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General Social Surveys

The General Social Surveys (GSS) have been conducted since 1972 by the National Opinion Research Center. Each survey has replicated questionnaire items and wording in order to get high-quality time-trend... read more >

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Religious Adherence Data Archives

The Association of Religion Data Archives website is a collection of the data from hundreds of surveys, polls, and other information submitted by researchers for archiving and public access. You... read more >

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Membership in U.S. Congregations by State 2010 Data

The Association of Religion Data Archives provides religion information based on studies and research over the last several decades. Data includes a state-by-state breakdown of membership in each of the... read more >

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Membership in U.S. Congregations

In 2000, there were fewer than 40 million evangelical Protestants in the U.S., more than 26 million mainline Protestants, 62 million Catholics, and fewer than 1 million Orthodox Christians; another... read more >

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Freshening the Baptism Liturgy

Baptism is a celebration of God’s grace and covenant with a rich history in the traditions of the church. An article by Howard Vanderwell and Norma de Waal Malefyt, contains ideas... read more >

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How to Study Your Congregation

Techniques for congregational study and self-study have been developed by researchers in the field of Congregational Studies. Those tools and methods were collected and published in the seminal textbook, The... read more >

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Sociological Study of Religion Research Centers

This resource is a listing of research institutes and centers, and denominational research offices focused on the sociological study of religion, with links to their home pages and brief descriptions... read more >

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Sociology of Religion Web Resources

This resource is devoted to the sociology of religion. Access it for an explanation of the subject as a field for academic study, and for links to all of the... read more >

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Children-Friendly Worship Service

This two-part guide explores the benefits and means to create truly intergenerational worship services. Offering a list of principles for consideration, guidelines for child participation, ideas on how to prepare... read more >

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Provocative Findings on Pastoral Leadership in the 21st Century

Surprisingly, only 40 percent of pastors in conservative denominations but 33 percent of pastors in mainline and liberal denominations, identify themselves as evangelical. Two-thirds of clergy preach to a congregation... read more >

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Discover Curated Resources for Preachers

  PreachingandWorship.org aims to provide easy access to excellent online resources for preparing sermons and...

Incomes Around the World

  What’s your monthly income? What kind of house do you live in? You may think you know where you fall on the...

FULLER dialogues on Race and Identity

“We are joined at the site of the dirt. And the dirt is our kin. From dust and to dust we will return. We are of the...

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Review rank-ordered data on religion in the U.S. and around the world. Includes the latest data from the Religious Congregations & Membership Study, 2010

 

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