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  • Disengaged and indistinct: The subcultural identity of the Emerging Church movement.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2015)
    Social Compass 62:1: 105-121.

    Based on 2009-2010 field work in an Emerging Church congregation in Seattle, Washington. The Emerging Church was disengaged from the issues of the day but not particularly distinct from the dominant religious culture.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Participant observation; Emerging church; United States, Washington, Seattle; Congregation
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Embedding Religious Commitment within Place.
    Wellman, James K., Jr., and Katie E. Corcoran (2013)
    Sociology of Religion 74:4: 496-520.

    Based on interviews & focus groups in western Oregon & western Washington, in conservative & liberal Protestant churches. Religion in general is in perceived tension with the regional environment, but Evangelical religion more so.

    Associated Search Terms: Conservative/liberal; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Focus group; Regionalism; Place; Tension; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, Oregon; United States, Washington
  • Off the Map? Locating the Emerging Church: A Comparative Case Study of Congregations in the Pacific Northwest.
    Wollschleger, Jason (2012)
    Review of Religious Research 54:1: 69-91.

    Based on participant observation, interviews, & primary sources in 4 Seattle congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; United States, Washington, Seattle; Emerging church; Youth
  • Ethnic and Gender Variation in Religious Involvement: Patterns of Expression in Young Adulthood.
    Jones, Janine M., Josie R. St. Peter, Sherira J. Fernandes, Todd I. Herrenkohl, Rick Kosterman, and J. David Hawkins (2011)
    Review of Religious Research 53:2: 207-225.

    Analyzes panel interview data from yong adults in Seattle; notes changes over time in religious "profiles" (spiritual/not religious; religious; intrinsic; organizational; not organizational).

    Associated Search Terms: Young adults; United States, Washington, Seattle; Ritual; Panel study; Gender; Experience; Age; Spirituality
  • Religious Involvement, Beliefs about God, and the Sense of Mattering among Older Adults.
    Schieman, Scott, Alex Bierman, and Christopher G. Ellison (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:3: 517-535.

    Analyzes 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in Washington, D.C. & 2 adjoining Maryland counties; beliefs in divine control mediate effects of practice & prayer on measures of oneself mattering.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Prayer; Practice; Gerontology; Control, divine; Belief; Self concept
  • Religious Activities and Changes in the Sense of Divine Control: Dimensions of Social Stratification as Contingencies.
    Schieman, Scott, and Alex Bierman (2007)
    Sociology of Religion 68:4: 361-381.

    Analyzes interview data from senior citizens in the Washington, D.C., area; uses items about God being in control as the dependent variable.

    Associated Search Terms: Race; Fatalism; Practice; Stratification; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Gerontology
  • Religion and the New Immigrants. How Faith Communities Form Our Newest Citizens.
    Foley, Michael W., and Dean R. Hoge (2007)
    New York: Oxford University Press.

    Based on participant observation & a survey of ethnic religious organizations; emphasizes the various levesl of civic engagement.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Congregationalism; Activism; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Social services; Indian Americans; Assimilation; Parish; Sikh, U.S.A.; Network; Social capital; Islam, U.S.A.; Korean Americans; Polity; Hindu, U.S.A.; Salvadoran Americans; Civic skills; Identity; Organization
  • The Sense of Divine Control and Psychological Distress: Variations Across Race and Socioeconomic Status.
    Schieman, Scott, Tetyana Pudrovska, Leonard I. Pearlin, and Christopher G. Ellison (2006)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 45:4: 529-549.

    Based on 2001-02 interview data from senior citizens in & near Washington, D.C.; sense of divine control correlates inversely with distress among African Americans & positively with it among whites.

    Associated Search Terms: Stratification; Control, divine; Gerontology; African Americans; Mental health; Race; Distress; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Professional Practitioners and Contact Persons. Explicating Special Types of Falun Gong Practitioners.
    Porter, Noah (2005)
    Nova Religio 9:2: 62-83.

    Based on 2001-03 field work in Tampa, Florida, & Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: Participant observation; Organization; United States, Florida, Tampa; Falun Gong, U.S.A.; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • The Role of Religious Congregations in Formation of the Korean Community in the Washington, D.C. Area.
    Kwon, Okyun (2004)
    In Ilpong Kim (ed.) Korean Americans: Past, Present, and Future. Elizabeth, New Jersey: Hollym International, pp. 239-271.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Korean Americans
  • Newcomers Serving the City: Immigrant Church and Non-Profit Connections in Washington, DC, and Kenosha, WI.
    Schneider, Jo Anne (2003)
    Cleveland: Urban Affairs Association.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Wisconsin, Kenosha; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Weathering Change: Gays and Lesbians, Christian Conservatives, and Everyday Hostilities.
    Linneman, Thomas John (2003)
    New York: New York University Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Homosexuality; Comparative; United States, Washington, Seattle; Urban; United States, Washington, Spokane; Conflict; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Immigration in Comparative Perspective: Catholic and Evangelical Salvadorans in San Francisco, Washington, D.C., and Phoenix.
    Menjívar, Cecilia (2003)
    Sociology of Religion 64:1: 21-45.

