Single-Item Measures


Religious Conversion Experiences, Occurrence of

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[If CATHCONV is Converted] Did you convert when you were younger than 18 or when you were 18 or older? (AGECONV)
  TOTAL %
1) When you were younger than 18 72 13.8
2) When you were 18 or older 450 86.2
TOTAL522100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Now I want to ask you some questions about your conversion. How old were you when you became (RELIGION)? (QN36)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 6 0.9
2) 2 2 0.3
3) 3 2 0.3
4) 4 2 0.3
5) 5 4 0.6
6) 6 7 1
7) 7 9 1.3
8) 8 4 0.6
9) 9 4 0.6
10) 10 13 1.9
11) 11 5 0.7
12) 12 14 2
13) 13 9 1.3
14) 14 13 1.9
15) 15 24 3.5
16) 16 19 2.7
17) 17 22 3.2
18) 18 21 3
19) 19 14 2
20) 20 39 5.6
21) 21 17 2.5
22) 22 22 3.2
23) 23 20 2.9
24) 24 18 2.6
25) 25 34 4.9
26) 26 18 2.6
27) 27 9 1.3
28) 28 15 2.2
29) 29 8 1.2
30) 30 38 5.5
31) 31 6 0.9
32) 32 18 2.6
33) 33 10 1.4
34) 34 11 1.6
35) 35 26 3.8
36) 36 7 1
37) 37 6 0.9
38) 38 8 1.2
39) 39 7 1
40) 40 40 5.8
41) 41 4 0.6
42) 42 8 1.2
43) 43 3 0.4
44) 44 2 0.3
45) 45 13 1.9
46) 46 2 0.3
47) 47 6 0.9
48) 48 6 0.9
49) 49 4 0.6
50) 50 12 1.7
51) 51 2 0.3
52) 52 3 0.4
53) 53 4 0.6
54) 54 1 0.1
55) 55 4 0.6
57) 57 1 0.1
58) 58 2 0.3
59) 59 1 0.1
60) 60 4 0.6
61) 61 3 0.4
62) 62 1 0.1
65) 65 1 0.1
68) 68 3 0.4
76) 76 1 0.1
98) Dont know 7 1
99) Refused 22 3.2
TOTAL691100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How long ago did you join the LDS Church? (CONVERT)
  TOTAL %
1) Less than a year 7 8.4
2) 1 or 2 years 13 15.7
3) 3 to 5 years 10 12
4) 6 to 10 years 15 18.1
5) More than 10 years 38 45.8
TOTAL83100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience? That is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,348 37.9
2) No 2,161 60.7
8) Dont know 39 1.1
9) No answer 11 0.3
TOTAL3,559100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 439 32.8
2) No 881 65.7
8) Dont know 12 0.9
9) No answer 8 0.6
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,104 36.9
2) No 1,862 62.2
8) Dont know 21 0.7
9) No answer 5 0.2
TOTAL2,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE CHRISTIAN OR SOMETHING ELSE WHEN ASKED ABOUT RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (RELBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,288 42.2
2) No, would not 1,594 52.3
9) Dont know/Refused 168 5.5
TOTAL3,050100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RELPREF= 1 CHRISTIAN OR 7 SOMETHING ELSE] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 710 43.6
2) No, would not 852 52.3
9) Dont know/Refused 66 4.1
TOTAL1,628100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAG)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,048 37.1
2) No, would not 1,636 58
9) Dont know/Refused 138 4.9
TOTAL2,822100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 541 36.5
2) No 918 62
8) Dont know 11 0.7
9) No answer 11 0.7
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 474 34.9
2) No 849 62.5
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 33 2.4
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 535 37
2) No 892 61.7
8) Dont know 5 0.3
9) No answer 13 0.9
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[ASK IF RELIG=1-4,13 OR CHR=1] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 4,071 44.1
2) No, would not 4,675 50.7
8) Undesignated 9 0.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 474 5.1
TOTAL9,229100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF RELIG=1-2, 4, or 7: Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christan, or not? (BORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 9,799 34.3
2) No, would not 17,392 60.9
9) Dont know/Refused 1,389 4.9
TOTAL28,580100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


If RELIG = 1-4 or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 6,292 42.4
2) No, would not 7,815 52.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 746 5
TOTAL14,853100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RELPREF= 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, or 9] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,255 43
2) No, would not 1,518 52
9) Dont know/Refused 146 5
TOTAL2,919100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RELIG= 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, OR 9] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN_AGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,038 43.4
2) No, would not 1,214 50.8
9) Dont know/Refused 140 5.9
TOTAL2,392100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 9,755 37.1
2) No 15,558 59.1
9) Dont know/Refused 991 3.8
TOTAL26,304100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 9,755 38.5
2) No 15,558 61.5
TOTAL25,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you say that you have been born again or have had a born-again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Jesus Christ? (REBORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 331 50.8
2) No 306 47
3) Dont know/No answer 14 2.2
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? [Ask if RELIG = 1,2,4,5,7 or 9.] (BORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,210 41.6
2) No, would not 1,577 54.3
9) Dont know/Refused 119 4.1
TOTAL2,906100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 2,081 38.6
