Dissemination of Information by Religious Groups
The latest Pew Report (U.S. Religious Landscape Survey, 2013) shows the religious composition in the United States consists of more than 13 Evangelical Protestant Churches; more than 11 Mainline Protestant Churches; more than six Historically Black Churches; and the following more general groups: Catholics, Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Orthodoxes, Other Christians, Jewish, Buddhist, Muslims, Hindu, Other World religions, and other Faiths. The research will provide an overview of the dissemination process, and then focus on those institutions that have moved toward technological dissemination, specifically digitization. The research will focus only on those groups with at least one of the following descriptors. They are: (1) affiliated with seminary programs accredited by the Association of Theological Schools; (2) affiliated with a historical society or archive, recognized by the denomination ; and/or (3) accredited by the American Alliance of Museums.
Keywords: Technological Delivery Systems, Religious, Mainline Protestant, Evangelical Protestant, Historically Black Churches, Dissemination.