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Extent to which respondent engages in organized religious activities.

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 should be converted to z-scores before combining. Alpha = .82

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


ATTEND from General Social Survey, 1998

How often do you attend religious services? (ATTEND)
TOTAL%
0) Never54619.3
1) Less than once a year29410.4
2) About once or twice a year29610.5
3) Several times a year30710.8
4) About once a month2067.3
5) 2-3 times a month2448.6
6) Nearly every week1886.6
7) Every week48917.3
8) Several times a week2187.7
9) Dont know, No answer441.6
TOTAL2832100.0

Item Instructions (ATTEND):

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


RELACTIV from General Social Survey, 1998

How often do you take part in the activities and organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? (RELACTIV)
TOTAL%
1) Never47136.7
2) Less than once a year14711.4
3) About once or twice a year13610.6
4) Several times a year13110.2
5) About once a month645.0
6) 2-3 times a month665.1
7) Nearly every week544.2
8) Every week886.9
9) Several times a week665.1
10) Once a day80.6
11) Several times a day80.6
98) Dont know10.1
99) No answer443.4
TOTAL1284100.0

Item Instructions (RELACTIV):

Code item as follows: Convert '98) Don't know' and '99) No answer' to missing data




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