2) No, would not 3,081 57.2
9) Dont know/refused 228 4.2
TOTAL5,390100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[IF PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, MORMON ORTHODOX CHURCH TO RELIG OR YES TO CHR]Would you describe yourself as born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,351 39
2) No, would not 1,970 56.9
9) Dont know/Refused 143 4.1
TOTAL3,464100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO HAVING A PROTESTANT DENOMINATION: Have you ever had what you would call a born again experience? (REBORN1)
  TOTAL %
0) Not applicable 0 0
1) Yes 665 37.5
2) No 1,015 57.2
8) Dont know 95 5.4
TOTAL1,775100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED YES TO BEING ROMAN CATHOLIC: Have you had what you would call a born again experience? (REBORN2)
  TOTAL %
0) Not applicable 0 0
1) Yes 129 14.9
3) No 714 82.4
8) Dont know 24 2.8
TOTAL867100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE JEWISH, ISLAM/MUSLIM, OR NO RELIGION/ATHEIST) Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 1,025 40.4
2) No, would not 1,378 54.3
9) Dont know/Refused 136 5.4
TOTAL2,539100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO STATED CHRISTIAN IN RELIG: Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- Would you say that you have been born again or have had a born again experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BRNAGAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 965 43.1
2) No 1,276 56.9
TOTAL2,241100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience - That is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BRNAGAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 175,983 41.5
2) No 236,998 55.9
3) Dont Know, Refused 10,732 2.5
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[ASK ONLY IF RELIG= 1 PROTESTANT OR 2 ROMAN CATHOLIC OR 4 MORMON OR 5 ORTHODOX CHURCH OR 7 OTHER RELIGION OR 9 DONT KNOW/REFUSED]Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, would 3,425 39.1
2) No, would not 4,853 55.4
9) Dont know/Refused 489 5.6
TOTAL8,767100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...i. I had a religious conversion experience (Q28I)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 446 27
2) No 1,208 73
TOTAL1,654100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Were you raised Catholic, or did you convert to Catholicism? (CATHCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Raised Catholic 4,037 87.6
2) Converted 522 11.3
3) Dont know 37 0.8
4) Refused 14 0.3
TOTAL4,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q26h. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I had a religious conversion experience (RELCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 437 27.5
2) No 1,154 72.5
TOTAL1,591100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment of commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 54,440 46.6
2) Gradual 24,070 20.6
3) Moment 6,404 5.5
4) Moment 5 11,928 10.2
5) Many momts 13,925 11.9
6) Not Appl 6,175 5.3
TOTAL116,942100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(partrelatconv_w3) Indicates Rs partner had religious conversion during cohabitation or marriage relationship (PARTCONV)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 17 100
TOTAL17100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF R IS CHRISTIAN: Would you call yourself a born-again Christian, that is, have you personally had a conversion experience related to Jesus Christ? (V083203)
  TOTAL %
-9) Refused 6 0.3
-8) Dont know 19 0.8
-1) INAP, 7 in V083188X and 1-39,80,-9 in V083189; 3,-8,-9 in V083188X; 5,-8,-9 in V083187 467 20.1
1) Yes 937 40.3
5) No 894 38.5
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): Have you always been (RELIGION) or did you convert from another faith or religion that you practiced in the past? (QN30)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, I have always been (RELIGION) 2,702 79
2) No, I converted from another religion 692 20.2
8) Dont know 17 0.5
9) Refused 10 0.3
TOTAL3,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following most nearly represents your current membership status in the LDS Church? (STATUS)
  TOTAL %
1) Born in the LDS Church, but no longer affiliated 80 8.4
2) Life-long member and still affiliated 769 81
3) Convert and still affiliated 92 9.7
4) Once converted, but no longer affiliated 6 0.6
5) Other (please explain): 2 0.2
TOTAL949100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Have you ever been a member of a denomination other than your present one? (OTHDENOM)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,128 39.7
2) No 1,712 60.3
TOTAL2,840100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Which of the following most nearly represents your current membership status in the LDS Church? (STATUS)
  TOTAL %
1) Born in the LDS Church, but no longer affiliated 91 30.8
2) Life-long member and still affiliated 122 41.4
3) Convert and still affiliated 67 22.7
4) Once converted, but no longer affiliated 15 5.1
TOTAL295100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 3 3.1
2) No 93 96.9
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 3 3.4
2) No 85 96.6
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 5 5.4
2) No 88 94.6
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


