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Giving/Tithing, Amount of

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(incind_06) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 39 15.2
-2) Dont know 9 3.5
-1) Refused 18 7
0) 0 0 0
1) 0.9 0 0
20) 20 1 0.4
260) 260 1 0.4
600) 600 1 0.4
800) 800 1 0.4
1000) 1000 1 0.4
1500) 1500 1 0.4
4000) 4000 1 0.4
4500) 4500 1 0.4
5000) 5000 1 0.4
5500) 5500 1 0.4
7201) 7200.76 0 0
10000) 10000 1 0.4
11000) 11000 1 0.4
12000) 12000 1 0.4
13000) 13000 1 0.4
15000) 15000 1 0.4
24132) 24131.6 0 0
25000) 25000 1 0.4
28000) 28000 1 0.4
30000) 30000 2 0.8
42500) 42500 1 0.4
45000) 45000 3 1.2
50000) 50000 1 0.4
55000) 55000 1 0.4
55500) 55500 1 0.4
58000) 58000 1 0.4
60000) 60000 1 0.4
62550) 62550 1 0.4
65000) 65000 3 1.2
67000) 67000 1 0.4
70000) 70000 1 0.4
75000) 75000 4 1.6
82500) 82500 1 0.4
83000) 83000 1 0.4
87000) 87000 2 0.8
90000) 90000 2 0.8
93000) 93000 1 0.4
97000) 97000 1 0.4
100000) 100000 5 2
106854) 106854 1 0.4
110000) 110000 1 0.4
117000) 117000 1 0.4
120000) 120000 3 1.2
125000) 125000 1 0.4
134000) 134000 1 0.4
135000) 135000 1 0.4
136872) 136872 1 0.4
142000) 142000 1 0.4
148000) 148000 1 0.4
150000) 150000 7 2.7
180000) 180000 1 0.4
190000) 190000 1 0.4
197600) 197600 1 0.4
200000) 200000 5 2
205000) 205000 1 0.4
220000) 220000 2 0.8
225000) 225000 2 0.8
226000) 226000 1 0.4
230000) 230000 2 0.8
250000) 250000 5 2
273780) 273780 1 0.4
280000) 280000 2 0.8
300000) 300000 4 1.6
311000) 311000 1 0.4
324310) 324310 1 0.4
340000) 340000 1 0.4
350000) 350000 2 0.8
360000) 360000 1 0.4
375000) 375000 1 0.4
387000) 387000 1 0.4
390000) 390000 1 0.4
400000) 400000 5 2
410000) 410000 1 0.4
450000) 450000 2 0.8
465000) 465000 1 0.4
480000) 480000 1 0.4
500000) 500000 3 1.2
510000) 510000 1 0.4
530000) 530000 1 0.4
535000) 535000 1 0.4
545000) 545000 1 0.4
589000) 589000 1 0.4
590000) 590000 1 0.4
600000) 600000 6 2.3
620000) 620000 1 0.4
625000) 625000 1 0.4
630000) 630000 1 0.4
646000) 646000 1 0.4
650000) 650000 1 0.4
670000) 670000 1 0.4
683000) 683000 1 0.4
690259) 690259.41 0 0
700000) 700000 1 0.4
710000) 710000 1 0.4
720000) 720000 1 0.4
750000) 750000 1 0.4
800000) 800000 1 0.4
860000) 860000 1 0.4
900000) 900000 1 0.4
1000000) 1000000 9 3.5
1100000) 1100000 1 0.4
1200000) 1200000 1 0.4
1209072) 1209072 1 0.4
1288000) 1288000 1 0.4
1300000) 1300000 2 0.8
1327645) 1327645 1 0.4
1400000) 1400000 2 0.8
1500000) 1500000 2 0.8
1572560) 1572560 1 0.4
1600000) 1600000 1 0.4
1840000) 1840000 1 0.4
2000000) 2000000 2 0.8
2100000) 2100000 1 0.4
2300000) 2300000 1 0.4
2500000) 2500000 2 0.8
2800000) 2800000 1 0.4
3000000) 3000000 3 1.2
3300000) 3300000 1 0.4
3500000) 3500000 1 0.4
3700000) 3700000 1 0.4
3778000) 3778000 1 0.4
4000000) 4000000 1 0.4
4560000) 4560000 1 0.4
5500000) 5500000 1 0.4
6000000) 6000000 1 0.4
7000000) 7000000 1 0.4
11800000) 11800000 1 0.4
14000000) 14000000 1 0.4
TOTAL256100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(incind_98) Of this amount, how much came from individuals donations, dues, or contributions? (INCIND98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 9 3.4
-2) Dont know 23 8.8
-1) Refused 8 3.1
0) 0 0 0
550) 550 1 0.4
1000) 1000 1 0.4
3000) 3000 1 0.4
3400) 3400 1 0.4
4000) 4000 1 0.4
5500) 5500 1 0.4
6265) 6265 1 0.4
9014) 9014 1 0.4
