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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Christianity, Social Class, and the Catholic Bishops' Economic Policy.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Ronald Burton, and Stephen G. Johnson (1988)
    Sociological Analysis 49:S: S78-S96.

    Muncie, Indiana, data show non-fundamentalist Catholics & fundamentalist Protestants favor economic restructuring.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Factor analysis; Catholic, U.S.A.; Economic; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Church-state Relations in the Eighties: Public Opinion in Middletown.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 48;1: 1-16.

    Analyzes 1984 telephone interview data from Delaware County, Indiana; shows conservative religion related to favoring state involvement in religion.

    Associated Search Terms: State; Conservative, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Factors Related to Intolerance of AIDS Victims.
    Johnson, Stephen D. (1987)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 26:1: 105-110.

    Analyzes 1985 questionnaire data from Muncie, Indiana; belief that Americans fail to recognize the contributions of fundamentalists correlated with rejection of AIDS victims.

    Associated Search Terms: AIDS; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Medical
  • Fasting and Dieting: A Research Note.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:3: 255-262.

    Analyzes 1977 questionnaire data from residents of Muncie, Indiana; notes religious & secular reasons for fasting.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Fasting
  • The Clergy and Public Issues in Middletown.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1986)
    In Stephen D. Johnson and Joseph B. Tamney (eds.), The Political Role of Religion in the United States. Boulder, Colorado: Westview, pp. 45-70.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Clergy; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Christianity, Social Traditionalism, and Economic Conservatism.
    Tamney, Joseph B., Stephen D. Johnson, and Sandy Halebsky (1986)
    Sociological Focus 19:3: 299-314.

    Analyzes interview data from Muncie, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.; Traditionalism
  • Political Ideology and Political Action in the New Christian Right.
    Will, Jeffrey A., and Rhys Williams (1986)
    Sociological Analysis 47:2: 160-168.

    Analyzes 1981 telephone survey data from Muncie, Indiana; shows the political or non-political nature of religious programming not affecting its correlates with political action.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Politics, U.S.A.; Media; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Family in Middletown, USA.
    Bahr, Howard M., and Bruce A. Chadwick (1985)
    Journal of Mrriage and the Family 47: 407-414. [Also in Darwin L. Thomas (ed.), The Religion and Family Connection: Social Science Perspectives (Provo, Utah: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 1988), pp. 51-65]

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Family
  • Mobilizing Support for the Moral Majority.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1985)
    Psychological Reports 56: 987-994.

    Analyzes 1983 telephone interview data from Muncie, Indiana; shows only modest support for the Moral Majority.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Moral Majority
  • Socio-moral Issues and Recent Presidential Elections.
    Simpson, John H. (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:2: 115-123.

    Analyzes 1982 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data, & Ball state University 1984 Presidential Study data.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Moral; United States; United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • The Christian Right and the 1984 Presidential Election.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:2: 124-133.

    Analyzes 1984 interview data from intended voters in Muncie, Indiana; conservative religion was more important than in 1980, but the Moral Majority cost Reagan more votes than it added.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Conservative, U.S.A.; Moral Majority
  • Consequential Religiosity in Modern Society.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 26:4: 360-378.

    Analyzes 1981 interview data from Muncie, Indiana. Religious influence was greatest on family life, least on political life, moderate on work life. Of various measures, fundamentalism had the greatest impact on consequential religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Privatization; Consequential dimension
  • Christianity and the Nuclear Issue.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1985)
    Sociological Analysis 46:3: 321-327.

    Analyzes 1983 telephone survey data from Delaware County, Indiana, after a Catholic bishops' statement on the arms race; shows Catholics more likely than others to favor a nuclear freeze.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Peace/war
  • Looking for Secularization in Middletown.
    Caplow, Theodore (1984)
    In Patrick H. McNamara (ed.), Religion: North American Style, 2nd ed. Belmont, California: Wadsworth, pp. 104-110.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Secularization
  • A Quantitative Analysis of Religious Ritual in Middletown: A Research Note.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:1: 57-64.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from clergy in Delaware County, Indiana; descriptions of worship services suggest dimensions rather than typologies such as that of Michael Ducey (1977).