    Based on 1989-2000 participant observation, comparing Catholic & Evangelical religion in the lives of Salvadoran immigrants.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Arizona, Phoenix; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; United States, California, San Francisco; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Participant observation; Salvadoran Americans; Migrant; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Public Opinion on Church-state Issues in a Changing Environment.
    Wilcox, Clyde, and Rachel Goldberg (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:2: 369-376.

    1993 & 2000 Washington, D.C., area surveys show support for public property displays of Christianity decreasing & for free exercise of minority religions increasing.

    Associated Search Terms: State; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Religious Attitudes and Beliefs among Japanese Americans: King County, Washington and Santa Clara, California.
    Kashima, Tetsuden, S. Frank Miyamoto, and Stephen S. Fugita (2002)
    Behaviormetrika 29: 103-229.

    Associated Search Terms: Japanese Americans; Belief; United States, California, Santa Clara County; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Social Movements and Party Politics: The Case of the Christian Right.
    Green, John C., Mark J. Rozell, and Clyde Wilcox (2001)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 40:3: 413-426.

    Examines the Christian Right & the Republican Party in 4 American states in 1994; the more open the party was to the new Christian right the less well it fared at the polls.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; United States, Minnesota; United States, Texas; United States, Virginia; Social movement; Politics, U.S.A.; Conservative, U.S.A.
  • Dimensions of Religious Free Exercise: Abstract Beliefs and Concrete Applications.
    Jelen, Ted G. (1999)
    Review of Religious Research 40:4: 349-358.

    Analyzes 1993 telephone survey data from Washington, D.C.; Evangelicals supported religious liberty at the symbolic level, but not the free exercise of it by specific unconventional groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Evangelical, U.S.A.; Tolerance; Conventionality; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Chinese Christians in America. Conversion, Assimilation, and Adhesive Identities.
    Yang, Fenggang (1999)
    University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press.

    Based on 1993-96 participant observation in a Washington, D.C., Chinese Christian church, supplemented by observation & interviews elsewhere in the U.S.A.

    Associated Search Terms: Assimilation; Participant observation; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Chinese Americans; Parish; Identity; Migrant
  • Chinese Conversion to Evangelical Christianity: The Importance of Social and Cultural Contexts.
    Yang, Fenggang (1998)
    Sociology of Religion 59:3: 237-257.

    Based on 1993-94 field study among Chinese churches in Washington, D.C. Desires for material benefit, for assimilation, & ethnic belonging are not important, but rather the ethnic church provides psychological & spiritual support.

    Associated Search Terms: Ethnic; Migrant; Chinese Americans; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Conversion; Assimilation
  • Conscientious Objectors in the Culture War?: A Typology of Attitudes toward Church-State Relations.
    Jelen, Ted G., and Clyde Wilcox (1997)
    Sociology of Religion 58:3: 277-287.

    Analyzes 1993 telephone survey data from Washington, D.C. concerning attitudes toward church-state relations.

    Associated Search Terms: State; United States, District of Columbia, Washington
  • Charisma and Corruption in the Love Family: Toward a Theory of Corruption in Charismatic Cults.
    Balch, Robert W. (1995)
    In Mary Jo Neitz and Marion S. Goldman (eds.), Sex, Lies, and Sanctity: Religion and Deviance in Contemporary North America. Greenwich, Connecticut: JAI Press, pp. 155-179.

    Based on 1980-84 visits & interviews.

    Associated Search Terms: Commune; United States, Washington, Seattle; Charisma; Love Family; Corruption; New religions; Deviance/social control
  • An Analysis of Catholic Sacrificial Giving Programs in Seattle, Washington.
    Harris, Joseph Claude (1994)
    Review of Religious Research 36:2: 230-237.

    Evaluation research on a "sacrificial giving" program in 19 parishes of the Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle.

    Associated Search Terms: Catholic, U.S.A.; Contributions; Evaluation research; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Religious Attendance and the Subjective Health of the Elderly.
    Broyles, Philip A., and Cynthia K. Drenovsky (1992)
    Review of Religious Research 34:2: 152-160.

    Analyzes telephone survey data from people aged 55 & over in Washington State; finds religious attendance has an independent effect on subjective health.

    Associated Search Terms: Gerontology; Medical; United States, Washington; Practice
  • The Reliability of Historical United States Census Data on Religion.
    Stark, Rodney (1992)
    Sociological Analysis 53:1: 91-95.

    Compares 1925 Seattle Church Council membership data with 1926 federal census data for Seattle.

