This paper exsamines the registration of church attendance in Lolland-Falsters stift. Analyzing the data from the perspective of Rodney Stark and William S. Bainbridge’s theory on religion, which focuses on an agency based rational choice approach to religion, it is established that the hour of the day and the type of sermon, has significant influence on church attendance. Another aspect that influences church attendance is if there is competition between religions in the area of the local church, which forces the churches in the city to vary their sermons to create a more stable number of church attendants. When focusing on religious mobility, the picture gets more unclear due to the uncertainty of the data. Overall the rational choice theory shows its worth, when the data is analyzed and it also makes it possible to establish a model when analyzing data of church attendants.
|Uddannelser||Socialvidenskab, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Bachelor el. kandidat|
|Udgivelsesdato||14 jan. 2013|
- rational choice