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  • Religious affliation and hiring discrimination in the American South: A field experiment.
    Wallace, Michael, Bradley R.E. Wright, and Allen Hyde (2014)
    Social Currents 1:2: 189-207.

    Associated Search Terms: Experiment; Identification; United States, South; Discrimination
  • Religious institutions and sexual scandals: A comparative study of Catholicism in Ireland, South Africa, and the United States.
    Conway, Brian (2014)
    International Journal of Comparative Sociology 55:4: 318-341.

    Associated Search Terms: Ireland; Comparative; South Africa; Catholic, Ireland; Catholic, South Africa; Sexual abuse; United States; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • 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
  • 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
  • America's heirloom comfot song: "Amazing Grace."
    Lewis, Kevin (2013)
    Implicit Religion 16:3: 277-288.

    "Amazing Grace" transcends racial and class lines in the American South, as a comfort song, especially at funerals. Its anti-slavery origins are lost in this very transcendence into uncontested cultural space.

    Associated Search Terms: Music; United States, South; Comfort; Funeral
  • Religious pluralism and the 2008 Obama vote.
    Blasi, Anthony J., Barbara Kilbourne, and Oscar Miller. (2013)
    In Giuseppe Giordan and William H. Swatos, Jr. (eds.) Testing Pluralism. Globalizing Belief, Localizing Gods. Leiden: Brill, pp. 95-105.

    Analyzes ecological data from cities in the southeast U.S.A.; the number of different denominations & traditions in cities predicted the % vote for Barak Obama, net of controls for education, % African American, population size.

    Associated Search Terms: Pluralism; Politics, U.S.A.; United States, South
  • Religious non-involvement among African Americans, Black Caribbeans and Non-hispanic Whites: Findings from the National Survey of American Life.
    Brown, R. Khari, Robert Joseph Taylor, and Linda M. Chatters (2013)
    Review of Religious Reseach 55:3:435-457.

    Reports 2001-03 survey data. African Americans & Black Caribbeans were both more religiously involved than non-Hispanic whites. Women, married persons, Southerners, & the highly educated were more involved in religion than others. The religiously uninvolved were not atheists.

    Associated Search Terms: Women; United States, South; Religiosity; Marriage; Education; Caribbean Americans; Atheist, U.S.A.; African Americans
  • What Will the Neighbors Think? The Effect of Moral Communities on Cohabitation.
    Gault-Sherman, Martha, and Scott Draper (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 45-67.

    Analyzes 2000 county-level ecological U.S.A. data; Evangelical adherence is inversely related to cohabitation rates, especially in the South.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Ecology; Cohabitation
  • Pray the Gay Away: The Extraordinary Lives of Bible Belt Gays.
    Barton, Bernadette (2012)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation
  • 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.
  • Practicing what they preach? Lynching and religion in the American South, 1890-1929.
    Bailey, Amy Kate, and Karen A. Snedker (2011)
    American Journal of Sociology 117:3: 844-887.

    Associated Search Terms: Racism; United States, South; Violence
  • Religiosity, Self-control, and Virginity Status in College Students from the "Bible Belt": A Research Note.
    Vazsonyi, Alexander, and Dusty D. Jenkins (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 561-568.

    Religiosity delays loss of virginity.

    Associated Search Terms: Students, undergraduate; United States, South; Sexual activity
  • The Role of Religion in the Sexual Lives of Teens.
    Cooksey, Elizabeth, and Tessa Dooms (2010)
    In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and Pink Dandelion (eds.) Religion and Youth. Surrey, U.K.: Ashgate, pp. 105-111.

    Overview of research on religion, especially religious salience, as an influence on teen sexual activity in South Africa & the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: South Africa; Adolescents; AIDS; United States; Salience; Sexual activity
  • "Abomination"--life as a Bible Belt gay.
    Barton, Bernadette (2010)
    Journal of Homosexuality 57;4:465-484.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Homosexuality; United States, South
  • Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on U.S. Religious Service Attendance: The Declining Impact of Sex, Southern Residence, and Catholic Affiliation.
    Schwadel, Philip (2010)
    Sociology of Religion 71:1: 2-24.

