Religion and Civic Engagement in Kenya and Nigeria (2011) - Nigeria

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The Catholic Charismatic Renewal (CCR) is a movement within the Roman Catholic Church that has grown dramatically in many parts of the world over the past three decades, including Sub-Saharan Africa. This survey's aim is to establish the relationship between the CCR and civic engagement in Kenya and Nigeria. This data file focuses on Nigeria. The questionnaires had items relating to religious behavior and beliefs and political attitudes and behaviors. The Kenya file can also be found on the ARDA.
Data File
Cases: 1,200
Variables: 151
Weight Variable: None
Data Collection
Date Collected: 2011
Original Survey (Instrument)
Religion and Engagement Survey in Nigeria
Funded By
This project was funded by a grant from the Pentecostal and Charismatic Research Initiative at the Center for Religion and Civic Culture at the University of Southern California, which was supported by a grant from the John Templeton Foundation.
Collection Procedures
This survey was administered face-to-face using PAPI (pen and paper interview) methodology with printed and structured questionnaires. The survey was carried out using three separate questionnaires, in English with Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa translation, for the three target groups: Charismatic Catholics, non-Charismatic Catholics, and Pentecostals.
Sampling Procedures
Survey recruitment was done primarily through snowball sampling to facilitate recruitment of potentially difficult to reach respondents, such as Charismatic Catholics. The researchers preselected sampling locations and parishes and provided them to Synovate Kenya, the organization that administered the survey. A total of 300 interviews were conducted in each identified parish.
Principal Investigators
Ani Sarkissian, Michigan State University
Robert Dowd, Notre Dame University
Related Publications
The Roman Catholic Charismatic Movement and Civic Engagement in Sub-Saharan Africa
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