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Age (3)
Born Again? (28)
Converted? (14)
Influences (12)
Number of Conversions (1)
Reasons for Joining (28)
Reasons for Leaving (18)
Refused? (3)
Relationship Conversion? (7)
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AGECONV from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
[If CATHCONV is Converted] Did you convert when you were younger than 18 or when you were 18 or older? (AGECONV)
TOTAL%
1) When you were younger than 187213.8
2) When you were 18 or older45086.2
Missing4,088 
TOTAL522100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN36 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Now I want to ask you some questions about your conversion. How old were you when you became (RELIGION)? (QN36)
TOTAL%
0) 010.1
1) 160.9
2) 220.3
3) 320.3
4) 420.3
5) 540.6
6) 671.0
7) 791.3
8) 840.6
9) 940.6
10) 10131.9
11) 1150.7
12) 12142.0
13) 1391.3
14) 14131.9
15) 15243.5
16) 16192.7
17) 17223.2
18) 18213.0
19) 19142.0
20) 20395.6
21) 21172.5
22) 22223.2
23) 23202.9
24) 24182.6
25) 25344.9
26) 26182.6
27) 2791.3
28) 28152.2
29) 2981.2
30) 30385.5
31) 3160.9
32) 32182.6
33) 33101.4
34) 34111.6
35) 35263.8
36) 3671.0
37) 3760.9
38) 3881.2
39) 3971.0
40) 40405.8
41) 4140.6
42) 4281.2
43) 4330.4
44) 4420.3
45) 45131.9
46) 4620.3
47) 4760.9
48) 4860.9
49) 4940.6
50) 50121.7
51) 5120.3
52) 5230.4
53) 5340.6
54) 5410.1
55) 5540.6
57) 5710.1
58) 5820.3
59) 5910.1
60) 6040.6
61) 6130.4
62) 6210.1
65) 6510.1
68) 6830.4
76) 7610.1
98) Dont know71.0
99) Refused223.2
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CONVERT from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How long ago did you join the LDS Church? (CONVERT)
TOTAL%
1) Less than a year78.4
2) 1 or 2 years1315.7
3) 3 to 5 years1012.0
4) 6 to 10 years1518.1
5) More than 10 years3845.8
TOTAL83100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REBORN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience? That is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,34837.9
2) No2,16160.7
8) Dont know391.1
9) No answer110.3
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REBORN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience? That is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,92739.3
2) No2,91559.5
8) Dont know400.8
9) No answer190.4
TOTAL4901100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REBORN from General Social Survey, 2004
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43932.8
2) No88165.7
8) Dont know120.9
9) No answer80.6
TOTAL1340100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REBORN from General Social Survey, 2006
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,10436.9
2) No1,86262.2
8) Dont know210.7
9) No answer50.2
TOTAL2992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELBORN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002
(ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY WERE CHRISTIAN OR SOMETHING ELSE WHEN ASKED ABOUT RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (RELBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,28842.2
2) No, would not1,59452.3
9) Dont know/Refused1685.5
Missing577 
TOTAL3,050100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAGN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2003
[ASK ONLY IF RELPREF= 1 CHRISTIAN OR 7 SOMETHING ELSE] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would71043.6
2) No, would not85252.3
9) Dont know/Refused664.1
TOTAL1628100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAG from The Right to Die II, November 2005
Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,04837.1
2) No, would not1,63658.0
9) Dont know/Refused1384.9
Missing531 
TOTAL2,822100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELIG2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2008
If RELIG = 11: What is your present religion, if any? (Verbatim response given) (RELIG2)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REBORN from General Social Survey, 1988
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54136.5
2) No91862.0
8) Dont know110.7
9) No answer110.7
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REBORN from General Social Survey, 1991
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47434.9
2) No84962.5
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer332.4
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REBORN from General Social Survey, 1998
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes53537.0
2) No89261.7
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer130.9
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


