Gender status, monotheism, and social complexity: response to Gray

Social Forces Vol/Iss. 65 Published In Pages: 1132-1138
By Hope, Christine A., Stover, Ronald G.


A response to Gray's critique of Hope and Stover's original paper "Monotheism and gender status: a cross-societal study" (1984). The authors address questions regarding their methods. They also counter the suggestion that social complexity acts as an overriding variable to explain the relationship originally found between gender status and religious belief.


Sample Used Coded Data Comment
Ethnographic Atlas (EA)Other Researcherssubsample of 312 cases (those included in the Cross-Cultural Summary that had complete data)

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