    Associated Search Terms: Census; Reliability; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Religion and Feminist Attitudes among African-American Women: A View from the Nation's Capitol.
    Wilcox, Clyde, and Sue Thomas (1992)
    Women & Politics 12:2: 19-40.

    Analyzes 1988 telephone interview data from African Americans in Washington, D.C.; religious involvement & orthodoxy predict opposition to abortion, but not to gender equality.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; Women; African Americans; Orthodoxy (doctrinal); United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Abortion
  • Processes of Disaffiliation: Religious Mobility among Men and Women.
    Sandomirsky, Sharon, and John Wilson (1990)
    Social Forces 68:4: 1211-1229.

    1979 panel study of 1965-66 Washington State high school juniors & seniors. Shows disaffiliation distinct from switching; isolates family variables, affecting men more, & religious, affecting women more.

    Associated Search Terms: Disaffiliation; Conversion; Family; Sex; United States, Washington
  • Biblical Literalism and Inerrancy: A Methodological Investigation.
    Jelen, Ted G., Clyde Wilcox, and Corwin E. Smidt (1990)
    Sociological Analysis 51:3: 307-313.

    Based on 1998 telephone survey data from African Americans in Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Literalism; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans
  • Blacks and the New Christian Right: Support for the Moral Majority and Pat Robertson among Washington, D.C. Blacks.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 32:1: 43-55.

    Analyzes 1988 telephone survey data from African American residents of Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; African Americans; Moral Majority; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Religious Sources of Politicization among Blacks in Washington, D.C.
    Wilcox, Clyde (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29:3: 387-394.

    Analyzes 1988 telephone survey data from African Americans in Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: African Americans; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Politics, U.S.A.; Pentecostal, U.S.A.
  • Religious Orientations & Political Attitudes among Blacks in Washington, D.C.
    Cook, Elizabeth Adell, and Clyde Wilcox (1990)
    Polity 22:3: 527-543.

    Analyzes 1988 telephone survey data from African Americans in Washington; evangelical & pentecotal doctrine & experiences correlate with conservative social stances, but religious variables do not predict economic & foreign policy stances.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Pentecostal, U.S.A.; Evangelical, U.S.A.; Politics, U.S.A.; African Americans
  • Metropolitan Residential Environments and Church Organizational Activities.
    Guest, Avery, and Barrett A. Lee (1987)
    Sociological Analysis 47:4: 335-354.

    Analyzes data from 1981 questionnaires sent to church officials in Seattle & Nashville; shows community service programs varying most with degree to which the churches are integrated into the local community.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Activism; United States, Washington, Seattle; Urban; Parish; United States, Tennessee, Nashville
  • Faith Without Form: Beliefs of Catholic Youth.
    McAuley, E. Nancy, and Moira Mathieson (1986)
    Kansas City: Sheed & Ward.

    Analyzes 1983 questionnaire data from high school seniors at 10 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Students, secondary; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Religion, Mastery-over-nature, and Environmental Concern.
    Hand, Carl M., and Kent D. Van Liere (1984)
    Social Forces 63:2: 555-570.

    Analyzes 1976 questionnaire data from Washington State; shows non Judeo-Christians more concerned about the environment, with significant differences among Judeo-Christian denominations.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Environmentalism; Methodist, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Baptist, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.
  • A Theory of Religious Commitment.
    Finney, John M. (1978)
    Sociological Analysis 39:1: 19-35.

    Interprets 1974 telephone survey data from Washington State with a causal sequence model: practice, knowledge, experience, belief, devotional practices

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Washington; Devotionalism; Experiential dimension; Cognitive dimension; Practice
  • Age Differences on Five Dimensions of Religious Involvement.
    Finney, John M., and Gary R. Lee (1977)
    Review of Religious Research 18:2: 173-179.

    Analyzes 1974 telephone survey data from Washington State; shows age having no independent effect except on devotional activity.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; Devotionalism; Dimensions of religiosity; United States, Washington
  • Professionalism and Bureaucracy as Work Environments Among the Protestant Clergy.
    Thompson, Robert Clarence (1977)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Washington State University. [DA 38:6 A, p. 3744]

    Analyzes 1975 questionnaire data from clergy of 10 protestant denominations in Washington State.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington; Protestant, U.S.A.; Bureaucracy; Organization; Professionalism; Clergy
  • Religious Differences in Family Size Preference among American Teenagers.
    Brackbill, Yvonne, and Embry M. Howell (1975)
    Sociological Analysis 35:1: 35-44.

    Analyzes 1971 survey data from middle, high, & college student sin the Washington, D.C. area; Catholicism was related to desired future family size.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Family; Students, undergraduate; Catholic, U.S.A.; Students, secondary
  • Skidders and Their Servants: Variable Goals and Functions of the Skid Road Rescue Mission.
    Bibby, Reginald W., and Armand L. Mauss (1974)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 13:4: 421-436.

