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Lisa D. Pearce, E. Michael Foster, and Jessica Halliday Hardie. "A Person‐Centered Examination of Adolescent Religiosity Using Latent Class Analysis." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 52, no. 1 (2013): 57-79.
John P. Bartkowski, Xiaohe Xu, and Kristi E. Fondren, Forthcoming 2011. “Religious Variations in Teen Dating,” Review of Religious Research.
Kraig Beyerlein, Jenny Trinitapoli, and Gary Adler, 2011, “The Effect of Religious Short Term Mission Trips on Youth Civic Engagement,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (4) 780-795.
Justin Farrell, 2011, “The Young and the Restless? The Liberalization of Young Evangelicals,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (3) 517-532.
Jonathan Hill, 2011 “Faith and Understanding: Specifying the Impact of Higher Education on Religious Belief.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 50: 533-51.
Kyle Longest and Christian Smith, December 2011, “Conflicting or Compatible: Beliefs About Religion and Science among Emerging Adults in the U.S.,” Sociological Forum (Volume 26, Number 4).
Patricia Snell, 2011. “Just Reproduce After What I Taught You: Spatial Segregation of Religious Youth Socialization and the Reproduction of Social Inequality.” Youth & Society, 43 (3). First published online: June 24, 2010.
Patricia Snell, 2011, “Contextual Inequalities in Religious Youth Programming”, Review of Religious Research, doi: 10.1007/s13644-011-0012-7. First published online: June 2, 2011.
Philip Schwadel, 2011. “Jewish Teenagers' Syncretism and Exposure to Judaism,” Review of Religious Research.
Brandon Vaidyanathan, June 2011. "Religious Resources or Differential Returns? Early Religious Socialization and Declining Attendance in Emerging Adulthood,” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 50 (2) 366-387.
Patricia Snell, 2010, “Emerging Adult Civic Disengagement: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moral Values in Explaining Interest in Political Involvement.” Journal of Adolescent Research. 25(2): 258-287.
Stephen Vaisey and Omar Lizardo, 2010, “Can Cultural Worldviews Influence Network Composition?” Social Forces, 88(4): 1595-1618.
Stephen Vaisey, 2010, “What People Want: Rethinking Poverty, Culture, and Educational Attainment,” Annals, AAPSS, 629.
Peter Bobkowski, 2009, “Adolescent Religiosity and Selective Exposure to Television,” Journal of Media and Religion, 8: 55-70.
Amy Burdette, 2009, “Religious Involvement and Transitions into Adolescent Sexual Activities,” Sociology of Religion, 70 (1): 28-48.
Jennifer Glanville, David Sikkink, and Edwin Hernandez, 2008, “Religious Involvement and Educational Outcomes: The Role of Social Capital and Extracurricular Participation,” revised and resubmitted to The Sociological Quarterly, 49: 105-137.
Kyle C. Longest and Stephen Vaisey, 2008, “Control or Conviction: Religion and Adolescent Initiation of Marijuana Use,” Journal of Drug Issues, 38: 689-716.
Christian Smith, 2009, “Stop Calling Kids ‘Students,’” GROUP Magazine.
Patricia Snell, Christian Smith, Carlos Tavares, and Kari Christoffersen. 2009. "Denominational Differences in Congregational Youth Ministry Programming and Empirical Evidence of Systematic Non-Response Biases in Surveys," Review of Religious Research, 51(1): 21-38.
Patricia Snell, 2009 "What Difference Does Youth Group Make?: A Longitudinal Analysis of Religious Youth Group Participation and Religious Life Outcomes," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 48(3): 572-587.
Stephen Vaisey, 2009, “Motivation and Justification: A Dual Process Model of Culture in Action,” forthcoming, American Journal of Sociology, 114(6): 1675-1715.
Jenny Trinitapoli, 2009, “The Transformative Role of Religious Experience: The Case of Short-Term Missions,” Social Forces, 88(1): 121-146.
Philip Schwadel, 2008, "Poor Teenagers" Religion," Sociology of Religion, 69(2): 125-149.
Jeremy Uecker, 2008, "Alternative Schooling Strategies and the Religious Lives of American Adolescents," Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 47: 563-584.
Stephen Vaisy and Christian Smith, 2008, "Catholic Guilt among U.S. Adolescents: A Research Note," Review of Religious Research, 49(4): 415-426.
