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Religions 2011, 2(3), 277-296; doi:10.3390/rel2030277
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The Connection between Worship Attendance and Racial Segregation Attitudes among White and Black Americans

Received: 20 May 2011; in revised form: 1 July 2011 / Accepted: 6 July 2011 / Published: 12 July 2011
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Current Studies in the Sociology of Religion)
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Abstract: The present study finds that, for Whites, worship attendance is associated with heightened support for racial segregation. This has much to do with the fact that the individuals that attend worship service the least, secular and young adults, tend to be more racially progressive. That is, the extent to which secular and Generation X and Y individuals attend worship services as often as others, worship attendance is associated with weakened opposition to racial segregation. Conversely, worship attendance, religious affiliation, and age cohort are largely unrelated to Black racial segregation attitudes.
Keywords: racial attitudes; denominational affiliation; age-cohorts; worship attendance racial attitudes; denominational affiliation; age-cohorts; worship attendance
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Brown, R.K. The Connection between Worship Attendance and Racial Segregation Attitudes among White and Black Americans. Religions 2011, 2, 277-296.

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Brown RK. The Connection between Worship Attendance and Racial Segregation Attitudes among White and Black Americans. Religions. 2011; 2(3):277-296.

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Brown, R. Khari. 2011. "The Connection between Worship Attendance and Racial Segregation Attitudes among White and Black Americans." Religions 2, no. 3: 277-296.


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