ASKED IF QN30 = CONVERTED, AND RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, JEHOVAHS WITNESS, MORMON, ORTHODOX, OR OTHER CHRISTIAN (from RELIG): How did you first hear about your current religion? Was it from a family member, from a friend, from members of the church, or through radio or television? (QN37)
  TOTAL %
1) From a family member 307 46.2
2) From a friend 173 26.1
3) From members of the church 90 13.6
4) Through radio or television 16 2.4
5) Self-discovery 34 5.1
97) Other 17 2.6
98) Dont know 6 0.9
99) Refused 6 0.9
101) Undesignated 15 2.3
TOTAL664100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- LDS friends (LDSFRND)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 35 60.3
2) Fairly Important 17 29.3
3) Not Very Important 6 10.3
TOTAL58100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- family members or relatives (FAMMEM)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 30 61.2
2) Fairly Important 9 18.4
3) Not Very Important 10 20.4
TOTAL49100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- fiance or steady (FIANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 16 57.1
2) Fairly Important 3 10.7
3) Not Very Important 9 32.1
TOTAL28100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Through personal influence of LDS friends, family members, or missionaries (FELLSHIP)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 63 76.8
2) Fairly Important 9 11
3) Not Very Important 10 12.2
TOTAL82100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- stake (local) missionaries (STAKEINF)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 16 32.7
2) Fairly Important 12 24.5
3) Not Very Important 21 42.9
TOTAL49100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- field (full-time) missionaries (FULLINF)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 23 43.4
2) Fairly Important 18 34
3) Not Very Important 12 22.6
TOTAL53100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- missionaries, but I dont recall which kind (MISS)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 5 20.8
2) Fairly Important 4 16.7
3) Not Very Important 15 62.5
TOTAL24100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- LDS friends (LDSFRND)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 27 57.4
2) Fairly Important 13 27.7
3) Not Very Important 7 14.9
TOTAL47100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- family members or relatives (FAMMEM)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 16 41
2) Fairly Important 9 23.1
3) Not Very Important 14 35.9
TOTAL39100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- fiance or steady (FIANCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 16 53.3
2) Fairly Important 1 3.3
3) Not Very Important 13 43.3
TOTAL30100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Through personal influence of LDS friends, family members, or missionaries (FELLSHIP)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 45 67.2
2) Fairly Important 9 13.4
3) Not Very Important 13 19.4
TOTAL67100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


If you have ever been a member of a denomination other than your present one, what denomination was that/how many? (If more than one, list them in order from the most recent to the earliest.) (MNYOTHER)
  TOTAL %
1) One 837 76.4
2) Two 190 17.3
3) Three 55 5
4) Four 11 1
5) Five 3 0.3
TOTAL1,096100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


IF QN30 = CONVERTED: In our interviews, people have told us there are many reasons why they changed their religions. As I read some of the reasons they have given, please tell me whether or not each applies to you. You can answer yes or no. Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because of a marriage, or not? (QN38_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 103 14.9
2) No 584 84.4
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 4 0.6
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because you wanted a more direct personal experience of God, or not? (QN38_B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 565 81.6
2) No 117 16.9
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 5 0.7
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because of a deep personal crisis, or not? (QN38_C)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 184 26.6
2) No 501 72.4
8) Dont know 3 0.4
9) Refused 4 0.6
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because you were inspired by a particular (RELIGION) pastor, or not? (QN38_D)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 202 29.2
2) No 480 69.4
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 5 0.7
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You were attracted by a particular minister or pastor. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17E)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 313 29.8
2) No, not important reason 733 69.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 5 0.5
TOTAL1,051100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: you enjoy the religious services and style of worship. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 814 77.5
2) No, not important reason 227 21.6
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 10 1
