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  • 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: Counseling; Congregation; Dialectic; Marriage/divorce; United States, Indiana, northern; Divorce
  • Becoming Catholic. Finding Rome in the American Religious Landscape.
    Yamane, David (2014)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on 2002 participant observation in 6 parishes in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Indiana, supplemented by surveys and interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Participant observation; Parish; Individualism; Familism; Catholic, U.S.A.; Education; Conversion; Initiation; United States, Indiana, South Bend
  • Initiation Rites in the Contemporary Catholic Church: What Difference Do They Make?
    Yamane, David (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:4: 401-420.

    Analyzes 2001-02 before & after survey data on 167 individuals in R.C.I.A. programs at 32 parishes in the Fort Wayne-South Bend Catholic diocese. The program can enhance ecclesiastical involvement & spiritual practices.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; United States, Indiana, Fort Wayne; Spirituality; Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults; Practice; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Contextual Inequalities in Religious Youth Programming.
    Herzog, Patricia Snell (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 227-246.

    Based on an almost total population of parishes/congregations--the Northern Indiana Congregation Study. Stratification affected the presence of youth ministries.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; United States, Indiana, northern; Youth ministry; Stratification; Congregation
  • Congregations and Crime: Is the Spatial Distribution of Congregations Associated with Neighborhood Crime Rates?
    Desmond, Scott A., George Kikuchi, and Kristopher H. Morgan (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:1:37-55.

    Statistical analysis using data from mostly local Indianapolis sources.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social capital; Criminology; Parish; Urban
  • Denominational Differences in Congregation Youth Ministry Programs and Evidence of Systematic non-Response Biases.
    Snell, Patricia, Christian Smith, Carlos Tavares, and Kari Christoffersen (2009)
    Review of Religious Research 51:1: 21-38.

    A study of youth ministries in northern Indiana shows that a sample & a near 100% response can yield different results.

    Associated Search Terms: Methods; Sampling; Youth ministry; United States, Indiana
  • Specialization and Rent Seeking in Moral Enforcement: The Case of Confession.
    Arruņada, Benito (2009)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 48:3:443-461.

    Secondary analysis of 1994 data from Indiana Catholics show Confession frequency & prayer frequency, but not mass attendance, predicting aiding the poor.

    Associated Search Terms: Almsgiving; Altruism; Confession; Contributions; Practice; Prayer; United States, Indiana; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Limestone Prophets: Gauging the Effectiveness of Religious Political Action Organizations that Lobby State Legislatures.
    Micon, Joe (2008)
    Sociology of Religion 69:4: 397-413.

    Analyzes effectiveness of religious lobbying groups in Indiana state politics.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana
  • Plain Diversity: Amish Culture and Identities.
    Nolt, Steven M., and Thomas J. Meyers (2007)
    Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.

    Studies 19 Amish communities in Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Amish, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Anti-Islamic Attitudes.
    Johnson, Stephen D. (2006)
    Review of Religious Research 48:1: 5-16.

    Analyzes 2002 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; conservative Protestants were most prejudiced against Arabs & Moslems.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Authoritarianism; Prejudice; Conservative, U.S.A.; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Islam
  • Does Strictness Explain the Appeal of Working-class Conservative Protestant Congregations?
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2005)
    Sociology of Religion 66:3: 283-302.

    Interviews with new members of working class congregations did not support the strictness hypothesis; feeling the presence of the Spirit, family-like atmosphere, & pastor qualities attracted the new members.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Class; Conversion; Strictness; Membership
  • Sacred Circles, Public Squares: The Multicentering of American Religion.
    Farnsley, Arthur Emery II, Nicholas J. Demerath III, Etan Diamond, Mary Mapes, and Elfriede Wedam (2004)
    Bloomington: Indiana University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Civil religion; Pluralism; Social capital; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • The "Religious District" of Elite Congregations: Reproducing Spatial Centrality and Redefining Mission.
    Wedam, Elfriede (2003)
    Socology of Religion 64:1: 47-64.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis
  • Strictness and Congregational Growth in Middletown.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Stephen D. Johnson, Kevin McElmurry, and George Saunders (2003)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 42:3: 363-375.