10000) 10000 3 1.1
10080) 10080 1 0.4
14000) 14000 1 0.4
14500) 14500 1 0.4
15000) 15000 2 0.8
16800) 16800 1 0.4
24000) 24000 2 0.8
25000) 25000 1 0.4
28000) 28000 1 0.4
32000) 32000 1 0.4
34000) 34000 1 0.4
35000) 35000 1 0.4
40000) 40000 5 1.9
43000) 43000 1 0.4
44512) 44512 1 0.4
46000) 46000 1 0.4
49000) 49000 2 0.8
50000) 50000 1 0.4
51000) 51000 1 0.4
52500) 52500 1 0.4
55000) 55000 3 1.1
56400) 56400 1 0.4
58000) 58000 1 0.4
60000) 60000 2 0.8
63113) 63113 1 0.4
64000) 64000 1 0.4
65000) 65000 1 0.4
70056) 70056 1 0.4
73000) 73000 1 0.4
75000) 75000 4 1.5
77723) 77723 1 0.4
80000) 80000 3 1.1
81000) 81000 1 0.4
82000) 82000 1 0.4
84310) 84310 1 0.4
85000) 85000 1 0.4
90000) 90000 4 1.5
93000) 93000 1 0.4
97000) 97000 1 0.4
98000) 98000 1 0.4
100000) 100000 4 1.5
102000) 102000 1 0.4
109000) 109000 2 0.8
110000) 110000 2 0.8
115000) 115000 2 0.8
120000) 120000 1 0.4
125000) 125000 2 0.8
126000) 126000 1 0.4
127960) 127960 1 0.4
133516) 133516 1 0.4
137842) 137842 1 0.4
140000) 140000 1 0.4
146000) 146000 2 0.8
150000) 150000 4 1.5
160000) 160000 1 0.4
161510) 161510 1 0.4
163000) 163000 1 0.4
165000) 165000 1 0.4
167000) 167000 1 0.4
180000) 180000 2 0.8
184000) 184000 1 0.4
186000) 186000 1 0.4
190000) 190000 2 0.8
194000) 194000 1 0.4
196000) 196000 1 0.4
200000) 200000 4 1.5
210000) 210000 1 0.4
220000) 220000 1 0.4
226000) 226000 1 0.4
228929) 228929 1 0.4
230064) 230064 1 0.4
235000) 235000 1 0.4
236238) 236238 1 0.4
238000) 238000 1 0.4
245067) 245067 1 0.4
246354) 246354 1 0.4
250000) 250000 2 0.8
260000) 260000 1 0.4
260400) 260400 1 0.4
262700) 262700 1 0.4
280000) 280000 1 0.4
287401) 287401 1 0.4
290000) 290000 1 0.4
295320) 295320 1 0.4
300000) 300000 5 1.9
315000) 315000 1 0.4
320000) 320000 1 0.4
323570) 323570 1 0.4
325000) 325000 2 0.8
330000) 330000 1 0.4
333000) 333000 1 0.4
335000) 335000 1 0.4
340000) 340000 1 0.4
347000) 347000 1 0.4
350000) 350000 4 1.5
355000) 355000 1 0.4
370000) 370000 3 1.1
375000) 375000 1 0.4
390000) 390000 1 0.4
400000) 400000 10 3.8
403000) 403000 1 0.4
417000) 417000 1 0.4
450000) 450000 1 0.4
455000) 455000 1 0.4
500000) 500000 1 0.4
530000) 530000 1 0.4
540000) 540000 1 0.4
550000) 550000 1 0.4
570000) 570000 1 0.4
578000) 578000 1 0.4
579000) 579000 1 0.4
589795) 589795 1 0.4
600000) 600000 1 0.4
645075) 645075 1 0.4
695000) 695000 1 0.4
700000) 700000 3 1.1
744603) 744603 1 0.4
750000) 750000 3 1.1
800000) 800000 3 1.1
850000) 850000 1 0.4
858000) 858000 1 0.4
900000) 900000 3 1.1
914426) 914426 1 0.4
950000) 950000 1 0.4
994650) 994650 1 0.4
1000000) 1000000 2 0.8
1002050) 1002050 1 0.4
1050000) 1050000 1 0.4
1200000) 1200000 4 1.5
1201000) 1201000 1 0.4
1300000) 1300000 1 0.4
1500000) 1500000 3 1.1
1750000) 1750000 1 0.4
2200000) 2200000 1 0.4
2500000) 2500000 1 0.4
2586600) 2586600 1 0.4
2600000) 2600000 1 0.4
2800000) 2800000 1 0.4
2908817) 2908817 1 0.4
5000000) 5000000 1 0.4
5500000) 5500000 1 0.4
6300000) 6300000 1 0.4
8000000) 8000000 1 0.4
TOTAL261100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What are the biggest sources of income for this congregation? - Offerings, pledges, donations, dues (INCSOFFR)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 421 100
TOTAL421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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

Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Congregations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    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 apply 9,506 67.2
    1) Yes, checked off 3,693 26.1
    2) No, not checked off 952 6.7
    TOTAL14,151100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Congregations
    Sample: Other
    Mode: Mixed-mode


    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 apply 12,100 85
    1) Yes, checked off 967 6.8
    2) No, not checked off 1,167 8.2
    TOTAL14,234100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Congregations
    Sample: Other
    Mode: Mixed-mode


    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 none 282 54.2
    3) Strong 192 36.9
    4) Very strong 46 8.8
    TOTAL520100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: Congregations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mailed


    Give money to a religious organization? (V085199E)
      TOTAL %
    -9) Refused 4 0.2
    -8) Dont know 3 0.1
    -2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
    1) Extremely likely 479 20.6
    2) Very likely 470 20.2
    3) Moderately likely 326 14
    4) A little likely 300 12.9
    5) Not at all likely 520 22.4
    TOTAL2,323100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    In the future, how likely are you to give money to a religious organization? (W6Y6)
      TOTAL %
    -6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
    -2) Missing, see documentation 28 0.9
    1) Extremely likely 491 16.1
    2) Very likely 230 7.5
    3) Moderately likely 152 5
    4) A little likely 204 6.7
    5) Not at all likely 371 12.2
    TOTAL3,049100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Online


    [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 less 22 8.8
    2) Giving more 2 0.8
    3) Giving the same 221 88.4
    8) DK/No opinion 5 2
    TOTAL250100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 12 12.5
    2) No 84 87.5
    TOTAL96100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 5 5.2
    2) No 91 94.8
    TOTAL96100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 13 14.8
    2) No 75 85.2
    TOTAL88100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 4 4.5
    2) No 84 95.5
    TOTAL88100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    I have gone into the local community to raise money for a religious organization. (RASMONY)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 7 7.5
    2) No 86 92.5
    TOTAL93100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    I have refused to donate money to a religious institution. (REFDONT)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 10 10.8
    2) No 83 89.2
    TOTAL93100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Other


