Longitudinal Religious Congregations and Membership File, 1980-2010 (State Level)

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) State FIPS Code (STFIP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1830928.59615
2) State abbreviation (STATEAB)
3) Year of data collection (YEAR)
TOTAL%
1980) 329918.0
1990) 382420.9
2000) 453224.8
2010) 665436.3
TOTAL18309100.0
4) Total population (TOTPOP)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL183093096433.044757850
5) Religious group three-digit code (GROUPCODE) (GRPCODE)
6) Religious group name description GROUPNAME) (GRPNAME)
7) Number of adherents (ADHERENTS) (ADHERENT)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1830932537.852233064
8) Number of congregations (CONGREGATIONS) (CONGREG)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL1830972.496282
9) Religious tradition category - based on Steensland et al (2000) (RELTRAD)
TOTAL%
1) Evangelical Protestant1082759.1
2) Mainline Protestant328117.9
3) Catholic2321.3
4) Other202211.0
5) Orthodox13417.3
6) Black Protestant6063.3
TOTAL18309100.0
10) Religious family category - created by theARDA.com (FAMILY)
TOTAL%
87) Catholicism2501.4
88) Episcopalianism/Anglicanism4822.7
89) Eastern Liturgical (Orthodox)13417.4
90) Lutheran13537.5
91) Presbyterian-Reformed223612.3
92) Methodist/Pietist13217.3
93) Holiness13287.3
94) Pentecostal184210.2
95) European Free-Church208611.5
96) Baptist231112.7
97) Independent Fundamentalist2601.4
98) Adventist5082.8
99) Liberal2041.1
100) Latter-day Saints3111.7
101) Communal500.3
102) Christian Science1020.6
103) Spiritualist760.4
106) Judaism3592.0
113) Other groups11276.2
115) Restoration Movement5913.3
Missing171 
TOTAL18138100.0
11) Flag variable indicating how group is affected by new missing data estimates -- see Appendices A and B for details (NOTE_MISSING) (NOTE_MIS)
TOTAL%
0) No missing data estimated for this group1511082.5
1) Adherents estimated from congregation size in this year3672.0
2) Adherents estimated from congregation size in another year for this group4782.6
3) Interpolated or extrapolated values in this year6063.3
4) Interpolated or extrapolated values in another year17489.5
TOTAL18309100.0
12) Flag variable indicating how group is affected by combined group changes -- see appendix A for details (NOTE_COMBINED) (NOTE_COM)
TOTAL%
0) Not affected by combined groupings1580086.3
1) Included in a combined grouping14878.1
2) Combined grouping10225.6
TOTAL18309100.0
13) Flag variable indicating how group is affected by measurement changes in one or more years -- see Appendix A for details (NOTE_MEASURE) (NOTE_MEA)
TOTAL%
0) Affected by zero or minor measurement changes1590286.9
1) Both adherent and congregation counts affected by measurement change11836.5
2) Only adherent counts affected by measurement change4072.2
3) Only congregation counts affected by measurement change8174.5
TOTAL18309100.0