A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics
The distance from a purely quantitative statement of a statistical pattern to a sociological interpretation of that pattern is often quite great. Several steps are sometimes needed to cover that distance. With regard to the interpretation of interfaith marriage statistics, a third refinement is suggested here to add to two previously developed refinements. These should be seen as steps toward greater reliability of measurement; but they still leave us with a definition of intermarriage that fails to take the full range of personality and structural aspects into account. A thorough revision of our conceptions of interfaith marriage is called for.
Yinger, J. Milton. Spring 1968. "A Research Note on Interfaith Marriage Statistics." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 7(1): 97-103.
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