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  • Has society grown more hostile towards conservative Christians? Evidence from ANES surveys.
    Yancey, George (2018)
    Review of Religious Research 60:1: 71-94.

    Analyzes 1980-2016 American National Election Survey data. Hostility toward Evangelicals & fundamentalist Christians in the U.S.A. has not either increased or decreased, but the ability of those hostile toward them to create problems has increased.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Prejudice, anti-fundamentalist; Prejudice, anti-Evangelical; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • American Covenant: A History of Civil Religion from the Puritans to the Present.
    Gorski, Philip (2017)
    Princeton: Princeton University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Historical; United States
  • Religious conflict and the chain of command in the American and French militaries.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen, and Christophe Bertossi (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 248-254.

    Case studies of the establishment of a Muslim chaplaincy in the French military & the Cadet Freethinkers group at the U.S. Air Force Academy.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; State; Military; United States; Comparative; Case study; France; Laïcité
  • Religion in public health-care institutions: U.S. and U.K. perspectives.
    Idler, Ellen, and Allan Kellehear (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 234-240.

    Describes degrees of separation/fusion of religion & health care in the U.S.A. & U.K. Gives examples.

    Associated Search Terms: Hospital; Medical; Great Britain; Differentiation; United States
  • Challenges and opportunities of community organizing in suburban congregations.
    Geraty, Kristin (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 161-179.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interviews concerning a suburban community organizing entity near Chicago. Many participants could not grasp the entity's Industrial Areas Foundation methods & philosophy.

    Associated Search Terms: Community organization; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Participant observation; Suburb
  • Religious beliefs and perceptons of repression in the U.S. and Swedish Plowshares Movements.
    Nepstad, Sharon Erickson (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 246-267.

    Focuses on different movement responses to incarceration. The Americans were more religiously oriented, with repression engendering increased commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Peace; Plowshares Movement; Social movement; Sweden; United States; Comparative
  • Religion and religions in prisons: Observations from the United States and Europe.
    Becci, Irene, and Joshua Dubler (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 241-247.

    Overview of prisoners' religion in Germany, Italy, & U.S.A. by 2 ethnographers. Notes that the governments have "subcontracted" rehabilitation to religious institutions.

    Associated Search Terms: Germany; Individualism; Italy; Penology; Pluralism; Privatization; United States
  • Attachment to God, tenure, race, and participation in congregational life.
    Kent, Blake Victor, and W. Matthew Henderson (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 319-340.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data; Secure attachment to God (especially for African Americans) is positively, & anxious & avoidant attachment is negatively, related to congregational participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Attachment to God; Congregation; United States; African Americans
  • Authentically Black and Truly Catolic. The Rise of Black Catholicism in the Great Migration.
    Cressler, Matthew J. (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; African Americans; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religious ambivalence, liminality, and the increase of no religious preference in the United States, 2006-2014.
    Hout, Michael (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 52-63.

    Based on General Social Survey (USA) panel data; focuses on respondents who report no religious identification in one survey but report having one in a subsequent one: "liminal status."

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Panel study; Identification; Atheist, U.S.A.
  • Political tolerance and religion: An age-period-cohort analysis, 1984-2014.
    Eisenstein, Marie A., April K. Clark, and Ted G. Jelen (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 395-418.

    Analyzes 1984-2014 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Changes in political tolerance among various religious categories are mostly explained by period effects, not cohort replacement. Tolerance items refer to Communists, anti-religionists, homosexuals, racists, & militarists.

    Associated Search Terms: Change; Generations; Politics, U.S.A.; Tolerance; United States
  • Progressive religious activists and Democratic Party politics.
    Sager, Rebecca (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 56-75.

    Based on participant observation & interviews in the 2008 & '10 congressional campaigns in Virginia of Tom Perriello, who ran as a religious/left Democrat.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Virginia; Participant observation
  • The Emerging Church in transatlantic perspective.
    Guest, Mathew (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 41-51.

    Compares & contrasts the Emerging church movements of 4 English-speaking nations.

    Associated Search Terms: Australia; Comparative; Great Britain; New Zealand; United States; Emerging church
  • Activist etiquette in the multicultural immigrant rights movement.
    Diaz-Edelman, Mia (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 138-160.

    Based on 2006-08 participant observation & interviews in San Diego County with participants in the immigrant rights movement. A group style or "multicultural activist etiquette" helped keep the movement together.

    Associated Search Terms: Etiquette; United States, California, San Diego; Social movement; Participant observation; Migrant; Activists; Diversity
  • Love thy self? How belief in a supportive God shapes self-esteem.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, Laura Upenieks, and Chistopher G. Ellison (2017)
    Review of Religious Research 59:3: 293-318.

