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Religious tradition (RELTRAD2)
  TOTAL %
1) Catholic 380 22.5
2) Black Protestant 39 2.3
3) Evangelical Protestant 512 30.3
4) Mainline Protestant 439 26
5) Jewish 47 2.8
6) Other 86 5.1
7) None 184 10.9
TOTAL1,687100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Religious tradition: Respondent now (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
0) None 31 1.2
1) Catholic 737 28.4
2) Mainline Protestant 431 16.6
3) Evangelical Protestant/Other Protestant 920 35.5
4) Black Protestant 262 10.1
5) Jewish 56 2.2
6) Mormon 50 1.9
7) Other non-Christian 106 4.1
TOTAL2,593100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Respondents religious tradition (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 527 33.1
2) Black Protestant 76 4.8
3) Mainline Protestant 329 20.7
4) Catholic 352 22.1
5) Jewish 30 1.9
6) Other 96 6
7) None 181 11.4
TOTAL1,591100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(trad3_06) Religious tradition (collapsed) (TRAD3_06)
  TOTAL %
1) Roman Catholic 65 24.8
2) White conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist 96 36.6
3) Black Protestant 26 9.9
4) White liberal or moderate 68 26
6) Non-Christian 7 2.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(trad3_98) Religious tradition (collapsed) (TRAD3_98)
  TOTAL %
1) Roman Catholic 65 24.8
2) White conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist 94 35.9
3) Black Protestant 26 9.9
4) White liberal or moderate 70 26.7
6) Non-Christian 7 2.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Religious tradition of teen (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Conservative Protestant 1,045 31
2) Mainline Protestant 347 10.3
3) Black Protestant 400 11.9
4) Catholic 819 24.3
5) Jewish 114 3.4
6) Mormon/LDS 72 2.1
7) Not religious 410 12.2
8) Other relig 88 2.6
9) Indeterminate 75 2.2
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Combined religious identity for attenders (PRELID1)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 289 8.6
2) Evangelical 344 10.2
3) Mainline Protestant 243 7.2
4) Theologically liberal Protestant 331 9.8
5) Other Protestant 183 5.4
6) Traditional Catholic 188 5.6
7) Moderate Catholic 257 7.6
8) Liberal Catholic 223 6.6
9) Other Catholic 25 0.7
10) Orthodox Jew 6 0.2
11) Conservative Jew 34 1
12) Reform Jew 58 1.7
13) Other Jew 6 0.2
777) Dont know 515 15.3
888) Refused 37 1.1
999) Not asked 631 18.7
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Combined religious identify for non-attenders (PRELID2)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 23 0.7
2) Evangelical 7 0.2
3) Mainline Protestant 15 0.4
4) Theologically liberal Protestant 52 1.5
5) Other Protestant 27 0.8
6) Traditional Catholic 12 0.4
7) Moderate Catholic 12 0.4
8) Liberal Catholic 53 1.6
9) Other Catholic 6 0.2
11) Conservative Jew 3 0.1
12) Reform Jew 19 0.6
13) Other Jew 2 0.1
777) Dont know 69 2
888) Refused 3 0.1
999) Not asked 3,067 91
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


