Inventing American religion polls, surveys, and the tenuous quest for a nation's faith

The time has come for serious questions to be asked about the polling industry's role in American religion. Understanding the place of polls and surveys in American religion requires stepping back in time, looking at how this method of seeking information began, and what happened to bring us to...

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Main Author: Wuthnow, Robert (Author)
Format: Electronic Book
Language:English
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Published: New York Oxford University Press 2015
Further subjects:B Public opinion polls (United States)
B United States Religion
Online Access: Oxford scholarship online
Parallel Edition:Print version: 9780190258900
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Summary:The time has come for serious questions to be asked about the polling industry's role in American religion. Understanding the place of polls and surveys in American religion requires stepping back in time, looking at how this method of seeking information began, and what happened to bring us to where we are today. 'Inventing American Religion' traces that history, examining the powerful rise of polling, and tackling the difficult questions of how we should think about polls and surveys in American religion today
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0190258934
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.001.0001
Persistent identifiers:DOI "10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190258900.001.0001"