Data Archive

Data Archive > Most Recent Additions


Recent Additions

Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2015, Unitarian Universalist Association (Uploaded: 7/29/2021)

The Faith Communities Today (FACT) surveys are a series of national surveys of U.S. congregations run by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership. The first FACT survey was launched back in 2000 with the largest national survey of congregations ever conducted in the United States. Coordinated by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at the Hartford Seminary, these surveys aim to not only compare and contrast congregational life across religious traditions but also provide insight into the changing nature of congregational life in the United States.

The 2015 FACT survey is a smaller version of the large national surveys completed at the beginning of each decade. Only surveying 4,436 congregations, this sample focused on completing a random oversample from 11 faith groups, in addition to a random national survey of non-partner congregations. Questions on the survey ranged from programs, demographics of the congregation, mission and identity, and projection of the future for the congregation. The FACT 2015 survey also only surveyed the male clergy. This dataset contains data from the Unitarian Universalist Association.

PRRI March 2018 Abortion and Contraception Survey (Uploaded: 7/29/2021)

The PRRI March 2018 Survey includes a number of abortion-related questions about respondents' preferences on the legality of abortion, whether certain types of services should be provided to low-income women through programs like Medicaid, their personal experience with abortion, the level of importance they place on abortion as a political issue, and the accessibility of abortion services in their community. Also included are a number of LGBT-related issues and their stances on non-discrimination laws, same-sex marriage, and religiously based service refusals. Finally, the survey gauges opinions on what issues the Trump administration should prioritize and views of Trump.

PRRI July 2018 LGBT Survey (Uploaded: 7/29/2021)

The Public Religion Research Institute (PRRI) July 2018 LGBT survey asks Americans about their views on issues specific to the LGBT community, including support for same-sex marriage, laws against discrimination of LGBT people, service refusals by business owners on religious grounds, and more. Other questions examine respondents' religious habits and their experience with LGBT issues in their places of faith.

American Trends Panel Wave 18 (Uploaded: 6/29/2021)

The American Trends Panel (ATP) is a national, probability-based online panel of adults in the United States living in households. Adults who use the Internet participate in the panel via self-administered web surveys, and adults who do not use the Internet participate via mail. The 18th wave of the panel survey was fielded for the Pew Research Center by Abt SRBI from June 7 to July 5, 2016. In total, 4,602 ATP members completed the survey, with 4,172 participating by web and 430 participating by mail. The survey was administered in English and Spanish. Survey weights are provided to account for differential probabilities of selection into the panel as well as differential nonresponse to the panel recruitment survey, the panel invitation, and the panel survey itself (Wave 18). The margin of sampling error for full sample weighted estimates is +/- 2.28 percentage points.

American Trends Panel Wave 24 (Uploaded: 6/29/2021)

The American Trends Panel (ATP) was created by the Pew Research Center. Respondents were recruited through a random digit dial system (landlines and cell phones), resulting in a nationally representative panel of U.S. adults. Surveys were administered in English and Spanish and are web-based. The survey at hand (Wave 24 of the Panel) focuses on cyber harassment and religion "feeling" thermometers. A recent Pew Research Center report using this dataset can be found on the Pew Research Center website.

PRRI/MTV 2017 National Youth Survey (Uploaded: 6/29/2021)

The Public Religion Research Institute/MTV 2017 National Youth Survey explores youth attitudes towards the current cultural and political climate. It includes questions about perceptions of and experiences with discrimination and bias toward groups such as Muslims, transgender people, and women, and evaluates whether young people believe discrimination towards these groups is increasing, decreasing, or remains the same. It examines the different policy priorities of America's youth, including free speech, race relations, LGBT rights, and gender discrimination, and it assesses young people's views of political and civic engagement. The survey also looks at young Americans' perceptions of pressure to conform to masculine or feminine identities.