RELTRAD variable created by Chris Smith (PRELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Conservative Protestant 1,056 31.3
2) Mainline Protestant 483 14.3
3) Black Protestant 449 13.3
4) Catholic 811 24.1
5) Jewish 129 3.8
6) Mormon/LDS 71 2.1
7) Unaffiliated 209 6.2
8) Other religion 94 2.8
9) Indeterminate 68 2
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Reltrad, but counting never attends & NR self-ID as NR (RELCATS)
  TOTAL %
1) Conservative Protestant 938 27.8
2) Mainline Protestant 295 8.8
3) Black Protestant 346 10.3
4) Catholic 684 20.3
5) Jewish 93 2.8
6) Mormon/LDS 63 1.9
7) Not religious 822 24.4
8) Other relig 65 1.9
9) Indeterminate 64 1.9
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious tradition (collapsed) (TRAD3)
  TOTAL %
1) Roman Catholic 156 5.7
2) White conservative, evangelical, or fundamentalist 1,313 47.9
3) Black Protestant 557 20.3
4) White liberal or moderate 597 21.8
6) Non-Christian 116 4.2
TOTAL2,739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Denominational Traditions (constructed from DENOM1) (DENOMTRA)
  TOTAL %
1) Catholic 43 4.9
2) Mainline Protestant 301 34.1
3) Conservative Protestant 381 43.1
4) Historic Black 107 12.1
5) Other religions 51 5.8
TOTAL883100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious tradition. Constructed through the system produced by Steensland et al. (Social Forces 2000). (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical 1,390 25.6
2) Mainline 774 14.2
3) Black Protestants 250 4.6
4) Catholic 1,414 26
5) Jewish 104 1.9
6) Other faith 688 12.7
7) Nonaffiliated 818 15
TOTAL5,438100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Current religious affiliation (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No religion 1,110 14.5
2) Catholic 2,261 29.6
3) Protestant 3,822 50
4) Other religions 450 5.9
TOTAL7,643100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Current religious affiliation (respondent recode) (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No Religion 1,791 13.2
2) Catholic 4,017 29.6
3) Prostestant 7,104 52.3
4) Other Religions 681 5
TOTAL13,593100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Respondents religious tradition (Steensland) (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Black Protestant 147 5.6
2) Evangelical Protestant 694 26.6
3) Mainline Protestant 362 13.9
4) Catholic 694 26.6
5) Jewish 39 1.5
6) Other 158 6.1
7) Unaffiliated 410 15.7
8) Protestant - other 106 4.1
TOTAL2,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(relatt_w3) Coded using only attendance variables (RELATT)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 626 24.7
2) Mainline Protestant 193 7.6
3) Catholic 342 13.5
4) Jewish 49 1.9
5) Non-attender 925 36.5
6) Other religion 92 3.6
7) Just Christian 134 5.3
8) Black Evangelical Protestant 142 5.6
9) Black Mainline Protestant 9 0.4
777) Dont know 18 0.7
888) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(relatt2_w3) Coded using only attendance variables (RELATT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 105 4.1
2) Mainline Protestant 40 1.6
3) Catholic 35 1.4
4) Jewish 7 0.3
5) No second church attended 1,358 53.6
6) Other religion 11 0.4
7) Just Christian 16 0.6
8) Black Evangelical Protestant 20 0.8
9) Black Mainline Protestant 6 0.2
10) Non-attender 925 36.5
777) Dont know 8 0.3
999) Legitimate skip 1 0
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(tradrel_w3) Identical to relatt_w3 but uses identification info on non-attenders to classify if possible (TRADREL)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 714 28.2
2) Mainline Protestant 259 10.2
3) Black Evangelical Protestant 167 6.6
4) Black Mainline Protestant 22 0.9
5) Catholic 443 17.5
6) Jewish 84 3.3
7) Mormon/LDS 55 2.2
8) Not religious 622 24.6
9) Other religion 67 2.6
10) Indeterminate Christian, attends 59 2.3
11) Indeterminate, attends 11 0.4
12) Indeterminate Christian, non-attender 29 1.1
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Reltrad2 (RELTRAD2)
  TOTAL %
2) Protestant 1,605 47
100) Catholic 679 19.9
200) Mormon 215 6.3
499) Other Christian 29 0.8
500) Jewish 212 6.2
901) Atheist/Agnostic 212 6.2
902) Unaffiliated-Nothing in particular 334 9.8
999) Other/Dont know/refused 126 3.7
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Reltrad3 (RELTRAD3)
  TOTAL %
10) White evangelical Protestant 667 19.5
20) White mainline Protestant 490 14.4
29) Other white Protestant 2 0.1
30) Black Protestant 202 5.9
99) Other Protestant 244 7.2
101) White non-Hispanic Catholic 484 14.2
110) Hispanic Catholic 117 3.4
199) Other Catholic 78 2.3
200) Mormon 215 6.3
499) Other Christian 29 0.8
500) Jewish 212 6.2
901) Atheist/Agnostic 212 6.2
902) Unaffiliated - Nothing in particular 334 9.8
999) Other/Dont know/refused 126 3.7
TOTAL3,412100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Denominational family of congregation (DENOMFAM)
  TOTAL %
1) Catholic 13,473 43.2
2) Mainline Protestant 11,541 37
3) Conservative Protestant 5,929 19
4) Other 221 0.7
TOTAL31,164100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Congregations denominational family (DENOMFAM)
  TOTAL %
1) Catholic 32 12.9
2) Mainline Protestant 137 55
3) Conservative Protestant 76 30.5
4) Other 4 1.6
TOTAL249100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Religious Tradition (See Note 3: RELTRAD Coding in the ARDA Summary File for explanation of codes) (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
0) Dont know/Refused 0 0
10) Catholic 2,025 52.7
20) Evangelical 905 23.5
30) Mainline Protestant 203 5.3
40) Other Christian 141 3.7
50) Non-Christian 76 2
60) Secular 493 12.8
TOTAL3,843100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Denominational Family (DENFAM)
  TOTAL %
1) Liberal Protestant 1,419 9.9
2) Moderate Protestant 3,237 22.6
3) Evangelical Protestant 5,862 41
4) Historically Black 1,805 12.6
5) Catholic and Orthodox 1,142 8
6) Other 836 5.8
TOTAL14,301100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Other
Mode: Mixed-mode