    Strictness correlated with congregation growth in size only in working class congregations; it correlated inversely with growth in middle class congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Strictness; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Modernization; Stratification; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • The Resiliance of Conservative Religion: The Case of Popular, Conservative Protestant Congregations.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (2002)
    Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    Based on 1996 open-ended interviews in growing conservative congregations in Muncie (Middletown). Unlike traditionalist churches, conservative ones accommodate modernization & become popular in the process. Many converts left strict traditionalist ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Modernization; Traditionalist; Strictness; Traditionalism; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Conservative, U.S.A.; Differentiation; Parish; Conversion; Accommodation
  • Churches and the Urban Poor: Interaction and Social Distance.
    Smith, R. Drew (2001)
    Sociology of Religion 62:3: 301-313.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of low-income housing in Indianapolis; the respondents were socially isolated from any nearby churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Poor; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Stratification
  • Moving from Sect to Church: Variations in Views Regarding Sanctification among Wesleyan/Holiness Clergy.
    Stockard, Jean, Susie C. Stanley, and Benton Johnson (2001)
    Review of Religious Research 43:1: 70-92.

    Analyzes 1994 questionnaire data from clergy of 3 Holiness denominations. The degree to which clergy adhered to "sanctification" doctrines varied by denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Sect; Clergy; United States, Oregon; Nazarene; Church of God (Anderson, Indiana); Evangelical Church of North America
  • Who Supports the Promise Keepers?
    Johnson, Stephen D. (2000)
    Sociology of Religion 61:1: 93-104.

    Self esteem factors were important in support for the Promise Keepers among the less educated, political ideology among the more educated. Based on 1997 & '98 surveys in Muncie, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Promise Keepers; Education; Stratification
  • Congregations, Local Knowledge, and Devolution.
    Farnsley, Arthur Emery II (2000)
    Review of Religious Research 42:1: 96-110.

    Compares 2 urban neighborhoods in Indianapolis to reveal unobvious differences relevant to involving churches in social service programs. Some neighborhoods have church networks that center in them whiles others do not.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; Network; Urban; United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Social services
  • A Refuge for Some: Gender Differences in the Relationship between Religious Involvement and Depression.
    Mirola, William A. (1999)
    Sociology of Religion 60:4: 419-437.

    Analyzes 1988 interview data from Indianapolis, from respondents aged 18-55. Sees prayer used as coping and as buffering strain among women.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Indianapolis; Depression; Gender; Coping; Medical
  • The Search for Common Ground: What Unites and Divides American Catholics.
    Davidson, James D., Andrea S. Williams, Richard A. Lamanna, Jan Stenftenagel, Kathleen Maas Weigert, William J. Whalen, and Patricia Wittberg (1999)
    Huntington, Indiana: Our Sunday Visitor.

    Associated Search Terms: Sexual attitudes; Catholic, U.S.A.; Generations; Change; Belief; Practice; United States, Indiana
  • The Popularity of Strict Churches.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1998)
    Review of Religious Research 39:3: 209-223.

    Analyzes 1994 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; strictness appealed to the less educated, authoritativeness to fundamentalists.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Strictness; Authoritarianism
  • Congregation and Community. [continuation of record]
    Ammerman, Nancy T., with Mary Beth Sievens, Daphne Wiggins, and Connie Zeigler (see 1st record for others) (1997)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Examines congregations' responses to economic troubles, racial integration, & other community changes; based on studies of 9 U.S. communities.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Anderson; Gentrification; United States, Indiana, Carmel
  • A Research Note on the Free-rider Issue.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1997)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 36:1: 104-108.

    Analyzes 1994 telephone interview data from Muncie, Indiana; the hypothesis that successful churches have fewer free-riders is not supported.

    Associated Search Terms: Rational choice theory; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Christianity and Public Book Banning.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:3: 163-271.

    Analyzes 1993 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana, adults; fundamentalism & moral traditionalism predicted support for banning specific kinds of books.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Tolerance
  • Through the Eye of a Needle: Social Ministry in Affluent Churches.
    Davidson, James D., Alan K. Mock, and C. Lincoln Johnson (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 38:3: 247-262.

