Jump to Navigation


Examining Faith and Change in Detroit Over Time

The devastation that has become Detroit raises a number of questions about how politics, social structures and culture combine to produce economic destruction. What might be the role of religion in social construction and deconstruction? In 1997, residents of three Detroit counties were queried about their work, health, marriage, family, finances, political views, religious convictions and practices, and childrearing practices. The codebook from the survey, titled "Social Change in Religion and Child Rearing," has been archived on the Association of Religion Data Archives website, a repository for high quality research and survey data. Use the codebook to conduct original inquiry into the social and religious convictions and behaviors of Detroit residents in 1997. Another codebook allows you to compare your findings to 1958: the "Detroit Area Study: 1958: The Religious Factor" provides information on the religious beliefs of residents of 1958 metropolitan Detroit and how religion affected their political beliefs and attitudes about what should concern public officials and leaders. An interim study, "Detroit Area Study, 1971 - Social Problems and Social Change in Detroit," is a third codebook that provides additional perspective on respondents' attitudes on society, politics, religion, marriage, and family. For more, explore the "Research" tab on our website, and read "Best Resources for Research." 



Rose and Cal promote shared joy with religious humor across traditions

The first Ahead of the Trend in 2019 celebrates two couples who have never given up hope that understanding can make...

Disruption, Death and the Old Testament

The Old Testament has its roots in two great disruptions: the collapse of the Late Bronze Age geopolitical system and...

Great Faith Hand in Hand with Great Sleep, Says Study

 A strong faith could be the key to a good night’s sleep, according to a study released this week in the Journal...


Sun, Apr 21, 2019 - 09:00 am
Knowing that preachers and teachers are in the midst of worship and sermon planning, we searched our affiliate group sites for great...

Popular Tools

Compare Yourself
How do you compare to the rest of the U.S. population?
Religious Preference:

Widget provided by: