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Brown, Callum G. Religion and the Demographic Revolution: Women and Secularization in Canada, Ireland, UK, and USA Since the 1960s. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Chaves, Mark. American Religion: Contemporary Trends. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 2011.

Hummel, Leonard M., James Frances Maynard and Mary Clark Moschella. Pastoral Bearings: Lived Religion and Pastoral Theology. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2010.

Peterson, Paul Silas. The Decline of Established Christianity in the Western World: Interpretations and Responses. New York, NY: Routledge, 2018.  

Santana, Richard W. and Gregory Erickson. Religion and Popular Culture: Rescripting the Sacred. Second ed. Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2016.

Seamon, Erika B. Interfaith Marriage in America: the Transformation of Religion and Christianity. New York, NY: Palgrave MacMillan, 2012.

Winston, Diane, ed. Small Screen, Big Picture: Television and Lived Religion. Waco, TX: Baylor University Press, 2009.    


Ammerman, Nancy T. “Finding Religion in Everyday Life.” Sociology of Religion 75, no.2 (2014): 189-207. 
DOI: 10.1093/socrel/sru013.

Brauer, Simon. “The Surprising Predictable Decline of Religion in the United States.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57, no.4 (December 2018): 654-675. DOI: 10.1111/jssr.12551.

Denton, Melinda Lundquist. “Family Structure, Family Disruption, and Profiles of Adolescent Religiosity.” The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 51, no.1 (March 2012): 42 (23). DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5906.2011.01619.x.

Ellison, Christopher, Amy Burdette, and Terrence Hill. “Blessed Assurance: Religion, Anxiety, Tranquility Among U.S. Adults.” Social Science Research 38, no.3 (September 2009): 656-667. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2009.02.002.

Stuaffer, Dana. “Tocqueville on the Modern Moral Situation: Democracy and the Decline of Devotion.” The American Political Science Review 108, no.4 (November 2014): 772-782. DOI: 10.1017/S0003055414000458.

Schwadel, Phillip. “Age, Period, and Cohort Effects on Religious Activities and Beliefs.” Social Science Research 40. No.1 (2011): 181-192. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssresearch.2010.09.006.