Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject Identification Code (See summary document for more information) (SID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL931988059.76337
2) Date unit done (DATERUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
3) Log on time (hour: minutes: seconds) (LONTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4750.5
2) Female4649.5
TOTAL93100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White7479.6
2) Black1111.8
3) Other88.6
TOTAL93100.0
6) College class (CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3032.3
2) Sophomore3133.3
3) Junior1718.3
4) Senior1415.1
8) 811.1
TOTAL93100.0
7) Birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
8) I have owned a Bible. (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7479.6
2) No1920.4
TOTAL93100.0
9) I have refused to read books by atheist writers (e.g., Ayn Rand). (RDATHST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1111.8
2) No8288.2
TOTAL93100.0
10) I have used the expression "Jesus Christ". (JSCHRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7075.3
2) No2324.7
TOTAL93100.0
11) I have donated blood to the Red Cross. (REDCROS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2122.6
2) No7277.4
TOTAL93100.0
12) I have refused to go shopping on the Sabbath. (SHOPSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22.2
2) No9197.8
TOTAL93100.0
13) I have prayed before or after meals. (PRYMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6064.5
2) No3335.5
TOTAL93100.0
14) I have taken a religion course. (RELGCOUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2628.0
2) No6772.0
TOTAL93100.0
15) I have refused to buy the product of a company that sponsors a religious television program. (TVPROG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.4
2) No8894.6
TOTAL93100.0
16) I have refused to work on the Sabbath. (NOWRKSAB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77.5
2) No8692.5
TOTAL93100.0
17) I have distributed religious literature in the local community. (DISTRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.3
2) No8995.7
TOTAL93100.0
18) I have discussed religion with friends. (DISCRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes8086.0
2) No1314.0
TOTAL93100.0
19) I have written a letter to the editor of a local newspaper opposing the tax-free status of religious institutions. (WRTEDT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11.1
2) No9298.9
TOTAL93100.0
20) I have watched a religious television program. (WATRELTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4144.1
2) No5255.9
TOTAL93100.0
21) I have prayed for an end to war. (PRYWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2830.1
2) No6569.9
TOTAL93100.0
22) I have said "God bless you" after someone sneezes. (SNEEZE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7580.6
2) No1819.4
TOTAL93100.0
23) I have worked on the Sabbath. (WRKSABTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6367.7
2) No3032.3
TOTAL93100.0
24) I have refused to work in the campaign of a political candidate who is a conscientious objector. (CONSOBJ)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.4
2) No8894.6
TOTAL93100.0
25) I have stated a religious preference during registration procedures. (STPREF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3133.3
2) No6266.7
TOTAL93100.0
26) I have owned records of religious music. (OWNMUSC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2830.1
2) No6569.9
TOTAL93100.0
27) I have attended a memorial service in a church or synagogue. (ATTMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4548.4
2) No4851.6
TOTAL93100.0
28) I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3840.9
2) No5559.1
TOTAL93100.0
29) I have taken a religious course for credit. (RELGCOR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2223.7
2) No7176.3
TOTAL93100.0
30) I have refused to attend church or synagogue. (REFATTND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1718.3
2) No7681.7
TOTAL93100.0
31) I have read Playboy (or Playgirl) magazine. (PLAYBOY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4952.7
2) No4447.3
TOTAL93100.0
32) I have watched a religious crusade on television. (WTCHCRUS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2526.9
2) No6873.1
TOTAL93100.0
33) I have listened to religious programs on the radio or TV. (LISTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3436.6
2) No5963.4
TOTAL93100.0
34) I have refused to play cards for money. (CARDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1314.0
2) No8086.0
TOTAL93100.0
35) I have gone shopping on the Sabbath. (SHOPSABB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7580.6
2) No1819.4
TOTAL93100.0
36) I have attended non-religious wedding ceremonies. (ATNDNON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99.7
2) No8490.3
TOTAL93100.0
