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Different Under God

A Survey of Church-going Protestants

Terence Chong, Hui Yew-Foong

Publication Year: 2012

Published by: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies

Cover

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p. 1-1

Frontmatter

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pp. 2-5

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgements

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pp. vii-viii

This project would not have been possible without the support of different institutions and individuals. We are grateful to the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, in particular to Dr Wilhelm Hofmeister, for supporting and funding this project. ...

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Introduction

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pp. 1-8

1. This survey is an attempt to tell a story of a complex community. It is a story of a community with very different members, many of whom come from different socio-economic backgrounds, sharing the same faith. As it is in many cases, the diversity within faith communities is often obscured, ...

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Executive Summary

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pp. 9-18

11. This survey has two objectives. It seeks to understand the economic, social and cultural profiles of Protestant church-goers in Singapore. It also seeks to understand their attitudes toward certain public and social issues such as money and finance, politics, sex and sexuality, ...

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Findings, Analyses and Conclusions

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pp. 19-30

41. The Protestant Christian community is a predominantly middle class community (Clammer 1978; Sng and You 1982). The Singapore middle class is, however, neither homogeneous nor static, and so too the case of the Protestant Christian community. ...

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Methodology and Definitions

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pp. 31-36

61. The survey was administered to members of mainline denominations — namely the Anglican, Methodist and Bible-Presbyterian churches, as well as independent churches and megachurches. ...

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Demographics of Respondents

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pp. 37-42

75. Respondents who identified themselves as “Chinese” made up 95.1 per cent, “Malay” 0.1 per cent, “Indian” 2 .8 per cent, “Eurasian” 0.3 per cent, and “Others” 1.8 per cent (see Figure 2 ). ...

Survey Findings

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pp. 43-52

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Results for Sections A, B, C, E, G and H

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pp. 44-134

81. The questions in this section seek to define social differentiation in both socio-economic and cultural terms. Socio-economic variables include factors such as income levels and housing. Cultural variables include factors such as educational levels and language used at home. ...

Notes

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pp. 135-138

References

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pp. 139-144

Annex One: Questionnaire

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pp. 145-176

Index

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pp. 177-183

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About the Authors

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pp. 184-193

Terence Chong is a sociologist and Senior Fellow, Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapore. His research interests include cultural policy, religion, and civil society. ...


E-ISBN-13: 9789814414432
Print-ISBN-13: 9789814414425

Publication Year: 2012

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