    Observation & interview study of skid road missions in Seattle, showing their official objectives not being achieved but personal goals of leaders & clientele successfully realized.

    Associated Search Terms: Charities; Urban; Latent function; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Church Attendance and Health.
    Comstock, George W., and Kay B. Partridge (1972)
    Journal of Chronic Diseases 25: 665-672.

    Analyzes 1963 interview data from Washington County, Maryland; notes correlations of health-related phenomena with church attendance that may or may not be spurious.

    Associated Search Terms: Medical; United States, Maryland, Washington County; Mortality; Practice
  • Social Deprivation and Religiosity.
    Christopher, Stefan, John Fearon, John McCoy, and Charles Nobbe (1971)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 10:4: 385-393. Comment by James E. Dittes 10:4: 393-395.

    Analyzes 1967 data from Catholics in a Seattle parish; supports the Glock/Stark deprivation model; the comment by Dittes is critical.

    Associated Search Terms: Deprivation; Catholic, U.S.A.; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Professionalism and the Resolution of Authority Conflicts among the Catholic Clergy.
    Struzzo, John A. (1970)
    Sociological Analysis 31:2: 92-106.

    Analyzes a 1969 survey of parish & high school teacher-clergy in the Archdiocese of Washington: those with more education tended to oppose traditional norms.

    Associated Search Terms: Authority; Birth control; Clergy; Conflict; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • Role Dilemmas of Protestant Clergymen in a Metropolitan Community.
    Coates, Charles H., and Robert C. Kistler (1965)
    Review of Religious Research 6: 147-152.

    Based on 1962 questionnaire data from the Washington, D.C. area; focuses on conflicts between the vocational demands of patoral service & the realistic demands of administrative service.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Protestant, U.S.A.; United States, District of Columbia, Washington; Role conflict; Clergy role
  • Religious Differences in Lay Attitudes and Knowledge on Alcoholism and its Treatment.
    Linsky, Arnold S. (1965)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 5:1: 41-50.

    Analyzes interview data from residents of Vancouver, Washington; uses 4 organizational labels: Catholic, Protestant: ecclesia, denomination, fundamentalist.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Typology; United States, Washington, Vancouver; Fundamentalist; Alcohol
  • Attitudes among Local Baptist Church Leaders in Washington State.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1963)
    Sociology and Social Research 47:3: 322-330.

    Analyzes questionnaire data from American Baptist clergy & lay officers in Washington State; clergy were generally more liberal than were lay officers.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; United States, Washington; American Baptist; Lay
  • Attitudes of Ministers and Lay Leaders of the American Baptist Convention of the State of Washington on Selected Social Issues.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D. dissertation, University of Southern California.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Washington
  • Attitudes of Ministers and Lay Leaders of the American Baptist Convention of the State of Washington on Selected Social Issues.
    Brown, Robert Lane (1962)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, University of Southern California {DA 23:3, p. 1102]

    Analyzes interview data about liquor, social welfare, likelihood of war, church-state relations, law enforcement, overseas relief, & relations with Jews; clergy were more liberal than lay leaders.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Laity; United States, Washington; American Baptist
  • Patterns of Church Distribution and Movement.
    Myers, George C. (1962)
    Social Forces 40:4: 354-363.

    Ecological analysis of denominations, sects, & cults in the Seattle, Washington area.

    Associated Search Terms: Urban; Ecology; Typology; United States, Washington, Seattle
  • Religious Self-identification.
    Vernon, Glenn M. (1962)
    Pacific Sociological Review 5:1: 40-43.

    Analyzes 1958 Twenty Statements Test data from boy scouts at a Washington State summer camp; shows % making religious references by age & denomination.

    Associated Search Terms: Baptist, U.S.A.; Episcopal; Presbyterian, U.S.A.; Lutheran, U.S.A.; Disciples of Christ; Methodist, U.S.A.; Catholic, U.S.A.; Mormon, U.S.A.; United States, Washington; Age; Children; Identity; Congregational, U.S.A.; Twenty Statements Test
  • Measuring "Infinite" Values.
    Larson, Richard F. (1959)
    American Catholic Sociological Review 20:3: 194-202.

    Analyzes 1958 questionnaire data from Seattle Archdiocesan priests.

    Associated Search Terms: Values; Measurement; United States, Washington, Seattle; Catholic, U.S.A.; Clergy
  • Indian Shakers. A Messianic Cult of the Pacific Northwest.
    Barnett, Homer Garner (1957)
    Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press.

    Portrays a new Christian religion among native Americans in Washington State & the surrounding region, that emerged in the late 19th century.

    Associated Search Terms: Historical; Native Americans; Messian; New religions; United States, Washington
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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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