Religion recoded (RELIGN)
  TOTAL %
1) White non-Hispanic Evangelical Protestant 6,312 19.4
2) White non-Hispanic Mainline Protestant 7,386 22.7
3) Black non-Hispanic Protestant 2,879 8.8
4) Other Protestant 2,056 6.3
5) White non-Hispanic Catholic 6,275 19.3
6) Other Catholic 1,941 6
7) Other Christian 705 2.2
8) Jewish 644 2
9) Other religion 1,015 3.1
10) Unaffiliated 3,013 9.3
99) Dont know/Refused 343 1.1
TOTAL32,569100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Religious preference recode (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 267 62.8
2) Other Protestant 12 2.8
3) Catholic 48 11.3
4) Jewish 3 0.7
5) Other 65 15.3
6) None 27 6.4
7) Dont know/No answer 3 0.7
TOTAL425100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference recode (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 236 62.9
2) Other Protestant 20 5.3
3) Catholic 46 12.3
4) Jewish 3 0.8
5) Other 43 11.5
6) None 24 6.4
7) Dont know/No answer 3 0.8
TOTAL375100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference recode (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 346 35.6
2) Other Protestant 77 7.9
3) Catholic 249 25.6
4) Jewish 25 2.6
5) Other 153 15.8
6) None 109 11.2
7) Dont know/No answer 12 1.2
TOTAL971100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Current religious affiliation (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No religion 16,055,901 15.1
2) Catholic 27,408,509 25.9
3) Protestant 53,428,437 50.4
4) Other religions 9,089,369 8.6
TOTAL105,982,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Recode of religious tradition into three categories (RELTRAD1)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 1,281 50.3
2) Catholic/Eastern Orthodox 633 24.9
3) Other 633 24.9
TOTAL2,547100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Recode of religious tradition into four categories (RELTRAD2)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 1,281 50.3
2) Catholic/Eastern Orthodox 633 24.9
3) Other 225 8.8
4) No religion 408 16
TOTAL2,547100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE RECODE DENOM AND RELAFFL (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 115 28.6
2) Other Protestant 80 19.9
3) Catholic 120 29.9
4) Jewish 15 3.7
5) Other 33 8.2
6) None 30 7.5
7) Dont know / No answer 9 2.2
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 145 31.1
2) Other Protestant 84 18
3) Catholic 137 29.4
4) Jewish 7 1.5
5) Other 28 6
6) None 40 8.6
7) Dont know/No answer 25 5.4
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 472 55.4
2) Other Protestant 154 18.1
3) Catholic 141 16.5
4) Jewish 7 0.8
5) Other 23 2.7
6) None 37 4.3
7) Dont know/No answer 18 2.1
TOTAL852100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Current religious affiliation (RECODE) (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No religion 14,628,492 23.5
2) Catholic 15,576,498 25
3) Protestant 27,169,535 43.7
4) Other religion 4,824,055 7.8
TOTAL62,198,580100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Religion R is now with Protestant denominational detail (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Prot 12,901,509 20.7
2) Mainline Prot 8,761,923 14.1
3) Black Prot 5,525,353 8.9
4) Catholic 15,563,014 25
5) Other religion 4,784,281 7.7
6) No religious affiliation 14,611,588 23.5
8) Refused 13,797 0
9) Dont know 37,114 0.1
TOTAL62,198,579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Religious preference RECODE (DENOM and RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 545 53.8
2) Other Protestant 168 16.6
3) Catholic 175 17.3
4) Jewish 13 1.3
5) Other 49 4.8
6) None 40 3.9
7) Dont know/No answer 23 2.3
TOTAL1,013100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Current religious affiliation (RECODE) (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No religion 10,941,735 17.7
2) Catholic 14,854,660 24
3) Protestant 30,619,059 49.5
4) Other religions 5,447,998 8.8
TOTAL61,863,452100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Current religious affiliation by Protestant categories (RETRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 13,729,841 22.2
2) Mainline protestant 10,469,930 16.9
3) Black protestant 6,360,422 10.3
4) Catholic 14,924,608 24.1
5) Other religion 5,373,269 8.7
6) No religious affiliation 10,923,832 17.7
8) Refused 38,266 0.1
9) Dont know 43,283 0.1
TOTAL61,863,451100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


VAR705: Current religious affiliation (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
0) None 0 0
1) Protestant 5,929 61.5
2) Roman Catholic 3,130 32.5
3) Jewish 127 1.3
4) Other 185 1.9
5) No specific denomination 264 2.7
TOTAL9,635100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Religious preference recode (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 277 32.2
2) Other Protestant 45 5.2
3) Catholic 283 32.9
4) Jewish 36 4.2
5) Other 106 12.3
6) None 100 11.6
7) Dont know/No answer 12 1.4
TOTAL859100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Current religious affiliation (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) No religion 976 19.8
2) Catholic 1,474 29.9
3) Protestant 2,024 41.1
4) Other religions 454 9.2
TOTAL4,928100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Religious Preference Recode (DENOM & RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 571 41.9
2) Other Protestant 254 18.6
3) Catholic 321 23.5
4) Jewish 37 2.7
5) Other 67 4.9
6) None 91 6.7
7) Dont know/No answer 23 1.7
TOTAL1,364100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious Preference Recode (DENOM & RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 459 55.4
2) Other Protestant 143 17.2
3) Catholic 129 15.6
4) Jewish 12 1.4
5) Other 35 4.2
6) None 36 4.3
7) Dont know/No answer 15 1.8
TOTAL829100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


New denominations summary: THIS VARIABLE IS DERIVED FROM VARIABLE 592 (DENMRCDE). (DENMSUMM)
  TOTAL %
1) Liberal Protestant (Congregational, Methodist, Episcopalian) 979 34.1
2) Moderate Protestant (Disciples of Christ, Presbyterian, American Lutheran, American Baptist) 893 31.1
3) Conservative Protestant (Missouri Lutheran, Southern Baptist, Sects) 450 15.7
4) Roman Catholic 545 19
9) Not Applicable 4 0.1
TOTAL2,871100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Reltrad (RELTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical 849 29.7
2) Mainline 366 12.8
3) Black Protestant 188 6.6
4) Catholic 689 24.1
5) Jewish 58 2
6) Other faith 206 7.2
7) Nonaffiliated 504 17.6
TOTAL2,860100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference (Recode of DENOM & RELAFFL) (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 469 55.4
2) Other Protestant 144 17
3) Catholic 123 14.5
4) Jewish 14 1.7
5) Other 31 3.7
6) None 50 5.9
7) Dont know/No answer 16 1.9
TOTAL847100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


