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

Below are 73 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

During the year 2002, did you [or anyone in your family] donate money, assets, or property/goods, with a combined value of more than $25 to religious or charitable organizations? (GSCREEN)
TOTAL%
0) No, did not give more than $25 in 200238,53231.9
1) Yes, gave more than $25 in 200282,11168.1
TOTAL120,643100.0


GRELIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

Did you make any donations specifically for religious purposes or spiritual development, for example to a church, synagogue, mosque, TV or radio ministry? Please do not include donations to schools, hospitals, and other charities run by religious organizations (GRELIG)
TOTAL%
0) No, did not give to religious purposes in 200265,55654.3
1) Yes, gave to religious purposes in 200255,08745.7
TOTAL120,643100.0


ARELIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

Altogether, what was the total dollar value of all donations you [and your family] made in 2002 towards religious purposes? (ARELIG)
TOTAL%
TOTAL120,643100.0


GCOMB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

(Not counting the donations you just told me about, during 2002) did you [or anyone in your family] donate to any organization that served a combination of purposes? For example, the United Way, the United Jewish Appeal, the Catholic Charities, or your local community foundation? (GCOMB)
TOTAL%
0) No87,32272.4
1) Yes33,32127.6
TOTAL120,643100.0


GSCREEN from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

During the year 2000, did you [or anyone in your family] donate money, assets, or property, with a combined value of more than $25 to religious or charitable organizations? (GSCREEN)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give more than $25 in 20002,90939.3
1) Gave more than $25 in 20004,49760.7
TOTAL7406100.0


GRELIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

Did you make any donations specifically for religious purposes or spiritual development, for example to a church, synagogue, mosque, TV or radio ministry? Please do not include donations to schools, hospitals, and other charities run by religious organizations. I will be asking you about those donations next. (GRELIG)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to religious purposes or spiritual development in 20004,20256.7
1) Gave to religious purposes in 20003,20443.3
TOTAL7406100.0


ARELIG from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

Altogether, what was the total dollar value of all donations you [and your family] made in 2000 towards religious purposes? (ARELIG)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


GCOMB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

Not counting the donations you just told me about, (during 2000) did you [or anyone in your family] donate to any organization that served a combination of purposes? For example, the United Way, the United Jewish Appeal, the Catholic Charities, or your local community foundation? (GCOMB)
TOTAL%
0) Did not give to combined purpose organizations in 20005,31371.7
1) Gave to combined purposes in 20002,09328.3
TOTAL7406100.0


Q11 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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)
TOTAL%
1) Under $50051641.8
2) $500 - $99919415.7
3) $1,000 - $1,99916813.6
4) $2,000 - $2,99912710.3
5) $3,000 - $3,999584.7
6) $4,000 - $4,999423.4
7) $5,000 - $5,999393.2
8) $6,000 - $6,999252.0
9) $7,000 - $7,999141.1
10) $8,000 - $8,999110.9
11) $9,000 - $9,99950.4
12) $10,000 or more352.8
TOTAL1234100.0


GCNOPRSH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,75559.8
2) No1,79438.9
3) Dont know471.0
4) Refused140.3
TOTAL4,610100.0


TITHE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q10. Do you tithe (give a fixed percentage of your income) to your current place of worship? (TITHE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes38937.4
2) No65262.6
Missing606 
TOTAL1,041100.0