TOTAL1,051100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You felt called by God. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17G)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 522 49.7
2) No, not important reason 508 48.3
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 21 2
TOTAL1,051100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You were asked to join by a member of the religion. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17H)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 301 28.6
2) No, not important reason 737 70.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 13 1.2
TOTAL1,051100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: You just havent yet found the right religion for you. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17I)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 226 29
2) No, not important reason 530 68.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 22 2.8
TOTAL778100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: You just dont believe in God or the teachings of most religions. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17J)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 366 47
2) No, not important reason 377 48.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 35 4.5
TOTAL778100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines related to the Plan of Salvation (including pre-existence, resurrection, work for the dead, etc.) (PLANSALV)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 42 61.8
2) Fairly Important 14 20.6
3) Not Very Important 12 17.6
TOTAL68100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to God or the Godhead (Trinity) (GODOCTRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 33 54.1
2) Fairly Important 22 36.1
3) Not Very Important 6 9.8
TOTAL61100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to eternal marriage, family life, etc. (ETERMAR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 43 67.2
2) Fairly Important 13 20.3
3) Not Very Important 8 12.5
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The doctrine of continuous (modern) revelation or modern prophets (MODREV)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 37 61.7
2) Fairly Important 12 20
3) Not Very Important 11 18.3
TOTAL60100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Book of Mormon (BOFM)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 32 52.5
2) Fairly Important 17 27.9
3) Not Very Important 12 19.7
TOTAL61100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The LDS understanding or interpretations of the Bible (BIBLINTR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 28 45.2
2) Fairly Important 21 33.9
3) Not Very Important 13 21
TOTAL62100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church teachings about the care of the body (Word of Wisdom, etc.) (WOFW)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 28 47.5
2) Fairly Important 25 42.4
3) Not Very Important 6 10.2
TOTAL59100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church social and recreational programs (SOCREC)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 29 45.3
2) Fairly Important 21 32.8
3) Not Very Important 14 21.9
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church Welfare Program (WELFARE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 14 25
2) Fairly Important 12 21.4
3) Not Very Important 30 53.6
TOTAL56100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines related to the Plan of Salvation (including pre-existence, resurrection, work for the dead, etc.) (PLANSALV)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 41 58.6
2) Fairly Important 20 28.6
3) Not Very Important 9 12.9
TOTAL70100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to God or the Godhead (Trinity) (GODOCTRN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 45 67.2
2) Fairly Important 12 17.9
3) Not Very Important 10 14.9
TOTAL67100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to eternal marriage, family life, etc. (ETERMAR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 40 60.6
2) Fairly Important 14 21.2
3) Not Very Important 12 18.2
TOTAL66100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The doctrine of continuous (modern) revelation or modern prophets (MODREV)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 34 52.3
2) Fairly Important 17 26.2
3) Not Very Important 14 21.5
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Book of Mormon (BOFM)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 39 60
2) Fairly Important 19 29.2
3) Not Very Important 7 10.8
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The LDS understanding or interpretations of the Bible (BIBLINTR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 39 57.4
2) Fairly Important 15 22.1
3) Not Very Important 14 20.6
TOTAL68100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church teachings about the care of the body (Word of Wisdom, etc.) (WOFW)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 26 39.4
2) Fairly Important 24 36.4
3) Not Very Important 16 24.2
TOTAL66100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church social and recreational programs (SOCREC)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 25 38.5
2) Fairly Important 20 30.8
3) Not Very Important 20 30.8