BORN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
[ASK IF RELIG=1-4,13 OR CHR=1] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would4,07144.1
2) No, would not4,67550.7
8) Undesignated90.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)4745.1
Missing1,711 
TOTAL9,229100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORN from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009
IF RELIG=1-2, 4, or 7: Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christan, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would9,79934.3
2) No, would not17,39260.9
9) Dont know/Refused1,3894.9
Missing3,990 
TOTAL28,580100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BORN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009
If RELIG = 1-4 or CHR = 1: Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would6,29242.4
2) No, would not7,81552.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)7465.0
Missing2,803 
TOTAL14,853100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAGN from News Interest Index, March 2004
[ASK ONLY IF RELPREF= 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, or 9] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,25543.0
2) No, would not1,51852.0
9) Dont know/Refused1465.0
Missing371 
TOTAL2,919100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORN_AGN from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF RELIG= 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, OR 9] Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN_AGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,03843.4
2) No, would not1,21450.8
9) Dont know/Refused1405.9
Missing279 
TOTAL2,392100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAGN from Religion and Politics Survey Merged Data Set, 1994-1995
Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9,75537.1
2) No15,55859.1
9) Dont know/Refused9913.8
Missing424 
TOTAL26,304100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


I-BORNAGN from Religion and Politics Survey Merged Data Set, 1994-1995
Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (recoded for use with on-line analysis) (I-BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9,75538.5
2) No15,55861.5
Missing1,414 
TOTAL25,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REBORN from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996
Would you say that you have been born again or have had a born-again experience -- that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Jesus Christ? (REBORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33150.8
2) No30647.0
3) Dont know/No answer142.2
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORN from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2004
Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? [Ask if RELIG = 1,2,4,5,7 or 9.] (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,21041.6
2) No, would not1,57754.3
9) Dont know/Refused1194.1
Missing432 
TOTAL2,906100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAGN from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey
Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would2,08138.6
2) No, would not3,08157.2
9) Dont know/refused2284.2
Missing3,093 
TOTAL5,390100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BORNAGN from December 2006 Values Update Survey
[IF PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, MORMON ORTHODOX CHURCH TO RELIG OR YES TO CHR]Would you describe yourself as born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORNAGN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,35139.0
2) No, would not1,97056.9
9) Dont know/Refused1434.1
Missing636 
TOTAL3,464100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REBORN1 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED TO HAVING A PROTESTANT DENOMINATION: Have you ever had what you would call a born again experience? (REBORN1)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable1,57547.0
1) Yes66519.9
2) No1,01530.3
8) Dont know952.8
TOTAL3350100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REBORN2 from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO RESPONDED YES TO BEING ROMAN CATHOLIC: Have you had what you would call a born again experience? (REBORN2)
TOTAL%
0) Not applicable2,49574.2
1) Yes1293.8
3) No71421.2
8) Dont know240.7
TOTAL3362100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRNAGAIN from Mid-November Survey, 2001
(NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ARE JEWISH, ISLAM/MUSLIM, OR NO RELIGION/ATHEIST) Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would1,02540.4
2) No, would not1,37854.3
9) Dont know/Refused1365.4
Missing239 
TOTAL2,539100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRNAGAIN from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO STATED CHRISTIAN IN RELIG: Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- Would you say that you have been born again or have had a born again experience, that is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes96543.1
2) No1,27656.9
TOTAL2241100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BRNAGAIN from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Would you say you have been born again or have had a born again experience - That is, a turning point in your life when you committed yourself to Christ? (BRNAGAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes175,98341.5
2) No236,99855.9
3) Dont Know, Refused10,7322.5
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


BORN from July 2003 Values Update Survey
[ASK ONLY IF RELIG= 1 PROTESTANT OR 2 ROMAN CATHOLIC OR 4 MORMON OR 5 ORTHODOX CHURCH OR 7 OTHER RELIGION OR 9 DONT KNOW/REFUSED]Would you describe yourself as a born again or evangelical Christian, or not? (BORN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, would3,42539.1
2) No, would not4,85355.4
9) Dont know/Refused4895.6
Missing1,055 
TOTAL8,767100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q28I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...i. I had a religious conversion experience (Q28I)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44627.0
2) No1,20873.0
TOTAL1654100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


CATHCONV from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
Were you raised Catholic, or did you convert to Catholicism? (CATHCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Raised Catholic4,03787.6
2) Converted52211.3
3) Dont know370.8
4) Refused140.3
TOTAL4,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELCONV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q26h. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I had a religious conversion experience (RELCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes43727.5
2) No1,15472.5
Missing57 
TOTAL1,591100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


FAITH from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders
Some people feel they came to faith gradually. For others, it began at a definite moment of commitment. Have you ever experienced such a moment of decisive faith commitment or conversion? (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Always54,44046.6
2) Gradual24,07020.6
3) Moment6,4045.5
4) Moment 511,92810.2
5) Many momts13,92511.9
6) Not Appl6,1755.3
TOTAL116942100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


