Gender and age differences in religiosity among black Americans

J S Levin, R J Taylor
Gerontologist 1993, 33 (1): 16-23
Gender and age differences were examined in over a dozen religious indicators using cross-sectional data from the National Survey of Black Americans (N = 2,107). Although both genders manifested moderate to high levels of organizational, nonorganizational, and subjective religiosity, black women significantly exceeded black men in levels of religiosity at all ages, even when controlling for the effects of education, marital and employment status, region, urbanicity, and health satisfaction.

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