P83. [If parent respondent does identify with a particular religious tradition/denomination/church] [IF P81=1] Do you consider yourself to be a Protestant, a Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or something else? [IF MORE THAN 1 OFFERED, SAY: Which one do you consider yourself to be most?] (PRELIGN1)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 103 3.1
2) Catholic 83 2.5
3) Jewish 24 0.7
4) Muslim 2 0.1
5) Something else 107 3.2
777) Dont know 2 0.1
999) Not asked 3,049 90.5
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Is your religious preference PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, JEWISH, or something else? (IF PROTESTANT OR OTHER:) What church or denomination is that? (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0128A)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 8,832 34.7
2) Evangelical Protestant 7,599 29.9
3) Catholic [Roman Catholic] 5,827 22.9
4) Jewish 613 2.4
5) Non-traditional orthodox 554 2.2
6) Non-Christian/Non-Jewish 171 0.7
7) Atheist, agnostic, none 1,595 6.3
9) Dont know; NA; refused to answer; no Pre IW; no Post IW; short-form new Cross Section (1992) 253 1
TOTAL25,444100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(relaff_w2) Religious affiliation (RELAFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Evangelical Protestant 675 25.9
2) Mainline Protestant 208 8
3) Catholic 505 19.4
4) Jewish 95 3.6
5) No affiliation 441 16.9
6) LDS/Mormon 52 2
7) Other religion 63 2.4
8) Indeterminate 386 14.8
9) Black Evangelical Protestant 160 6.1
10) Black Mainline Protestant 11 0.4
666) Invalid skip 8 0.3
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation. What is your religious preference? Do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or dont you have a religious preference? [Christian includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovahs Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc. See variable RELOTH1 for verbatim responses.] (RELPREF)
  TOTAL %
1) Christian (includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovahs Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc.) 3,577 81.1
2) Jewish 68 1.5
3) Muslim (includes Islam/Islamic) 21 0.5
4) Other non-Christian 59 1.3
5) Atheist 57 1.3
6) Agnostic 80 1.8
7) Something else 69 1.6
8) No preference 462 10.5
9) Dont know/Refused 15 0.3
TOTAL4,408100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
2) Fundamentalist 23 26.7
3) Evangelical 38 44.2
4) Mainline 4 4.7
5) Liberal 3 3.5
6) None 3 3.5
7) Other (specify) 15 17.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


(prprot1_w3) [IF REPORTS PROTESTANT (NOT BUDDHIST, CATHOLIC, CHRISTIAN SCHIENCE, HINDU, MUSLIM OR ISLAMIC, JEWISH, LATTER DAY SAINT(S) OR MORMON, NATIVE AMERICAN, ORTHODOX OR ROMAN CATHOLIC, PAGAN, UNITY CHURCH, OR WICCAN] F:25. Thinking about your own religious faith, would you describe yourself as a . . . (PRPROT1)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 141 5.6
2) Evangelical Protestant 190 7.5
3) Mainline Protestant 107 4.2
4) Theologically liberal Protestant 255 10.1
5) Other [SPECIFY VERBATIM] 105 4.1
777) Dont know 552 21.8
888) Refused 60 2.4
999) Legitimate skip 1,122 44.3
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[NON-CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS: IF CI_1=1 AND CI_4=2, DK, RF, ASK RI_3] Which of these best describes your religious faith or spirituality? (RI_3)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 4 0.3
-4) Dont know 18 1.4
1) Pentecostal 120 9
2) Charismatic 43 3.2
3) Fundamentalist 57 4.3
4) Evangelical 147 11.1
5) Mainline Protestant 121 9.1
6) Liberal Protestant 80 6
7) Not familiar with these terms 128 9.6
8) Dont like labels/just Christian 578 43.5
9) Something else 34 2.6
TOTAL1,330100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What is your religious affiliation, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 546 68.3
2) Catholic 111 13.9
3) Jewish 13 1.6
4) Nothing in particular 19 2.4
5) Just A Christian 19 2.4
6) Something Else 62 7.8
7) Not Religious/Atheist/Agnostic 13 1.6
8) DK/Refused 17 2.1
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal Protestant? (RELID)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 113 18.1
2) Evangelical 78 12.5
3) Mainline 92 14.7
4) Theologically Liberal 98 15.7
5) Other 2 0.3
6) None of the above 74 11.8
7) DK/No answer 169 27
TOTAL626100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Are you Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, or some other religion? (RELIG)
  TOTAL %
1) Catholic 216 21.5
2) Protestant 503 50.1
3) Jewish 54 5.4
4) Other (specify) 29 2.9
5) No Religious Affiliation (vol.) 155 15.5
9) Dont know/Refused 46 4.6
TOTAL1,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc. BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: and would you say thats atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] THOSE ANSWERING SOMETHING ELSE WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q16)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 166 41.4
2) Roman Catholic 72 18
3) Mormon (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints/LDS) 18 4.5
4) Orthodox (Greek, Russian, or some other orthodox church) 4 1
5) Jewish (Judaism) 1 0.2
6) Muslim (Islam) 1 0.2
7) Buddhist 12 3
8) Hindu 1 0.2
9) Atheist (do not believe in God) 8 2
10) Agnostic (not sure if there is a God) 16 4
12) Nothing in particular 69 17.2
13) Christian (Vol.) 16 4
14) Unitarian (Universalist) (Vol.) 4 1
16) Mixed Christian and non-Christian (Vol.) 1 0.2
21) Native American Religions (Vol.) 1 0.2
31) Wicca (Wiccan) (Vol.) 2 0.5
36) Eclectic, a bit of everything, own beliefs (Vol.) 1 0.2
40) Spiritual but not religious (Vol.) 3 0.7
99) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 2 0.5
40017) Jehovahs Witness (Vol.) 3 0.7
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Are you Catholic, Protestant, Jewish or some other religion? (RELIG)
  TOTAL %
0) No religious affiliation (Vol) 0 0
1) Catholic 219 24.1
2) Protestant 268 29.5
3) Jewish 17 1.9
80) Other (Specify) 347 38.2
98) Dont know 14 1.5
99) Refused 43 4.7
TOTAL908100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT]When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 2 0.4
2) Fundamentalist 2 0.4
3) Evangelical 129 24.7
4) Mainline 218 41.7
5) Liberal 138 26.4
6) None 10 1.9
7) Other (specify) 24 4.6
TOTAL523100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
2) Fundamentalist 1 0.5
3) Evangelical 15 6.8
4) Mainline 94 42.7
5) Liberal 98 44.5
6) None 4 1.8
7) Other (specify) 8 3.6
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Do you ever think of yourself as part of a religious tradition? For example, do you consider yourself as Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian, agnostic or atheist, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) Christian 4,323 72
2) Jewish 100 1.7
3) Muslim 27 0.4
4) Other non-Christian 61 1
5) Agnostic 162 2.7
6) Atheist 135 2.2
7) Nothing in particular 789 13.1
8) Something else 343 5.7
9) Dont know 61 1
TOTAL6,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: U.S. and Canadian samples
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Phone


