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  • Family formation and religious service attendance: Untangling marital and parental affects.
    Schleifer, Cyrus, and Mark Chaves (2017)
    Sociological Methods & Research 46:1: 125-152

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Family life cycle; Practice
  • The effect of religion on blood donation in the United States.
    Beyerlein, Kraig (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:4: 408-435.

    Analyzes 2010 survey data from adult Americans. Religious ties & exposure to religious helping messages predict positively donating blood.

    Associated Search Terms: Altruism; Practice
  • Family formation and returning to institutional religion in young adulthood.
    Uecker, Jremy E., Damon Mayrl, and Samuel Stroope (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 384-406.

    Analyzes 1994-2008 U.S. panel data (Adolescent to Adult health). Family formation, especially parenting, occasions practice &, to some extent, affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Practice; Family; Life cycle; Membership
  • The influence of religious preferences on choice of churh congregation and church attendance.
    Davignon, Phil (2016)
    Social Compass 63:2: 268-283.

    Analyzes 2012 questionnaire data from Christian students at 31 denominational colleges & universities in the U.S.A. Individual preferences are related to choice of congregation & frequency of attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; Students, undergraduate; Practice
  • America's Changing Religious Landscape. Findings from the 2014 U.S. Religious Landscape Study.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Statistics; Practice; Belief; Demography
  • Bodyweight perceptions among Texas women: The effects of religion, race/ethnicity, and citizenship status.
    Ramos, Aida I., Gabriel A. Acevedo, and Andrea L. Ruiz (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 433-455.

    Based on telephone survey data from Texas women. Attendance inversely predicts self-identification as overweight. Interaction effects with ethnic & racial categories are noted.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; United States, Texas; Race; Health; Practice
  • 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: Practice; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Latino Americans; Education; Contextual effects
  • Not a lonely crowd? Social connectedness, religious service attendance, and the spiritual but not religious.
    Hastings, Orestes P. (2016)
    Social Science Research 57: 63-79.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Social support; United States; Atheist, U.S.A.; Spirituality
  • Awash in a sea of faith and firearms: Rediscovering the connection between religion and gun ownership in America.
    Yamane, David (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 622-636.

    Analyzes 2006-14 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; theological conservatism positively predicts personal hand gun ownership while attendance frequency negatively predicts it.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Gun ownership; Conservative, U.S.A.; Practice; United States
  • The long arm of religion: Childhood adversity, religion, and self-perception among Black Americans.
    Henderson, Andrea K. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:2: 324-348.

    Analyzes 2001-03 National Survey of America Life: Coping with Stress in the 21st Century data from African Americans & Caribbean Americans. Religious coping & attendance buffer negative long-term effect of poor childhood health & low childhood SES on self-esteem & efficacy. However, childhood religious salience ("socialization") exacerbated them.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; African Americans; Self-esteem; Caribbean Americans; Coping; Life course; Efficacy; Practice
  • Saint Peter's leaky boat: Falling intergenerational persistence among U.S.-born Catholics since 1974.
    Hout, Michael (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 1-17.

    Overview of post 1950 poll & survey data; the U.S. population remains one-fourth Roman Catholic though, because of immigration & relativity fertility, one-third was reared Catholic.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States; Belief; Demography; Membership; Practice; Disaffiliation
  • Religion and public opinion toward same-sex relations, marriage, and adoption: Does the type of practice matter?
    Perry, Samuel L., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 637-651.

    Analyzes 2005 Baylor Religion Survey data (U.S.A.). Attitudes toward homosexual activity is more strongly inversely related to devoutness & theological conservatism than are those toward same-sex marriage & adoption by same-sex couples. Frequency of attendance & biblical literalism re stronger predictors for Evangelicals than for others.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Dimensions of religiosity; Devotionalism; Practice; Literalism; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Belief
  • Wage differentials in the United States: Does religious participation matter?
    Beck, Sedefka V. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 558-578.

    Analyzes 2003 & '05 panel interview data from non-Hispanic U.S. adults. Practice suppressed wages of mainline Protestants; low participation predicted lower wages for conservative Protestant men & higher wages for Catholic women.

    Associated Search Terms: Economic; Gender; Liberal Protestant, U.S.A..; Panel study; Practice; Stratification; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Israel's Religiously Divided Society.
    Pew Research Center (2016)
    Washington: Pew Research Center

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, Israel; Christian, Israel; Druze; Islam, Israel; Israel; Jewish, Haredi; Jewish, Israel; Palestinian Israelis; Practice; Statistics; Zionism; Marriage
  • Church attendance and religious change in Italy, 1968-2010: A multilevel analysis of pooled datasets.
    Vezzoni, Cristiano, and Ferruccio Biolcati-Rialdi (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 100-118.