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church Welfare Program (WELFARE)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Important 17 28.3
2) Fairly Important 15 25
3) Not Very Important 28 46.7
TOTAL60100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


IF QN34B = DISAPPROVE, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: And now I have some questions about your decision to leave the Catholic Church. Would you say that the Churchs prohibition on divorce is one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 33 13.3
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 208 83.9
8) Dont know 1 0.4
9) Refused 2 0.8
101) Undesignated 4 1.6
TOTAL248100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN32 = NOT TOO WELCOMING OR NOT AT ALL WELCOMING, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the Churchs lack of welcoming and openness to immigrants and their customs - is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_E)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 17 28.8
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 41 69.5
101) Undesignated 1 1.7
TOTAL59100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN34 = NO, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the lack of excitement at the typical Mass in the U.S. - is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 121 44.3
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 146 53.5
8) Dont know 2 0.7
9) Refused 2 0.7
101) Undesignated 2 0.7
TOTAL273100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF QN33 = US CATHOLIC CHURCH RESPECT CONTRIBUTIONS OF MEN MORE THAN WOMEN, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the Churchs lack of respect for the contributions of women- is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_I)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church 29 30.5
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church 65 68.4
9) Refused 1 1.1
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent satisfied with the [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: priests at your parish; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: clergy at your local congregation]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4E)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 361 25
2) No, not an important reason 1,059 73.4
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 23 1.6
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You just gradually drifted away from the religion. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 848 58.8
2) No, not an important reason 578 40.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 17 1.2
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: You were unhappy about the Churchs rule that priests cant get married. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4G)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 187 24.8
2) No, not an important reason 559 74
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 9 1.2
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: The clergy sexual-abuse scandal. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4H)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 178 23.6
2) No, not an important reason 574 76
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 3 0.4
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: The Church drifted too far away from its traditional practices and teachings, like Latin Mass and not eating meat on Fridays all year long. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4I)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 81 10.7
2) No, not an important reason 671 88.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 3 0.4
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the way the religion treated women. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4K)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 347 24
2) No, not an important reason 1,075 74.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 21 1.5
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about divorce and re-marriage. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4L)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 280 19.4
2) No, not an important reason 1,133 78.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 30 2.1
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent satisfied with the atmosphere at [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: Mass; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: worship services]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4M)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 404 28
2) No, not an important reason 1,014 70.3
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 25 1.7
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent comfortable, with the feeling of community at [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: your parish; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: your local congregation]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4N)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 270 18.7
2) No, not an important reason 1,146 79.4
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 27 1.9