    Analyzes 1971-2006 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; cohort changes were minimal. Effects of Catholic affiliaiton, female sex, & Southern residence declined, thus reducing attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Gender; United States, South; Catholic, U.S.A.; Practice; United States; Generations
  • 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
  • Is the multiracial congregation an answer to the problem of race?: Comparative perspectives from South Africa and the USA.
    Ganiel, Gladys (2008)
    Journal of Religion in Africa 38: 263-283.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; South Africa; Race; Parish; Diversity; Congregation; Comparative
  • Severe Underrepresentation of Women in Church Leadership in the Korean Immigrant Community in the United States.
    Min, Pyong Gap (2008)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47:2: 225-241.

    Korean immigrant churches in the greater New York area have few women leaders, more because of a Confucian-based patriarchy & migrant males' status needs than because of conservative theology.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, Korea (South); Patriarchy; Sexism; United States, New York, New York; Women; Clergy; Korea (South); Korean Americans; Migrant
  • Religious Interests and the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday in Greenville, South Carolina.
    Guth, James L., Lyman A. Kellstedt, Joshua Copeland, and Christine Rowland (2007)
    In Paul A. Djupe and Laura R. Olson (eds.) Religious Interests in Community Conflict. Beyond the Culture Wars. Waco, Texas: Baylor University Press, pp. 145-171.

    Examines involvement of some churches in an unsuccessful 2004 effort to have Greenville County recognize the Martin Luther King, Jr., Day holiday.

    Associated Search Terms: Politics, U.S.A.; Race; United States, South Carolina, Greenville; Activism
  • The political participation and engagement of Muslim Americans: Mosque involvement and group consciousness.
    Jamal, Amaney (2007)
    American Politics Research 33:4: 521-544.

    2002 telephone interview data from Muslim Americans in the New York City area show mosques enhance the political particpation of Arab Americans, the collective consciousness of Arab & African American Muslims, & the civic engagement but not politcal involvemnt or collective consciousness of South Asian Muslims.

    Associated Search Terms: Arab Americans; United States, New York, New York; South Asian Americans; Politics, U.S.A.; Islam, U.S.A.; Civic engagement; African Americans; Identity
  • Every Time I Feel the Spirit: Religious Experience and Ritual in an African American Church.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (2005)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans; Participant observation
  • The Lotto and the Lord: Religious Influences on the Adoption of a Lottery in South Carolina.
    Olson, Laura R., Karen V. Guth, and James L. Guth (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:1: 87-110.

    Analyzes data from a 2000 South Carolina poll; religious political salience & white Evangelical identity predicted opposition to a lottery.

    Associated Search Terms: Salience; United States, South Carolina; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; Gambling
  • Spatial variations in church burnings: The social ecology of victimized communities in the South.
    Bartkowski, John P., Frank M. Howell, and Shu-Chuan Lai (2002)
    Rural Sociology 67:4: 578-602.

    Associated Search Terms: Hate crimes; Prejudice; Ecology; Criminology; United States, South
  • Seeker Churches: Promoting Traditional Religion in a Nontraditional Way.
    Sargeant, Kimon Howland (2000)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Based on participant observation at the Willow Creek Community Church near Chicago, & on survey data; maintains that seeker churches will continue to grow & conform to consumerist attitudes.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, Chicago; Willow Creek Association; Seeker; United States, Illinois, South Barrington
  • Identifying the semi-involuntary institution: A clarification.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Darren E. Sherkat (1999)
    Social Forces 78: 793-802.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; United States, South; Urban/rural; Practice
  • Extending the Semi-involuntary Institution: Regional Differences and Social Constraints on Private Religious Consumption among African Americans.
    Sherkat, Darren E., and Shannon A. Cunningham (1998)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 37:3: 383-396.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data.

    Associated Search Terms: Rural; United States, South; African Americans; Devotionalism; Denominationalism
  • He Made a Way Out of No Way: Religious Experience in an African-American Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    Review of Religious Research 39:1: 5-26.