    Assembles 1968-2005 mass attendance data from Italy.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, Italy; Italy; Practice
  • Religion and life satisfaction down under.
    Kortt, Michael, Brian Dollery, and Bligh Grant. (2015)
    Journal of Happiness Studies 16:2: 277-293.

    Analyzes Australian panel data from the 2004, 2007, and 2010 waves of the Household, Income and Labour Dynamics in Australia (HILDA) survey. Finds an association between attendance at religious services and life satisfaction.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Australia; Practice
  • Parental religiosity and youth religiosity: Variations by family structure.
    Petts, Richard J. (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:1: 95-120.

    Analyzes 2002 & '05 survey data from U.S.A. youths. Parental attendance predicts youth attendance. Youths from step-parent families, never-married single-parent families, & co-habiting families were less likely to attend, irrespective of parental religiosity. Family structure did not affect parental religiosity predicting closeness to God or private religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Adolescents; Family; Practice; Socialization; Devotionalism
  • Les attitudes face aux changements climatiques et les actions pour la décroissance énergétique des chrétiens pratiquants: les effets des persuasions religieuses et du capital social.
    Leonard, Rosemary J., and Miriam D. Pepper (2015)
    Social Compass 62:3:326-343.

    Analyzes 2006 & 2011 Australian survey data; churchgoers were slightly more pro-environment than others. Social capital more strongly predicted action than did attitudes. The norm of Christian responsibility for the environment was a strong predictor of action.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Practice; Environmentalism; Australia
  • The academic advantage of devotion: Measuring variation in the value of weekly worship in late adolescence on educational attainment using propensity score matching.
    Kim, Jeanne (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 555-574.

    Analyzes survey data from American young adults born between 1980 & '84. Youth who attended church frequently at age 17 completed more years of education than others; the advantage is greatest for those from lower income families.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Education; Panel study; Youth
  • Congregational diversity and attendance in a mainline Protestant denomination.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., Gerardo Marti, and Brandon C. Martinez (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 668-683.

    Analyzes 1993-2012 ELCA attendance data; diversity is inversely related to weekly attendance totals.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Practice
  • Prayer as practice: An interpretive proposal.
    Genova, Carlo (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 9-23.

    Overview of the social scientific study of prayer. Proposes a social practice approach to its study.

    Associated Search Terms: Mauss, Marcel; Practice-centered theory; Prayer
  • Religion and subjective well-being across religious traditions: Evidence from 1.3 million Americans.
    Lim, Chaeyoon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:4: 684-701.

    Analyzes 2008-2013 daily Gallup data. Attendance & subjective well-being are positively related in all traditions, more so in Christian than other.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States; Well-being, psychological
  • For youth, prayer is relationship.
    Mason, Michael C. (2015)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and Linda Woodhead (eds.) A Sociology of Prayer. Farnham, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 25-48.

    Analyzes 2008 interview data from English-speaking Catholic participants in a World Youth Day in Sydney, Australia. Prayer was not for obtaining this-worldly advantages but expressive of a relationship with God. Frequency of prayer correlated with Catholic practice & belief &with civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Practice; Civic engagement; Catholic; Belief; Youth
  • Nonbelievers in the church: A study of cultural religion in Sweden.
    Kasselstrand, Isabella (2015)
    Sociology of Religion 76:3: 275-294.

    Analyzes 2008 International Social Survey data for Sweden; largest differences were between adherents of religions other than the Church of Sweden and both Church of Sweden adherents & non-adherents of any religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran, Sweden; Dimensions of religiosity; Membership; Practice; Religiosity; Sweden; Belief
  • Awe of God, congregational embeddedness, and religious meaning in life.
    Krause, Neal, and R. David Hayward (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 219-238.

    Analyzes panel survey data (1st wave 2001) from Christian Americans. Worship participation predicts awe of God, which in turn predicts sharing common values with congregants, which in turn predicts a sense of belongingness, which predicts a sense of meaning in life.

    Associated Search Terms: God, emotions toward; Congregation; Emotion; Meaning; Panel study; Parish; Practice
  • Religious attendance buffers the impact of unemployment on life satisfaction: Longitudinal evidence from Germany.
    Lechner, Clemens M., and Thomas Leopold (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:1: 166-174.

    Analyzes 1990-2012 German panel survey data. Weekly religious attendance mitigates the psychological impact of unemployment.

