Links of Interest
Here are some links to other resources that you may find helpful. Please be aware that the PC(USA) does not endorse or control the content of pages on external websites.
Religion Pages of Interest
- Presbyterian Outlook — The only national independent weekly newsmagazine serving the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Net Results — New ideas in church vitality and leadership; Tom Bandy, editor.
- The Alban Institute — Providing courses and resources in these areas: leadership, spirituality, growth and change, conflict management, planning and visioning, and faith and money; founded by Loren Mead.
- The Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches from the National Council of Churches — The best single source of information and statistics on religion in North America (click on "Publications and Media" at the top of the page).
- Christian Century magazine — "Linking Christian faith and contemporary life."
Social Science Research
- Religious Research Association
- Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
- Barna Organization — providing information and analysis regarding cultural trends and the Christian Church.
- Faith Communities Today — a national interfaith survey of congregations conducted in 1999.
- U.S. Congregational Life Survey — The first nationally-representative survey of worshipers in congregations across America.
- Pulpit and Pew — Research on Pastoral Leadership, funded by the Lilly Endowment and conducted by the J.M. Ormond Center at the Divinity School at Duke University.
- Center For the Study of Religion and American Culture at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis.
- The Gallup Organization
- Center for Congregations — a program of the Alban Institute funded by the Lilly Endowment, Inc.
- Hartford Institute for Religion Research at Hartford Seminary
- Roper Center for Public Opinion Research at the University of Connecticut
- The Pew Research Center for The People and The Press
- The Louisville Institute — A Lilly Endowment program for the study of American religion based at Louisville Presbyterian Seminary.
- Association of Religion Data Archives provides access to the highest quality data on American and international religion.
- The Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at the Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut
- Bureau of the Census — the preeminent collector and provider of data about the people and economy of the United States. In over 100 surveys annually, and 20 censuses a decade, the Census Bureau provides official information about America's people, businesses, industries, and institutions.
- The Statistical Abstract of the United States — This National Data Book contains a collection of statistics on social and economic conditions in the United States. Selected international data are also included.
- Government Information Sharing Project at Oregon State University
- Adherents.com — a growing collection of over 35,000 adherent statistics and religious geography citations, references to published membership/adherent statistics and congregation statistics for over 3,200 religions, churches, denominations, religious bodies, faith groups, tribes, and movements.
- Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan
- Maritz Marketing Research Inc. — Results of their AmeriPoll are available online.
- The U.S. Department of Education
- The Sociological Resource Center
- Sociological Tour Through Cyberspace