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You stopped believing in the religions teachings. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4O)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 710 49.2
2) No, not an important reason 708 49.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 25 1.7
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about things like abortion and homosexuality. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4P)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 419 29
2) No, not an important reason 994 68.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 30 2.1
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about things like poverty or social justice, war and peace, and the death penalty. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4Q)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 229 15.9
2) No, not an important reason 1,167 80.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 47 3.3
TOTAL1,443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED CHRISTIAN: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about the Bible. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4R)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 460 32.3
2) No, not an important reason 935 65.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 29 2
TOTAL1,424100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: You were unhappy about the Churchs teachings about birth control. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4S)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, important reason 285 37.7
2) No, not an important reason 458 60.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 12 1.6
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 40 41.7
2) No 56 58.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 23 26.1
2) No 65 73.9
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 38 40.9
2) No 55 59.1
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


[If CATHCONV is Converted] Did you convert when you got married, or shortly after? (MARRCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 266 46.8
2) No 238 41.9
3) Dont know 6 1.1
5) Not applicable/Never married 58 10.2
TOTAL568100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[If SPOUSCTH is Yes, spouse is Catholic], Was (he/she) raised in the Catholic Church, converted when you married, or later on? (SPCONVER)
  TOTAL %
1) Raised Catholic 2,110 89.5
2) Converted when you got married 108 4.6
3) Converted later on 83 3.5
4) Converted before we were married 36 1.5
5) Dont know 11 0.5
6) Refused 10 0.4
TOTAL2,358100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mismatchrel_w3) [IF HAS EVER BEEN MARRIED] C:3d. At any point during your relationship, did either of you convert to a different religion? (MISMTCH)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 14 0.6
999) Legitimate skip 2,361 99.4
TOTAL2,375100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mismatchrel2_w3) [IF CONVERTED] C:3e. Who converted? [INTERVIEWER: IF R REPORTS MULTIPLE CONVERSIONS DURING THE RELATIONSHIP, ASK R TO REPORT ON THE FIRST CONVERSION.] (MISMTCH2)
  TOTAL %
1) Spouse 6 0.2
2) Self 7 0.3
3) Both 1 0
999) Legitimate skip 2,518 99.4
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(relcohab3_w3) [IF IS LIVING WITH A ROMANTIC PARTNER OR HAS NEVER BEEN MARRIED AND HAS LIVED WITH A ROMANTIC PARTNER OR HAS BEEN MARRIED BUT FIRST PERSON MARRIED IS NOT THE FIRST PERSON R LIVED WITH] C:10c. At any point during your relationship, did either of you convert to a different religion? (RELCOHB3)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 20 1
999) Legitimate skip 1,935 99
TOTAL1,955100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(relcohab4_w3) [IF CONVERTED] C:10d. Who converted? [INTERVIEWER: IF R REPORTS MULTIPLE CONVERSIONS DURING THE RELATIONSHIP, ASK R TO REPORT ON THE FIRST CONVERSION.] (RELCOHB4)
  TOTAL %
1) Cohabiting partner 10 0.4
2) Self 10 0.4
999) Legitimate skip 2,512 99.2
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(relatconv_w3) Indicates R went through religious conversion during cohabitation or marriage relationship (RELATCON)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 18 100
TOTAL18100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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Age: This question type asks the respondent their age at conversion or how long he/she has been with his/her current group.
Born Again?: Would respondent describe him/herself as born again?
Converted?: This question type asks the respondent if he/she has ever had a conversion/conversion experience.
Influences: This question type asks the respondent if a particular person/type of person influence him/her to join a church.
Number of Conversions: This question type asks the respondent the number of churches to which he/she has belonged.
Reasons for Joining: This question type asks if the respondent if he/she became a member of a church for a particular reason.
Reasons for Leaving: This question type asks the respondent if he/she left a previous church for a particular reason
Refused?: Has the respondent ever refused to convert to another religion?
Relationship Conversion?: Has the respondent ever experience the conversion of a marriage partner/cohabitant?

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