BRNAGN2 from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO DESCRIBE THEMSELVES AS BORN AGAIN OR EVANGELICAL CHRISTIANS: By born again do you mean a specific, one-time conversion experience or gradual development of faith over time? (BRNAGN2)
TOTAL%
1) Specific experience54838.1
2) Gradual over time78354.5
3) Dont know/Refused1077.4
Missing2,741 
TOTAL1,438100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PARTCONV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(partrelatconv_w3) Indicates Rs partner had religious conversion during cohabitation or marriage relationship (PARTCONV)
TOTAL%
0) No73197.7
1) Yes172.3
TOTAL748100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


V083203 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008
IF R IS CHRISTIAN: Would you call yourself a born-again Christian, that is, have you personally had a conversion experience related to Jesus Christ? (V083203)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused60.3
-8) Dont know190.8
-1) INAP, 7 in V083188X and 1-39,80,-9 in V083189; 3,-8,-9 in V083188X; 5,-8,-9 in V08318746720.1
1) Yes93740.3
5) No89438.5
TOTAL2323100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


QN30 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): Have you always been (RELIGION) or did you convert from another faith or religion that you practiced in the past? (QN30)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I have always been (RELIGION)2,70279.0
2) No, I converted from another religion69220.2
8) Dont know170.5
9) Refused100.3
TOTAL3421100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STATUS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
Which of the following most nearly represents your current membership status in the LDS Church? (STATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Born in the LDS Church, but no longer affiliated808.4
2) Life-long member and still affiliated76981.0
3) Convert and still affiliated929.7
4) Once converted, but no longer affiliated60.6
5) Other (please explain):20.2
TOTAL949100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OTHDENOM from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Have you ever been a member of a denomination other than your present one? (OTHDENOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,12839.7
2) No1,71260.3
TOTAL2840100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STATUS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
Which of the following most nearly represents your current membership status in the LDS Church? (STATUS)
TOTAL%
1) Born in the LDS Church, but no longer affiliated9130.8
2) Life-long member and still affiliated12241.4
3) Convert and still affiliated6722.7
4) Once converted, but no longer affiliated155.1
TOTAL295100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


CONVOTH from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1986
I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.1
2) No9396.9
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CONVOTH from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1987
I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.4
2) No8596.6
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


CONVOTH from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988
I have converted to another religion. (CONVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes55.4
2) No8894.6
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


QN37 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
ASKED IF QN30 = CONVERTED, AND RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING CATHOLIC, PROTESTANT, JEHOVAHS WITNESS, MORMON, ORTHODOX, OR OTHER CHRISTIAN (from RELIG): How did you first hear about your current religion? Was it from a family member, from a friend, from members of the church, or through radio or television? (QN37)
TOTAL%
1) From a family member30746.2
2) From a friend17326.1
3) From members of the church9013.6
4) Through radio or television162.4
5) Self-discovery345.1
97) Other172.6
98) Dont know60.9
99) Refused60.9
101) Undesignated152.3
TOTAL664100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LDSFRND from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- LDS friends (LDSFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3560.3
2) Fairly Important1729.3
3) Not Very Important610.3
TOTAL58100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FAMMEM from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- family members or relatives (FAMMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3061.2
2) Fairly Important918.4
3) Not Very Important1020.4
TOTAL49100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FIANCE from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- fiance or steady (FIANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1657.1
2) Fairly Important310.7
3) Not Very Important932.1
TOTAL28100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FELLSHIP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Through personal influence of LDS friends, family members, or missionaries (FELLSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important6376.8
2) Fairly Important911.0
3) Not Very Important1012.2
TOTAL82100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


STAKEINF from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- stake (local) missionaries (STAKEINF)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1632.7
2) Fairly Important1224.5
3) Not Very Important2142.9
TOTAL49100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FULLINF from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- field (full-time) missionaries (FULLINF)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2343.4
2) Fairly Important1834.0
3) Not Very Important1222.6
TOTAL53100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MISS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- missionaries, but I dont recall which kind (MISS)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important520.8
2) Fairly Important416.7
3) Not Very Important1562.5
TOTAL24100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


