"The function of sociology, as of every science, is to reveal that which is hidden."


Pierre Bourdieu

The main goal of the RLDP is to generate theoretically grounded, relevant, reliable research.

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The RLDP is a national study.   It was conducted in twelve urban areas.

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We used a multi-method research design.

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"If religion has given birth to all that is essential in society, it is because the idea of society is the soul of religion."

Emile Durkheim


"Preserving one's own culture does not require contempt or disrespect for other cultures."

Cesar Chavez

The RLDP addresses three core questions:

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The project is based in the Department of Sociology at OSU in Columbus, OH.

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