    Analyzes 2000 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; belief in a supportive god helps explain & strengthens the association between religious involvement & self-esteem.

    Associated Search Terms: God, image of; United States; Self-esteem; Practice; Dimensions of religiosity; Born again experience; Prayer
  • 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: Sexuality; Class; Race; Stratification; United States; Gender; 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: Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy; Ireland; Politics, Ireland; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; Catholic, Ireland
  • The religious and political origins of Evangelical Protestants' opposition to environmental spending.
    Schwadel, Philip, and Erik Johnson (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 179-198.

    Analyzes 1984-2012 General Social Survey (USA) data; biblical literalism explains much of the lack of support for government expenditures on environmental problems, with political partisanship playing an increasing role over time.

    Associated Search Terms: Environmentalism; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Literalism; Politics, U.S.A.; United States
  • The Urban Church Imagined. Religion, Race, and Authenticity in the City.
    Barron, Jessica M., and Rhys H. Williams (2017)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Congregation; Diversity
  • Why congregations mobilize for progressive causes.
    Beyerlein, Kraig, and A. Joseph West (2017)
    In Ruth Braunstein, Todd Nicholas Fuist, and Rhys H. Williams (eds.) Religion and Progressive Activism. New Stories about Faith and Politics. New York: New York University Press, pp. 76-96.

    Uses 2009 Southern Arizona Congregations Study data. Identifies clusters of predisposing factors that predict congregational activism for justice issues.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Clergy; Congregation; Education; Justice; Liberal, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Arizona
  • Growing suburbs, relocating churches: The suburbanization of Protestant churches in the Chicago region, 1925-1990.
    Miller, Brian J. (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:2: 342-364.

    Based on Church Federation of Greater Chicago data. Relocations were not the same across Protestant denominations. Relocating churches added to ones already in the suburbs.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Succession (urban ecology); Suburb; Protestant, U.S.A.; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • "A part of who I am": Material objects as "plot devices" in the formation of religious selves.
    Winchester, Daniel (2017)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 56:1: 83-103.

    Based on participant observation in 3 Orthodox churches in Minneapolis/St. Paul. Focuses on the use of material objects, especially icons, in the identity narratives of converts.

    Associated Search Terms: Icon; United States, Minnesota, Minneapolis; Self; Participant observation; Orthodox, eastern, U.S.A.; Identity; Art; Material culture
  • Catholics and atheists: A cross-cultural qualitative analysis of religious identities among gay men.
    Izienicki, Hubert (2017)
    Sociology of Religion 78:3: 263-288.

    The monolithic Catholicism of Poland is hostile toward homosexual men & drives them into atheism or agnosticism. The pluralist situation of the USA allows them to retain their religious tradition.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, Poland; Catholic, Poland; Catholic, U.S.A.; Comparative; Homosexuality; Pluralism; Poland, Warsaw; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • Demography, Culture, and the decline of America's Christian Denominations.
    Hawley, George (2017)
    Lanham, Maryland: Lexington

    Associated Search Terms: Methodist, U.S.A.; United States; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Fertility; Family size; Episcopal; Demography; Baptist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The price of the calling: Exploring clergy compensation using current population survey data.
    Schleifer, Cyrus, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 130-152.

    Analyzes census (Current Population Survey) data. Over decades, clergy compensation has improved but remains lower than comparably educated occupations.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States
  • The Enigmatic Academy. Class, Bureaucracy, and Religion in American Education.
    Churchill, Christian J., and Gerald E. Levy (2016)
    Philadelphia: Temple University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; United States
  • Sexuality and religious commitment revisited: Exploring the religious commitments of sexual minorities, 1991-2014.
    Sherkat, Darren E. (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 756-769.

    Analyzes 1991-2014 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data. Shows rates of sexual minorities turning away from religion; gays & lesbians are not leaving religion at rates moe tan in the past, in contrast to heterosexuals.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Homosexuality; United States
  • Is the United States a counterexample fo the secularization thesis?
    Voas, David, and Mark Chaves (2016)
    American Journal of Sociology 12:5: 1517-1556.

    No.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Secularization
  • Secular conversions: Political institutions and religious education in the United States and Australia, 1800-2000.
    Mayrl, Damon (2016)
    New York: Cambridge University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; State; Education; Comparative; Australia
  • A nation divided: Science, religion, and public opinion in the Untied States.
    Noy, Shiri, and Timothy L. O'Brien (2016)
    Socius 2:1-15.

    Uses General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data to show that while opinions of people who are oriented to religion differ from those of people oriented to science, opinions of people oriented to both form a third, unique sector of public opinion.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Public opinion; Science
  • 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: Belief; Demography; Statistics; United States; Practice
  • 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: United States, Texas; Ethnic; Health; Practice; Race
  • "I went through it so you don't have to": Faith-based community organizing for the formerly incarcerated.
    Flores, Edward Orozco, and Jennifer Elena Cossyleon (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 662-676.

