What do Argentine people believe in?: religion and social structure in Argentina

This article analyses Argentina’s contemporary religious field. On the basis of a statistical study on beliefs and religious attitudes, the authors reflect on a wide range of issues. They address the consequences of secularization in Argentine society, new configurations in how people believe and pr...

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Published in:Social compass
Authors: Mallimaci, Fortunato 1950-; Esquivel, Juan; Giménez Béliveau, Verónica
Format: Electronic/Print Article
Language:English
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Published: 2015
In:Social compass
Year: 2015, Volume: 62, Issue: 2, Pages: 255-277
Standardized Subjects / Keyword chains:B Argentina / Religion / Faith
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Summary:This article analyses Argentina’s contemporary religious field. On the basis of a statistical study on beliefs and religious attitudes, the authors reflect on a wide range of issues. They address the consequences of secularization in Argentine society, new configurations in how people believe and practise religion, shifts in religious identification, the religious diversification process, in which believers fall off the institutional frame, and, finally, people’s on religious intervention in public issues (such as education, sexual health and family planning).
ISSN:0037-7686
Contains:In: Social compass
Persistent identifiers:DOI: 10.1177/0037768615571694