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  • Toward religious polarization? Time effects on religious commitment in U.S., UK, and Canadian regions.
    Wilkins-Laflamme, Sarah (2014)
    Sociology of Religion 75:2: 284-308.

    Presents 1985-2010 General Social Survey (U.S.A. & Canada), Scottish, British, & Northern Ireland Social Attitudes Survey, & Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey data.

    Associated Search Terms: Great Britain, Scotland; Great Britain, Wales; Great Britain, Northern Ireland; Great Britain, England; Canada, regions; Membership; United States, regions
  • 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
  • Religiosity and deviance: An examination of the moral community and antiasceticism hypotheses among U.S. adults.
    Sturgis, Paul W., and Robert D. Baller (2012)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51:4: 809-820.

    Uses 2000 & '02 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data in one analysis & 1998 in another; attendance is inversely related to minor & major deviance, controlling for regions (which vary by attendance rates). Interaction of mean region attendance & individual attendance produced no effects.

    Associated Search Terms: Deviance/social control; Drug; Practice; Asceticism; Criminology; Contextual effects; Sexual activity; United States; Regionalism
  • Patterns of the Past, Prospects for the Future: Religion in the None Zone.
    Killen, Patricia O'Connell (2004)
    In Patricia O'Connell Killen and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion in Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 9-20.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; United States, Pacific Northwest
  • Secular but Spiritual in the Pacific Northwest.
    Shibley, Mark A. (2004)
    In Patricia O'Connell Killen and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 139-167.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Regionalism; United States, Pacific Northwest
  • Surveying the religious landscape: Historical trends and current patterns in Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.
    Killen, Patricia O'Connell, and Mark A. Shibley (2004)
    In Patricia O'Connell Killen and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 25-49.

    Associated Search Terms: Regionalism; United States, Pacific Northwest
  • Religion and Place in the Midwest: Urban, Rural, and Suburban Forms of Religious Expression.
    Williams, Rhys H. (2004)
    In Philip Barlow and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion and Public Life in the Midwest: America's Common Denominator. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira, pp. 187-208.

    Associated Search Terms: Regionalism; United States, Midwest; Place; Urban
  • The Churching of the Pacific Northwest: The Rise of Sectarian Entrepreneurs.
    Wellman, James K., Jr. (2004)
    In Patricia O'Connell Killen and Mark Silk (eds.) Religion and Public Life in the Pacific Northwest: The None Zone. Walnut Creek, California: AltaMira Press, pp. 79-105.

    Associated Search Terms: Entrepreneur, sectarian; United States, Pacific Northwest; United States, regions
  • Revisiting the Social Sources of American Christianity 1972-1998.
    Park, Jerry Z., and Samuel H. Reimer (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 733-746.

    Associated Search Terms: Niebuhr, H. Richard; United States, regions; Class; United States; Demography; Sect
  • Mapping American Adoelscent Religious Participation.
    Smith, Christian, Melinda Lundquist Denton, Robert Faris, and Mark Regnerus (2002)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 41:4: 597-612.

    Presents descriptive 1990s poll data from American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Age; United States; Adolescents; Practice; Membership; Youth groups; Sex; Race; United States, regions; Students, secondary
  • Race, Region, and Religious Involvement: A Comparative Study of White and African Americans.
    Hunt, Larry L., and Matthew O. Hunt (2001)
    Social Forces 80:2: 605-621.

    Analyzes 1974-94 General Social Survey (U.S.A..) data; African Americans are more religiously involved in the urban South & less so in the urban North. This distinctive African American pattern appears in intermittent attendance.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States, regions; African Americans
  • Regional Religions?: Extending the "Semi-Involuntary" Thesis of African American Religious Participation.
    Hunt, Matthew O., and Larry L. Hunt (2000)
    Sociological Forum 15: 569-594.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; African Americans
  • The narrowing regional gap in church attendance in the United States.
    Kanagy, Conrad L., Glenn Firebaugh, and Hart M. Nelsen (1994)
    Rural Sociology 59:3: 515-524.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; United States, regions
  • Full Pews and Empty Altars. Demographics of the Priest Shortage in United States Catholic Dioceses.
    Schoenherr, Richard A., and Lawrence A. Young, with the collaboration of Tsan-Yuang Cheng (1993)
    Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

    Projections based on 1966-86 data from U.S. Catholic dioceses, to 2006.