"Adolescent Work Intensity and Substance Use: The Mediational and Moderational Role of Parents"
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by Kyle C. Longest and Dr. Michael J. Shanahan is reprinted with permission from the Journal of Marriage and Family, © August 2007. All rights reserved. The Journal of Marriage and Family is published by the National Council on Family Relations. The definitive version of the article is available at: www.blackwell-synergy.com.
Jenny Trinitapoli, 2007, "Religious Exclusivism among US Adolescents," The Sociological Quarterly 48: 451-483.
Mark D. Regnerus and Amy Burdette, 2006, "Religious Change and Adolescent Family Dynamics," The Sociological Quarterly, 47: 175-194.
Mark D. Regnerus and Jeremy Uecker, 2006, "Finding Faith, Losing Faith: The Prevalence and Context of Religious Transformations during Adolescence," Review of Religious Research 47: 217-237.
Mark D. Regnerus, 2005, "Talking about Sex: Religion and Patterns of Parent-Child Communication about Sex and Contraception," The Sociological Quarterly, 46: 81-107.
"Intergenerational Religious Dynamics and Adolescent Delinquency"
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by Dr. Lisa D. Peace and Dr. Dana L. Haynie is reprinted with permission from Social Forces, © June 2004. All rights reserved. Social Forces is published by the University of North Carolina Press for the Department of Sociology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
"Religious participation and network closure among American Adolescents"
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by Christian Smith is reprinted with permission from the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, © June 2003. All rights reserved. The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is published by Blackwell Publishers, Inc. U.S. Email: [email protected].
Linked Lives, Faith, and Behavior: Intergenerational Religious Influence on Adolescent Delinquency
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by Mark Regnerus is reprinted with permission from the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, © June 2003. All rights reserved. The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is published by Blackwell Publishers, Inc. U.S. Email: [email protected].
Research Note: Religious Participation and Parental Moral Expectations and Supervision of American Youth
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by Christian Smith. Reprinted with permission from the June 2003 issue of the Review of Religious Research journal. The Review of Religious Research is published by the Religious Research Association. Email: [email protected].
Mapping American Adolescent Subjective Religiosity and Attitudes of Alienation Toward Religion: A Research Report
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by Christian Smith, Robert Faris, Melinda Lundquist Denton and Mark Regnerus. Reprinted with permission from the spring 2003 issue of the Sociology of Religion journal. Sociology of Religion is published by the Association for the Sociology of Religion, Inc. Email: [email protected].
Theorizing Religious Effects Among American Adolescents
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by Christian Smith. Reprinted with permission from the March 2003 issue of the Journal for the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is published by Blackwell Publishers, Inc. U.S. Email: subscrip@blackwell[email protected].
Mapping American Adolescent Religious Participation
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by Christian Smith, Melinda Lundquist Denton, Robert Faris and Mark Regnerus. Reprinted with permission from the December 2002 issue of the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion. The Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion is published by Blackwell Publishers, Inc. U.S. Email: [email protected].
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Book Chapters

Patricia Snell. "Civic and Political Disengagement," In Christian Smith, Understanding Emerging Adult Culture, under review at Oxford University Press.
Christian Smith, 2010. “On ‘Moralistic Therapeutic Deism’ as U.S. Teenagers’ Actual, Tacit, De Facto Religious Faith.” In Sylvia Collins-Mayo and P. Dandelion (eds.), Religion and Youth. Aldershot: Ashgate.
Lisa D. Pearce and Melinda Lundquist Denton, 2009, "Religiosity in the Lives of Youth," in the International Handbook on Youth and Young Adulthood, edited by A. Furlong. London: Routledge Press.
Mark D. Regnerus, 2009, "Imitation Sex and the New Middle Class Morality," chapter in Speaking of Sexuality: Interdisciplinary Readings, 3rd Edition, edited by J. Kenneth Davidson, Nelwyn B. Moore, and Terri D. Fisher, New York: Oxford University Press.
Christian Smith, 2009. “Is Moralistic, Therapeutic Deism the New Religion of American Youth?” In Don Miller and James Heft (eds.), The Faith of the Next Generation. New York: Fordham University Press.
Mark D. Regnerus, 2009, "Religion and Adolescent Sexual Behavior," chapter in Religion, Families, and Health, edited by Christopher Ellison and Robert Hummer, New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press.
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The National Study of Youth and Religion, funded by Lilly Endowment Inc., is under the direction of Dr. Christian Smith, Professor of Sociology at the University of Notre Dame, and Dr. Lisa Pearce, Assistant Professor of Sociology at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.