International in scope, the summaries and graphics found here span a striking variety of subjects, including religion and race, the political impact of organized religion, public perceptions of religion and national identity, religious tolerance, and much more. Also of note are the links to various Pew publications, including event transcripts, legal reports, graphics, surveys and polls. Downloadable data from Hinduism Today’s analyses of US Hindu groups is included. The Centre for the Study of Developing Societies again plays an essential part. News feeds and an e-mail newsletter are also available. On the other hand, election studies gained momentum. Increasingly Jewish women are playing an active role in these efforts by creating new works, sponsoring exhibits, and participating in various forums to present feminist artistic works to a broader audience (Kleeblatt 1996, Pellegrini 1997, Antler 1998, Prell 1999). Altogether the Sinhalese nationalists won many concessions during the 1960s and 1970s. Additionally, I discuss the impacts of September 11 and show how a crisis event can impel a particular identity—in this case, religious—to become even more central to an individual's concept of self. Since the 1970s there has been a growing body of Jewish feminist literature especially by lesbian Jewish feminists (Alpert 1997, Beck 1982, Klepfisz and Kaye/Kantrowitz 1986). Bengali was therefore accorded the status of the second language. Woodward, in International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences, 2001. Most data can be exported and printed. Contemporary Indian Muslims are inclined to disregard sectarian and ethnic differences in the face of a mounting tide of Hindu religious nationalism. Content provider: Association of Religion Data Archives. Modern Japan has also seen the rise of massive, hierarchical organizations of Buddhist laypeople such as Risshō Kōsei-kai and Sōka Gakkai. F.W. There are multiple, competing sources of theological, legal, spiritual, and moral authority in Islam, for the authority of learned experts, jurists, hereditary sheikshs, leaders of brotherhoods and clergy (among the Shi'ites) are all part of the complex organizational tapestry of Islam. Description: The site contains the results of a number of valuable surveys of religion conducted by Baylor University’s Institute for Studies of Religion. To put it in another way, being Muslim does not entail the need to perform certain religious rituals; rather what it does mean is to not commit any act which contradicts the religious training that one has received. Description: The 2008 American Religious Identification Survey contains responses from over 50,000 people in the USA, making it one of the most comprehensive of its kind. Understanding Delinquency among the Spiritual but Not Religious, Unsettling the Self: the Paradoxes of Narrative Identity in Christian Testimonial Practice, Race, Religious Tradition, and Environmental Conservation, Religion in the Age of Social Distancing: How COVID-19 Presents New Directions for Research, Family Sacrifices: The Worldviews and Ethics of Chinese Americans, by RUSSELL M. JEUNG, SEANAN S. FONG, and HELEN JIN KIM, About the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Receive exclusive offers and updates from Oxford Academic, Copyright © 2020 Association for the Sociology of Religion. divinity both for indi viduals and collecti vities. All major political parties that have held power at the state or union (federal) levels uphold the concept of the secular state. It principally features population and census data, but also offers data points for predictions of the comparative growth of different faiths over the next several decades.