    Associated Search Terms: Clergy; Catholic, U.S.A.; Demography; Vocation; Diocese; United States, regions
  • Rural/urban Versus Regional Differences in Religiosity.
    Chalfant, H. Paul, and Peter L. Heller (1991)
    Review of Religious Research 33:1: 76-86.

    Analyzes 1984, '85, '87, & '88 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data on ritualistic, ideological, & experiential religiosity.

    Associated Search Terms: Dimensions of religiosity; Urban/rural; United States, regions
  • Region, Religious Commitment, and Life Satisfaction among Black Americans.
    Ellison, Christopher G., and David A. Gay (1990)
    Sociological Quarterly 31:1: 123-147.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Life satisfaction; African Americans
  • Explaining the Church Member Rate.
    Bainbridge, William Sims (1990)
    Social Forces 68: 1287-1296.

    Ecological correlates of U.S. county-level church membership percentages include region, population stability, socio-economic status, racial composition, & age composition.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Stratification; Age; Migration; Ecology; United States, regions; Race
  • An American Diaspora? Patterns of Jewish Population Distribution and Change, 1971-198.
    Newman, William M., and Peter L. Halvorson (1990)
    Review of Religious Research 31:3: 259-267.

    Updates data on the regional distribution of American Jews, from an earlier 1952-71 study.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Ecology; Membership; Jewish, U.S.A.
  • Religion and Political Realignment in the Rocky Mountain States.
    Olson, John Kevin, and Ann C. Beck (1990)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 29;2: 198-209.

    Examines 1950s & '80s election data from Rocky Mountain state counties; shows conservative Protestant denomination populations related to shifts to the Republican Party.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, Rocky Mountain Region; Ecology; Politics, U.S.A.
  • Unchurched Black Americans: Patterns of Religiosity and Affiliation.
    Nelsen, Hart M. (1988)
    Review of Religious Research 29:4: 398-412.

    Analyzes 1978 Gallup data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Practice; Urban; African Americans
  • Regional Contrasts within Black Protestantism: A Research Note.
    Stump, Roger W. (1987)
    Social Forces 66:1: 143-151.

    Analyzes 1972-84 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from African Americans; social factors affect church attendance more in the South, religious & ascetic factors in the North.

    Associated Search Terms: Practice; African Americans; Asceticism; United States, regions
  • Regional Variations in Denominational Switching among White Protestants.
    Stump, Roger W. (1987)
    Professional Geographer 39:4: 438-449.

    Analyzes 1974-84 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data from white Protestants; shows correlates of changing denomination vary by geographical region.

    Associated Search Terms: Protestant, U.S.A.; Conversion; United States, regions; Ecology
  • American Mainline Religion: Its Changing Shape and Future.
    Roof, Wade Clark, and William McKinney (1987)
    New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press.

    Overview of American religion after 1950, sometimes using General Social Survey & similar data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Voluntarism; Individualism; Stratification; Ethnic; Membership; Moral; United States; Privatization
  • Regional Variations in the Determinants of Religious Participation.
    Stump, Roger W. (1986)
    Review of Religious Research 27:3: 208-225.

    Analyzes 1974-82 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows predictors of religious participation vary from one region to another.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Ecology; Practice
  • Religion and Region in America.
    Hill, Samuel S., Jr. (1985)
    Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 480: 132-141.

    Notes regionalism in American religion persists despite a decline in regionalism in other aspects of life; internal migrants conform to the religiosity of the regions to which they migrate.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; United States, regions
  • Religion and Regional Culture: The Changing Pattern of Religious Affiliation in the Cajun Region of Southwest Louisiana.
    Clarke, Clifford J. (1985)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 24:4: 384-395.

    Analyzes 1950-80 church membership data for trditionally Catholic southwest Louisiana; shows a slight trend toward convergence with the regional and nation.

    Associated Search Terms: Cajuns; United States, Louisiana; Regionalism; Catholic, U.S.A.
  • The Future of Religion. Secularization, Revival and Cult Formation.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1985)
    Berkeley: University of California Press.

