Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Christian Parishes

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This data-file was used to conduct the national study "Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes." The nationally representative sample includes over 2,800 respondents - the lay-members of US various Orthodox Christian Churches. The study had three main goals:

1. To examine patterns and trends in religious giving among Orthodox Church members: both to their home parishes (congregations) and to wider religious causes;

2. To explore differences in giving between members of various Orthodox jurisdictions (denominations) and between various categories of parishioners (in particular, between various generations and between cradle Orthodox and converts to Orthodoxy);

3. To learn what might be done to increase "generosity" of church members.

Data File
Cases: 2,824
Variables: 68
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: The data were collected through an online survey conducted in February 2015.
Original Survey (Instrument)
Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes
Funded By
The project was sponsored by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.
Collection Procedures
The survey participants were recruited via invitations posted on popular Orthodox websites and blogspots. Also personal Facebook pages were used to spread the message about the study and to invite more study participants.
Sampling Procedures
The survey participants were recruited via invitations posted on popular Orthodox websites and blog-spots. Also personal Facebook pages were used to spread the message about the study and to invite more study participants.
Principal Investigators
Alexei Krindatch, Research Coordinator, Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America
Related Publications
Krindatch, A.D. 2015. Exploring Orthodox Generosity: Giving in US Orthodox Parishes. Published by the Assembly of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the United States of America.

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