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Socioeconomic Inequality In The American Religious System: An Update And Assessment

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American religion has from the beginning of its history been stratified by education, income, and occupational status. American sociology has for decades documented and theorized these persistent inequalities between religious communities. Socioeconomic inequalities between religious groups have also played an important role in many sociological theories about religion and society. American religion has from the beginning been stratified socioeconomically. American sociology has long documented and theorized persistent inequalities between religious communities. Socioeconomic inequalities between religious groups have also played an important role in many broader sociological theories about religion and society. Since the publication of a collection of important works published in the mid-20th century, however, the social stratification of American religion has been a curiously understudied topic. This research note is an attempt to help update our descriptive knowledge about socioeconomic inequalities between American religious groups.

Keywords: American religious system; American sociology; socioeconomic inequalities

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