Pentecostal affiliation

Christopher R.H. Garneau, Philip Schwadel

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Abstract

Although Pentecostal Protestants are often included under the broad term "evangelical Protestant," research suggests that Pentecostals are distinct from other evangelical Protestants in their religious and secular beliefs and activities. In this research note, we demonstrate the practicality and effectiveness of a religious classification that accounts for differences between affiliates of Pentecostal denominations and affiliates of other Protestant denominations. Analysis of nationally representative survey data shows that affiliates of evangelical Protestant and Pentecostal Protestant denominations differ in their levels of education, religious beliefs, attitudes on social issues, and political ideology. These differences are largely congruent with theoretical expectations of differences among Protestant subgroups. The classification of Pentecostal denominations presented in this research note is an important tool for researchers, which can be applied to a wide range of social scientific inquiries.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)339-353
Number of pages15
JournalReview of Religious Research
Volume55
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2013

Keywords

  • Conservative Protestantism
  • Evangelical Protestantism
  • Pentecostalism
  • Religious affiliation
  • Religious measurement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Religious studies
  • Philosophy

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