INCIND06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(incind_06) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data3914.9
-2) Dont know93.4
-1) Refused186.9
0) 020.8
0.9) 0.910.4
20) 2010.4
260) 26010.4
600) 60010.4
800) 80010.4
1000) 100010.4
1500) 150010.4
4000) 400010.4
4500) 450010.4
5000) 500010.4
5500) 550010.4
7200.76) 7200.7610.4
10000) 1000010.4
11000) 1100010.4
12000) 1200010.4
13000) 1300010.4
15000) 1500010.4
24131.6) 24131.610.4
25000) 2500010.4
28000) 2800010.4
30000) 3000020.8
42500) 4250010.4
45000) 4500031.1
50000) 5000010.4
55000) 5500010.4
55500) 5550010.4
58000) 5800010.4
60000) 6000010.4
62550) 6255010.4
65000) 6500031.1
67000) 6700010.4
70000) 7000010.4
75000) 7500041.5
82500) 8250010.4
83000) 8300010.4
87000) 8700020.8
90000) 9000020.8
93000) 9300010.4
97000) 9700010.4
100000) 10000051.9
106854) 10685410.4
110000) 11000010.4
117000) 11700010.4
120000) 12000031.1
125000) 12500010.4
134000) 13400010.4
135000) 13500010.4
136872) 13687210.4
142000) 14200010.4
148000) 14800010.4
150000) 15000072.7
180000) 18000010.4
190000) 19000010.4
197600) 19760010.4
200000) 20000051.9
205000) 20500010.4
220000) 22000020.8
225000) 22500020.8
226000) 22600010.4
230000) 23000020.8
250000) 25000051.9
273780) 27378010.4
280000) 28000020.8
300000) 30000041.5
311000) 31100010.4
324310) 32431010.4
340000) 34000010.4
350000) 35000020.8
360000) 36000010.4
375000) 37500010.4
387000) 38700010.4
390000) 39000010.4
400000) 40000051.9
410000) 41000010.4
450000) 45000020.8
465000) 46500010.4
480000) 48000010.4
500000) 50000031.1
510000) 51000010.4
530000) 53000010.4
535000) 53500010.4
545000) 54500010.4
589000) 58900010.4
590000) 59000010.4
600000) 60000062.3
620000) 62000010.4
625000) 62500010.4
630000) 63000010.4
646000) 64600010.4
650000) 65000010.4
670000) 67000010.4
683000) 68300010.4
690259.41) 690259.4110.4
700000) 70000010.4
710000) 71000010.4
720000) 72000010.4
750000) 75000010.4
800000) 80000010.4
860000) 86000010.4
900000) 90000010.4
1000000) 100000093.4
1100000) 110000010.4
1200000) 120000010.4
1209072) 120907210.4
1288000) 128800010.4
1300000) 130000020.8
1327645) 132764510.4
1400000) 140000020.8
1500000) 150000020.8
1572560) 157256010.4
1600000) 160000010.4
1840000) 184000010.4
2000000) 200000020.8
2100000) 210000010.4
2300000) 230000010.4
2500000) 250000020.8
2800000) 280000010.4
3000000) 300000031.1
3300000) 330000010.4
3500000) 350000010.4
3700000) 370000010.4
3778000) 377800010.4
4000000) 400000010.4
4560000) 456000010.4
5500000) 550000010.4
6000000) 600000010.4
7000000) 700000010.4
11800000) 1180000010.4
14000000) 1400000010.4
TOTAL262100.0


HHCONTRB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Under $50047047.5
2) $500-$99914714.8
3) $1,000-$1,99911111.2
4) $2,000-$2,999848.5
5) $3,000-$3,999404.0
6) $4,000-$4,999272.7
7) $5,000-$5,999404.0
8) $6,000-$6,999131.3
9) $7,000-$7,999151.5
10) $8,000-$8,999111.1
11) $9,000-$9,99940.4
12) $10,000 or more282.8
Missing657 
TOTAL990100.0


