After the separation between church and state in Sweden in the year 2000, a possibility to register as a faith community was offered for religious organizations. Registered faith communities could also apply for economic support from the state, as well as for collecting the membership fees through the tax payment process. Around 40 faith communities received economic support in 2008. This paper will study the premises on which economic state support is given and also which applications have been turned down and the reasons for this.
Konferensbidrag: Till XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, 11-17/7, Göteborg 2010