Review of Religious Research

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List of Papers (Total 6)

Religious Change over the Generations in an Extremely Secular Society: The Case of Sweden

The main argument of this paper is that religious change caused by modifying supply in the religious market takes time due to intergenerational value change. Unlike previous research, this study suggests that not only do religious agents on the supply side need time to adjust, but that the time lag is probably even greater among individuals on the demand side of the religious...

Religion, Religiosity, and Happiness

The effect of religion on happiness in the United States is examined. Particular attention is given to the direct effect of religion on attending religious services and the indirect effect on happiness. The key results include Catholic, Jewish, and no religion having negative effects on happiness relative to Protestants. Data from the National Opinion Research Center’s “General...

The Effect of Religiosity on Life Satisfaction in a Secularized Context: Assessing the Relevance of Believing and Belonging

The positive relationship between religiosity and life satisfaction is well-established. This relationship is, however, likely to vary across cultural contexts and different religious affiliations. Furthermore, research is needed to uncover why religion is relevant for life satisfaction. Addressing these issues, we investigate what dimensions of being religious play a role in the...

Denominational Research Report: Attitudes of Taiwan Catholics Toward Sexual Ethics

Study and SampleThe factors influencing attitudes of Taiwan Catholics regarding sexual ethics were investigated by a survey. The number of Roman Catholics in Taiwan was estimated at 230,000 by the Roman Catholic Church in 2009. Of this total, about half are aboriginal Taiwanese, scattered through seven dioceses. The survey was sent to 405 persons in these seven dioceses, based on...