(Note: For this next question, Protestant generally refers to religious denominations such as Baptist, Presbyterian, Church of Christ, Methodist, Lutheran, Episcopal, Nazarene, and other similar types.) With regard to your religious belief system, do you consider yourself to be: (RELAFFIL)
  TOTAL %
0) None of the following 0 0
1) Conservative Protestant 312 21.5
2) Moderate Protestant 410 28.2
3) Liberal Protestant 174 12
4) Conservative Catholic 123 8.5
5) Moderate Catholic 258 17.8
6) Liberal Catholic 161 11.1
7) Orthodox Jew 1 0.1
8) Conservative Jew 4 0.3
9) Reformed Jew 10 0.7
TOTAL1,453100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Convenience Sample
Mode: Other


[ASK ALL:] Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation… What is your religious preference — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant (include Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Jehovahs Witness, Church of Christ, etc.) 1,851 56.2
2) Roman Catholic 832 25.3
3) Jewish 47 1.4
4) Mormon (include Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints) 53 1.6
5) Orthodox Church (Greek or Russian) 20 0.6
6) Islam/Muslim 10 0.3
7) Other religion (Specify) 82 2.5
8) No religion, not a believer, atheist, agnostic 315 9.6
9) Dont know/Refused 81 2.5
TOTAL3,291100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 1 0.9
2) Fundamentalist 2 1.9
3) Evangelical 85 80.2
4) Mainline 4 3.8
7) Other (specify) 14 13.2
TOTAL106100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


What was your Church affiliation before you became an Orthodox Christian? Please choose one option (36) (AFFIL)
  TOTAL %
1) I have always been an Orthodox Christian. 141 62.4
2) I was a Roman Catholic. 28 12.4
3) I was a liberal Protestant. What denomination? 3 1.3
4) I was a moderate Protestant. What denomination? 16 7.1
5) I was an Evangelical Protestant. What denomination? 23 10.2
6) I was agnostic (no religion). 7 3.1
9) No answer 8 3.5
TOTAL226100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