    Q10. Do you tithe (give a fixed percentage of your income) to your current place of worship? (TITHE)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 389 37.4
    2) No 652 62.6
    TOTAL1,041100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mixed-mode


    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) Religious 371 11
    2) Not religious 408 12.1
    3) Both 517 15.3
    777) Dont know 21 0.6
    999) Not asked 2,053 60.9
    TOTAL3,370100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other
    Frame: U.S. Youth
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Yes 11,186 70
    2) No 4,440 27.8
    8) Dont know 247 1.5
    9) Refused 101 0.6
    TOTAL15,974100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    (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 all 127 42.8
    2) 1-2 44 14.8
    3) 3-5 29 9.8
    4) More than 5 92 31
    5) Dont know/Refused 5 1.7
    TOTAL297100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    (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 all 162 12.3
    2) 1-2 145 11
    3) 3-5 107 8.1
    4) More than 5 857 65.3
    5) Dont know/Refused 42 3.2
    TOTAL1,313100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    Did you contribute money to your parish this past year? (PARFUND)
      TOTAL %
    1) Yes 358 90.6
    2) No 37 9.4
    TOTAL395100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Regional Sample
    Frame: Denominations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Yes 294 88
    2) No 38 11.4
    9) Refused 2 0.6
    TOTAL334100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: Other
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Yes 2,755 59.8
    2) No 1,794 38.9
    3) Dont know 47 1
    4) Refused 14 0.3
    TOTAL4,610100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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) Yes 511 58.5
    2) No 356 40.7
    3) Dont know 7 0.8
    TOTAL874100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 important 1,164 29.6
    2) Fairly important 1,613 41
    3) Not very important 719 18.3
    4) Not at all important 302 7.7
    5) Dont know 140 3.6
    TOTAL3,938100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    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 agree 1,626 32.4
    2) Mostly disagree 2,745 54.7
    3) Dont know 647 12.9
    TOTAL5,018100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: In-Person


    To be a good Catholic, do you have to . . .? Donate time and money to help your parish (GDCTH_6)
      TOTAL %
    -3) Missing 5 1.3
    -2) Dont know/Undecided 0 0
    -1) Refused 0 0
    1) Yes 248 62.9
    2) No 141 35.8
    TOTAL394100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Regional Sample
    Frame: Denominations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 serious 415 46.3
    2) Fairly serious 282 31.5
    3) Not very serious 112 12.5
    4) Scarcely matters at all 61 6.8
    5) Cant decide 26 2.9
    TOTAL896100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
    Frame: Denominations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mailed


    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) Yes 1,045 56.8
    2) No 748 40.7
    3) Not sure/Refused 46 2.5
    TOTAL1,839100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 this 1,438 22.9
    2) No value 56 0.9
    3) Doubtful value 370 5.9
    4) Somewhat valuable 2,642 42
    5) Very valuable 1,784 28.4
    TOTAL6,290100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: Denominations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mailed


    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 salvation 374 14.7
    2) Probably would help in gaining salvation 1,232 48.4
    3) Probably has no influence on salvation 942 37
    TOTAL2,548100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Regional Sample
    Frame: Congregations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mailed


    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 serious 85 30.5
    2) Fairly serious 80 28.7
    3) Not very serious 53 19
    4) Scarcely matters at all 39 14
    5) Cant decide 22 7.9
    TOTAL279100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
    Frame: Denominations
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Mailed


    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 2002 0 0
    1) Yes, gave more than $25 in 2002 82,111 100
    TOTAL82,111100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 2002 0 0
    1) Yes, gave to religious purposes in 2002 55,087 100
    TOTAL55,087100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    (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) No 0 0
    1) Yes 33,321 100
    TOTAL33,321100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 2000 0 0
    1) Gave more than $25 in 2000 4,497 100
    TOTAL4,497100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


    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 2000 0 0
    1) Gave to religious purposes in 2000 3,204 100
    TOTAL3,204100.0
    Survey Details
    Scope: U.S. Sample
    Frame: U.S. Adults
    Sample: Random Sample
    Mode: Phone