    Associated Search Terms: Life satisfaction; Unemployment; Panel study; Practice; Stress; Germany
  • Christian colleges and universities as moral communities: The effects of institutional characteristics on student religiosity.
    Davignon, Phil, and Robert A. Thomson, Jr. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:4: 531-554.

    Analyzes online survey data from students at 31 member institutions of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. Satisfaction with spiritual mentorship, religious homogeneity, & satisfaction with institutional integration of faith with learning predicted various measures of religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; Education; University; Students, undergraduate; Belief; Practice; Prayer; Professor
  • How religious are American women and men? Gender differences and similarities.
    Schnabel, Landon (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:3: 616-622.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; wome3's greater religiosity is found only in the Christian tradition & hence is not universal.

    Associated Search Terms: Prayer; Women; Proselytizing; Practice; Gender; Belief; United States
  • Non-affiliation, non-denominationalism, religious switching, and denominational switching: Longitudinal analysis of the effects on religiosity.
    Suh, Daniel, and Raymond Russell (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:1: 25-41.

    Analyzes 2006-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) panel data. Conversion from one religion to another increases religiosity, from one Protestant denomination to another affects practice modestly but not belief. Non-affiliates become less religious. Protestants with no denomination resemble other Protestants.

    Associated Search Terms: Panel study; Atheist, U.S.A.; Practice; Denomination (organizational entity); Conversion; Belief
  • The diversity of Asian immigrants' partcipation in religious institutions in the United States.
    Min, Pyong Gap, and Sou Hyun Jang (2015)
    Socology of Religion 76:3: 253-274.

    Descriptive data from multiple sources, most significantly the 2112 Asian-American Survey. The intent is to supplement what has largely been studied in the past qualitatively.

    Associated Search Terms: Korean Americans; Asian Americans; Chinese Americans; Ethnic; Indian Americans; Migrant; Practice; Vietnamese Americans; Filipino Americans
  • Does religiousness increase with age? Age changes and generational differences over 35 years.
    Bengtson, Vern L., Norella M. Putney, Merril Slversten, and Susan C. Harris (2015)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 54:2: 363-379.

    Based on a Southern California panel study. Religiosity increases with age, though attendance drops in old age. For younger cohorts, spirituality becomes increasingly detached from religion & God is less transcendent & more immanent.

    Associated Search Terms: Spirituality; Practice; United States, California; Transcendence; Life course; Gerontology; God, concept of; Immanence; Age; Panel study; Generations
  • Is religious attendance bottoming out? An examination of current trends across Europe.
    Burkimsher, Marion (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 432-445.

    Uses different methods for calculating 1990-2012 attendance rates for 24 European nations. Results do not agree, but high attendance Catholic nations showed some decline & former Communist nations showed some increases.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Europe
  • Religio-Spiritual Participation in Two American Indian Populations.
    Garroutte, Eva Marie, Janette Beals, Heather Orton Anderson, Jeffrey A. Henderson, Patricia Nez-Henderson, Jacob Thomas, Calvin Croy, and Spero M. Manson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:1: 17-37

    Analyzes 1997-99 interview data from two tribal areas of Native Americans--one in he Southwest and one in the northern plains. Some respondents identified with indigenous spiritualities, some with Christianity, some with the Native American Church. Presents correlates of participation frequency; strong belief was the closest correlate.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Native Americans; Practice
  • More like us: How religious service attendance hinders interracial romance.
    Perry, Samuel L. (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:3: 442-462.

    Analyzes 2007 Baylor Religion Survey data. Desire for religious homogamy explains the relationship between attendance & racial homogamy.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Race; Practice; Marriage
  • Religion and the sources of public opposition to abortion in Britain: The role of "belonging," "behaving" and "believing."
    Clements, Ben (2014)
    Sociology 48:2: 369-386.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Abortion; Belief; Great Britain; Membership
  • Health benefits of religion among black and white older adults? Race, religiosity, and Creactive protein.
    Ferraro, Kenneth F., and Seoyoun Kim (2014)
    Social Science and Medicine 120:1: 92-99.

    Health benefit (resistance to inflammation) from religious involvement evident among African American seniors.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; African Americans; Health; Practice; Panel study
  • Becoming Un-Orthodox. Stories of Ex-Hasidic Jews.
    Davidman, Lynn (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press

    Associated Search Terms: Jewish, Hasidic, U.S.A.; Disaffiliation; Practice
  • Volunteering and the dimensions of religiosity: A cross-national analysis.
    Paxton, Pamela, Nicholas E. Reith, and Jennifer L. Glanville (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 597-625.