VAR705: Current religious affiliation [Non-blank for all Rs] (RELIG)
  TOTAL %
0) None 0 0
1) Protestant 11,866 62
2) Roman Catholic 6,204 32.4
3) Jewish 237 1.2
4) Other 320 1.7
5) No specific denomination 516 2.7
TOTAL19,143100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What is your religious affiliation, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 207 49.1
2) Catholic 122 28.9
3) Jewish 9 2.1
4) Nothing in particular 19 4.5
5) Just a Christian 15 3.6
6) Something else 34 8.1
7) Not religious/atheist/agnostic 11 2.6
8) Dont know/No answer 5 1.2
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[OPEN-ENDED RESPONSES FROM THOSE WHO ANSWERED SOME OTHER RELIGION AND PASSED THE SCREEN IN RELAFCHK ARE CODED IN THE DATA SET AS OTHRELAF.] What is your religious affiliation: Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 182 45.3
2) Catholic 119 29.6
3) Jewish 15 3.7
4) Some other religion (Specify) 36 9
5) No religion (Not religious / Agnostic / Atheist) 29 7.2
6) Christian or just a Christian (Volunteered) 12 3
7) Dont know / No answer 9 2.2
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 209 44.8
2) Catholic 136 29.2
3) Jewish 7 1.5
4) Some other religion (Specify) 30 6.4
5) No Religion [Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist] 36 7.7
6) Christian or just a Christian 23 4.9
7) Dont Know/ No answer 25 5.4
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 581 68.2
2) Catholic 135 15.8
3) Jewish 7 0.8
4) Some other religion (Specify) 26 3.1
5) No Religion [Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist] 37 4.3
6) Christian or just a Christian 48 5.6
7) Dont know/No answer 18 2.1
TOTAL852100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following best describes your religious affiliation? (AFFIL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 26 17.6
2) Catholic 22 14.9
3) Jewish 3 2
4) Theosophical, Esoteric 16 10.8
5) Some other religion 19 12.8
6) No religion 62 41.9
TOTAL148100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


Which of the following best describes your religious affiliation? (AFFLATON)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 70 42.7
2) Catholic 28 17.1
3) Jewish 3 1.8
4) Theosophical, Esoteric 4 2.4
5) Some other religion 28 17.1
6) No religion 31 18.9
TOTAL164100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
2) Fundamentalist 1 0.2
3) Evangelical 73 18
4) Mainline 228 56.2
5) Liberal 70 17.2
6) None 13 3.2
7) Other (specify) 21 5.2
TOTAL406100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal Protestant? (RELID)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 31 12.3
2) Evangelical 27 10.7
3) Mainline 42 16.7
4) Theologically liberal 50 19.8
5) Other 4 1.6
6) None of the above 41 16.3
7) Dont know 57 22.6
TOTAL252100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL AND DID NOT ANSWER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, CATHOLIC, ROMAN CATHOLIC, OR NOT RELIGIOUS TO DENOM. OPEN-ENDED RESPONSES FROM THOSE WHO ANSWERED OTHER ARE CODED IN THE DATASET AS OTHRELID.] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, Fundamentalist, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 16 7
2) Fundamentalist 14 6.2
3) Evangelical 25 11
4) Mainline Protestant 40 17.6
5) Theologically liberal 51 22.5
6) Other (Specify) 8 3.5
7) None of the above 30 13.2
8) Dont know / No answer 43 18.9
TOTAL227100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 PROTESTANT OR 6 CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN AND DENOM= 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, OR 52] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 18 7
2) Fundamentalist 9 3.5
3) Evangelical 23 8.9
4) Mainline Protestant 55 21.4
5) Theologically Liberal 58 22.6
6) Other (specify) 10 3.9
7) None of the above 33 12.8
8) Dont know/No Answer 51 19.8
TOTAL257100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 87 15.8
2) Evangelical 49 8.9
3) Mainline 93 16.8
4) Liberal 133 24.1
5) Other 18 3.3
6) None of the above 172 31.2
TOTAL552100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 PROTESTANT OR 6 CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN AND DENOM= 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, OR 52]When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 69 10.6
2) Fundamentalist 37 5.7
3) Evangelical 47 7.2
4) Mainline Protestant 112 17.3
5) Theologically Liberal 119 18.3
6) Other (Specify) 7 1.1
7) None of the above 108 16.6
8) Dont know/No Answer 150 23.1
TOTAL649100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation? Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 673 66.4
2) Catholic 174 17.2
3) Jewish 13 1.3
4) Some other religion (specify) 59 5.8
5) No Religion (Not Religious/Agnostic/Atheist) 40 3.9
6) Christian or just a Christian 31 3.1
7) Dont know/ No answer 23 2.3
TOTAL1,013100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to DENOM.] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 68 8.9
2) Fundamentalist 39 5.1
3) Evangelical 50 6.6
4) Mainline Protestant 155 20.3
5) Theologically Liberal 181 23.8