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

    Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      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 2000 0 0
      1) Gave to combined purposes in 2000 2,093 100
      TOTAL2,093100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      Have you done this, or have you never done it? Gave money to a religious organization. (W11ZD25)
        TOTAL %
      -7) No answer 4 0.1
      -6) Not asked, unit non-response 321 10.5
      -2) Missing, see documentation 47 1.5
      1) Have done this 2,275 74.6
      2) Never have done this 402 13.2
      TOTAL3,049100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Online


      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) Yes 632 43.8
      2) No 734 50.8
      9) No answer 78 5.4
      TOTAL1,444100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      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) 0 0 0
      4) 4 1 0.2
      5) 5 3 0.5
      10) 10 4 0.6
      15) 15 2 0.3
      20) 20 17 2.7
      25) 25 15 2.4
      30) 30 9 1.4
      35) 35 1 0.2
      40) 40 6 1
      48) 48 1 0.2
      50) 50 37 5.9
      55) 55 1 0.2
      60) 60 4 0.6
      70) 70 1 0.2
      75) 75 1 0.2
      80) 80 1 0.2
      85) 85 1 0.2
      100) 100 51 8.1
      120) 120 3 0.5
      130) 130 1 0.2
      140) 140 1 0.2
      150) 150 16 2.6
      200) 200 36 5.8
      240) 240 3 0.5
      250) 250 13 2.1
      265) 265 1 0.2
      300) 300 37 5.9
      350) 350 3 0.5
      360) 360 1 0.2
      400) 400 21 3.4
      450) 450 1 0.2
      460) 460 1 0.2
      480) 480 2 0.3
      492) 492 1 0.2
      500) 500 43 6.9
      520) 520 5 0.8
      530) 530 1 0.2
      550) 550 1 0.2
      600) 600 16 2.6
      625) 625 1 0.2
      700) 700 3 0.5
      800) 800 5 0.8
      900) 900 3 0.5
      1000) 1000 31 5
      1100) 1100 1 0.2
      1200) 1200 12 1.9
      1300) 1300 2 0.3
      1400) 1400 1 0.2
      1500) 1500 11 1.8
      1600) 1600 3 0.5
      1700) 1700 1 0.2
      1750) 1750 1 0.2
      2000) 2000 17 2.7
      2200) 2200 1 0.2
      2300) 2300 1 0.2
      2400) 2400 3 0.5
      2500) 2500 10 1.6
      2800) 2800 1 0.2
      2952) 2952 1 0.2
      3000) 3000 9 1.4
      3200) 3200 1 0.2
      3400) 3400 2 0.3
      3500) 3500 2 0.3
      4000) 4000 5 0.8
      4500) 4500 1 0.2
      5000) 5000 8 1.3
      5200) 5200 1 0.2
      5385) 5385 1 0.2
      5500) 5500 1 0.2
      6000) 6000 6 1
      7000) 7000 2 0.3
      8000) 8000 2 0.3
      9000) 9000 1 0.2
      10000) 10000 2 0.3
      10400) 10400 1 0.2
      11000) 11000 1 0.2
      35000) 35000 1 0.2
      40000) 40000 1 0.2
      99996) Over $99,995 1 0.2
      99998) Dont know 43 6.9
      99999) No answer 62 9.9
      TOTAL626100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      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) Refused 1 0
      -8) Dont know 1 0
      -2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
      1) Yes 1,451 62.5
      5) No 649 27.9
      TOTAL2,323100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      Gave money to a religious organization. (V085201E)
        TOTAL %
      -9) Refused 3 0.1
      -8) Dont know 1 0
      -2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
      1) Have done this 1,563 67.3
      5) Never have done this 535 23
      TOTAL2,323100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: In-Person


      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 answer 1 0
      -6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
      -2) Missing, see documentation 31 1
      1) All 22 0.7
      2) Most 538 17.6
      3) About half 654 21.4
      4) A few 207 6.8
      5) None 23 0.8
      TOTAL3,049100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Online


