnow, Robert (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Historical; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Kansas
  • Truly inclusive or uniformly liberal? An analysis of the politics of the Emerging Church.
    Burge, Ryan P., and Paul A. Djupe (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 636-651.

    Analyzes 2009 survey data from Protestant clergy; Emergent Church clergy are politically more liberal than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Emerging church; Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • A Muslim president? Misperceptions of Barack Obama's faith in the 2008 presidential campaign.
    Layman, Geoffrey C., John C. Green, and Kerem Ozan Kalkan (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 534-555.

    Analyzes 2008 U.S.A. survey data to show prior dispositions & prejudice affecting electoral behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
  • Creating partisan "footprints": The influence of parental religious socialization on party identification.
    Ammann, Sky L. (2014)
    Social Science Quarterly 95:5: 1361-1380.

    Analyzes 1965-97 Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study (U.S.A.) data. Parental religious socialization has changing effects on political party identification over generations.

    Associated Search Terms: Generations; Panel study; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
  • The effects of descriptive associational leadership in civic engagement: The case of clergy and gender in Protestant denominations.
    Djupe, Paul A. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:3: 497-514

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Study data. The effect of female clergy on female congregants' congregational & political participation is small.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy influence; Women; Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.
  • 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.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Belief; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, Catholic, U.S.A.; Latino Americans; Ethnic; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Charismatic, U.S.A.; Practice
  • The Politics of Evangelical Identity. Local Churches and Partisan Divides in the United States and Canada.
    Bean, Lydia (2014)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, Canada; Canada, Ontario, Hamilton; Evangelical, Canada; Participant observation; United States, New York, Buffalo; Politics, U.S.A.; Comparative; Congregation
  • Encounters at the religious edge: Variation in religious expression across interfaith advocacy and social movement settings.
    Yukich, Grace, and Ruth Braunstein (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 791-807.

    Based on interviews with religious lobbyists & other religious advocates in the U.S., & participant observation & interviews with the New Sanctuary Movement, an immigrant rights group. Settings ("boundaries" & "edges") affected religious expressions.

    Associated Search Terms: Activists; Participant observation; Social movement; New Sanctuary Movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Pluralism
  • Changing Faith: The Dynamics and Consequences of Americans' Shifting Religious Identities.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2014)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Describes U.S.A. religion with General Social Survey data; presents models predicting religious switching & apostasy. Secularization, supply-side rational choice theories, & other grand theories fail to explain changes of religion in the U.S.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Mobility (vertical); Politics, U.S.A.; Polity; Practice; Sexual activity; Sexual attitudes; Change; Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; Belief; Conversion; Education; Secularization; Rational choice theory; Membership; Identification; Marriage; Migration; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Ethnic; United States
  • Evangelical perspectives on Latino immigration.
    Loach, Barbara L. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 107-124.

    Finds diverse attitudes about immigration law reform among American Evangelical leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Migration; Politics, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Pentecostal affiliation.
    Garneau, Christopher R.H., and Philip Schwadel (2013)
    Review of Religious Research 55:2: 339-353.

    Analyzes 2007 U.S.A. telephone interview data; Pentecostals compared to other Evangelicals are less education, more likely to be biblical literalists, more likely to believe in miracles, more likely to want anti-abortion laws, more likely to oppose homosexuality & evolution, & more likely to have voted for George W. Bush in 2004.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Miracle; Literalism; Homosexuality; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Religion, Politics, and Polarization. How Religiopolitical Conflict Is Changing Congress and American Democracy.
    D'Antonio, William V., Steven A. Tuch, and Josiah R. Baker (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowland & Littlefield.

    Analyzes the extent to which U.S. Congressional votes on various issues, especially abortion and same sex marriage, were influenced by religious identity of the legislators.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; Homosexuality; Moral; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religious group cues and citizen policy attitudes in the United States.
    Adkins, Todd, Geoffrey C. Layman, David E. Campbell, and John C. Green (2013)
    Politics and Religion 6:2: 235-263.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Prejudice, anti-religious
  • Fracturing over creation care? Shifting environmental beliefs among Evangelicals, 1984-2010.
    Danielsen, Sabrina (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:1: 198-215.

    Content analysis of 3 U.S.A. Evangelical periodicals shows increased treatment of environmentalism & differences in opinion about it, portending a fracture in a Republican Party base.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Content analysis; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Stereotypes of Muslims and support for the war on terror.
    Sides, John, and Kimberly Gross (2013)
    Journal of Politics 75:3: 583-598.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; War; Islam, U.S.A.; Prejudice, anti-Islamic; Stereotype
  • American Catholics in Transition.
    D'Antonio, William V., Michelle Dillon, and Mary L. Gautier (2013)
    Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Litlefield.

    Based on a 2011 representative sample of U.S. Catholics; reports results on practice, politics, & moral issues controlled by gender & Latino/non-latino.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Catholic, U.S.A.; Identity; Generations; Moral; Practice; Women; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Civil religion and the cultural politics of national identity in Obama's America.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:2:239-257.

    The opposition to presidential candidate & president Barak Obama included nativist themes--that he wasn't really American, that he was a Muslim. These reflect an aspect of civil religion that Obama disrupted.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Civil religion
  • Reading the Bible in America: The moral and political attitude effect.
    Franzen, Aaron B. (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:393-411.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.) from Christians who had a clear view about the Bible. Bible reading predicts conservative views among literalists & liberal views among non-literalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Bible reading; Conservative/liberal; Literalism; Politics, U.S.A.
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