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  • Teen religiosity and fertility in adulthood in a Canadian prairie province.
    Trovato, Frank (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:2: 271-284.

    Analyzes telephone survey data from married women aged 20-49 living with husbands in Alberta; reported religiosity in teenage years predicted larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Fertility; Adolescence; Canada, Alberta; Family size; Religiosity
  • Putting civic participation in context: Examining the effects of congregational structure and culture.
    Polson, Edward C. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 75-100.

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Attending large & strict congregations decreases civic engagement; attending ones where concern for the wider community is evident increases it. Ethnic diversity decreases service group membership but increases involvement in advocacy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Social capital; Civic engagement; Congregation; Congregation size; Diversity
  • The cost of being lost in the crowd: How congregational size and social neworks shape attenders' involvement in community organizations.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Respondents who have close friends in their congregation are more likely to be involved in community service-, social justice-, or advocacy-groups. This likelihood increases with congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Congregation size; Social capital; Parish
  • Changing American congregations: Findings from the third wave of the National Congregations Study.
    Chaves, Mark, and Shawna L. Anderson (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:4:676-686.

    Describes the 3rd, 2012, wave of the National (U.S.A.) Congregational Study. Notes increased ethnic diversity, eater openness to homosexuals, more informality smaller sizes, & a higher proportion having no denominational affiliation.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Methods; Statistics; Parish; Data sets; Diversity; Congregation size; Denomination (organizational entity); Homosexuality
  • Sources of social support: Examining congregational involvement, private devotional activities, and congregational context.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 698-712.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Among attenders of religious congregations, congregational involvement & private devotional activities help predict social support, but congregation size & theology do not. The kinds of social support in the study were practical rather than socio-emotional.

    Associated Search Terms: Congregation; Congregation size; Social support; Belief
  • Religion and decisions about marriage, residence, occupation, and children.
    Sigalow, Emily, Michelle Shain, and Meredith R. Bergey (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 304-323.

    Analyzes interview data from Americans. Religion is important in decisions about occupations, marriage, where to reside, & family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; Occupation; Marriage; Family size
  • Group size and the trajectory of religious identification.
    Hoverd, William James, Quentin D. Atkinson, and Chris G. Sibley (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:2: 286-303.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from New Zealand registered voters; members of smaller, minority religions identified with their religions more strongly.

    Associated Search Terms: Identity; Minority; New Zealand; Size
  • A Place to Belong: Small Group Involvement in Religious Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 91-111.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data; small groups promote a sense of belonging in large as well as small congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Group; Congregation size; Congregation
  • De a poco mucho: las pequeñas iglesias Pentecostales y el crecimiento pentecostal. Conclusiones de un estudio de caso.
    Semán, Pablo (2010)
    Revista Cultura y Religión 4:1: 16-35.

    Associated Search Terms: Pentecostal; Congregation size
  • Free Riding, Market Structure, and Church Member Donations in South Carolina.
    Hull, Brooks B., and Jody Lipford (2010)
    Review of Religious Research 52:2: 172-187.

    Analyzes 2001 data from South Carolina Baptist congregations; free riding goes up with size, an effect mitigated by higher levels of services offered; competition among Baptist congregations lowers donations, competition with non-Baptist ones raise them.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Competition; Congregation; Contributions; Parish; Congregation size; Southern Baptist
  • From Generation to Generation. Religious Involvement and Attitudes toward Family and Pro-Family Outcomes among U.S. Catholics.
    Burdette, Amy M., and Teresa A. Sullivan (2010)
    In Christopher G. Ellison and Robert A. Hummer (eds.) Religion, Families, and Health. Population-Based Research in the United States. New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, pp. 126-147.

    Analyzes 1974-2004 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from white non-Latino Catholics. There is a trend toward smaller preferred family size & a liberalization of attitudes about family, except with regard to extra-marital affairs & abortion, but declines in religious involvement counter the trend in abortion attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; Family size; Generations; Abortion; Sexual attitudes
  • Size, Conflict, and Opportunities for Interaction: Congregational Effects on Members' Anticipated support and negative interaction.
    Ellison, Christopher G., Neal M. Krause, Bryan C. Shepherd, and Mark A. Chaves (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:1: 1-15.

    Based on 1998 General Social Survey & National Congregational study data; smaller congregations occasion more social support & conflict. Set times for socializing occasioned more social support.