INCIND98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

(incind_98) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data93.4
-2) Dont know238.8
-1) Refused83.1
0) 010.4
550) 55010.4
1000) 100010.4
3000) 300010.4
3400) 340010.4
4000) 400010.4
5500) 550010.4
6265) 626510.4
9014) 901410.4
10000) 1000031.1
10080) 1008010.4
14000) 1400010.4
14500) 1450010.4
15000) 1500020.8
16800) 1680010.4
24000) 2400020.8
25000) 2500010.4
28000) 2800010.4
32000) 3200010.4
34000) 3400010.4
35000) 3500010.4
40000) 4000051.9
43000) 4300010.4
44512) 4451210.4
46000) 4600010.4
49000) 4900020.8
50000) 5000010.4
51000) 5100010.4
52500) 5250010.4
55000) 5500031.1
56400) 5640010.4
58000) 5800010.4
60000) 6000020.8
63113) 6311310.4
64000) 6400010.4
65000) 6500010.4
70056) 7005610.4
73000) 7300010.4
75000) 7500041.5
77723) 7772310.4
80000) 8000031.1
81000) 8100010.4
82000) 8200010.4
84310) 8431010.4
85000) 8500010.4
90000) 9000041.5
93000) 9300010.4
97000) 9700010.4
98000) 9800010.4
100000) 10000041.5
102000) 10200010.4
109000) 10900020.8
110000) 11000020.8
115000) 11500020.8
120000) 12000010.4
125000) 12500020.8
126000) 12600010.4
127960) 12796010.4
133516) 13351610.4
137842) 13784210.4
140000) 14000010.4
146000) 14600020.8
150000) 15000041.5
160000) 16000010.4
161510) 16151010.4
163000) 16300010.4
165000) 16500010.4
167000) 16700010.4
180000) 18000020.8
184000) 18400010.4
186000) 18600010.4
190000) 19000020.8
194000) 19400010.4
196000) 19600010.4
200000) 20000041.5
210000) 21000010.4
220000) 22000010.4
226000) 22600010.4
228929) 22892910.4
230064) 23006410.4
235000) 23500010.4
236238) 23623810.4
238000) 23800010.4
245067) 24506710.4
246354) 24635410.4
250000) 25000020.8
260000) 26000010.4
260400) 26040010.4
262700) 26270010.4
280000) 28000010.4
287401) 28740110.4
290000) 29000010.4
295320) 29532010.4
300000) 30000051.9
315000) 31500010.4
320000) 32000010.4
323570) 32357010.4
325000) 32500020.8
330000) 33000010.4
333000) 33300010.4
335000) 33500010.4
340000) 34000010.4
347000) 34700010.4
350000) 35000041.5
355000) 35500010.4
370000) 37000031.1
375000) 37500010.4
390000) 39000010.4
400000) 400000103.8
403000) 40300010.4
417000) 41700010.4
450000) 45000010.4
455000) 45500010.4
500000) 50000010.4
530000) 53000010.4
540000) 54000010.4
550000) 55000010.4
570000) 57000010.4
578000) 57800010.4
579000) 57900010.4
589795) 58979510.4
600000) 60000010.4
645075) 64507510.4
695000) 69500010.4
700000) 70000031.1
744603) 74460310.4
750000) 75000031.1
800000) 80000031.1
850000) 85000010.4
858000) 85800010.4
900000) 90000031.1
914426) 91442610.4
950000) 95000010.4
994650) 99465010.4
1000000) 100000020.8
1002050) 100205010.4
1050000) 105000010.4
1200000) 120000041.5
1201000) 120100010.4
1300000) 130000010.4
1500000) 150000031.1
1750000) 175000010.4
2200000) 220000010.4
2500000) 250000010.4
2586600) 258660010.4
2600000) 260000010.4
2800000) 280000010.4
2908817) 290881710.4
5000000) 500000010.4
5500000) 550000010.4
6300000) 630000010.4
8000000) 800000010.4
TOTAL262100.0


GIVEREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Religious37111.0
2) Not religious40812.1
3) Both51715.3
777) Dont know210.6
999) Not asked2,05360.9
TOTAL3370100.0


GCTHPAR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51158.5
2) No35640.7
3) Dont know70.8
TOTAL874100.0


DONATION from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile

Of this amount [TOTALINC], how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (DONATION)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


INCSOFFR from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile

What are the biggest sources of income for this congregation? - Offerings, pledges, donations, dues (INCSOFFR)
TOTAL%
0) Not check30.7
1) Check42199.3
TOTAL424100.0


W6Y15 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

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)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation311.0
1) All220.7
2) Most53817.6
3) About half65421.4
4) A few2076.8
5) None230.8
TOTAL3049100.0


Q68L from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q68L [ASK IF CHRISTIAN: AND DO YOU…?] tithe, that is give a set percentage of your income to charity or the church? (Q68L)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11,18670.0
2) No4,44027.8
8) Dont know2471.5
9) Refused1010.6
Missing9,058 
TOTAL15,974100.0


