Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion

(The median citation count of Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is 1. The table below lists those papers that are above that threshold based on CrossRef citation counts. The publications cover those that have been published in the past four years, i.e., from 2019-06-01 to 2023-06-01.)
Age and Religiosity: Evidence from a Three-Wave Panel Analysis158
Predicting Prejudice from Religious Fundamentalism and Right‐Wing Authoritarianism: A Multiple‐Regression Approach144
Church-Based Emotional Support, Negative Interaction, and Psychological Well-Being: Findings from a National Sample of Presbyterians117
Religious Involvement and Social Resources: Evidence from the Data Set "Americans' Changing Lives"117
Trajectories of Religious Participation from Adolescence to Young Adulthood88
Where's the Religion? Distinguishing Faith-Based from Secular Social Service Agencies73
Changing American Congregations: Findings from the Third Wave of the National Congregations Study54
Religious Heritage and Premarital Sex: Evidence from a National Sample of Young Adults53
Religion and HIV Risk Behaviors Among Married Men: Initial Results from a Study in Rural Sub-Saharan Africa52
Secularization and Religious Revival: Evidence from U.S. Church Attendance Rates, 1972-198652
Do Genetic Factors Influence Religious Life? Findings from a Behavior Genetic Analysis of Twin Siblings50
Self-Esteem and Religiosity: An Analysis of Catholic Adolescents from Five Cultures44
From Black Muslim to Bilalian: The Evolution of a Movement44
Religious Differences in Female Genital Cutting: A Case Study from Burkina Faso40
The Economy of Love in Religious Commitment: The Deconversion of Women from Nontraditional Religious Movements39
Religion and Early Marriage in the United States: Evidence from the Add Health Study35
Religious Attendance, Health Maintenance Beliefs, and Mammography Utilization: Findings from a Nationwide Survey of Presbyterian Women32
Religiousness, Spiritual Seeking, and Authoritarianism: Findings from a Longitudinal Study31
Mapping Religion's Other: A Review of the Study of Nonreligion and Secularity31
From Religious to Consumption-Related Routine Activities? Analyzing Ireland's Economic Boom and the Decline in Church Attendance27
Religion and Altruistic U.S. Foreign Policy Goals: Evidence from a National Survey of Church Members26
Never on Sunny Days: Lessons from Weekly Attendance Counts26
Assessing Conventional Wisdom about Religion and Politics: A Preliminary View from the Pews26
Separating the “Sinner” from the “Sin”: Religious Orientation and Prejudiced Behavior Toward Sexual Orientation and Promiscuous Sex26
Updating Allport's and Batson's Framework of Religious Orientations: A Reevaluation from the Perspective of Self-Determination Theory and Wulff's Social Cognitive Model26
Religiosity, Self-Control, and Virginity Status in College Students from the “Bible Belt”: A Research Note25
Religion and Subjective Well-Being Across Religious Traditions: Evidence from 1.3 Million Americans24
Religious Context and Prosociality: An Experimental Study from Valparaíso, Chile24
From Sodomy to Sympathy: LDS Elites’ Discursive Construction of Homosexuality Over Time24
Religion and Coping: A Contribution from Religious Studies23
Deconversion from Religious Movements: An Analysis of Charismatic Bonding and Spiritual Commitment21
Organizational Revival From Within: Explaining Revivalismand Reform in the Roman Catholic Church21
From the Profane to the Sacred: Ritual and Mourning at Sites of Terror and Violence20
Alienation from Religion in Adolescents from Fundamentalist Religious Homes19
Age and Cultural Gender Equality as Moderators of the Gender Difference in the Importance of Religion and Spirituality: Comparing the United Kingdom, France, and Germany18
Post-Involvement Attitudes of Voluntary Defectors from Controversial New Religious Movements17
Sleep Quality and the Stress-Buffering Role of Religious Involvement: A Mediated Moderation Analysis17
From “Civil Religion” to Nationalism as the Religion of Modern Times: Rethinking a Complex Relationship17
Prototypes of Faith: Findings with the Faith Q‐Sort17
Religion and Armed Conflict: Evidence from the Kurdish Conflict in Turkey17
Continuity in Collapse: Departures from Shiloh17
Christian Identification and Self-Reported Depression: Evidence from China15
Religious Pathways from Adolescence to Adulthood14
Strangers Once More: Patterns of Disaffiliation from Mormonism14
Religious Attendance Buffers the Impact of Unemployment on Life Satisfaction: Longitudinal Evidence from Germany13
Testosterone, Risk Taking, and Religiosity: Evidence from Two Cultures12