    Associated Search Terms: Social support; Conflict; Congregation size; Parish
  • After the Baby Boomers: How Twenty- and Thirty-Somethings Are Shaping the Future of American Religion.
    Wuthnow, Robert (2007)
    Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.

    Develops descriptions of U.S. young adults, based on a variety of surveys; demographics prove to be most important.

    Associated Search Terms: Family; Belief; United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Young adults; Bricolage; Practice; Family life cycle; Membership; Generations; Literalism; Internet; Family size
  • Religion and Changes in Family-size Norms in Developed Countries.
    Adsera, Alicia (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 47:3: 271-286.

    Based on 1994 survey data from 13 developed nations. Religious identification & participation affect ideal family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Denomination (organizational entity); Family size
  • Family limitation among political Catholics in Baden in 1869.
    Benz, Ernest (2006)
    In Renzo Derosas and Frans van Poppel (eds.) Religion and the Decline of Fertility in the Western World. Dordrecht: Springer, pp. 107-132.

    Locality rather than religion predicted 19thcentury adoption of family size limitations.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Fertility; Germany, Baden, Ettenheim County; Demography; Urban/rural
  • Allocating Local Church Funds to Benevolence: The Impact of Congregational Size.
    Stonebraker, Robert J. (2003)
    Review of Religious Research 45:1: 48-58.

    The decline in payments of congregations to denominational offices is explained by local membership declines & consequent loss of economies of scale. Analyzes 1990 & '96 data from a sample of ELCA congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Congregation size
  • Lack of a Secularizing Influence of Education on Religious Activity and Parity among Mormons.
    Merrill, Ray M., Joseph L. Lyon, and William J. Jensen (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:1: 113-124.

    Analyzes 1996 & 2000 Utah survey data; education predicts more religiosity & lower family size (Parity) among Utah Mormons.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; United States, Utah; Mormon, U.S.A.; Family size
  • The Influence of Early Life Course Religious Exposure on Young Adults' Dispositions toward Childbearing.
    Pearce, Lisa D. (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 325-340.

    Analyzes 1962-80 panel data from the Detroit metropolitan area; Catholic mothers increased their young adult children's religiosity & idealized family size.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Michigan, Detroit; Catholic, U.S.A.; Socialization; Family size
  • Acts of Faith: Explaining the Human Side of Religion.
    Stark, Rodney, and Roger Finke (2000)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Received the 2001 Book Award from the American Sociological Association’s Sociology of Religion Section. Chinese translation published by the People's University Press of China, 2004. Translated by Fenggang Yang. Korean translation published by Bookorea Publishing Co., Forthcoming.

    Associated Search Terms: Vocation; Market model; Rational choice theory; Sisters; Catholic; Competition; Secularization; Congregation size; Commitment; Sect; Mormon; Social capital; Conversion
  • The Quiet Transformation: Changes in Size and Leadership of Southern Baptist Churches.
    Finke, Roger (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:1: 3-22.

    Documents the Southern Baptist Convention taking on the statistical attributes of a large denomination rather than a sect.

    Associated Search Terms: Southern Baptist; Congregation size; Typology; Sect
  • Determinants of Religious Giving in Urban Presbyterian Congregations.
    Zaleski, Peter A., Charles E. Zech, and Dean R. Hoge (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 197-206.

    Analyzes 1985 data from Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. data.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Congregation size
  • In Search of a Peculiar People: Are Mormon Families Really Different?
    Heaton, Tim B., Kristen L. Goodman, and Thomas B. Holman (1994)
    In Marie Cornwall, Tim B. Heaton, and Lawrence A. Young (eds.), Contemporary Mormonism. Social Science Perspectives. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, pp. 87-117.

    Analyzes interview data from adults in the U.S.; compares Mormons & others.

    Associated Search Terms: Socialization; Family size; Mormon, U.S.A.; Family; Values; Marriage
  • Relationship of Parish Characteristics to Sunday Giving among Catholics in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.
    Rexhausen, Jeff, and Michael J. Cieslak (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 218-229.

    Analyzes 1991 data on Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati parishes; church attendance is important, as is parish size in rural settings.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban/rural; Congregation size; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Ohio, Cincinnati
  • Economic and Attitudinal Factors in Catholic and Protestant Religious Giving.
    Zaleski, Peter A., and Charles E. Zech (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 158-167.