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Ritual
  • Religious Television in Middletown.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1984)
    Review of Religious Research 25:4: 303-313.

    Analyzes 1981 interview data from Muncie, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Media
  • Support for the Moral Majority: A Test of a Model.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:2: 183-196.

    Analyzes 1982 telephone interview data from Muncie, Indiana; a Christian right stance, cultural ethnocentrism, & authoritarianism furthered Moral Majority support; education, age, & viewing religious television had a lesser impact.

    Associated Search Terms: Media; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Moral Majority
  • Middletown's Rituals, 1924-1980.
    Tamney, Joseph B. (1983)
    In Theodore Caplow, Howard M. Bahr, and Bruce A. Chadwick, All Faithful People. Change and Continuity in Middletown's Religion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 128-145.

    Analyzes 1978 questionnaire data from whites in Muncie, Indiana, & information on revivals & retreats.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Ritual
  • All Faithful People. Change and Continuity in Middletown's Religion.
    Caplow, Theodore, Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chadwick, Dwight W. Hoover, Laurence A. Martin, Joseph B. Tamney, and Margaret Holmes Williamson (1983)
    Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Community study
  • "And Thy Neighbor as Thyself": Self-esteem and Faith in People as Correlates of Religiosity and Family Solidarity among Middletown High School Students.
    Bahr, Howard M., and Thomas K. Martin (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:2: 132-144.

    Little relation of religiosity to self-esteem shown, but church attendance is related to faith in people.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, secondary; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Self-esteem; Practice
  • Catholics and Protestants.
    Chadwick, Bruce A. (1983)
    In Theodore Caplow, Howard M. Bahr, Bruce A. Chadwick, et al., All Faithful People. Change and Continuity in Middletown's Religion. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, pp. 163-181.

    1978 "Middletown" data.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Protestant, U.S.A.
  • The Moral Majority in Middletown.
    Tamney, Joseph B., and Stephen D. Johnson (1983)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 22:2: 145-157.

    Analyzes interview data from Muncie; Moral Majority support had 3 independent sources: persuasion via religious TV, cultural fundamentalist attitudes stressing continuation of the status quo, & advocacy of the Christian right perspective.

    Associated Search Terms: Moral Majority; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Politics, U.S.A.; Media; Fundamentalist, U.S.A.
  • Religion in Middletown.
    Caplow, Theodore (1982)
    Public Interest 68: 78-87.

    analyzes 1977-81 survey data from Muncie, Indiana.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie
  • Youth and the Church in Middletown.
    Bahr, Howard M. (1982)
    Tocqueville Review 4: 31-63.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Adolescents
  • Shifts in the Denominational Demography of Middletown, 1924-1977.
    Bahr, Howard M. (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:2: 99-114.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, Muncie; Denomination (organizational entity); Demography
  • The Christian Right and the 1980 Presidential Election.
    Johnson, Stephen D., and Joseph B. Tamney (1982)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 21:2: 123-131.

    Analyzes telephone interview data, gathered a week before the 1980 election, from people who intended to vote; shows little impact from the Christian right.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Middletown in Transition. A Study in Cultural Conflicts.
    Lynd, Robert, and Helen Lynd (1937)
    New York: Harcourt, Brace & Company.

    Based on 1935 observations; sees religion in decline.

    Associated Search Terms: Community study; United States, Indiana, Muncie; Secularization
  • Middletown: A Study in Modern American Culture
    Lynd, Robert, and Helen Lynd (1929)
    New York: Harcourt & Brace.

    Church membership is more middle class than upper; attendance is more white collar than blue collar. Social conventions are stronger among upper than lower classes, heaven & hell more lower than upper. Lower classes believe more ardently & emotionally.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Community study; United States, Indiana, Muncie
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