To Know and Be Known: An Intimacy-Based Explanation for the Gender Gap in Biblical Literalism12
Quasi-Religious Meaning Systems, Official Religion, and Quality of Life in an Alternative Lifestyle: A Survey from the Back-to-the-Land Movement12
Religious Regulation and the Courts: The Judiciary's Changing Role in Protecting Minority Religions from Majoritarian Rule12
Does Duration of Deregulated Religious Markets Affect Church Attendance? Evidence from 26 Religious Markets in Europe and North America Between 1981 and 200612
Prosperity Beliefs and Value Orientations: Fueling or Suppressing Entrepreneurial Activity12
Evangelical Environmentalists? Evidence from Brazil11
Religiosity and Aging: Age and Cohort Effects and Their Implications for the Future of Religious Values in High‐Income OECD Countries10
Racial Diversity in U.S. Congregations, 1998–201910
Reassessing the Concept and Measurement of Evangelicals: The Case for the RELTRAD Approach10
From Church to Sect: West Indian Religious Sect Development in Britain10
Religious Queer People Beyond Identity Conflict: Lessons from Orthodox LGBT Jews in Israel9
Lessons from Art Theory for the Psychology of Religion9
Digital Irreligion: Christian Deconversion in an Online Community9
In Search of a Pulpit: Sex Differences in the Transition from Seminary Training to the First Parish Job9
Dimensions of Commitment: Generalizing from Religion to Politics9
Religious Change and Stability: Seasonality in Church Attendance from the 1940s to the 2000s9
Examining the Impact of Religious Initiation Rites on Religiosity and Disaffiliation over Time9
Religion in Public Institutions: Comparative Perspectives from the United States, the United Kingdom, and Europe8
Presidential Address: Religion and Power-A Return to the Roots of Social Scientific Scholarship8
Anxious Attachment to God, Spiritual Support, and Obesity: Findings from a Recent Nationwide Survey8
Secularity and Irreligion in Cross‐National Context: A Nonlinear Approach8
From Excommunication to Nullification: Testing and Extending Supply‐Side Theories of Religious Marketing with the Case of Catholic Marital Annulments8
Where Do We Go from Here? Scenarios for the Psychology of Religion8
Adult Life Satisfaction and the Role of Forgiveness After Childhood Sexual Abuse: Evidence from a Seventh-day Adventist Cohort8
Catholics and the Christian Right: A View from Four States7
Satisfaction and Morale Among Parish Clergy: What American Catholic and Orthodox Priests Can Learn from Each Other7
From Religious Sociology to Sociology of Religion: Towards Globalisation?7
Risk Preference Theory and Gender Differences in Religiousness: A Replication and Extension7
Catholic Schooling and Disaffiliation from Catholicism7
Bringing the State Back in Secularization: The Development ofLaïcitéin the French Third Republic (1875–1905)7
"Although We are Catholic, We are Dutch"-The Transition of the Dutch Catholic Church from Sect to Church as an Explanation for its Growth and Decline7
The Moral Community Divide: Underage Marijuana Use Across Religious Contexts7
Rescuing the Baby from the Bathwater: Continuing the Conversation on Gender, Risk, and Religiosity7
What Was That Sermon about? Predicting Memory for Religious Messages from Cognitive Psychology Theory6
Constructing Images of the Divine: Latent Heterogeneity in Americans’ Impressions of God6
Are Bivocational Clergy Becoming the New Normal? An Analysis of the Current Population Survey, 1996–20176
When Immigrants Take over: The Impact of Immigrant Growth on American Seventh-Day Adventism's Trajectory from Sect to Denomination6
Does Religious Affiliation Protect People's Well‐Being? Evidence from the Great Recession after Correcting for Selection Effects6
Dynamics of Religious Group Growth and Survival5
Religion in Domestic Violence Prevention PSAs: The Role of Religiosity in Motivating Christian Bystanders to Intervene5
Initial Results from a Survey of Two Cohorts of Religious Nonprofits5
Religion and Religions in Prisons: Observations from the United States and Europe5
Identification with Religion: Cross‐National Evidence from a Social Psychological Perspective5
From Prophecy to Practice: Mutual Selection Cycles in the Routinization of Charismatic Authority5
Beyond “Heartless Conservative” and “Bleeding Heart Liberal” Caricatures: How Religiosity Shapes the Relationship Between Political Orientation and Empathy5
A Clash of Civilizations? Muslims, Christians, and Preferences for Democracy4
Broadening the Boundaries of Church-Sect Theory: Insights from the Evolution of the Nonschismatic Mission Churches of Seventh-Day Adventism4
Social Affiliation from Religious Disaffiliation: Evidence of Selective Mixing Among Youth with No Religious Preference During the Transition to College4
