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We ask about the respondent's attitude about homosexuality. While scanning for those we found some that ask about the congregation's perspective on homosexuals and whether homosexuals can hold leadership positions in the church. 

Below are 28 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

[ Conflict? | Congregational Attitude | Gay Clergy | Gay/Lesbian Issues | Outspoken Clergy | Previous Congregation ]

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Category 1:Conflict?
 

The question type asks if the responent's congregation has experience conflict related to the issue of homosexuality.

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GAY1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

GAY2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

GAY3_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

PROB_B1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

PROB_B2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File


Category 2:Congregational Attitude
 

What is the congregation's attitude/stance regarding homosexuality?

Some questions fit within the "Congregational Attitude" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Congregational Responses | Individual Responses ]

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Variant:Congregational Responses (Congregational Attitude variant)
 

This question type asks church leaders or key informants about the congregation's stance on homosexuality.

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HOMOSX98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

MBRGAY06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

LDRGAY06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

WLCMST06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)


Variant:Individual Responses (Congregational Attitude variant)
 

This question type asks individual members about their congregation's stance on homosexuality.

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PROHIB9 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile

HOMOSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

CLRG_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003

HOMOSEX from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990


Category 3:Gay Clergy
 

This question type asks for the respondent's views toward a church that allows gay clergy.

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GAYCLERG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

GAYCLERG from Houston Area Survey, 2010


Category 4:Gay/Lesbian Issues
 

This question type asks the respondent if the congregation has participated in any type or promotion of gay/lesbian issues.

Some questions fit within the "Gay/Lesbian Issues" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Ministries ]

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LISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

LISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

MISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

MISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

SERHOMO from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

GAYISSUE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

ACTIVE7 from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999


Variant:Ministries (Gay/Lesbian Issues variant)
 

Does the respondent's congregation have any ministries directed towards gays and lesbians?

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FOCUSSL from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile


Category 5:Outspoken Clergy
 

This question type asks the respondent if clergy at his/her place of worship have spoken out about homosexuality.

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CLRGHOMO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010

SOLAHEX from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

QN49_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

W_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003


Category 6:Previous Congregation
 

This question type asks a respondent about a congregation he/she has left, regarding its attitude regarding homosexuality.

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Q5P from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.



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