    Associated Search Terms: Canada; Conversion; Typology; Revolution; Transcendental Meditation; Scientology; United States, regions; Secularization; Europe
  • Religion and Regional Culture: Patterns of Concentration and Change among American Religious Denominations, 1952-1980.
    Newman, William M., and Peter L. Halvorson (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:3: 304-315.

    Uses 1952, '71, & '80 denomination adherents totals to show that American regional patterns are stable.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Membership
  • Regional Divergence in Religious Affiliation in the United States.
    Stump, Roger W. (1984)
    Sociological Analysis 45:4: 283-299.

    Analyzes membership data from various sources; sees regional differences not converging but persisting.

    Associated Search Terms: Membership; Ecology; United States, regions
  • Regional Migration and Religious Commitment in the United States.
    Stump, Roger W. (1984)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 23:3: 292-303.

    Analyzes 1973-82 General Social Survey (U.S.A.) data; shows migrants conforming to the religious practice patterns of their new environments.

    Associated Search Terms: Migrant; United States, regions; Practice
  • American-born Sects: Initial Findings.
    Stark, Rodney, and William Sims Bainbridge (1981)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 20:2: 130-149.

    Data from J. Gordon Melton, Encyclopedia of American Religions (1978).

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Sect
  • Cult Membership in the Roaring Twenties: Assessing Local Receptivity.
    Stark, Rodney, William Sims Bainbridge, and Lori Kent (1981)
    Sociological Analysis 42:2: 137-162.

    Analyzes U.S. Census data.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Membership; Cult
  • Gender and Regional Differences in the Religiosity of Protestant Adolescents.
    Nelsen, Hart M., and Raymond H. Potvin (1981)
    Review of Religious Research 22:3: 268-285.

    Analyzes 1975 data from American adolescents.

    Associated Search Terms: Sex; United States, regions; Protestant, U.S.A.; Adolescents
  • The South and the North in American Religion.
    Hill, Samuel S., Jr. (1980)
    Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions
  • Cults of America: A Reconnaissance in Space and Time.
    Stark, Rodney, William Sims Bainbridge, and Daniel P. Doyle (1979)
    Sociological Analysis 40:4: 347-359.

    Distribution of 501 independent groups listed in Melton's Encyclopedia of American Religions, Vol. 2 (1978), in regions of the United States.

    Associated Search Terms: Cult; United States, regions; Ecology
  • A New Regionalization of American Religion.
    Shortridge, James R. (1977)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 16:2: 143-153.

    Draws a map based on 5 types of county: super Catholic, Catholic, diverse liberal protestant, intense conservative Protestant, transition; uses data from Douglas W. Johnson et al, Churches and Church Membership in the United States (1974).

    Associated Search Terms: Ecology; United States, regions
  • Unanticipated Consequences of Organizational Coalitions: Ecumenical Cooperation and Civil Rights Policy.
    Wood, James R. (1971)
    Social Forces 50: 512-521.

    Notes that denominations in the National (U.S.A.) Council of Churches experienced unanticipated involvement in the civil rights movement, sometimes at great cost, especially if regionally centered in the American South.

    Associated Search Terms: Ecumenism; Civil rights movement; National Council of Churches; United States, regions
  • Regional Patterns of Fundamentalistic Attitude Configuration.
    Maranell, Gary M. (1968)
    Kansas Journal of Sociology 4: 159-174.

    Associated Search Terms: Fundamentalist, U.S.A.; United States, regions
  • Protestant Enforcement of Racial Integration Policy: A Sociological Study in the Political Economy of Organizations.
    Wood, James R. (1967)
    Unpublished Ph.D.. dissertation, Vanderbilt University. [DA 28:10 A, p. 4300]

    Compares 42 U.S. Protestant denominations' policies on racial integration. Executives could formulate & enforce integration policies when formal polity game them power & resources, & when the membership was largely outside the South.

    Associated Search Terms: Integration (racial); Organization; Protestant, U.S.A.; Authority; United States, regions
  • Religiosity, Regional Subculture, and Social Behavior.
    Salisbury, W. Seward (1962)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 2:1: 94-101.

    Compares questionnaire data from students at a state college in the American South & one in the Northeast; notes behavioral differences by doctrinal orthodoxy & region.

    Associated Search Terms: United States, regions; Consequential dimension; Students, undergraduate; Orthodoxy (doctrinal)
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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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