6) Other (specify) 15 2
7) None of the above 85 11.2
8) Dont know/No Answer 169 22.2
TOTAL762100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation? Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 193 47.7
2) Catholic 123 30.4
3) Jewish 14 3.5
4) Some other religion (Specify) 23 5.7
5) No religion (Not religious/agnostic/atheist) 33 8.1
6) Christian or just a Christian (volunteered) 14 3.5
7) Dont know/No answer 5 1.2
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Religious preference (FAITH)
  TOTAL %
1) Mainline Protestant 129 31.9
2) Other Protestant 77 19
3) Catholic 124 30.6
4) Jewish 14 3.5
5) Other 23 5.7
6) None 33 8.1
7) Dont know/No answer 5 1.2
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL AND DID NOT ANSWER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, CATHOLIC, ROMAN CATHOLIC, OR NOT RELIGIOUS TO RELAFCHK] (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 17 8.3
2) Fundamentalist 15 7.3
3) Evangelical 31 15.1
4) Mainline Protestant 48 23.4
5) Theologically liberal 37 18
6) Other (specify) 4 2
7) None of the above 20 9.8
8) Dont know/No answer 33 16.1
TOTAL205100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTESTANT 593 71.3
2) CATHOLIC 142 17.1
3) JEWISH 12 1.4
4) SOME OTHER RELIGION 21 2.5
5) NO RELIGION [NOT RELIGIOUS/AGNOSTIC/ATHEIST] 40 4.8
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN 24 2.9
TOTAL832100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
  TOTAL %
1) PENTECOSTAL 75 12.2
2) FUNDAMENTALIST 52 8.5
3) EVANGELICAL 50 8.2
4) MAINLINE 78 12.7
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL 152 24.8
6) OTHER 7 1.1
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE 68 11.1
8) DONT KNOW 131 21.4
TOTAL613100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How would you describe your religious affiliation during the year before you became involved with the Vineyard Fellowship? (AFFYBVIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 51 13.5
2) Evangelical Protestant 198 52.4
3) Liberal Protestant 9 2.4
4) Roman Catholic 16 4.2
5) No affiliation 75 19.8
6) Other 29 7.7
TOTAL378100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CHRELAFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 56 14.5
2) Evangelical Protestant 95 24.6
3) Liberal Protestant 60 15.5
4) Roman Catholic 86 22.3
5) No affiliation 69 17.9
6) Other 20 5.2
TOTAL386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTESTANT 204 51.3
2) CATHOLIC 122 30.7
3) JEWISH 10 2.5
4) OTHER 21 5.3
5) NO RELIGION 30 7.5
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN 11 2.8
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTESTANT 184 45.5
2) CATHOLIC 136 33.7
3) JEWISH 13 3.2
4) SOME OTHER RELIGION 28 6.9
5) NO RELIGION [NOT RELIGIOUS/AGNOSTIC/ATHEIST] 24 5.9
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN 19 4.7
TOTAL404100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 2 1.2
2) Fundamentalist 1 0.6
3) Evangelical 58 34.5
4) Mainline 68 40.5
5) Liberal 26 15.5
6) None 7 4.2
7) Other (specify) 6 3.6
TOTAL168100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
  TOTAL %
1) PENTECOSTAL 17 7.9
2) FUNDAMENTALIST 14 6.5
3) EVANGELICAL 20 9.3
4) MAINLINE 34 15.8
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL 63 29.3
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE 21 9.8
8) DONT KNOW 46 21.4
TOTAL215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
  TOTAL %
1) PENTECOSTAL 21 10.4
2) FUNDAMENTALIST 12 6
3) EVANGELICAL 19 9.5
4) MAINLINE 32 15.9
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL 55 27.4
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE 14 7
8) DONT KNOW 48 23.9
TOTAL201100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which church or denomination do you prefer, if any? (RELIGION)
  TOTAL %
1) Conservative Protestant 127 41.5
2) Moderate Protestant 66 21.6
3) Liberal Protestant 42 13.7
4) Catholic/Orthodox Christian 28 9.2
6) Other 7 2.3
8) None 23 7.5
9) No answer 13 4.2
TOTAL306100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The target population for this survey was students at Winthrop University, a state university in South Carolina.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Which of these terms best describes the religion of the family you were raised in: fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, liberal Christian, Catholic, Jewish, not religious, or something else? (REL_FAM)
  TOTAL %
10) Fundamentalist 288 11.1
11) Evangelical 224 8.6
12) Mainline Protestant 867 33.5
13) Liberal Christian 275 10.6
14) Catholic 315 12.2
15) Jewish 18 0.7
16) Not Religious 229 8.8
18) DK 91 3.5
19) Refused 19 0.7
25) Baptist 92 3.6
26) Just Christian 38 1.5
27) Lutheran 15 0.6
28) Mormon 13 0.5
29) Other Protestant 93 3.6
88) Other 13 0.5
TOTAL2,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CH_RELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 319 23.7
2) Evangelical Protestant 270 20.1
3) Liberal Protestant 153 11.4
4) Roman Catholic 312 23.2
5) No affiliation 160 11.9
6) Other 132 9.8
TOTAL1,346100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