LDSFRND from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- LDS friends (LDSFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2757.4
2) Fairly Important1327.7
3) Not Very Important714.9
TOTAL47100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FAMMEM from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- family members or relatives (FAMMEM)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1641.0
2) Fairly Important923.1
3) Not Very Important1435.9
TOTAL39100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FIANCE from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: How important were the following people in influencing you to become a member of the Church? -- fiance or steady (FIANCE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1653.3
2) Fairly Important13.3
3) Not Very Important1343.3
TOTAL30100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FELLSHIP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Through personal influence of LDS friends, family members, or missionaries (FELLSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4567.2
2) Fairly Important913.4
3) Not Very Important1319.4
TOTAL67100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MNYOTHER from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
If you have ever been a member of a denomination other than your present one, what denomination was that/how many? (If more than one, list them in order from the most recent to the earliest.) (MNYOTHER)
TOTAL%
1) One83776.4
2) Two19017.3
3) Three555.0
4) Four111.0
5) Five30.3
TOTAL1096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


QN38_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN30 = CONVERTED: In our interviews, people have told us there are many reasons why they changed their religions. As I read some of the reasons they have given, please tell me whether or not each applies to you. You can answer yes or no. Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because of a marriage, or not? (QN38_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10314.9
2) No58484.4
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused40.6
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN38_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because you wanted a more direct personal experience of God, or not? (QN38_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56581.6
2) No11716.9
8) Dont know50.7
9) Refused50.7
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN38_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because of a deep personal crisis, or not? (QN38_C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18426.6
2) No50172.4
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused40.6
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN38_D from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN30 = CONVERTED: Would you say that you became (RELIGION) because you were inspired by a particular (RELIGION) pastor, or not? (QN38_D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20229.2
2) No48069.4
8) Dont know50.7
9) Refused50.7
TOTAL692100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17E from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You were attracted by a particular minister or pastor. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason31329.8
2) No, not important reason73369.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)50.5
TOTAL1051100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17F from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: you enjoy the religious services and style of worship. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason81477.5
2) No, not important reason22721.6
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)101.0
TOTAL1051100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17G from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You felt called by God. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason52249.7
2) No, not important reason50848.3
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)212.0
TOTAL1051100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17H from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You were asked to join by a member of the religion. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17H)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason30128.6
2) No, not important reason73770.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)131.2
TOTAL1051100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17I from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: You just havent yet found the right religion for you. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17I)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason22629.0
2) No, not important reason53068.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)222.8
TOTAL778100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q17J from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT NOW UNAFFILIATED, ASK: You just dont believe in God or the teachings of most religions. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17J)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason36647.0
2) No, not important reason37748.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)354.5
TOTAL778100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PLANSALV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines related to the Plan of Salvation (including pre-existence, resurrection, work for the dead, etc.) (PLANSALV)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4261.8
2) Fairly Important1420.6
3) Not Very Important1217.6
TOTAL68100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


GODOCTRN from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to God or the Godhead (Trinity) (GODOCTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3354.1
2) Fairly Important2236.1
3) Not Very Important69.8
TOTAL61100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


ETERMAR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to eternal marriage, family life, etc. (ETERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4367.2
2) Fairly Important1320.3
3) Not Very Important812.5
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MODREV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The doctrine of continuous (modern) revelation or modern prophets (MODREV)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3761.7
2) Fairly Important1220.0
3) Not Very Important1118.3
TOTAL60100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BOFM from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Book of Mormon (BOFM)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3252.5
2) Fairly Important1727.9
3) Not Very Important1219.7
TOTAL61100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BIBLINTR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The LDS understanding or interpretations of the Bible (BIBLINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2845.2
2) Fairly Important2133.9
3) Not Very Important1321.0
TOTAL62100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


WOFW from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church teachings about the care of the body (Word of Wisdom, etc.) (WOFW)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2847.5
2) Fairly Important2542.4
3) Not Very Important610.2
TOTAL59100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SOCREC from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church social and recreational programs (SOCREC)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2945.3
2) Fairly Important2132.8
3) Not Very Important1421.9
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


WELFARE from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church Welfare Program (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1425.0
2) Fairly Important1221.4
3) Not Very Important3053.6
TOTAL56100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


PLANSALV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines related to the Plan of Salvation (including pre-existence, resurrection, work for the dead, etc.) (PLANSALV)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4158.6
2) Fairly Important2028.6
3) Not Very Important912.9
TOTAL70100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