ART_8A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

[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)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused1167.9
-4) Dont know422.8
1) $0-$2428619.4
2) $25-$10021414.5
3) $101-$30017011.5
4) $301-$1,00030020.3
5) $1,001-$5,00024816.8
6) $5,001-$10,000654.4
7) More than $10,000352.4
Missing1,133 
TOTAL1,476100.0


W11ZD25 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Have you done this, or have you never done it? Gave money to a religious organization. (W11ZD25)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer40.1
-6) Not asked, unit non-response32110.5
-2) Missing, see documentation471.5
1) Have done this2,27574.6
2) Never have done this40213.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W6Y25 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

Have you done this, or have you never done it? Gave money to a religious organization. (W6Y25)
TOTAL%
-7) No answer10.0
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation311.0
1) Have done this1,22540.2
2) Never have done this2197.2
TOTAL3049100.0


W6Y6 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

In the future, how likely are you to give money to a religious organization? (W6Y6)
TOTAL%
-6) Not asked, unit non-response1,57351.6
-2) Missing, see documentation280.9
1) Extremely likely49116.1
2) Very likely2307.5
3) Moderately likely1525.0
4) A little likely2046.7
5) Not at all likely37112.2
TOTAL3049100.0


V085201E from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Gave money to a religious organization. (V085201E)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused30.1
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Have done this1,56367.3
5) Never have done this53523.0
TOTAL2323100.0


V085199E from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Give money to a religious organization? (V085199E)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused40.2
-8) Dont know30.1
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Extremely likely47920.6
2) Very likely47020.2
3) Moderately likely32614.0
4) A little likely30012.9
5) Not at all likely52022.4
TOTAL2323100.0


V085129 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Many people are finding it more difficult to make contributions to church or charity as much as they used to. How about you -- were you able to contribute any money to church or charity in the last twelve months? (V085129)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-8) Dont know10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Yes1,45162.5
5) No64927.9
TOTAL2323100.0


TOTRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
0) 060.9
4) 410.2
5) 530.5
10) 1040.6
15) 1520.3
20) 20172.7
25) 25152.4
30) 3091.4
35) 3510.2
40) 4060.9
48) 4810.2
50) 50375.9
55) 5510.2
60) 6040.6
70) 7010.2
75) 7510.2
80) 8010.2
85) 8510.2
100) 100518.1
120) 12030.5
130) 13010.2
140) 14010.2
150) 150162.5
200) 200365.7
240) 24030.5
250) 250132.1
265) 26510.2
300) 300375.9
350) 35030.5
360) 36010.2
400) 400213.3
450) 45010.2
460) 46010.2
480) 48020.3
492) 49210.2
500) 500436.8
520) 52050.8
530) 53010.2
550) 55010.2
600) 600162.5
625) 62510.2
700) 70030.5
800) 80050.8
900) 90030.5
1000) 1000314.9
1100) 110010.2
1200) 1200121.9
1300) 130020.3
1400) 140010.2
1500) 1500111.7
1600) 160030.5
1700) 170010.2
1750) 175010.2
2000) 2000172.7
2200) 220010.2
2300) 230010.2
2400) 240030.5
2500) 2500101.6
2800) 280010.2
2952) 295210.2
3000) 300091.4
3200) 320010.2
3400) 340020.3
3500) 350020.3
4000) 400050.8
4500) 450010.2
5000) 500081.3
5200) 520010.2
5385) 538510.2
5500) 550010.2
6000) 600060.9
7000) 700020.3
8000) 800020.3
9000) 900010.2
10000) 1000020.3
10400) 1040010.2
11000) 1100010.2
35000) 3500010.2
40000) 4000010.2
99996) Over $99,99510.2
99998) Dont know436.8
99999) No answer629.8
TOTAL632100.0


GIVRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes63243.8
2) No73450.8
9) No answer785.4
TOTAL1444100.0