    Based on 1991-92 field work in Charleston, South Carolina.

    Associated Search Terms: Experience; Participant observation; African Methodist Episcopal Church; African Americans; Parish; Class; United States, South Carolina, Charleston
  • The Church and the Street. Race, Class, and Congregation.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1997)
    In Penny Edgell Becker and Nancy L. Eiesland (eds.) Contemporary American Religion. An Ethnographic Reader. Walnut Creek, California: Alta Mira, pp. 169-190.

    1991-92 participant observation study of a congregation in a low income section of Charleston.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Stratification; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Participant observation; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Americans
  • Sacrifice of Praise: Emotion and Collective Participation in an African-American Worship Service.
    Nelson, Timothy J. (1996)
    Sociology of Religion 57:4: 379-396.

    Based on 1991-92 ethnographic data from an A.M.E. church in Charleston, South Carolina; explores "feeling rules" in emotional worship.

    Associated Search Terms: Ritual; Definition of the situation; Experience; United States, South Carolina, Charleston; African Methodist Episcopal Church; Parish; African Americans; Emotion; Participant observation
  • Race, Religious Involvement and Depressive Symptomatology in a Southeastern U.S. Community.
    Ellison, Christopher G. (1995)
    Social Science and Medicine 40:11: 1561-1572.

    Analyzes 1983-84 interview data from 5 North Carolina counties; attendance varies inversely with depressive symptoms for whites, no denomination positively with them among blacks, private prayer positively with them among both.

    Associated Search Terms: Depression; United States, South; Mental health; African Americans; Race
  • The "Semi-involuntary Institution" Revisited: Regional Variations in Church Participation Among Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Darren E. Sherkat (1995)
    Social Forces 73:4: 1415-1437.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans interview data; uses rural South, urban South, & non-South categories.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; United States, South; Practice; Urban/rural
  • South Carolina: The Christian Right Wins One.
    Guth, James L. (1995)
    In Mark J. Rozell and Clyde Wilcox (eds.) God at the Grass Roots. The Christian Right in the 1994 Elections. Lanham, Maryland: Rowman & Littlefield, pp. 133-145.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religious Practices and Alcohlism in a Southern Adult Population.
    Koenig, Harold G., Linda K. George, K.G. Meador, Daniel G. Blazer, and S.M. Ford (1994)
    Hospital and Community Psychiatry 54:3: 225-231.

    Associated Search Terms: Alcohol; United States, South
  • The Strategy of Willow Creek Community Church: A Study in the Sociology of Religion.
    Pritchard, Gregory A. (1994)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Northwestern University. [DA 56:3 A, p. 1133]

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Illinois, South Barrington; Socialization; Apologetics
  • Blessed Assurance: Beliefs, Actions, and the Experience of Salvation in a Carolina Baptist Church.
    Heriot, M. Jean (1994)
    Knoxville; University of Tennessee Press.

    Ethnography of a rural South Carolina Southern Baptist congregation.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South Carolina; Rural; Participant observation; Southern Baptist
  • Gender and Age Differences in Religiosity among Black Americans.
    Levin, Jeffrey S., and Robert J. Taylor (1993)
    The Gerontologist 33: 16-23.

    Analyzes 1979-80 interview data; finds Black women more religious on all measures than Black men. Religiosity correlated with Southernness.

    Associated Search Terms: Life cycle; Religiosity; Sex; African Americans; United States, South
  • Southern Intolerance: A Fundamentalist Effect?
    Ellison, Christopher G., and Marc A. Musick (1993)
    Social Forces 72:2: 379-398.