    Interview & survey data from clergy & members of 31 congregations show predictors of social activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Parish; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana; Activism; Stratification; Women
  • The Election of a Traditional-Family-Values Candidate.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1996)
    Review of Religious Research 38:2: 97-110.

    Analyzes telephone interview data concerning a 1994 congressional election; religious conservatism (but not fundamentalism) affected the vote.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Rational choice theory; Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Passing the Plate in Affluent Churches: Why Some Members Give More Than Others.
    Davidson, James D., and Ralph E. Pyle (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 181-196.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from affluent churches in St. Joseph & Tippecanoe counties, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Contributions; Symbolic interactionism; Exchange theory; United States, Indiana
  • Religion and the Meaning of Work.
    Davidson, James D., and David P. Caddell (1994)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 33:2: 135-147.

    Analyzes 1986 questionnaire data from members of 31 affluent congregations in South Bend & Lafayette, Indiana; shows religious variables affecting views of work, apart from what exchange theory would predict about the latter.

    Associated Search Terms: Work; United States, Indiana; Exchange theory; Symbolic interactionism
  • What Relates to Vote for Three Religious Categories?
    Johnson, Stephen D. (1994)
    Sociology of Religion 55:3: 263-275. [also in Steve Bruce, Peter Kivisto, and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) The Rapture of Politics. The Christian Right as the United States Approaches the Year 2000 (New Brunswick, N.J: Transaction, 1995), pp. 41-53]

    Analyzes 1992 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; class predicted Catholics' votes, family issues conservative Protestants'; nothing liberal Protestants'.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Family; Conservative/liberal; Politics, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Congregational Growth and Decline in Indiana among Five Mainline Denominations.
    Olson, Daniel V.A. (1993)
    In David A. Roozen and C. Kirk Hadaway (eds.) Church & Denominational Growth. Nashville; Abingdon, pp. 208-224.

    Based on 1980-88 data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Episcopal; United Methodist; United Church of Christ; Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A.; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • The Impact of Churches on Political Behavior: An Empirical Study.
    Gilbert, Christopher P. (1993)
    Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood.

    Analyzes interview data from church & neighborhood networks in South Bend, Indiana; sees the individual church as a relevant unit.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; Network; Parish; Politics, U.S.A.
  • The Political World of the Clergy.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1993)
    Westport, Connecticut: praeger.

    Based mostly on 1989 interviews with pastors in Putnam County, Indiana, & participant observation in their churches; shows the clergy's exercise of political leadership largely self-limiting.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Clergy; United States, Indiana, Putnam County; Community study
  • Personal Experience, Ideology and Support for Feminism.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Jennifer Mertens, Stephen D. Johnson, Ronald Burton, and Rita Caccamo. (1992)
    Sociological Focus 25:3: 203-216.

    Analyzes 1988 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; shows Catholic affiliation negatively related to feminism among women, but not among men.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Women; Sex; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Religiosity in a Black Community: An Examination of Secularization and Political Variables.
    Jacobson, Cardell K. (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 33:3: 215-228.

    Analyzes 1981 interview data from Muncie, Indiana, African Americans; finds correlations among the dimensions of religiosity & with education, class, racial pride & political stances.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Dimensions of religiosity; African Americans; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Politics, U.S.A.; Stratification
  • The Abortion Controversy: Conflicting Beliefs and Values in American Society.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Stephen D. Johnson, and Ronald Burton (1992)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 31:1: 32-46. Comment by Andrew R. Baggaley 31:4 (1992): 533-534. Reply by Tamney, Johnson, and Burton 31:4: 535-536.

    Analyzes 1989 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; religion & beliefs about life's beginning & privacy predict abortion stances; social traditionalism affected conservative protestants, avoidance of killing affected Catholics.

    Associated Search Terms: Abortion; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Catholic, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Threading the Needle: Faith and Works in Affluent Churches.
    Mock, Alan K., James D. Davidson, and C. Lincoln Johnson (1991)
    In Carl S. Dudley, Jackson W. Carroll, and James F. Wind (eds.) Carriers of Faith. Lessons from Congregational Studies. Louisville: Westminster/John Knox Press, pp. 86-103.

