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As the Flocks Gather: How Religion Affects Voluntary Association Participation

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Abstract:

This study investigates the relationship between different dimensions of religiosity and voluntary association participation using data from Queen’sUniversity’s 1996 “God and Society in North America” survey. I look at the participatory, devotional, affiliative, and theological dimensions of religiosity and examine how they affect voluntary association participation at three different levels: membership, volunteering, and serving on a committee. The results show that all four religious dimensions have considerable, but distinctive, influences on secular voluntary association participation.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1468-5906.00127

Affiliations: Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA plam@mail.ewu.edu

Publication date: September 1, 2002

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