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High-cost Religion, Religious Switching, and Health
Previous research has devoted significant attention to understanding the link between health and personal religious beliefs and practices, typically finding that more religious people tend to haveExpand
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Religion among Academic Scientists: Distinctions, Disciplines, and Demographics
The religiosity of scientists is a persistent topic of interest and debate among both popular and academic commentators. Researchers look to this population as a case study for understanding theExpand
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Individual Religiosity and Orientation towards Science: Reformulating Relationships
The religion-science relationship has been the focus of a growing body of research. Such analyses have often suffered from poorly specified concepts related to religion and to science. At theExpand
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U.S. College Students’ Perception of Religion and Science: Conflict, Collaboration, or Independence? A Research Note
This research examines how undergraduates perceive the relationship between religion and science and the factors that shape those perceptions. Longitudinal data generated from the Spirituality inExpand
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Toward explaining congregational giving
Abstract A series of research projects have identified the major correlates of financial giving to religious congregations, but a satisfactory explanation of congregational giving has proven elusive.Expand
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Decline and Conflict: Causes and Consequences of Leadership Transitions in Religious Congregations
Changes in leadership can be difficult for any organization. Leadership transitions in religious congregations might be especially challenging given the personal relationships involved and theExpand
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It Takes Two: The Interplay of Individual and Group Theology on Social Embeddedness
Prior research argues that religious homophily in social networks is a product of overlapping interests and activities unintentionally leading to relationships or the intentional seeking ofExpand
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Google's Insights for Search: A Note Evaluating the Use of Search Engine Data in Social Research
This paper presents and assesses the potential for Google's Insights for Search tool for use in social science research. Expand
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Accounting for the uncounted : Computing correctives for the 2000 RCMS data
The 2000 Religious Congregations and Membership Study (RCMS) provides the most complete enumeration of religious congregations and their members by counties. Yet, this invaluable data collectionExpand
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