Geographic mobility and religious attitudes

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Ruth Waldrupe Macdonald (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Jane H. Crow

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between adult religious attitudes and (1) childhood geographic mobility, (2) adulthood geographic mobility, (3) lifelong long distance mobility, and (4) residence in a foreign country. A survey of mobile individuals was made to obtain demographic information and data relative to the nature and degree of their mobility, and their adult religious attitudes. The data were secured from a demographic sheet, a Mobility and Religious Practices Chart developed by the researcher, and the Poppleton-Pilkington Religious Attitude Scale. Two hundred questionnaires mailed to the members of the Greensboro Daytime Newcomers' Club and their husbands were completed and returned. The white respondents were mostly middle-class, between 20-59 years of age, Protestant or Catholic, and had at least a college degree. Almost two-thirds of the sample experienced either no, or only one geographic move between the ages of five through eighteen years. As adults, from age twenty-one, the respondents Experienced from one to twenty-one geographic moves.

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Language: English
Date: 1974

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