Pathways of Religious Assimilation: Second‐Generation Asian Americans’ Religious Retention and Religiosity4
Mosques, Churches, and Civic Skill Opportunities in Indonesia4
Government Activity and Civil Privatism: Evidence from Voluntary Church Membership4
From the Editor4
Measuring Long‐Term Patterns of Political Secularization and Desecularization: Did They Happen or Not?4
Tabulations from the 1957 Current Population Survey on Religion: A Contribution to the Demography of American Religion4
From the Editor: Ten Most Likely Ways an Article Submission Fails to Live up to Publishing Standards4
What's Behind the “Nones‐sense”? Change Over Time in Factors Predicting Likelihood of Religious Nonaffiliation in the United States4
From Stability to Growth: A Study of Factors Related to the Statistical Revitalization of Southern Baptist Congregations3
Can the State Make you More Religious? Evidence from Turkish Experience3
Growth and Decline of Evangelicals, Fundamentalists, Pentecostals, and Charismatics in Switzerland 1970–20133
Religious Right, Religious Left, Both, or Neither? Understanding Religio‐Political Identification3
"From This One Song Alone, I Consider Him to be a Holy Man": Ecstatic Religion, Musical Affect, and the Global Consumer3
Grass-Roots Deviance from Official Doctrine: A Study of Latter-Day Saint (Mormon) Folk-Beliefs3
From Charity to Taxes: Observations on the Sociology of Religious and Secular Giving3
A Critical Appraisal of Amish Studies’De FactoParadigm, “Negotiating with Modernity”3
Religious Variability in the Relationship Between Masculinity and Father Involvement3
God, Purpose in Life, and Mental Well-Being Among Older Adults3
Social Variables Associated with Church Attendance, 1965 and 1969: Evidence from National Polls3
From the Editor3
How Religion Predicts Pet Ownership in the United States2
From the Editor: Toward a More Internationally Inclusive Study of Religion2
From the Editor: On Turning 502
David Martin in Memoriam (1929–2019)2
Religion Data from Australia's 2016 Census: The Case of Judaism with Broader Implications for Comparisons with Earlier Census Results2
Anomia and Religiosity: Data from a Panel Study of Middle-Aged Subjects2
From Sacred to Secular: The Rationalization of Christian Theology2
Post‐Critical Belief Scale and Scripture as Predictors of Prejudice2
National Sample Questions on Religion: An Inventory of Material Available from the Roper Public Opinion Research Center2
Religion and Charitable Donations: Experimental Evidence from Africa2
Religiosity and Premarital Sexual Behaviors Among Adolescents: An Analysis of Functional Form2
Religion in American Presidential Campaigns, 1952–2016: Applying a New Framework for Understanding Candidate Communication2
Spillover Effects of Scandals on Exits from the Catholic and Protestant Churches in Germany1
A Multidimensional Model of Religiosity from Adolescence through the Transition to Adulthood1
From Christ to Compassion: The Changing Language of Pastoral Care1
The View of Religions from Religious and Non-Religious Perspectives1
From Symbolic Realism to Structuralism1
Response: How Do We Know What We Know About the Amish and Other Minorities?1
Group Identification and Support for the Supreme Court: Evidence from Evangelical Protestants1
Your Own Personal Jesus? Doctrinal Beliefs Versus Personal Spirituality Among Inmates Involved in the Monastery Route in Swedish Prisons1
The Question of Cultural Change in the Social Scientific Study of Religion: Notes from the Emerging Church1
American Church/State Jurisprudence from the Warren Court to the Rehnquist Court1
From the Editor: We Found a New Way to Do a Special Section1
Escape from Loneliness1
NETWORKS AND RELIGION: TIES THAT BIND, LOOSE, BUILD‐UP, AND TEAR DOWN. By Sean F. Everton. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018. xxiv + 389 pp. $94.27 cloth, $32.72 paper, $28.00 eBook.1
Plagues, Pagans, and Christians: Differential Survival, Social Networks, and the Rise of Christianity1
Are Religions for Sale? Evidence from the Swedish Church Revolt Over Same‐Sex Marriage1
Religion‐State Interaction at the Local Level: Key Findings from a Survey of Religion and Local Elected Officials1
The Dynamics of Religious Practice in Spain from the Mid-19th Century to 20101
From the Editor: On Prayer-and Other Manifestations of Religion in Everyday Life1
Religious Affiliations and Homicide: Historical Results from the Rural South1
From the Editor: The Scientific Study of Religion as a Multi-Disciplinary Enterprise1
Still Opting for the Poor: The Brazilian Catholic Church and the National Movement of the Street Population1
Are the Religiously Observant Discriminated Against in the Rental Housing Market? Experimental Evidence from Israel1