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Measures of religious giving.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

Items are on different scales and will need to be recoded before combining.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


GIVECONG from General Social Survey, 1998

During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following: To your local congregation? (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0

GIVEREL from General Social Survey, 1998

During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following: To other religious organizations, programs, or causes? (GIVEREL)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0

GIVEARTS from General Social Survey, 1998

Were any of your contributions to organizations involved in the arts, culture, or the humanities? (GIVEARTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes30737.9
2) No40550.0
8) Dont know30.4
9) No answer9511.7
TOTAL810100.0

Item Instructions (GIVEARTS):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.




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