    Analyzes 1988 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows the lower tolerance of leftists, atheists, & homosexuals by Southerners is only partly explained by conservative theology.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; Tolerance; United States, South; Prejudice, anti-homosexual
  • 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 Socio-religious Develoment of the Church of God in Christ.
    Baer, Hans A. (1992)
    In Hans Baer and Y. Jones (eds.) African-Americans in the South: Isssues of Race, Class, and Gender. Athens: University of Georgia Press, pp. 111-122.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; Church of God in Christ, U.S.A.; United States, South
  • Evangelical heathens: The deviant status of freethinkers in southland.
    Heiner, Robert (1992)
    Deviant Behavior: An Interdisciplinary Journal 13: 1-20.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; Atheist, U.S.A.; Deviance/social control; Evangelical, U.S.A.
  • Faith and Honor in the Slave South.
    Swatos, William H., Jr. (1990)
    In William H. Swatos, Jr. (ed.) Time, Place, and Circusmtance. Neo-Weberian Studies in Comparative Religious History. New York: Greenwood, pp. 163-182.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; United States, South
  • Religion as Opposition: A Gramscian Analysis.
    Billings, Dwight B. (1990)
    American Journal of Sociology 96:1: 1-31.

    Applies Gramsci's hegemony concept to coal & textile workers in the American South after World War I.

    Associated Search Terms: Hegemony; United States, South; Labor; Gramsci, Antonio
  • Religion, Religious Commitment, and Life Satisfaction among Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and David A. Gay (1990)
    Sociological Quarterly 31: 123-147.

    Analyzes 1979-80 National Survey of Black Americans data; religious participation furthers well-being outside the South, & private religiosity does generally, moreso in traditional Black churches outside the South & Catholics in the South.

    Associated Search Terms: Well-being; African Americans; Practice; Religiosity; United States, South
  • In the Receding Shadow of the Plantation: A Profile of Rural Clergy and Churches in the Black Belt.
    Lincoln, C. Eric, and Lawrence H. Mamiya (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 29:4: 349-368.

    Analyzes 1978 interview data from African American clergy in rural southern counties having at least 30% African American populations; focuses on attributes of clergy & programs in their churches.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; African Americans; Rural
  • Protestantism, Authoritarianism and Democracy: A Comparison of The Netherlands, the United States and South Africa.
    Jacobson, David (1987)
    Religion 17:3: 275-301.

    Calvinist religions developed in The Netherlands, the U.S.A.., & South Africa, all of which developed very different political systems.

    Associated Search Terms: Comparative; Politics, Netherlands; Netherlands; Calvinist; Politics, U.S.A.; United States; South Africa; Politics, South Africa
  • Sociological Theory, Religion and Collective Action.
    Wallis, Roy, and Steve Bruce (1986)
    Belfast: The Queen's University.

    Associated Search Terms: United States; Politics; Comparative; Presbyterian; South Africa; Children of God; Rajneesh; Great Britain; Stark, Rodney; Hermeneutic; New religions; Deprivation; Conservative
  • The Black Heritage in Religion in the South.
    Lincoln, C. Eric (1985)
    In C.R. Wilson (ed.) Religion in the South. Jckson: University of Mississippi Press, pp. 35-58.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, South; African Americans
  • Religious Regionalism: The Case of Lutherans in the South.
    Hook, Wade F. (1985)
    Review of Religious Research 27:1: 77-85.

    Uses membership, contribution, & sex role data to show divergence of Southern Lutherans from other U.S. Lutherans; ethnic identities & clergy dropout rates conform to national patterns.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex role; Contributions; United States, South; Lutheran Church in America; Membership
  • Penetration of a Conventional Religious Hierarchy by Media Evangelism.
    Carlson, Elwood (1984)
    Sociology and Social Research 68:4: 498-509.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from participants in a South Carolina synod of the Lutheran Church in America; shows a large proportion had watched & had sent money to televangelists.

    Associated Search Terms: Lutheran Church in America; Media; United States, South Carolina; Contributions
  • The Nature and Sources of Religious Involvement.
    Roberts, Michael K., and James D. Davidson (1984)
    Review of Religious Research 25:4: 334-350.

    Analyzes 1968 questionnaire data from 2 Methodist & 2 Baptist churches in the South Bend, Indiana, area; identifies religious & non-religious predictors of involvement.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Indiana, South Bend; Belief; Communality; Practice
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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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