    Analyzes the 1999-2001 wave of European Values Survey data. Religious salience, prayer, & belief predict volunteering, with interaction effects with attendance. These statistical effects are more marked among Protestants than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Europe; Volunteering; Salience; Prayer; Practice
  • The religious context of welfare attitudes.
    VanHeuvelen, Tom (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 268-295.

    Analyzes 2006 International Social Survey Program data from 17 nations. The more religiously homogeneous, especially Catholic, nations are more supportive of governmental economic intervention.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Politics; Practice; Welfare; Membership; Homogeneity
  • 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
  • Religious identity, religious attendance, and parental control.
    Kim, Young-Il, and W. Bradford Wilcox (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 555-580.

    analyzes 1998-2005 panel data from American adolescents (10-18 years old) & their parents. An "orthodox" religious identity among Catholic & Protestant parents & more frequent attendance for all parents predict more parental monitoring & normative regulations.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Deviance/social control; Family; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); Practice
  • Which societies provide a strong religious socialization context? Explanations beyond the effects of national religiosity.
    Müller, Tim S., Peter Schmidt, and Nan Dirk DeGraff (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4: 739-759.

    Analyzes 1971-2008 International Social Survey Programme data. High levels of income inequality predict greater effects of religious socialization. parents need invest less in religiously socializing their children when the society does it.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Belief; Differentiation; Legitimation; Religiosity; Secularization; Socialization; Family
  • Attendance matters: Religion and ethical affirmation of gay and lesbian sexuality.
    Wright, Nathan (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 245-273.

    Analyzes 1974-2000 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Weekly attenders are more likely to be isolated from general perspectives such as ethical affirmation of gay & lesbian sexuality.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Homosexuality; Practice; Sexual attitudes; United States
  • Church Attendnce, Problems of Measurement, and Interpreting Indicators: A Study of Religious Practice in the United States, 1975-2010.
    Rossi, Maurizio, and Ettore Scappini (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 249-267.

    Compares General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data and data from time use surveys collected between 1975 and 2010. The GSS data tend to be erratic, while the time use survey data are more reliable.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Time use survey; Survey; Methods; United States
  • Workplace-bridging religious capital: Connecting congregations to work outcomes.
    Park, Jerry Z., Jenna Griebel Rogers, Mitchell J. Neubert, amd Kevin D. Dougherty (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 309-331.

    Analyzes 2010 American web-based survey data from full-time workers. Attendance mediates congregation values' impact on work place commitment, job satisfaction, & entrepreneurial behavior.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; Congregation; Economic; Job satisfaction; Practice; Social capital
  • 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, secondary; Students, undergraduate; Practice; Latino Americans; Education; Campus ministry; African Americans
  • Religious coping: The role of religion in attenuating the effect of sexual victimization of college women on trust.
    Tamburello, Jeffrey A., Kyle Irwin, and Martha Gault Sherman (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 581-595.

    Analyzes 1990-95 panel data from a convenience sample of undergraduate women in a state-supported American university. Religious participation can mitigate the negative effects of sexual victimization on generalized trust.

    Associated Search Terms: Trust; Practice; Panel study; Sexual advances; Sexual assault; Sexual harassment; Students, undergraduate; Coping
  • Religion and attitudes toward family planning issues among US adults.
    Barrett, Jennifer B., Julie DaVanzo, Christopher G. Ellison, and Clifford Grammich (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:2: 161-188.

    Analyzes 1998 U.S.A. survey data. Attendance & born-again Christian identity predict less approval of contraception; Evangelical identity predicts negative views of increased access to family planning services. Catholic & conservative protestant identity have mixed associations.

    Associated Search Terms: Family planning; Practice; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Born again experience; Birth control; United States
  • Religion and early marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health study.
    Ueckr, Jeremy E. (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 392-415.

    Analyzes 1991-2004 National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (U.S.A.) data. Mormons & conservative Protestants marry earlier, as do those who had attended largely Mormon or conservative Protestant schools. Frequency of attendance also predicts early marriage, but inversely for Catholics. Salience & literalism predict early marriage.

    Associated Search Terms: Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Practice; Salience; Literalism
  • African American religious participation.
    Taylor, Robert Joseph, Linda M. Chatters, and R. Khari Brown (2014)
    Review of Religious Research 56:4: 513-538.

    Analyzes 2001-03 interview data from African Americans. Women, older people, those married once, & residents of the South were more involved in religion. Stigmatized statuses--cohabiting respondents & those who served time in prison--were less involved in organized religion.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; Practice; Criminology; United States, South; Marriage; Urban/rural; Women; Stigma; Age; African Americans; Religiosity
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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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