How would you describe your religious affiliation during the year before you came to the Vineyard? (YRBRELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 175 13.3
2) Evangelical Protestant 542 41.2
3) Liberal Protestant 58 4.4
4) Roman Catholic 77 5.9
5) No affiliation 235 17.9
6) Other 227 17.3
TOTAL1,314100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


In what religious tradition were you raised (if Protestant, please indicate the specific denomination.)? (RLGSTRAD)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 149 39.1
2) Catholic 101 26.5
3) Jewish 19 5
4) None 30 7.9
5) Other 82 21.5
TOTAL381100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CH_RELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 162 16.3
2) Evangelical Protestant 123 12.4
3) Liberal Protestant 52 5.2
4) Roman Catholic 376 37.8
5) No affiliation 155 15.6
6) Other 127 12.8
TOTAL995100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered SOME OTHER RELIGION AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 783 57.4
2) Catholic 318 23.3
3) Jewish 37 2.7
4) Some other religion (Specify) 67 4.9
5) No religion [Not religious/agnostic/atheist] 91 6.7
6) Christian or just a Christian [vol] 45 3.3
7) Dont know/No Answer 23 1.7
TOTAL1,364100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) PROTESTANT 727 74
2) CATHOLIC 132 13.4
3) JEWISH 6 0.6
4) OTHER 37 3.8
5) NO RELIGION 54 5.5
6) CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN 26 2.6
TOTAL982100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered SOME OTHER RELIGION AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 585 70.6
2) Catholic 127 15.3
3) Jewish 12 1.4
4) Some other religion (Specify) 35 4.2
5) No religion [Not religious/agnostic/atheist] 35 4.2
6) Christian or just a Christian [vol] 20 2.4
7) Dont know/No answer 15 1.8
TOTAL829100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered Other are coded in the dataset as OTHRELID. (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 100 12.1
2) Fundamentalist 56 6.8
3) Evangelical 90 10.9
4) Mainline Protestant 150 18.2
5) Theologically liberal 174 21.1
6) Other (Specify) 18 2.2
7) None of the above 77 9.3
8) Dont know/No answer 160 19.4
TOTAL825100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
  TOTAL %
1) PENTECOSTAL 101 13.4
2) FUNDAMENTALIST 63 8.4
3) EVANGELICAL 56 7.4
4) MAINLINE 90 12
5) THEOLOGICALLY LIBERAL 167 22.2
6) OTHER 16 2.1
7) NONE OF THE ABOVE 73 9.7
8) DONT KNOW 187 24.8
TOTAL753100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered Other are coded in the dataset as OTHRELID. (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 66 11
2) Fundamentalist 42 7
3) Evangelical 49 8.2
4) Mainline Protestant 127 21.1
5) Theologically liberal 128 21.3
6) Other (Specify) 11 1.8
7) None of the above 62 10.3
8) Dont know/No answer 116 19.3
TOTAL601100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CH_RELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 142 21.3
2) Evangelical Protestant 75 11.3
3) Liberal Protestant 98 14.7
4) Roman Catholic 186 27.9
5) No affiliation 72 10.8
6) Other 93 14
TOTAL666100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


How would you describe your religious affiliation during the year before you came to Hope Chapel? (YRBRELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 115 17.7
2) Evangelical Protestant 146 22.5
3) Liberal Protestant 31 4.8
4) Roman Catholic 59 9.1
5) No affiliation 223 34.3
6) Other 76 11.7
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


How would you describe the religious affiliation of your upbringing? (CH_RELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 73 17.5
2) Evangelical Protestant 56 13.4
3) Liberal Protestant 59 14.1
4) Roman Catholic 102 24.4
5) No affiliation 53 12.7
6) Other 75 17.9
TOTAL418100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


How would you describe your religious affiliation during the year before you came to Hope Chapel? (YRBRELAF)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist Protestant 45 10.9
2) Evangelical Protestant 100 24.3
3) Liberal Protestant 26 6.3
4) Roman Catholic 39 9.5
5) No affiliation 143 34.8
6) Other 58 14.1
TOTAL411100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Other


What is your religious affiliation--Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 577 68.1
2) Catholic 122 14.4
3) Jewish 14 1.7
4) Some other religion 41 4.8
5) No religion (Not religious/Agnostic/Atheist) 48 5.7
6) Christian or just a Christian [Volunteered] 29 3.4
7) Dont Know/No answer 16 1.9
TOTAL847100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENT WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, Fundamentalist, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 65 10.1
2) Fundamentalist 43 6.7
3) Evangelical 55 8.5
4) Mainline Protestant 119 18.5
5) Theologically Liberal 125 19.4
6) Other [Specify] 11 1.7
7) None of the above 93 14.4
8) Dont know/No answer 133 20.7
TOTAL644100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 2 0.3
2) Fundamentalist 3 0.5
3) Evangelical 170 27.6
4) Mainline 255 41.5
5) Liberal 147 23.9
6) None 11 1.8
7) Other (specify) 27 4.4
TOTAL615100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASK ONLY IF RESPONDENT IS PROTESTANT] When it comes to your approach to religious faith, as distinct from your denominational affiliation, would you say that you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline, or liberal Protestant, or do none of these describe you? (CONPROT)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 2 1.2
2) Fundamentalist 2 1.2
3) Evangelical 39 23.6
4) Mainline 66 40
5) Liberal 44 26.7
6) None 4 2.4
7) Other (specify) 8 4.8
TOTAL165100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID)
  TOTAL %
1) Fundamentalist 25 20.2
2) Evangelical 8 6.5
3) Mainline 10 8.1
4) Liberal 28 22.6
5) Other 2 1.6
6) None of the above 51 41.1
TOTAL124100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL)
  TOTAL %
1) Protestant 645 52.4
2) Catholic 360 29.2
3) Jewish 26 2.1
4) Some other religion 79 6.4
5) No religion [not religious/atheist/agnostic] 71 5.8
6) Christian or Just a Christian 51 4.1
TOTAL1,232100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97)
  TOTAL %
1) Pentecostal 84 12.2
2) Fundamentalist 49 7.1
3) Evangelical 60 8.7
4) Mainline 96 13.9
5) Theologically Liberal 170 24.6
6) Other 3 0.4
7) None of the Above 66 9.6
8) Dont Know 163 23.6
TOTAL691100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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Recode: This variable type recodes earlier responses of a respondent regarding their religious affiliation into larger religious traditions.
Self-Identification: This question type asks the respondent to select a religious tradition that best describes their religion.

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