The ARDA Syntax Repository

The Measure of American Religious Tradition (RELTRAD)

Jerry Park

Created by Jerry Park, this syntax file categorizes individuals into religious traditions based on the scheme developed by Steensland and colleagues (2001) in "The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art." Popularly known as "RELTRAD," individuals are categorized into seven groups: evangelical Protestant, mainline Protestant, black Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, other religion, and nonaffiliated. The Steensland and colleagues article has been cited over 1,200 times and has been widely used in the scientific study of religion.

Directions: Run this syntax file with General Social Survey data (visit: http://thearda.com/Archive/GSS.asp).

Credit/Citation: Steensland, Brian, Jerry Z. Park, Mark D. Regnerus, Lynn D. Robinson, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Robert D. Woodberry. 2000. "The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art." Social Forces 79:291-318.

Submitted by: Jerry Park, Aug 6, 2018.


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