      Have you done this, or have you never done it? Gave money to a religious organization. (W6Y25)
        TOTAL %
      -7) No answer 1 0
      -6) Not asked, unit non-response 1,573 51.6
      -2) Missing, see documentation 31 1
      1) Have done this 1,225 40.2
      2) Never have done this 219 7.2
      TOTAL3,049100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: U.S. Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Online


      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) 0 0 0
      5) 5 2 2
      10) 10 5 5.1
      20) 20 5 5.1
      25) 25 3 3
      30) 30 1 1
      50) 50 8 8.1
      85) 85 1 1
      90) 90 1 1
      100) 100 10 10.1
      150) 150 2 2
      180) 180 1 1
      200) 200 10 10.1
      250) 250 1 1
      400) 400 1 1
      500) 500 3 3
      1200) 1200 1 1
      1500) 1500 2 2
      2000) 2000 1 1
      8888) DK/Refused/No answer 41 41.4
      TOTAL99100.0
      Survey Details
      Scope: Regional Sample
      Frame: U.S. Adults
      Sample: Random Sample
      Mode: Phone


      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)

      Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

        Survey Details
        Scope: U.S. Sample
        Frame: U.S. Adults
        Sample: Random Sample
        Mode: In-Person


        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)

        Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

          Survey Details
          Scope: U.S. Sample
          Frame: U.S. Adults
          Sample: Random Sample
          Mode: In-Person


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

          Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: In-Person


            (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 all 207 69.7
            2) 1-2 31 10.4
            3) 3-5 17 5.7
            4) More than 5 38 12.8
            5) Dont know/Refused 4 1.3
            TOTAL297100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: Other
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            (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 all 488 37.2
            2) 1-2 257 19.6
            3) 3-5 149 11.3
            4) More than 5 387 29.5
            5) Dont know/Refused 32 2.4
            TOTAL1,313100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: Other
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            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) None 0 0
            1) Less than $100 1,096 15.7
            2) $100 to less than $500 1,862 26.7
            3) $500 to less than $1000 930 13.3
            4) $1000 to less than $5000 1,559 22.4
            5) More than $5000 572 8.2
            8) Dont know 534 7.7
            9) Refused 417 6
            TOTAL6,970100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            [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 lot 660 29.2
            2) Some 1,090 48.2
            3) None 498 22
            4) DK 12 0.5
            5) Refused 3 0.1
            TOTAL2,263100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            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) Yes 38 22.2
            2) No 133 77.8
            TOTAL171100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Mailed


            ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WATCH RELIGIOUS BROADCAST ON TELEVISION AND SEND DONATIONS OR CONTRIBUTIONS: Have you done this: (RELTIMES)
              TOTAL %
            1) Often 8 21.1
            2) Occasionally 21 55.3
            3) Rarely 9 23.7
            TOTAL38100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Mailed


            I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
              TOTAL %
            1) Yes 45 46.9
            2) No 51 53.1
            TOTAL96100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
            Frame: Other
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Other


            I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
              TOTAL %
            1) Yes 45 51.1
            2) No 43 48.9
            TOTAL88100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
            Frame: Other
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Other


            I have donated money to a religious institution. (DONMONEY)
              TOTAL %
            1) Yes 38 40.9
            2) No 55 59.1
            TOTAL93100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
            Frame: Other
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Other


            Did you contribute money to the Cardinals Annual Appeal this year? (CARDFUND)
              TOTAL %
            -2) Dont know/Undecided 11 2.8
            1) Yes 122 30.8
            2) No 263 66.4
            TOTAL396100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Regional Sample
            Frame: Denominations
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Phone


            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 budget 12 10.8
            2) Missionary fund 2 1.8
            3) Tithing 18 16.2
            4) Building fund 3 2.7
            5) Fast offering 72 64.9
            6) Welfare 1 0.9
            7) Other (explain): 3 2.7
            TOTAL111100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
            Frame: Denominations
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Mailed