GODOCTRN from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to God or the Godhead (Trinity) (GODOCTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4567.2
2) Fairly Important1217.9
3) Not Very Important1014.9
TOTAL67100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


ETERMAR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- Doctrines relating to eternal marriage, family life, etc. (ETERMAR)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important4060.6
2) Fairly Important1421.2
3) Not Very Important1218.2
TOTAL66100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


MODREV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The doctrine of continuous (modern) revelation or modern prophets (MODREV)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3452.3
2) Fairly Important1726.2
3) Not Very Important1421.5
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BOFM from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Book of Mormon (BOFM)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3960.0
2) Fairly Important1929.2
3) Not Very Important710.8
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BIBLINTR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The LDS understanding or interpretations of the Bible (BIBLINTR)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important3957.4
2) Fairly Important1522.1
3) Not Very Important1420.6
TOTAL68100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


WOFW from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church teachings about the care of the body (Word of Wisdom, etc.) (WOFW)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2639.4
2) Fairly Important2436.4
3) Not Very Important1624.2
TOTAL66100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SOCREC from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church social and recreational programs (SOCREC)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important2538.5
2) Fairly Important2030.8
3) Not Very Important2030.8
TOTAL65100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


WELFARE from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO WERE ORIGINALLY BROUGHT INTO THE LDS CHURCH AS A CONVERT: As far as you can recall, how important were the following features of the Church in attracting you to it? -- The Church Welfare Program (WELFARE)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important1728.3
2) Fairly Important1525.0
3) Not Very Important2846.7
TOTAL60100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


QN39_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN34B = DISAPPROVE, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: And now I have some questions about your decision to leave the Catholic Church. Would you say that the Churchs prohibition on divorce is one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church3313.3
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church20883.9
8) Dont know10.4
9) Refused20.8
101) Undesignated41.6
TOTAL248100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN39_E from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN32 = NOT TOO WELCOMING OR NOT AT ALL WELCOMING, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the Churchs lack of welcoming and openness to immigrants and their customs - is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church1728.8
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church4169.5
101) Undesignated11.7
TOTAL59100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN39_F from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN34 = NO, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the lack of excitement at the typical Mass in the U.S. - is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church12144.3
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church14653.5
8) Dont know20.7
9) Refused20.7
101) Undesignated20.7
TOTAL273100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN39_I from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF QN33 = US CATHOLIC CHURCH RESPECT CONTRIBUTIONS OF MEN MORE THAN WOMEN, QN30 = CONVERTED, AND QN31 = CATHOLIC: What about the Churchs lack of respect for the contributions of women- is that one of the reasons that you decided to leave the Catholic Church, or not? (QN39_I)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, was a reason for leaving the Church2930.5
2) No, was not a reason for leaving the Church6568.4
9) Refused11.1
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4E from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent satisfied with the [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: priests at your parish; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: clergy at your local congregation]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason36125.0
2) No, not an important reason1,05973.4
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)231.6
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4F from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You just gradually drifted away from the religion. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason84858.8
2) No, not an important reason57840.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)171.2
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4G from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: You were unhappy about the Churchs rule that priests cant get married. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason18724.8
2) No, not an important reason55974.0
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)91.2
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4H from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: The clergy sexual-abuse scandal. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4H)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason17823.6
2) No, not an important reason57476.0
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)30.4
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4I from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: The Church drifted too far away from its traditional practices and teachings, like Latin Mass and not eating meat on Fridays all year long. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4I)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason8110.7
2) No, not an important reason67188.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)30.4
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4K from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the way the religion treated women. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4K)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason34724.0
2) No, not an important reason1,07574.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)211.5
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4L from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about divorce and re-marriage. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4L)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason28019.4
2) No, not an important reason1,13378.5
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)302.1
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4M from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent satisfied with the atmosphere at [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: Mass; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: worship services]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4M)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason40428.0
2) No, not an important reason1,01470.3
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)251.7
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4N from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You werent comfortable, with the feeling of community at [IF RAISED CATHOLIC, FRMREL2=10000, INSERT: your parish; FOR ALL OTHERS, INSERT: your local congregation]. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4N)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason27018.7
2) No, not an important reason1,14679.4
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)271.9
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4O from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You stopped believing in the religions teachings. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4O)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason71049.2
2) No, not an important reason70849.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)251.7
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4P from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about things like abortion and homosexuality. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4P)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason41929.0
2) No, not an important reason99468.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)302.1
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4Q from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED IN A RELIGION: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about things like poverty or social justice, war and peace, and the death penalty. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4Q)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason22915.9
2) No, not an important reason1,16780.9
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)473.3
TOTAL1443100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4R from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CHRISTIAN: You were unhappy about the religions teachings about the Bible. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4R)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason46032.3
2) No, not an important reason93565.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)292.0
TOTAL1424100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q4S from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF CONVERT RAISED CATHOLIC: You were unhappy about the Churchs teachings about birth control. Is this an important reason you are no longer (FRMREL), or not? (Q4S)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason28537.7
2) No, not an important reason45860.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)121.6
TOTAL755100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REFCONVT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1986
I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4041.7
2) No5658.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