TVMONEY2 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996

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)
TOTAL%
0) 03224.4
5) 521.5
10) 1053.8
20) 2053.8
25) 2532.3
30) 3010.8
50) 5086.1
85) 8510.8
90) 9010.8
100) 100107.6
150) 15021.5
180) 18010.8
200) 200107.6
250) 25010.8
400) 40010.8
500) 50032.3
1200) 120010.8
1500) 150021.5
2000) 200010.8
8888) DK/Refused/No answer4131.3
TOTAL131100.0


GIVEOTH from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


TITHING from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

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)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply1503.1
1) Yes, checked off3,69377.0
2) No, not checked off95219.9
Missing9,506 
TOTAL4,795100.0


PROPGIVE from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

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)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply683.1
1) Yes, checked off96743.9
2) No, not checked off1,16753.0
Missing12,100 
TOTAL2,202100.0


RELA2_13 from America's Evangelicals

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all16212.3
2) 1-214511.0
3) 3-51078.1
4) More than 585765.3
5) Dont know/Refused423.2
TOTAL1313100.0


RELALT29 from America's Evangelicals

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all48837.2
2) 1-225719.6
3) 3-514911.3
4) More than 538729.5
5) Dont know/Refused322.4
TOTAL1313100.0


RELALT9 from America's Evangelicals

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all20769.7
2) 1-23110.4
3) 3-5175.7
4) More than 53812.8
5) Dont know/Refused41.3
TOTAL297100.0


GIVEREL from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


RELALT13 from America's Evangelicals

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all12742.8
2) 1-24414.8
3) 3-5299.8
4) More than 59231.0
5) Dont know/Refused51.7
TOTAL297100.0


GIVECONG from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


CHCHIMPT from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly agree1,62632.4
2) Mostly disagree2,74554.7
3) Dont know64712.9
TOTAL5,018100.0


GIVERLGN from Economic Values Survey, 1992

How much money did you give last year to religious organizations of all kinds? (Record dollar amount) (GIVERLGN)
TOTAL%
TOTAL5,019100.0


IMPTTITH from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1,16429.6
2) Fairly important1,61341.0
3) Not very important71918.3
4) Not at all important3027.7
5) Dont know1403.6
Missing1,081 
TOTAL3,938100.0


ZVOLREL2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

Zscore: Volunteered for religion? (standardized score)--see summary documentation for more information on ZVOLREL2 (ZVOLREL2)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


PARFUND from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

Did you contribute money to your parish this past year? (PARFUND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes35890.6
2) No379.4
Missing129 
TOTAL395100.0


CARDFUND from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

Did you contribute money to the Cardinals Annual Appeal this year? (CARDFUND)
TOTAL%
-2) Dont know/Undecided112.8
1) Yes12230.8
2) No26366.4
Missing129 
TOTAL396100.0


GDCTH_6 from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

To be a good Catholic, do you have to . . .? Donate time and money to help your parish (GDCTH_6)
TOTAL%
-3) Missing51.3
-2) Dont know/Undecided00.0
-1) Refused00.0
1) Yes24862.9
2) No14135.8
Missing129 
TOTAL394100.0


GIVEREL from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
0) None2,77628.5
1) Less than $1001,09611.2
2) $100 to less than $5001,86219.1
3) $500 to less than $10009309.5
4) $1000 to less than $50001,55916.0
5) More than $50005725.9
8) Dont know5345.5
9) Refused4174.3
TOTAL9,746100.0


DONATION from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002

[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)
TOTAL%
1) Giving less228.8
2) Giving more20.8
3) Giving the same22188.4
8) DK/No opinion52.0
Missing836 
TOTAL250100.0


LDSCONTB from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

In the list below, please indicate each of the various funds of the LDS Church to which you make regular contributions: (LDSCONTB)
TOTAL%
1) Local ward budget1210.8
2) Missionary fund21.8
3) Tithing1816.2
4) Building fund32.7
5) Fast offering7264.9
6) Welfare10.9
7) Other (explain):32.7
TOTAL111100.0


DONATION from Faith and Community Survey of Four Indianapolis Neighborhoods, 1997

