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    5037 DB Tilburg


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Thesis subjects (any subject in cultural sociology):


  • Institutional trust (e.g. trust in science, politics, or the justice system)
  • Conflicts between higher and lower educated
  • Attitudes toward science
  • Class and politics
  • Political cultures
  • Religion and society (e.g. antireligiosity among the non-religious, the public salience of religion)
  • Welfare attitudes
  • Cultural participation
  • Popular culture




Current courses

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  • Sociology Of Religion
  • Cultural Sociology
  • Populism
  • Public Opinion Research
  • Sociology
  • Religion And Politics
  • Political Ideology
  • Politics

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Research Output 2006 2018

Het gevecht om de waarheid

Achterberg, P. 1 Jun 2018 In : Sociologie Magazine. 26, 2, p. 12-14

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

class position
voting behavior
social class
class identification

Mind over matter: The impact of subjective social status on health outcomes and health behaviors

D'Hooge, L., Achterberg, P. H. J. & Reeskens, T. 5 Sep 2018 In : PLOS One. 13, 9, 19 p., 0202489

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access

Religious polarization: Contesting religion in secularized Western European countries

Ribberink, E., Achterberg, P. H. J. & Houtman, D. 2018 In : Journal of Contemporary Religion. 33, 2, p. 209-227

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
multi-level analysis

Science to the people: A 32-nation survey

Makarovs, K. & Achterberg, P. H. J. 2018 In : Public Understanding of Science. 27, 7, p. 876-896

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

reflexive modernization