Single-Item Measures


Inter-Generational Religious Transmission

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9-8. How important is it to you that your children marry someone of your own faith? (WEDINREL)
  TOTAL %
0) Not important at all 741 33.8
1) Not very important 421 19.2
2) Somewhat important 471 21.5
3) Very important 521 23.7
8) Dont know/No opinion 29 1.3
9) No answer/Refused 12 0.5
TOTAL2,195100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q64b. How important are the following things to you? That your children marry someone with the same religion as you (IMPMARR)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important at all 326 21.2
2) Not very important 377 24.6
3) Somewhat important 376 24.5
4) Very important 300 19.5
7) Undecided 137 8.9
8) Does not apply 19 1.2
TOTAL1,535100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS: If you had children, how much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children were to marry someone from a different religious faith than your own? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRY2)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 11 5.7
2) A little 42 21.6
3) Not at all 129 66.5
4) Depends on religion or person 10 5.2
5) DK/No answer 2 1
TOTAL194100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ARE NOT PARENTS] If you had children, how much, if at all, would it bother you if one of your children were to marry someone from a different religious faith than your own? Would it bother you a lot, a little, or not at all? (MARRY2)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 8 6.7
2) A little 18 15.1
3) Not at all 80 67.2
4) Depends on religion 9 7.6
5) Dont know/ No answer 4 3.4
TOTAL119100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


9-4. Do any of your children have a different religious affiliation from yours? (RELKIDDIF) (RELKDDIF)
  TOTAL %
0) No 741 59.5
1) Yes 428 34.4
8) Dont know/No opinion 56 4.5
9) No answer/Refused 20 1.6
TOTAL1,245100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q64a. How important are the following things to you? That your children have the same religion as you (IMPSAME)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important at all 254 16.5
2) Not very important 287 18.7
3) Somewhat important 413 26.9
4) Very important 440 28.6
7) Undecided 133 8.7
8) Does not apply 10 0.7
TOTAL1,537100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you oppose it if your childrens religious beliefs differ from yours? (CHILBEL)
  TOTAL %
0) Missing or Not applicable 0 0
1) Yes, very much 71 3.8
2) Yes, somewhat 165 8.9
3) No, not really 278 15.1
4) No, not at all 1,219 66
7) Dont know or forgot 95 5.1
8) Dont understand 1 0.1
9) Refuse 18 1
TOTAL1,847100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Taiwan
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(IF HAVE KIDS) Do you think your kids will be more religious than you, less religious than you or as religious as you when they grow up, or are you not sure? (TRANSMT1)
  TOTAL %
1) More religious 79 13.6
2) Less religious 39 6.7
3) As religious 180 31
4) Not sure 275 47.3
5) Does not apply 6 1
6) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL581100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF HAVE KIDS) How likely is it that your children will be of the same denomination or faith tradition as you when they grow up? Would you say it is very likely, somewhat likely, not too likely, not at all likely, or are you not sure? (TRANSMT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Very likely 257 44.2
2) Somewhat likely 168 28.9
3) Not too likely 22 3.8
4) Not at all likely 11 1.9
5) Not sure 116 20
6) Does not apply 7 1.2
TOTAL581100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you ever worry -- That your children might leave the church? (KIDLEAVE)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 296 18.1
2) Once in a while 111 6.8
3) Sometimes 220 13.4
4) Often 221 13.5
5) Very often 788 48.2
TOTAL1,636100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Mailed


Suppose your children: were to adopt a different religion. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSDIFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Would bother a lot 182 31.1
2) Would bother some, but not a lot 139 23.7
3) Would bother only a little 67 11.4
4) Would bother not at all 188 32.1
5) Not sure 10 1.7
TOTAL586100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Suppose your children: were to become less religious than you. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSLESS)
  TOTAL %
1) Would bother a lot 195 33.3
2) Would bother some, but not a lot 228 38.9
3) Would bother only a little 78 13.3
4) Would bother not at all 80 13.7
5) Not sure 5 0.9
TOTAL586100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Suppose your children: were to become atheists and not believe in God. Would this bother you a lot, bother you some but not a lot, bother you only a little, or not bother you at all? (KIDSNOGD)
  TOTAL %
1) Would bother a lot 500 85.5
2) Would bother some, but not a lot 27 4.6
3) Would bother only a little 21 3.6
4) Would bother not at all 34 5.8
5) Not sure 3 0.5
TOTAL585100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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Marry Different Religion: Would respondent would be concerned by child marrying someone of a different religion?
Same Religion: Does respondent want child to have the same religion?

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