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U.S. Congregational Life Survey
Research Papers


Presentations made at research conferences:
(More papers/abstracts to be posted soon)

Responsive Congregational Identity: Identify Strength and Diversity as Correlates of Vitality, Cynthia Woolever, presentation at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), San Fransisco, 2004 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Comparing Personal Religious Practices Across the Generations, Deborah Bruce, presentation at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), San Fransisco, 2004 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Racial Variation in Parish Satisfaction Among Catholic Parishinors, James Cavendish and Paul Perl, presentation at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), San Fransisco, 2004 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Leadership Practices Across Denominational Families, Reginald Bruce, presentation at the Association for the Sociology of Religion (ASR), San Fransisco, 2004 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Leadership's Impact on Followers' Perceptions and Behaviors: Some Surprising Results, Reginald Bruce, presentation at the American Psychological Society (APS), Chicago, 2004 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Profile of Numerically Growing Congregations: Findings from a National Sample of Congregations, Cynthia Woolever, presentation at Religious Research Association (RRA), Norfolk, Virginia, 2003 (summary in Adobe pdf format).

Profile of Excellent Congregations: Findings from a National Sample of Congregations, Deborah Bruce, presentation at RRA, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003 (abstract and tables in Adobe pdf format).

Members and Non-members: Profile of Worshipers in the PC(USA), Jack Marcum, presentation at RRA, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003 (PowerPoint presentation in Adobe pdf format).

Fast Growing Presbyterian Churches: What Makes them Different from the Rest, Deborah Bruce, presentation at RRA, Norfolk, Virginia, 2003 (abstract and tables in Adobe pdf format).

Church Life Across Four Countries: Australia, England, New Zealand, and the U.S.A., 2-part session convened by Keith Wulff at the International Society for the Study of Religion (ISSR), Turin, Italy, 2003. These two sessions included the following nine papers.

  • Generational Differences in Personal Religious Practices, Deborah Bruce (Adobe pdf format)
  • Generations of Women in the Church, Cynthia Woolever (Adobe pdf format)
  • Four Generations in English Churches, Phillip Escott and Alison Gelder (Adobe pdf format)
  • Church-based Social Support and Depressive Symptoms, Neal Krause, University of Michigan
  • Caught in the Crossfire: Exploring Clergy Stress and Burnout, Peter Kaldor, Keith Castle, John Bellamy, Sam Sterland, NCLS Australia
  • How Many Americans Worship Each Week? An Alternative Measurement Strategy, Kirk Hadaway, The Episcopal Church, and Penny Long Marler, Stamford University
  • Attracting and Integrating Newcomers--An Analysis Across Four Countries, Sam Sterland, Phillip Escott, and Keith Castle, NCLS Australia
  • Generation X Catholic Church Attenders in Three Countries, Bob Dixon, Australian Catholic Bishops Conference
  • Core Qualities of Healthy Churches: Quantitative Research on Qualitative Issues, Peter Kaldor, Keith Castle, John Bellamy, Sam Sterland, NCLS Australia

Congregational Sociology and Theology: Making Data Work for Congregations, Cynthia Woolever, presentation at Association for the Sociology of Religion, Atlanta, 2003.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey: What Did We Learn About Congregations?, Deborah Bruce, presentation at Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Salt Lake City, 2002 (abstract and tables in Adobe pdf).




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