    Secondary analysis of 1987 survey data from American congregations; makes Protestant/Catholic analysis.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Congregation size; Contributions; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Determinants of Contributions to Religious Organizations.
    Zaleski, Peter A., and Charles E. Zech (1992)
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology 51:4: 459-472.

    Secondary analysis of 1960-90 survey data; shows contributions decline with increases of congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Congregation size
  • Pronatalistic Tendencies and Religiosity in Israel.
    Hartman, Moshe (1986)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:2: 247-258.

    Survey of married urban Israeli women aged to 55.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; Religiosity; Family size; Jewish, Israel; Israel
  • Religious Affiliation and the Fertility of Married Couples.
    Mosher, William D., and Gerry E. Hendershot (1984)
    Journal of Marriage and the Family 46:3: 671-677.

    Analyzes 1973 & '76 survey data from American women; shows, inter alia, white Catholic family size larger than white Protestant, white Catholic fertility negatively related to wife's education, & Jewish fertility lower than others'.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Fertility; Catholic, U.S.A.; Protestant, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • The Psychosocial Climate of Religious Congregations.
    Pargament, Kenneth I., William H. Silverman, Steven Johnson, Ruben Echemendia, and Susan Snyder (1983)
    American Journal of Community Psychology 11:4: 351-381.

    Develops measures of 10 dimensions of congregational climate; analyzes questionnaire data from southeast Michigan & northwest Ohio. Shows differences in expressiveness, stability, social concern, sense of community, etc. by denomination, race, & size.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation size
  • Religion, Socialization, and Fertility.
    Janssen, Susan G., and Robert M. Hauser (1981)
    Demography 18: 511-528.

    Analyzes 1957 & '75 longitudinal survey data of '57 Wisconsin high school seniors; current religion better predicted family size than did childhood religion, with Catholics having larger families.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Family size; Fertility; United States, Wisconsin
  • Organizational Change and Religious Commitment. Jehovah's Witnesses and Seventh-day Adventists in Cuba, 1938-1965.
    Aguirre, Benjamin E., and Jon P. Alston (1980)
    Pacific Sociological Review 23:2: 171-190.

    Examines fluctuating rates of members' activity & commitment in relation to changes in congregational sizes.

    Associated Search Terms: Cuba; Seventh-day Adventist, Cuba; Congregation size; Jehovah´s Witness, Cuba
  • Congregational Size and the Decline of Sectarian Commitment: The Case of Jehovah's Witnesses in South and North America.
    Alston, Jon P., and Benjamin E. Aguirre (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:1: 63-70.

    Commitment levels 1950-76 were highest in smaller congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Commitment; Jehovah´s Witness, Paraguay; Paraguay; Brazil; United States; Jehovah´s Witness, Brazil; Jehovah´s Witness, U.S.A.; Congregation size
  • Ideal Family Size as an Intervening Variable between Religion and Attitudes toward Abortion.
    Renzi, Mario (1975)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 14:1: 23-27.

    Analyzes 1972 National Opinion Research Center (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Family size; Family; Abortion
  • Religious Affiliation and Family Size Norms.
    Spicer, Judith Cox (1973)
    Unpublished M.S. thesis, University of Utah.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size
  • Family Size and College Aspirations: A Note on Catholic-protestant Differences.
    Nelson, Joel I., and Charles Simpkins (1973)
    Sociological Quarterly 14:4: 544-555.

    Analyzes survey data from Minnesota high school students; shows statistical relationships between family size & college aspirations greater for protestants than for Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Minnesota; Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, secondary; Family size; Education; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Religious Preference and Migration.
    Toney, Michael B. (1973)
    International Migration Review 7:3/23: 281-288.

    In discussing the drop in fertility from immigrant Italian American women in 1940 to their U.S.-born daughters, notes a 1960 national survey that found Catholic women preferred larger families than did Protestant women.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Family size; Catholic, U.S.A.; Italian Americans; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • The Three R's: Residence, Religion and Reproduction.
    Weller, Robert H., and Leon F. Bouvier (1972)
    Demography 9:2: 231-240.

    Analyzes 1967-69 survey data from Rhode Island; focuses on Catholic/non-Catholic differences.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Fertility; Urban; United States, Rhode Island; Practice; Family size
  • Size of Organizations and Member Participation in Church Congregations.
    Wilken, Paul H. (1971)
    Administrative Science Quarterly 16: 173-179.

    Analyzes 1967 data reported by American Lutheran Church congregations in South Dakota; shows generally inverse relationships between congregation size & indices of participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Practice; United States, South Dakota; Congregation size; American Lutheran Church
  • Social Variables Associated with Church Attendance, 1965 and 1969: Evidence from National Polls.
    Alston, Jon P. (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:3: 233-236.

    Analyzes American Institute of Public Opinion data, using denominational, educational, occupational, income, length of residence, & family size categories.

    Associated Search Terms: Occupation; United States; Practice; Family size; Stratification; Baptist, U.S.A.; Methodist, U.S.A.; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Catholic, U.S.A.; Jewish, U.S.A.; Education
  • The Fertility of White Females in New Orleans. A Comparison of Protestant and Parochial- and Secular-educated Catholics.
    Harter, Carl L., and Janice Roussel (1969)
    Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly 47: 39-53.

    Analyzes 1965 New Orleans interview data; Catholics wanted larger families, with kind of education making little difference.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Louisiana, New Orleans; Education; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family size; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • Education and Religion as Factors in Women's Attitudes Motivating Childbearing.
    Stolka, Susan M., and Larry D. Barnett (1969)
    Journal of Marriage and Family 31:4: 740-750.

    Analyzes 1967 questionnaire data from adult women in Flagstaff, Arizona; finds Protestant/Catholic differences among the less educated, in attitudes toward family size & childbearing.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Sex role; United States, Arizona, Flagstaff; Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • College Women and Fertility Values.
    Westoff, Charles F., and Raymond H. Potvin (1967)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Fertility; Students, undergraduate; Women
  • Higher Education, Religion, and Women's Family-size Orientations.
    Westoff, Charles F., and Raymond H. Potvin (1966)
    Amrican Sociological Review 31:4: 489-496.

    Based on a survey of U.S. women attending colleges & universities; selectivity rather than attendance at Catholic institutions explains higher family size preferences of students at the Catholic colleges.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, undergraduate; Family size
  • Catholic Family Disorganisation.
    Thomas, John L. (1964)
    In Ernest W. Burgess and Donald J. Bogue (eds.) Contributions to Urban Sociology. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, pp. 527-540.

    Analyzes 1942-48 cases from the Chicago Archdiocese separation court: length of acquaintance & engagement, ages at marriage, husband's occupation, number of children, & causes of disintegration.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Divorce; Family size
  • A Comparison of Major United States Religious Groups.
    Lazerwitz, Bernard (1961)
    Journal of the American statistical Association 56/295: 568-579.

    Analyzes 1957 & '58 survey data from Americans.

    Associated Search Terms: Denomination (organizational entity); Practice; Age; Family size; Occupation; Stratification; United States; Education
  • Responses of Protestants, Catholics, and Jews Concerning Marriage and Family Life.
    Christopherson, Victor A., and James Walters (1958)
    Sociology and Social Research 43:1: 16-22.

    Analyzes survey data from white single female undergraduates aged 18-23 & beyond the 1st year, on interfaith dating & marriage, relationships with families, sex roles, & desired family size.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Students, undergraduate; Family size; Marriage; Catholic, U.S.A.; Family; Sex role; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Education and the Changing Size of Mormon Families.
    Nelson, Lowry (1952)
    Rural Sociology 17:4: 335-342.

    Analyzes 1925 & '50 data from 2 Utah villages.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Utah; Mormon, U.S.A.; Education; Family size
  • Mormon Fertility: A Survey of Student Opinion.
    Christensen, Harold T. (1948)
    American Journal of Sociology 53:4: 270-275.

    Mormon fertility is responsive to general trends toward practicing birth control & smaller families.

    Associated Search Terms: Family size; Birth control; Fertility; Students, undergraduate; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • The Mormon Family.
    Anderson, Nels (1937)
    American Sociological Review 2:5: 601-608.

    Focuses on the size of families in Utah, with the attendance economic burden; change in this respect & others is most evident in the urban areas.

    Associated Search Terms: Mormon, U.S.A.; Family size; United States, Utah; Urban; Urban/rural
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