During 1996, approximately how much money did you donate to your place of worship? (DONATION)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0


CHURCH8 from Faith and Community Survey of Four Indianapolis Neighborhoods, 1997

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED THAT THEY WERE A MEMBER OF THEIR PLACE OF WORSHIP: Did you donate any money to your place of worship during 1996? (CHURCH8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29488.0
2) No3811.4
9) Refused20.6
TOTAL334100.0


TITHING from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious41546.3
2) Fairly serious28231.5
3) Not very serious11212.5
4) Scarcely matters at all616.8
5) Cant decide262.9
TOTAL896100.0


ACTGOSP$ from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

[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)
TOTAL%
1) A lot66029.2
2) Some1,09048.2
3) None49822.0
4) DK120.5
5) Refused30.1
TOTAL2263100.0


NOPARISH from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,04556.8
2) No74840.7
3) Not sure/Refused462.5
TOTAL1,839100.0


TITHING from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation37414.7
2) Probably would help in gaining salvation1,23248.4
3) Probably has no influence on salvation94237.0
TOTAL2548100.0


FMLYGIVE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Amount of money per week respondents family gives to church. (FMLYGIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Less than one dollar2007.3
2) 1.00 to 1.9964923.8
3) 2.00 to 2.9932311.9
4) 3.00 to 3.9927710.2
5) 4.00 to 4.991937.1
6) 5.00 to 7.4943415.9
7) 7.50 to 9.991415.2
8) 10.00 to 12.491896.9
9) 12.50 to 14.99762.8
10) 15.00 or more2438.9
TOTAL2725100.0


RELTVDON from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCAST ON TELEVISION: Do you send donations or contributions to a television evangelist, preacher, or program? (RELTVDON)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3822.2
2) No13377.8
TOTAL171100.0


RELTIMES from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCAST ON TELEVISION AND SEND DONATIONS OR CONTRIBUTIONS: Have you done this: (RELTIMES)
TOTAL%
1) Often821.1
2) Occasionally2155.3
3) Rarely923.7
TOTAL38100.0


DONATION from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

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)
TOTAL%
1) I do not do this1,43822.9
2) No value560.9
3) Doubtful value3705.9
4) Somewhat valuable2,64242.0
5) Very valuable1,78428.4
TOTAL6290100.0


STEWEMP4 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986

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)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none28254.2
3) Strong19236.9
4) Very strong468.8
TOTAL520100.0


TITHING from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very serious8530.5
2) Fairly serious8028.7
3) Not very serious5319.0
4) Scarcely matters at all3914.0
5) Cant decide227.9
TOTAL279100.0


LDSCONTB from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

In the list below, please indicate each of the various funds of the LDS Church to which you make regular contributions: (LDSCONTB)
TOTAL%
1) Local ward budget49.1
2) Missionary fund24.5
3) Tithing2352.3
4) Building fund36.8
5) Fast offering511.4
6) Welfare24.5
7) Other (explain):511.4
TOTAL44100.0


GIVECONG from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? - Your local congregation (GIVECONG)
TOTAL%
TOTAL423,713100.0


GIVEREL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

During the last year, approximately how much money did you and the other family members in your household contribute to each of the following? - Other religious organizations, programs, or causes (GIVEREL)
TOTAL%
TOTAL423,713100.0


RASMONY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1986

I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1212.5
2) No8487.5
TOTAL96100.0


REFDONT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1986

I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.2
2) No9194.8
TOTAL96100.0


DONMONEY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1986

I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4546.9
2) No5153.1
TOTAL96100.0


DONMONEY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1987

I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4551.1
2) No4348.9
TOTAL88100.0


RASMONY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1987

I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1314.8
2) No7585.2
TOTAL88100.0


REFDONT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1987

I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44.5
2) No8495.5
TOTAL88100.0


DONMONEY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988

I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3840.9
2) No5559.1
TOTAL93100.0


RASMONY from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988

I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes77.5
2) No8692.5
TOTAL93100.0


REFDONT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988

I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1010.8
2) No8389.2
TOTAL93100.0




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