            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 $500 516 41.8
            2) $500 - $999 194 15.7
            3) $1,000 - $1,999 168 13.6
            4) $2,000 - $2,999 127 10.3
            5) $3,000 - $3,999 58 4.7
            6) $4,000 - $4,999 42 3.4
            7) $5,000 - $5,999 39 3.2
            8) $6,000 - $6,999 25 2
            9) $7,000 - $7,999 14 1.1
            10) $8,000 - $8,999 11 0.9
            11) $9,000 - $9,999 5 0.4
            12) $10,000 or more 35 2.8
            TOTAL1,234100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Mixed-mode


            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 $500 470 47.5
            2) $500-$999 147 14.8
            3) $1,000-$1,999 111 11.2
            4) $2,000-$2,999 84 8.5
            5) $3,000-$3,999 40 4
            6) $4,000-$4,999 27 2.7
            7) $5,000-$5,999 40 4
            8) $6,000-$6,999 13 1.3
            9) $7,000-$7,999 15 1.5
            10) $8,000-$8,999 11 1.1
            11) $9,000-$9,999 4 0.4
            12) $10,000 or more 28 2.8
            TOTAL990100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: Mixed-mode


            [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) Refused 116 7.9
            -4) Dont know 42 2.8
            1) $0-$24 286 19.4
            2) $25-$100 214 14.5
            3) $101-$300 170 11.5
            4) $301-$1,000 300 20.3
            5) $1,001-$5,000 248 16.8
            6) $5,001-$10,000 65 4.4
            7) More than $10,000 35 2.4
            TOTAL1,476100.0
            Survey Details
            Scope: U.S. Sample
            Frame: U.S. Adults
            Sample: Random Sample
            Mode: In-Person


            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)

            Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

              Survey Details
              Scope: U.S. Sample
              Frame: U.S. Adults
              Sample: Random Sample
              Mode: In-Person


              Zscore: Volunteered for religion? (standardized score)--see summary documentation for more information on ZVOLREL2 (ZVOLREL2)

              Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

                Survey Details
                Scope: U.S. Sample
                Frame: U.S. Adults
                Sample: Random Sample
                Mode: Phone


                During 1996, approximately how much money did you donate to your place of worship? (DONATION)

                Frequencies and percentages are not available for this question.

                  Survey Details
                  Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
                  Frame: Other
                  Sample: Random Sample
                  Mode: Phone


                  Amount of money per week respondents family gives to church. (FMLYGIVE)
                    TOTAL %
                  1) Less than one dollar 200 7.3
                  2) 1.00 to 1.99 649 23.8
                  3) 2.00 to 2.99 323 11.9
                  4) 3.00 to 3.99 277 10.2
                  5) 4.00 to 4.99 193 7.1
                  6) 5.00 to 7.49 434 15.9
                  7) 7.50 to 9.99 141 5.2
                  8) 10.00 to 12.49 189 6.9
                  9) 12.50 to 14.99 76 2.8
                  10) 15.00 or more 243 8.9
                  TOTAL2,725100.0
                  Survey Details
                  Scope: Regional Sample
                  Frame: Congregations
                  Sample: Random Sample
                  Mode: Mailed


                  SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
                  Church Income: This question type asks the respondent about the income of their congregation and/or how much of this income came from tithing.
                  Emphasis: This question type asks about the congregation's role in tithing. Does the congregation encourage tithing? How does the congregation encourage tithing?
                  Habits: This question type asks about the respondent's history of tithing and/or likelihood of tithing.
                  Have Tithed?: Has the respondent given money to his/her congregation?
                  Importance: This question type asks about the importance/necessity of tithing to the respondent.
                  Other Contributions: How often/how much money has the respondent contributed to religious causes in general? In some question this may include money given to the congregation.
                  Target: This question type asks if the respondent contributed to a particular program in their congregation.
                  Tithe Amount: How much money has the respondent given to his/her local congregation?

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