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Racial/Ethnic Composition

This refers to measures that assess the makeup of religious groups with reference to the race or ethnicity of members.  See Dougherty and Houser (2008) for detail on the construction of an “entropy index” of racial composition.

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Dougherty, Kevin and Kimberly R. Huyser.  2008.  “Racially Diverse Congregations: Organizational Identity and the Accommodation of Differences.”  Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 47(1): 23-44.


The ARDA’s Data Archive has an example of this Measure.
WhitePct– National Congregations Study (both waves have multiple measures for race and ethnicity)
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