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Giving/Tithing, Amount of

Assesses how often and/or how much money one gives to a religious organization


Below are 69 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q11 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q11 During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to your current place of worship (Q11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HHCONTRB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q11. During the last year, approximately how much money did you and other family members in your household contribute to your current place of worship? (HHCONTRB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCNOPRSH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic without donating time or money to help the parish? (GCNOPRSH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCTHPAR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…H. Without donating time or money to help the parish? (GCTHPAR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INCIND06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (incind_06) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INCIND98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (incind_98) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND98) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVEREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y111. [if teen has given away more than $20 of their own money to an organization][IF Y110=1] Were the organizations or causes that you gave money to religious, not religious, or both? (GIVEREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W6Y15 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate below how many of the adults living in the United States you think have ever done these things. Ever gave money to a religious organization. (W6Y15) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • In which, if any, of the fields listed on this card have you and the members of your family or household contributed some money or other property in 1995? C. Religious organizations (GIVRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOTRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Approximately how much money or the cash equivalent of property have you contributed in each of the fields listed above in the past twelve months? C. Religious organizations (TOTRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ART_8A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • [Ask this question only if CA_1=1 or CA_2=1. If CA_3=2, fill: congregations; else fill: congregation] During the year 2005, what was the total dollar value of all donations, if any, that you and your spouse/partner made to your local congregation? Donations include any gifts of money, assets, or property. Just a guess is fine. Which of the following categories would be closest to your total donations in 2005? (ART_8A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TVMONEY2 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO SAID THEY HAVE CONTRIBUTED MONEY TO A MINISTRY THEY LEARNED ABOUT ON TV: Do you mind telling me about how much you contributed last year to ministries you learned about on television? (TVMONEY2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELA2_13 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Donate money to your church or place of worship (RELA2_13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT13 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Donate money to your church or place of worship (RELALT13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT29 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT29) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT9 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Given money or time to a religious organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT9) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHCHIMPT from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each of these statements? -- Giving money to churches is more important than giving it to other organizations. (CHCHIMPT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IMPTTITH from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES. When you attend religious services, how important is each of the following to you: very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? -- the opportunity to give back some of the money God has given you (IMPTTITH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROPGIVE from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that giving a proportion of ones income, not tithing per se, is sufficient (PROPGIVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TITHING from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, what methods did your congregation use to encourage financial giving among members? Teaching that a 10% tithe belongs to God, is due God and should be given to God (TITHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVECONG from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following: To your local congregation? (GIVECONG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVEOTH from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following: To non-religious charities, organizations, or causes? (GIVEOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVEREL from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following: To other religious organizations, programs, or causes? (GIVEREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GIVEREL from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 37A. People and families contribute money, property or other assets for a wide variety of charitable purposes. During the past twelve months, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to all religious causes, including your local religious congregation? (IF NECESSARY: PROMPT WITH CATEGORIES) (IF NECESSARY: By contribution, I mean a voluntary contribution with no intention of making a profit or obtaining goods or services for yourself.) (IF NECESSARY: REPEAT ASSURANCES OF CONFIDENTIALITY) (GIVEREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DONATION from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002LEARN MORE
    • [Asked of Catholics only], Has this issue caused you personally to give less money in donations to the church, to give more money in donations to the church, or has your giving to the church remained about the same? (DONATION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TITHING from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Paying an incomplete tithing (TITHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOPARISH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions. -- Without donating time or money to your parish. (NOPARISH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTGOSP from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas? (ACTGOSP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DONATION from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990LEARN MORE
    • How do you evaluate the following activities as contributing to your spiritual and personal fulfillment? If you do not engage in a particular activity, choose the I do not do this code. -- Personal donations of money to worthy causes (DONATION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FMLYGIVE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Amount of money per week respondents family gives to church. (FMLYGIVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TITHING from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Would you please read each of the items listed below and decide whether you think it is absolutely necessary for salvation, probably would help in gaining salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Tithing (TITHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STEWEMP4 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on tithing or proportionate giving (STEWEMP4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TITHING from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Paying an incomplete tithing (TITHING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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