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Does the respondent oppose the public display of religious symbols? 

Below are 13 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 4 types:

[ 10 Commandments | Allow Display? | Clery Discuss? | Importance of Rulings ]

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Category 1:10 Commandments
 

Does the respondent believe the 10 Commandments should be posted in public buildings?

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PBDPST10 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

TNGODLAW from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005

TNCOMGOV from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2004

TENCOMM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004

STATE1D from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999


Category 2:Allow Display?
 

Does the respondent believe the federal government should allow the display of religious symbols in public places?

Some questions fit within the "Allow Display?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Specific Events ]

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Q39L from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

DISPREL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

FRREL1 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997


Variant:Specific Events (Allow Display? variant)
 

Does the respondent agree that the federal government can place religious symbols pertaining to specific religious celebrations on public government property?

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GOVMNGER from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

GOVCNDLE from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987

CNDLCHNG from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987


Category 3:Clery Discuss?
 

Does the respondent's clergy members speak about religious symbols in public places?

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W_10COMM from News Interest Index, October 2003


Category 4:Importance of Rulings
 

How important to the respondent are court decisions about religious displays on government property?

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SUPRELIG from News Interest Index / Religion Overflow, July 2005



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