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Publication Date: January 1995

Publisher(s): Greenwood Press (San Francisco, Calif.)

Author(s): Amy L. Sales; Gary A. Tobin

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Culture and religion (Religion and religious groups)

Keywords: American Jews; Congregations; Religious denominations

Type: Report

Coverage: United States


The book is about church and synagogue affiliation in the United States. The reports presented explore the dynamics of congregational affiliation: the motivations that impel people to join a congregation, drop out, or remain unaffiliated; the practices that attract or repel membership; and the ways in which contextual religious, social, and cultural factors influence patterns of congregational affiliation.