REFCONVT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1987
I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2326.1
2) No6573.9
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


REFCONVT from Religious Behaviors Questionnaire, 1988
I have refused to convert to another religion. (REFCONVT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3840.9
2) No5559.1
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MARRCONV from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
[If CATHCONV is Converted] Did you convert when you got married, or shortly after? (MARRCONV)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26646.8
2) No23841.9
3) Dont know61.1
5) Not applicable/Never married5810.2
Missing4,042 
TOTAL568100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SPCONVER from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999
[If SPOUSCTH is Yes, spouse is Catholic], Was (he/she) raised in the Catholic Church, converted when you married, or later on? (SPCONVER)
TOTAL%
1) Raised Catholic2,11089.5
2) Converted when you got married1084.6
3) Converted later on833.5
4) Converted before we were married361.5
5) Dont know110.5
6) Refused100.4
Missing2,253 
TOTAL2,358100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MISMTCH from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(mismatchrel_w3) [IF HAS EVER BEEN MARRIED] C:3d. At any point during your relationship, did either of you convert to a different religion? (MISMTCH)
TOTAL%
0) No1576.2
1) Yes140.6
999) Legitimate skip2,36193.2
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MISMTCH2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(mismatchrel2_w3) [IF CONVERTED] C:3e. Who converted? [INTERVIEWER: IF R REPORTS MULTIPLE CONVERSIONS DURING THE RELATIONSHIP, ASK R TO REPORT ON THE FIRST CONVERSION.] (MISMTCH2)
TOTAL%
1) Spouse60.2
2) Self70.3
3) Both10.0
999) Legitimate skip2,51899.4
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELCOHB3 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(relcohab3_w3) [IF IS LIVING WITH A ROMANTIC PARTNER OR HAS NEVER BEEN MARRIED AND HAS LIVED WITH A ROMANTIC PARTNER OR HAS BEEN MARRIED BUT FIRST PERSON MARRIED IS NOT THE FIRST PERSON R LIVED WITH] C:10c. At any point during your relationship, did either of you convert to a different religion? (RELCOHB3)
TOTAL%
0) No57722.8
1) Yes200.8
999) Legitimate skip1,93576.4
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELCOHB4 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(relcohab4_w3) [IF CONVERTED] C:10d. Who converted? [INTERVIEWER: IF R REPORTS MULTIPLE CONVERSIONS DURING THE RELATIONSHIP, ASK R TO REPORT ON THE FIRST CONVERSION.] (RELCOHB4)
TOTAL%
1) Cohabiting partner100.4
2) Self100.4
999) Legitimate skip2,51299.2
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELATCON from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(relatconv_w3) Indicates R went through religious conversion during cohabitation or marriage relationship (RELATCON)
TOTAL%
0) No73097.6
1) Yes182.4
TOTAL748100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
AgeThis question type asks the respondent their age at conversion or how long he/she has been with his/her current group.
Born Again?Would respondent describe him/herself as 'born again?'
Converted?This question type asks the respondent if he/she has ever had a conversion/conversion experience.
InfluencesThis question type asks the respondent if a particular person/type of person influence him/her to join a church.
Number of ConversionsThis question type asks the respondent the number of churches to which he/she has belonged.
Reasons for JoiningThis question type asks if the respondent if he/she became a member of a church for a particular reason.
Reasons for LeavingThis question type asks the respondent if he/she left a previous church for a particular reason
Refused?Has the respondent ever refused to convert to another religion?
Relationship Conversion?Has the respondent ever experience the conversion of a marriage partner/cohabitant?

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