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The general religious tradition with which a person identifies. Examples include Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, etc.

Below are 117 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.

RELTRAD from Faith Matters Survey, 2006

RELTRAD2 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

TRAD3_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

PRELID1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PRELID2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PRELTRAD from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

RELCATS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VCF0128A from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

RELTRAD from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PRELIGN1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

TRAD3_98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

RELTRAD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

TRAD3 from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

DENOMTRA from Pulpit and Pew National Survey of Pastoral Leaders, 2001

RELTRAD from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

RELAFF from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

RI_3 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

TRADREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

RELATT2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

RELATT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

PRPROT1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Female Respondent File

RELTRAD from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Pregnancy File

RELPREF from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist, Leaders

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996

RELID from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996

RELTRAD2 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

RELTRAD3 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

DENOMFAM from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Congregational Profile Survey

DENOMFAM from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Attender Survey

RELIG from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

Q16 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

RELTRAD from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

DENFAM from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Presbyterian Leaders

RELIG from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2004

RELIGION from God and Society in North America, 1996

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Church of Christ, Leaders

RELIGN from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

RELAFFIL from Religion and Deviance at Four American Universities

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1994

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Church of the Nazarene Leaders

RELPREF from News Interest Index, March 2004

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1994

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1994

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Lutheran Leaders

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

RELIGID from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000

AFFLATON from Survey of Attenders: Texas Bigfoot Research Conservancy Annual Meeting, 2009

AFFIL from Survey of Attenders: International UFO Congress Convention and Film Festival, 2010

RELTRAD1 from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

AFFIL from Evolving Visions of the Orthodox Priesthood in America: A National Study of the Orthodox Parish Clergy in the USA

RELIG from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Pregnancy File

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Pregnancy File

RELID from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000

RELTRAD2 from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Male Respondent File

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000

RELTRAD from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Male Respondent File

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000

RETRAD from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Female Respondent File

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Female Respondent File

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

CHRELAFF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Pastors Survey, 1992

RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, United Methodist Leaders

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Respondent File

AFFYBVIN from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Pastors Survey, 1992

RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1994

RELIGION from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

REL_FAM from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

CH_RELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Anaheim, California, 1992

YRBRELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Anaheim, California, 1992

RLGSTRAD from SGI-USA Membership Survey, 1997

RELIGION from National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Male Respondent File

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

CH_RELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Downey, California, 1993

RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999

DENMSUMM from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999

CH_RELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 1992

RELTRAD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

YRBRELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Hermosa Beach, California, 1992

YRBRELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Kaneohe, Hawaii, 1992

FAITH from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999

CH_RELAF from New Evangelical Movement Congregations, Hermosa Beach, California, 1992

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Racial Ethnic Presbyterian Leaders

CONPROT from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Fast-Growing Presbyterian Leaders

RELIGID from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996

RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998



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