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    • One bread, one body, one church : the religiosity of Latino and Anglo Catholics in America. 

      Andercheck, Brita. (, 2013-09-16)
      Objective: This paper examines the religious differences between American Latino and Anglo Catholics. Method: This study uses multivariate analyses to model the differences between these groups on traditional measures of ...
    • Ontological certainty and psychological distress : the role of religious beliefs. 

      Henderson, William Matthew, 1980- (2017-10-27)
      Despite prominent criticisms, scholars generally agree that religious participation conveys important potential psychosocial benefits which contribute to well-being and protect against the deleterious nature of stress. ...
    • Prestige inequality : the effects of family status and occupational segregation. 

      Garland, Anna Nicole. (2010-06-23)
      Wage inequality has been extensively studied in the social sciences, but few researchers have studied prestige inequality. This paper looks not only at prestige and wage inequality between genders, but also within genders, ...
    • Race, religion, and homosexuality: Black Protestants and homosexual acceptance. 

      Lewis-Williams, Jeniece T. (2006-12-05)
      This paper explores the relationship between race, religion, and acceptance of homosexuality. Many question the disapproval of African Americans in the homosexual fight for gay rights, especially considering their activity ...
    • Reading the American Bible : its role in liberal morality, criminal justice attitudes, and attitudes about religion and science. 

      Franzen, Aaron B. (2011-05-12)
      The Bible has had a large impact on American culture, but thus far very little research has looked at the impact that reading the Bible may have. Research shows that religion has the tendency to have a conservative influence ...
    • Religion and interracial marriage. 

      Tom, Joshua C. (2015-07-24)
      The history of racial intermarriage in the United States intersects with its religious history. Religious people, beliefs and institutions have both supported and opposed social and legal boundaries regarding the marriage ...
    • Religion and social support for parents. 

      Sugg, Cory. 1989- (2017-07-31)
      How does religion benefit parental well-being? Are religious parents benefitting from the source of informal social support that religion provides? Does religion have an effect apart from this? This study, using logistic ...
    • Religion and trust : Turkish case. 

      Yilmaz, Murat, 1983- (2015-07-07)
      I investigate the relationship between religion and trust using the Turkish sample from the World Values Surveys (WVS). This study focuses on a majority Muslim nation that has been institutionally secular and democratic ...
    • Religion in contemporary China. 

      Wang, Xiuhua, 1988- (2017-07-24)
      Different from many societies that religion is embedded in the cultural tradition and is supported or subsidized by the state, religion in China is marginalized by the Confucian tradition and regulated by the atheist ...
    • Religion, sexuality, and gender : an individual and organizational analysis. 

      Whitehead, Andrew L. (, 2012-08-08)
      Homosexuality has been the object of much debate, research, and political struggle over the last 40 years. Since the Stonewall riots of 1969 the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender movement (LGBT) continues to grow ...
    • Religious coping : the role of religion in mediating the effects of sex victimization on trust. 

      Tamburello, Jeffrey A. (, 2013-09-16)
      Recent reports concerning violence against women estimate that over 3% of female college students are sexually assaulted each year. If other forms of nonconsensual sexual contact are included in these numbers, the estimates ...
    • Religious identities : self-identification and denominational affiliation. 

      Rhodes, Jeremy R. (, 2011-09-14)
      Although a substantial body of theory addresses identity as both a social and individual phenomenon, this literature has largely neglected religious identity. The studies that do explore religious identity often operationalize ...
    • Salience and congregational growth : revisiting the strictness thesis. 

      Ferguson, Todd W. (, 2013-09-16)
      Since Kelley’s (1972) Why Conservative Churches Are Growing, scholars have examined the relationship between congregational strictness and growth. This paper seeks to further develop the strict church thesis by suggesting ...
    • Science and religion in 21st century America : a sociological perspective. 

      Baker, Joseph O. (2010-06-23)
      This study addresses empirical gaps and theoretical miscalculations in the understanding of science, religion, and their connections from a sociological perspective. Although this topic has been of great interest to classical ...
    • Self-employment in the United States. 

      Hinze, Wesley Martin. (, 2011-09-14)
      The self-employed represent about ten percent of the American workforce. Challenges to a fuller understanding of self-employment in the United States include the ability to generalize the results of research studies. ...
    • The significance of place: a multilevel analysis situating trust in a community context. 

      Krey, Kathy W. (2008-06-09)
      The alleged decline of social capital is a source of considerable debate and research within the social sciences. Defined loosely as the intrinsic value of networks, social capital connects citizens and promotes a healthy ...
    • Social capital and its impact on the community. 

      Fitz-Chapman, Brittany M. (, 2013-09-16)
      In this paper I examine the relationship between the community and an individual’s social capital. Operating from the assumption that social capital is beneficial to the community I build on this notion by discriminating ...
    • Social class and morality. 

      Farrar, Jessica D. (2010-06-23)
      In light of recent economic events in the United States, there has been widespread discussion about the morally questionable actions of financial elites; this raises the question of whether or not there is a link between ...
    • Social disorganization theory and crime across the metropolitan-nonmetropolitan divide. 

      Parker, James Dale, 1979- (2010-02-02)
      The study of social disorganization and its effects on crime has largely been focused on metropolitan areas. This paper focuses on property and violent crime as they occur in nonmetropolitan counties and advances research ...
    • Social origins of scientific deviance. 

      Tom, Joshua C. (, 2012-08-08)
      Scientific communities enjoy nearly unchallenged authority on matters related to the natural world; however, there are instances where significant portions of the population hold beliefs contrary to the scientific consensus. ...