37) I have refused to attend classes on a religious holiday. (RELHOLID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66.5
2) No8793.5
TOTAL93100.0
38) I have refused to sign a petition opposing the tax-free status of religious institutions. (SIGNOPP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
39) I have prayed for success before an examination. (PRYSUCC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6772.0
2) No2628.0
TOTAL93100.0
40) I have defaced (e.g., painted or written on) churches or synagogues. (DEFACED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11.1
2) No9298.9
TOTAL93100.0
41) I have participated in discussions at religious foundations. (PARTDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2122.6
2) No7277.4
TOTAL93100.0
42) I have attended religious services of religions other than my own. (ATTNDOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4649.5
2) No4750.5
TOTAL93100.0
43) I have consulted a priest, minister, or rabbi on personal problems. (COSTPRST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1415.1
2) No7984.9
TOTAL93100.0
44) I have written a letter to a scientific publication (e.g., Scientific American, Science, etc.) opposing research on the creation of life in laboratories. (WROTELET)
TOTAL%
2) No93100.0
TOTAL93100.0
45) I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3840.9
2) No5559.1
TOTAL93100.0
46) I have subscribed to a religious newspaper or magazine. (SUBPAPER)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66.5
2) No8793.5
TOTAL93100.0
47) I have refused to attend a dance sponsored by a religious organization. (REFDANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
48) I have refused to discuss religion with my parents. (REFDISCP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
49) I have refused to attend a church or synagogue wedding. (REFWEDD)
TOTAL%
2) No93100.0
TOTAL93100.0
50) I have bought a product of a company that sponsors a religious television program. (BUYPROD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1920.4
2) No7479.6
TOTAL93100.0
51) I have drunk liquor on the Sabbath. (DRKLIQUR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4447.3
2) No4952.7
TOTAL93100.0
52) I have refused to attend a religious service of a religion other than my own. (REFATEND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.3
2) No8995.7
TOTAL93100.0
53) I have cheated on an examination. (CHTEXAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1819.4
2) No7580.6
TOTAL93100.0
54) I have refused to drink liquor on the Sabbath. (REFLIQS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1111.8
2) No8288.2
TOTAL93100.0
55) I have refused to have a Crucifix or a Mezzuzah in my local residence. (REFCRUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.4
2) No8894.6
TOTAL93100.0
56) I have refused to spend an evening at a club sponsored by a religious organization. (REFEVENG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66.5
2) No8793.5
TOTAL93100.0
57) I have refused to attend non-religious wedding ceremonies. (REFNONR)
TOTAL%
2) No93100.0
TOTAL93100.0
58) I have listened to a religious sermon at the end of television broadcasting. (LISTSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2021.5
2) No7378.5
TOTAL93100.0
59) I have spent an evening at a club sponsored by a religious foundation. (SPEVEN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1516.1
2) No7883.9
TOTAL93100.0
60) I have read books about religious philosophy. (READPHIL)
TOTAL%
1) 3840.9
2) 5559.1
TOTAL93100.0
61) I have turned off the religious sermon at the end of television broadcasting. (TURNSERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3739.8
2) No5660.2
TOTAL93100.0
62) I have attended a lecture sponsored by a religious organization. (ATTNLECT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1819.4
2) No7580.6
TOTAL93100.0
63) I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2021.5
2) No7378.5
TOTAL93100.0
64) I have discussed religion with my parents. (DISCRELP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5053.8
2) No4346.2
TOTAL93100.0
65) I have read the Bible in my free time. (REDBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3739.8
2) No5660.2
TOTAL93100.0
66) I have read books about the history of religion. (RDHIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3941.9
2) No5458.1
TOTAL93100.0
67) I have attended church or synagogue at least once a week. (ATCHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2122.6
2) No7277.4
TOTAL93100.0
68) I have dated a person against my parent's wishes. (DATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2526.9
2) No6873.1
TOTAL93100.0
69) I have distributed religious literature on campus. (DIST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.3
2) No8995.7
TOTAL93100.0
70) I have thrown stones at church or synagogue windows. (THSTONE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22.2
2) No9197.8
TOTAL93100.0