    Based on 1984-87 field work in 31 affluent churches in South Bend & Lafayette, Indiana; most focused more on nurturing faith than promoting justice, but a few had the reverse priorities.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana; Parish; Stratification; Justice
  • Middletown: A Case Study of Religious Development, 1827-1982.
    Hoover, Dwight W. (1991)
    Social Compass 38:3: 273-284.

    Associated Search Terms: Tocqueville, Alexis de; Community study; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Social Class Composition of Congregations and Pastoral Support for Liberal Activism.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 33:1: 18-31.

    Analyzes 1987 interview data from clergy in Muncie, Indiana; focuses on lay activism.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Subculture; Clergy; Stratification; Marxian; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Population Growth and its Consequences in the Elkhart-Lagrange Old Order Amish Settlement.
    Meyers, Thomas J. (1991)
    Mennonite Quarterly Review 65:3: 308-321.

    Associated Search Terms: Demography; United States, Indiana; Amish, U.S.A.
  • The Political Mobilization of Religious Beliefs.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1991)
    New York: Praeger.

    Analyzes survey data from 15 relatively conservative churches in Putnam County, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Putnam County; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • General and Organizational Elites: The Case of Lutherans in Indiana.
    Mueller, Samuel A. (1991)
    Sociological Focus 24:3: 197-210.

    Ecological analysis of homes of church leaders in the 2 major Lutheran churches in Indiana, & of major Indiana politicians who belong to those churches.

    Associated Search Terms: Elite; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana; Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; Lutheran, Missouri Synod
  • Black-White Differences in Religiosity: Item Analyses and a Formal Structural Test.
    Jacobson, Cadell K., Tim B. Heaton, and Rutledge M. Dennis (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 257-270.

    Analyzes 1978 questionnaire data from white Protestants in Muncie, Indiana, & 1981 interview data from largely black Muncie census tracts.

    Associated Search Terms: Religiosity; African Americans; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Religious Diversity and Ecumenical Social Action.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 32:1: 16-26.

    Analyzes 1987 interview data from Muncie, Indiana, clergy.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Ecumenism; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Factors Influencing Vote for a Christian Right Candidate.
    Johnson, Stephen D., Joseph B. Tamney, and Ronald Burton (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:3: 291-304.

    Analyzes 1986 telephone interview data from residents of the Muncie, Indiana, area who live within a specific congressional district; focuses on the candidacy of a candidate for the U.S. Congress.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Fundamentalism and Self-actualization.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 30:3: 276-286.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from Muncie, Indiana; finds no relationship between fundamentalism & commitment to self-actualization.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Fundamentalist; Self-actualization
  • Education and Fundamentalism.
    Burton, Ronald, Stephen Johnson, and Joseph B. Tamney (1989)
    Review of Religious Research 30:4: 344-359.

    Based on 1989 telephone interviews conducted in the Muncie, Indiana, area.

    Associated Search Terms: Education; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Fundamentalism and Economic Restructuring.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Ronald Burton, and Stephen D. Johnson (1989)
    In Ted G. Jelen (ed.) Religion and Political Behavior in the United States. New York: Praeger, pp. 67-82.

    Analyzes 1986 & '87 survey data from Muncie, Indiana, & 1987 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data.

    Associated Search Terms: Literalism; Economic; United States, Indiana, Muncie; United States; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Pat Robertson: Who Supported His Candidacy for President?
    Johnson, Stephen D., Joseph B. Tamney, and Ronald Burton (1989)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 28:4: 387-399.

    Analyzes 1987 telephone interview data from people over 60 years of age living in or near Muncie, Indiana; focuses on an Evangelical candidate.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Social Differentiation and Individual Belief: Affluent Christians' Beliefs about Inequality.
    Mock, Alan K. (1988)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Purdue University. [DA 49:9 A, p. 2815]

    Analyzes survey data from rich members of 31 rich Indiana churches; shows the capitalist class, males, & Republicans tend to hold in individualist explanations of inequality; the new class, women, Democrats, & political independents structural ones.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Stratification; United States, Indiana; Individualism; Politics, U.S.A.
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