The Decline of American Religion? - Guiding Paper
Please use the following when citing this paper:
Chaves, Mark. 2011. The Decline of American Religion? (ARDA Guiding Paper Series). State College, PA: The Association of Religion Data Archives at The Pennsylvania State University, from https://www.thearda.com/research/guiding-papers.
Mark Chaves is Professor of Sociology, Religion, and Divinity at Duke University and director of the National Congregations Study (NCS). NCS is a wide-ranging survey, conducted in 1998 and again in 2006-07, and is available on the ARDA. Professor Chaves is the author of Congregations in America (Harvard, 2004), Ordaining Women: Culture and Conflict in Religious Organizations (Harvard 1997), and many articles. His latest book, American Religion: Contemporary Trends is forthcoming from Princeton University Press.