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Citations
Citations are taken from the Sociology of Religion Searchable Bibliographic Database, created and updated by Anthony J. Blasi (Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Notre Dame; University of Texas at San Antonio). The ARDA is not responsible for content or typographical errors.
  • The role of whites in lay leadership within Latino churches.
    Martinez, Brandon C., and Jeffrey A. Tamburello (2018)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:1: 39-57.

    Analyzes 2001 & 1008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data; non-Latino whites disproportionately hold leadership posts in largely Latino congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Leadership; Latino Americans; Congregation; Stratification
  • Putting civic participation in context: Examining the effects of congregational structure and culture.
    Polson, Edward C. (2016)
    Review of Religious Research 58:1: 75-100.

    Analyzes 2011 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Attending large & strict congregations decreases civic engagement; attending ones where concern for the wider community is evident increases it. Ethnic diversity decreases service group membership but increases involvement in advocacy groups.

    Associated Search Terms: Diversity; Congregation size; Congregation; Civic engagement; Social capital
  • The cost of being lost in the crowd: How congregational size and social neworks shape attenders' involvement in community organizations.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2015)
    Review of Religious Research 57:2: 269-286.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Respondents who have close friends in their congregation are more likely to be involved in community service-, social justice-, or advocacy-groups. This likelihood increases with congregation size.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Congregation size; Activism; Social capital
  • Religious tradition and involvement in congregational activities that focus on the community.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2014)
    Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion 10:8: 1-21.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Some denominations lead people to be involved on community activities more than others.

    Associated Search Terms: Activism; Denomination (organizational entity)
  • Effervescence and solidarity in religious organizations.
    Draper, Scott (2014)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 53:2: 229-248.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. congregation data (United States Congregational Life Survey) to test facets of the general hypothesis that ritual enhances solidarity, with effervescence as a mediating variable. The basic hypothesis is supported.

    Associated Search Terms: Collins, Randall; Effervescence; Solidarity; Interaction; Ritual; Boundary maintenance; Collective effervescence; Congregation
  • Race, belonging, and participation in religious congregations.
    Martinez, Brandon C., and Kevin D. Dougherty (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 713-732.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Members of the largest racial group in a given congregation have a stronger sense of belonging & participate more deeply.

    Associated Search Terms: Belonging, sense of; Minority; Membership; Congregation; Race
  • Sources of social support: Examining congregational involvement, private devotional activities, and congregational context.
    McClure, Jennifer M. (2013)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52:4: 698-712.

    Analyzes 2008-09 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data. Among attenders of religious congregations, congregational involvement & private devotional activities help predict social support, but congregation size & theology do not. The kinds of social support in the study were practical rather than socio-emotional.

    Associated Search Terms: Belief; Congregation; Congregation size; Social support
  • A Place to Belong: Small Group Involvement in Religious Congregations.
    Dougherty, Kevin D., and Andrew L. Whitehead (2011)
    Sociology of Religion 72:1: 91-111.

    Analyzes 2001 U.S. Congregational Life Survey data; small groups promote a sense of belonging in large as well as small congregations.

    Associated Search Terms: Parish; Group; Congregation; Congregation size
  • Financial Commitment Within Federations of Small Groups: The Effect of Cell-based Congregational Structure on Individual Giving.
    Whitehead, Andrew L. (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 640-656.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregational Life Survey data (2001); small groups within congregations enhance contributions.

    Associated Search Terms: Small groups; Contributions; Parish
  • Testing the Strictness Thesis and Competing Theories of Congregtional Growth.
    Thomas, Jeremy, and Daniel V.A. Olson (2010)
    Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49:4: 619-639.

    Analyzes U.S. Congregtional Life Survey data (2001); both strictness & other factors contribute to congregational growth.

    Associated Search Terms: Strictness; Membership; Parish
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Data Archive
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for Random sample Attenders only. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for Random Attenders.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 11/7/2005
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) The Random Profile file contains data from the Congregational Profile for all congregations in the random sample.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 5/1/2005
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Leader Survey:
    Over 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)-making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition.)

    This data file contains data for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Leader Survey for congregations participating in Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 PC(USA) Attender data, PC(USA) Congregational Profile data, and PC(USA) Associate Leader data will be provided in separate data files.)
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2008, Uploaded 3/11/2013
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2011, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Associate or Assistant Leader Survey:
    Over 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)-making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition.)

    This data file contains data for the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Associate Leader Survey for the Wave 2 U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 PC(USA) Attender data, PC(USA) Congregational Profile data, and PC(USA) Leader data will be provided in separate data files.)
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2008, Uploaded 3/11/2013
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Associate Leader Survey:
    Over 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)-making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition).

    This data file contains data for the Random Sample Associate Leader Survey for congregations participating in Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 Random Sample Attender data, Congregational Profile data, and Leader data will be provided in separate data files.)
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2008, Uploaded 1/1/2013
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Leader Survey:
    Over 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)-making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition).

    This data file contains data for the Random Sample Leader Survey for congregations participating in Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 Random Sample Attender data, Congregational Profile data, and Associate Leader data will be provided in separate data files.)
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
    Collected: 2008, Uploaded 1/1/2013
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ Profile:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data from the Congregational Profile for the United Church of Christ congregations. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Leader survey of the United Church of Christ leaders and an Attender survey of the United Church of Christ worshipers.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) United Church of Christ
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 9/28/2007
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist Leaders:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for the Seventh-day Adventist Leaders from the random sample of Seventh-day Adventist congregations. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for the Seventh-day Adventist congregations and an Attender survey of the Seventh-day Adventist worshipers.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Seventh-Day Adventist
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 6/29/2007
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist Attenders:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for the Seventh-day Adventist random sample Attenders only. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for the Seventh-day Adventist congregations and a Leader survey of the Seventh-day Adventist leaders.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Seventh-Day Adventist
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 6/29/2007
  • U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ Attenders:
    "Over 300,000 worshipers in over 2,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey--making it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an Attendee survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend of April 29, 2001; (b) a Congregational Profile describing the congregation's facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) a Leader Survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America." (From Appendix 1, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations: Who's Going Where and Why . U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology.) This data file contains data for the United Church of Christ random sample Attenders only. The Congregational Life Survey also has a Congregational profile for the United Church of Christ congregations and a Leader survey of the United Church of Christ leaders.
    Funded By: The Lilly Endowment, Inc. The Louisville Institute Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) United Church of Christ
    Collected: 2001, Uploaded 9/28/2007
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