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dc.contributor.authorEmerson, Michael O.
Essenburg, Laura J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T16:02:45Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T16:02:45Z
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Emerson, Michael O. and Essenburg, Laura J.. "Religious Change and Continuity in the United States: 2006-2012." (2013) Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research: https://doi.org/10.25611/8ite-pbk9.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105240
dc.description.abstract Examining the same adult Americans from 2006 to 2012, this report explores how Americans have changed and stayed the same in their religious beliefs and practices. We find that 15% of adult Americans switched religious traditions during this period, with nearly 40% of those switchers exiting religious traditions altogether. The next most common move was to Evangelical Protestantism from other faith traditions, including some who in 2006 were not in a religious tradition. We also find substantial volatility in worship attendance and congregational switching. Only 45% of adult Americans attend worship with the same frequency in 2012 as they did in 2006, and over one-third switched congregations. Other changes identified in this report are a declining confidence in clergy, an increased confidence in faith and God’s care, and a substantial jump in the proportion of Americans who view all religions with equal respect.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research
dc.rights Copyright ©2013 by Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research. All rights reserved.
dc.title Religious Change and Continuity in the United States: 2006-2012
dc.type Report
dc.identifier.digital Religious-Change-White-Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.25611/8ite-pbk9


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