71) I have refused to attend a memorial service in a church or synagogue. (MEMSRV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
72) I have prayed in private outside of church or synagogue. (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6367.7
2) No3032.3
TOTAL93100.0
73) I have had lunch at a cafeteria in a religious foundation. (LUNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1718.3
2) No7681.7
TOTAL93100.0
74) I have used the expression "for God's sake". (GODSAKE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5053.8
2) No4346.2
TOTAL93100.0
75) I have tried to persuade others to attend church or synagogue on a religious holiday. (PERSOTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2223.7
2) No7176.3
TOTAL93100.0
76) I have refused to participate in discussions at religious foundations. (REFDISC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88.6
2) No8591.4
TOTAL93100.0
77) I have attended a church or synagogue wedding. (WEDATT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4649.5
2) No4750.5
TOTAL93100.0
78) I have attended church or synagogue at least once a month. (SYGMNTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4144.1
2) No5255.9
TOTAL93100.0
79) I have worked in the campaign of a political candidate who is a conscientious objector. (WRKCAMP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
80) I have refused to pray before or after meals. (REFPRY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99.7
2) No8490.3
TOTAL93100.0
81) I have known the first name of a minister, priest, or rabbi. (FRSTNAM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5963.4
2) No3436.6
TOTAL93100.0
82) I have refused to consult a minister, priest, or rabbi on personal problems. (REFCONST)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1314.0
2) No8086.0
TOTAL93100.0
83) I have donated used clothes to the Salvation Army. (DONATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4245.2
2) No5154.8
TOTAL93100.0
84) I have used a Crucifix or Mezuzah in my local residence. (USECRUC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1617.2
2) No7782.8
TOTAL93100.0
85) I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.4
2) No8894.6
TOTAL93100.0
86) I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77.5
2) No8692.5
TOTAL93100.0
87) I have refused to listen to the religious sermon at the end of television broadcasting. (REFTV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2021.5
2) No7378.5
TOTAL93100.0
88) I have attended a dance sponsored by a religious organization. (ATTDANC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1415.1
2) No7984.9
TOTAL93100.0
89) I have read books by atheist writers. (RDATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2931.2
2) No6468.8
TOTAL93100.0
90) I have attended classes on a religious holiday. (ATTCLASS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4952.7
2) No4447.3
TOTAL93100.0
91) I have refused to discuss religion with friends. (REFDISR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes66.5
2) No8793.5
TOTAL93100.0
92) I have signed a petition opposing the tax-free status of religious institutions. (SIGNPET)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.3
2) No8995.7
TOTAL93100.0
93) I have played cards for money. (REFCARD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4548.4
2) No4851.6
TOTAL93100.0
94) I have refused to state a religious preference during registration procedures. (REFSTATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1516.1
2) No7883.9
TOTAL93100.0
95) I have refused to have lunch at a cafeteria in a religious foundation. (REFLUNCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.2
2) No9096.8
TOTAL93100.0
96) I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1010.8
2) No8389.2
TOTAL93100.0
97) I have refused to attend a lecture sponsored by a religious organization. (REFALEC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88.6
2) No8591.4
TOTAL93100.0
98) During the past year I have attended religious services (choose one): (RELIG91)
TOTAL%
1) Once a week or more99.7
2) Once every two weeks1111.8
3) Once every month2729.0
4) Once every six months1718.3
5) Once a year2931.2
TOTAL93100.0
99) My religion is: (RELIG92)
TOTAL%
1) Catholic1212.9
2) Protestant4851.6
3) Jewish22.2
4) Other2223.7
5) None (atheist)99.7
TOTAL93100.0
100) Start time of Relig (hour: minutes: seconds) (STME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
101) End time for Relig (hour: minutes: seconds) (ETME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
102) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4750.5
2) Female4649.5
TOTAL93100.0
103) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) 7479.6
2) 1111.8
3) 88.6
TOTAL93100.0
104) I-CSTAT: College class (for use with online analysis) (I-CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3032.3
2) Sophomore3133.3
3) Junior1718.3
4) Senior1415.1
8) 811.1
TOTAL93100.0