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Friends/Close Ties, Attend same Congregation

Measures the approximate proportion of a respondent's social network that also attends the same congregation


Below are 10 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • CLFRDCNG from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. How many people in the congregation are you close personal friends with? (CLFRDCNG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONGFRND from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • How many of your closest friends belong to your congregation? Would you say all, most, about half, some, or none? (CONGFRND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTDFRND from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Of your closest friends, how many would you say attend this congregation? (ATTDFRND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SAMECHUR from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social NetworksLEARN MORE
    • To help us learn more about Americans friendships, I want to ask you about your friends. To help guide you, I will ask you about a few specific categories. Please remember, we are not taking an inventory of you personally, but of American friendships in general. Think about your two very best friends [if Q2=1-2: other than your [spouse/partner].] How many of your two very best friends attend the same [church/synagogue/mosque/temple] as you? (SAMECHUR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRNDATCH from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP, THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: Of your closest friends, how many would you say attend this congregation? (FRNDATCH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLSFRND1 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • [IF YES TO MBRCRCH] How many people in the congregation are you close personal friends with - Would you say...(read list) (CLSFRND1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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