Demographic correlates of religiosity in the African American community

Stacye Annyna Blount, Fayetteville State University

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between socio-demographic factors, socio-economic factors, a religious socialization variable, and participation in organizational and non-organizational religious activities. The strongest correlates for the dependent composite variables, organizational and non-organizational religious participation, were attitude toward formal religious socialization of children, age, and gender. Respondents who believe that it is important to take children to church were more likely to participate in organizational and non-organizational religious activities than those respondents who did not believe it was important to take children to church. Older respondents were more likely than their younger counterparts to participate in organizational and non-organizational religious activities. Female respondents were more likely than male respondents to participate in organizational religious activities. ^

Subject Area

Religion, General|Black Studies|Sociology, Ethnic and Racial Studies|Sociology, Demography

Recommended Citation

Blount, Stacye Annyna, "Demographic correlates of religiosity in the African American community" (2000). ETD Collection for Fayetteville State University. AAI1406420.
http://digitalcommons.uncfsu.edu/dissertations/AAI1406420

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