Publications

Reports

 

What Works:
Comparing the Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs in Los Angeles By Stephen V. Monsma and J. Christopher Soper View/Download Report

 

 


A Better Kind of High:
How Religious Commitment Reduces Drug Use Among Poor Urban Teens By Byron R. Johnson
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Making The Grade:
The Influence of Religion Upon the Academic Performance of Youth in Disadvantaged Communities By Mark D. Regnerus
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The Great Escape:
How Religion Alters The Delinquent Behavior of High-Risk Adolescents By Byron R. Johnson and Marc V. Siegel
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What Works:
Comparing the Effectiveness of Welfare-to-Work Programs in Los Angeles By Stephen V. Monsma and J. Christopher Soper
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InnerChange Freedom Initiative:
A Preliminary Evaluation of a Faith-Based Prison Program By Byron R. Johnson with David B. Larson
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Is Religion Good for Adolescent Health:
A National Study of American High School Seniors By John M. Wallace, Jr.
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Living Up To Expectations:
How Religion alters the Delinquent Behavior of Low-Risk Adolescents By Mark D. Regnerus
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Working Faith:
How Religious Organizations Provide Welfare-to-Work Services By Stephen V. Monsma with Carolyn M. Mounts
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Objective Hope:
Assessing the Effectiveness of Faith-Based Organizations: A Review of the Literature By Byron R. Johnson with Ralph Brett Tompkins and Derek Webb
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Churches, Charity and Children:
How Religious Organizations Are Reaching America’s At-Risk Kids By Joseph Loconte and Lia Fantuzzo
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The Role of African-American Churches in Reducing Crime Among Black Youth
By Byron R. Johnson
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Then Comes Marriage?
Religion, Race, and Marriage in Urban America By W. Bradford Wilcox
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Good Dads:
Religion, Civic Engagement, & Paternal Involvement in Low-Income Communities By W. Bradford Wilcox
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American Values, Mental Health, and Using Technology in the Age of Trump
September 2017 This study presents preliminary results from The Baylor Religion Survey Wave V, a random sample of 1,501 adults, which was administered by the Gallup Organization in the spring of 2017, during the first months of Trump’s Presidency. We focus on four key areas of interest: 1) the religious, political, and ideological values of Trump voters, 2) mental health and religion in American today, 3) the intersection of technology and religion, and 4) the geography of religion.
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Mentoring Children of Prisoners: A Randomized Controlled Trial Study of Amachi Texas
Special Report by Byron R. Johnson, 2014 The Amachi story provides compelling evidence that churches and faith-motivated volunteers can partner with secular organizations like BBBS and P/PV to achieve scale in addressing one of the most pressing problems of our time. Launched in 2000, and in less than a decade, Amachi has been the driving force behind a national movement to mentor a previously overlooked population — children of prisoners.
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American Piety in the 21st Century: New Insights to the Depth and Complexity of Religion in the US
Baylor Survey Wave 1, 2005 (Released 2006) With funding from the Templeton Foundation, The Baylor Religion Survey is the most extensive and sensitive study of religion ever conducted, linking up with the pioneering surveys conducted by Rodney Stark and Charles Y. Glock in the 1960s. With the Baylor Religion Survey, we were able to dig deeper into American religious attitudes, behaviors and beliefs than previously possible. Preliminary findings related to the measurement of religion, the nature of religious belief, the relationship between religion and moral and political attitudes, and religious spending habits were released in Wave 1 at the National Press Club on September 11, 2006, in this research report.
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Not By Faith or Government Alone: Rethinking the Role of Faith-Based Organizations
June 2008 In addressing various social ills, including homelessness, crime, addiction, disaster relief, prisoner reentry, and even HIV/AIDS in Africa. Short essays on the Faith-Based and Community Initiative. “I really appreciate the efforts of Byron Johnson and Rodney Stark in making ISR the most interesting sphere for thought on these topics in the country, ” says Karl Zinsmeister, Former Director of Domestic Policy, Council, The White House.
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