National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (2012 and 2018-2019) (Uploaded: 5/24/2021)

The National Congregations Study (NCS) dataset fills a void in the sociological study of congregations by providing data that can be used to draw a nationally aggregate picture of congregations. Thanks to innovations in sampling techniques, the 1998 NCS data was the first nationally representative sample of American congregations. Subsequent NCS waves were conducted in 2006-07, 2012, and 2018-19.

Like Wave II, Wave IV again included a panel component. In addition to the new cross-section of congregations generated in conjunction with the 2018 GSS, the NCS-IV included all Wave III congregations that were nominated by GSS respondents who participated in the GSS for the first time in 2012. That is, the panel did not include Wave III congregations that had been nominated by GSS respondents who were in the 2012 GSS because they were part of the GSS's own panel of re-interviewees. The 2018-19 NCS, then, includes a subset of congregations that also were interviewed in 2012. A full codebook, prepared by the primary investigator and containing a section with details about the panel datasets, is available for download here. The codebook contains the original questionnaire, as well as detailed information on survey methodology, weights, coding, and more.

The NCS Cumulative Dataset is also available from the ARDA.

Google and Twitter Cross-National Religion Measures (Uploaded: 4/26/2021)

This dataset's Google Trends (GT) measures comprise of data aggregated from 2012 to 2018, and were collected using the Python library pytrends, which has the ability to access GT's API, in this case either through regional searches (interest by region) or time-based searches (interest over time). Regional searches for a certain term or set of terms returns relative search interest between countries. Time-based searches for a certain set of terms returns relative search interest over time for the terms within each - in this dataset, interest in each term for all time periods are averaged to provide an overall raw number reflecting search interest. Both are included here. Twitter measures were collected using the Python library tweepy, which has the ability to access the Twitter API. In this case, the Search API was used, which returns matched Tweets against a sampling of recent Tweets published in the past seven days.

Other variables were collected from several official publicly available sources, and their corresponding websites are listed in the codebook. These variables comprise sources of official data, which can be used to validate the collected GT and Twitter measures as well as to control for related phenomena such as access to computers, Internet use, wealth/development and other factors.

Faith Communities Today Survey (FACT) 2015, The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) (Uploaded: 4/26/2021)

The Faith Communities Today (FACT) surveys are a series of national surveys of U.S. congregations run by the Cooperative Congregational Studies Partnership. The first FACT survey was launched back in 2000 with the largest national survey of congregations ever conducted in the United States. Coordinated by the Hartford Institute for Religion Research at the Hartford Seminary, these surveys aim to not only compare and contrast congregational life across religious traditions but also provide insight into the changing nature of congregational life in the United States.

The 2015 FACT survey is a smaller version of the large national surveys completed at the beginning of each decade. Only surveying 4,436 congregations, this sample focused on completing a random oversample from 11 faith groups, in addition to a random national survey of non-partner congregations. Questions on the survey ranged from programs, demographics of the congregation, mission and identity, and projection of the future for the congregation. The FACT 2015 survey also only surveyed the male clergy. An additional question about the role of the respondent was also added at the end of the survey. This dataset contains data from the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA).

PRRI 2014 American Values Survey (Uploaded: 4/26/2021)

The American Values Survey (AVS) is Public Religion Research Institute's (PRRI) annual multi-issue survey on religion, culture and public policy. The survey is conducted in the fall each year. The goal of PRRI is to help journalists, scholars, pundits, thought leaders, clergy and the public better understand debates on public policy and the religious and cultural atmosphere that is shaping American politics and society.

The 2014 American Values Survey consisted of interviews with 4,507 adults who were spread across all 50 states and Washington, D.C. A battery of questions were included to assess American opinions about the state of the economy, belief in the American Dream, support for economic policies like paid family leave and increasing the minimum wage, and personal experiences of economic hardship. The survey also covers topics regarding vote choice and issue priorities in the 2014 election, and concerns about religious liberty and racial discrimination.

Bookmark and Share