    Based on 2012-14 participant observation with 2 community organization project among released prisoners in Chicago.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Community organization; Penology
  • Individualized marriage and family disruption ministries in congregations: How culture matters.
    Konieczny, Mary Ellen (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:2: 144-170.

    Based on interview data from northern Indiana congregations; describes cultural work & counseling in support of mar4riage and of divorced persons.

    Associated Search Terms: Divorce; United States, Indiana, northern; Marriage/divorce; Counseling; Congregation; Dialectic
  • 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: Contextual effects; Education; Latino Americans; Practice; United States, Illinois, Chicago
  • The social context of organized nonbelief: County-level predictors of nonbeliever organizations in the United States
    García, Alfredo, and Joseph Blankholm (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:1: 70-90.

    County-level data show the percentage of the populations that is Evangelical correlates positively with the existence & number of nonbeliever organizations.

    Associated Search Terms: Atheist, U.S.A.; Dialectic; Ecology; United States
  • 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; United States; Social support; 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: Conservative, U.S.A.; United States; Gun ownership; Belief; Practice
  • Preserving Catholic space and place in "The Rome of the West."
    Bruce, Tricia Colleen (2016)
    In Victoria Hegner and Peter Jan Margry (eds.) Spiritualizing the City: Agency and Resilience of the Urban and Urbanesque Habitat. London: Routledge, pp. 46-62.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Missouri, St. Louis; Urban
  • Attachment to God, vocational calling, and worker contentment.
    Kent, Blake Victor, Matt Bradshaw, and Kevin D. Dougherty (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:3: 343-364.

    Analyzes 2010 Baylor Religion Survey (U.S.A.) data. Attachment to God predicts general affect commitment, job satisfaction, & vocational commitment.

    Associated Search Terms: Job satisfaction; Affect; God, attachment to; United States; Work
  • Gendered God imagery and attitudes toward mothers' labor force participation: Examining the transposable character of religious schemas.
    Shah, Sarah, John P. Bartkowsk, and Xiaohe Xu (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:3: 540-557.

    Analyzes 1972-2011 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; gendered God imagery affects attitudes about women's labor force participation.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender role; God, image of; Labor; Work; United States
  • Civil religious contention in Cairo, Illinois: priestly and prophetic ideologeis in a "northern" civil rights struggle.
    Reed, Jean-Pierre, Rhys H. Williams, and Kathryn B. Ward (2016)
    Theory and Society 45:1: 25-55.

    Associated Search Terms: Conflict; Prophetic-priestly; Civil religion; Civil rights movement; United States, Illinois, Cairo
  • Urban American Indian youth spirituality and religion: A latent class analysis.
    Kulis, Stephen S., and Monica Tsethlikai (2016)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 55:4: 677-697.

    Based on data from Native American middle school students in Phoenix, Arizona. Connection with traditional Native American religious traditions predicts better school performance.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Arizona, Phoenix; Students, primary; Native Americans; Native American Church; Education
  • Summoned: Identification and religious life in a Jewish neighborhood.
    Tavory, Iddo (2016)
    Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

    Uses the expression "identification" to refer to the construction of identity.

    Associated Search Terms: Identification; Jewish, Orthodox, U.S.A.; United States, California, Los Angeles; Symbolic interactionism; Participant observation
  • 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.; Disaffiliation; United States; Practice; Demography; Belief; Membership
  • Managed diversity: Race, place, and an urban church.
    Barron, Jessica M. (2016)
    Sociology of Religion 77:1: 18-36.

    Based on 2008-10 participant observation & interview data from a youth-oriented downtown Chicago congregation planted by a suburban megachurch. Clergy appropriate some African American culture for the largely white congregation so show they are modern, but avoid being a Black church.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Diversity; Urban; Parish; Race; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • 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; United States, Ohio; Politics, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; Clergy; Cognitive dissonance
  • Coming of Age in Jewish America: Bar and Bat Mitzvah Reinterpreted.
    Munro, Patricia Keer (2016)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, California, San Francisco Bay Area; Participant observation; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Far-Right Fantasy. A Sociology of American Religion and Politics.
    Aho, James A. (2016)
    New York: Routledge.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Extremism
  • Muslim Cool: Race, Religion, and Hip Hop in the United States.
    Abdul Khabeer, Su'ad (2016)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Ethnography of the Inner-City Muslim Action Network, in Chicago. Use of African American culture markers to assimilate whites to the religious expression.

    Associated Search Terms: Aesthetic; United States, Illinois, Chicago; Islam, U.S.A.; Race; Participant observation
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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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