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Volunteering through Church, Frequency of

Measures how frequently a respondent volunteers for activities or service through their religious group


Below are 50 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q14D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - d. Community or missionary outreach programs (Q14D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q48A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q48 On average, about how many hours per month do you volunteer..a. for the community, through your church (Q48A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q48C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q48 On average, about how many hours per month do you volunteer..c. for your church (Q48C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLCOMM1 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q82a. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for the community, through your place of worship? (VOLCOMM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRGV2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (prgvol2_06) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past twelve months? (PRGV2_06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRGV2_98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (prgvol2_98) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? (PRGV2_98) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y234. How many times, if any, have you ever gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.][RECORD NUMBER, RANGE= 0-20, 98=DK, 99=REFUSED, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PVOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P12A. [If parent respondent or spouse/partner has done volunteer work or community service with a group or organization] [IF P11=1] About how much of that volunteer work or community service was done through a religious organization. Would you say… (PVOLREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y117. [If teen has done volunteer work or community service a few times, occasionally, or regularly in the last year][IF Y114=2,3,4] How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service was organized by a religious organization or congregation?[READ LIST] (VOLREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRSRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: C. Religious organizations (HRSRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (mission_w2) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE = 0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (volrel_w2) [IF HAS VOLUNTEERED A FEW TIMES, OCCASIONALLY, OR REGULARLY] [IF H:11=2,3 OR 4] H:14. How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service was organized by a religious organization or congregation? Was it . . . (VOLREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (mission_w3) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE=0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (volrel_w3) [IF HAS VOLUNTEERED] H:14. How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service work was organized by a religious organization or congregation? Was it . . . (VOLREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VLNTRWRK from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Do community volunteer work through your place of worship (VLNTRWRK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELA2_11 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Go on a religious mission to another country (RELA2_11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT11 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Go on a religious mission to another country (RELALT11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT25 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Volunteered for a church program that services the local community (RELALT25) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT5 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Volunteered for a church program that services the local community (RELALT5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN51_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to any church or religious group? (QN51_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLS from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Currently holding volunteer leadership roles in your congregation, like serving on administrative committees, teaching [Sunday school], running outreach programs, etc. (VOLS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLWKREL from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Has respondent volunteered in the last 12 months: Religious and church related activities (helping churches and religious groups) (VOLWKREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON5 from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months- every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never: Volunteer for an organization or program connected with your place of worship (RELCON5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FREQV0L from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQV0L) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MONREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLREL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for a church or religious group? (MONREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any church or religious group (VOLREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVACORG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 39G3. Was the volunteer work organized by a religious group, the state or local government, the Red Cross, or another group? FIRST MENTION (EVACORG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTVOL1 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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?: Volunteered for a church/synagogue program that serves the local community? (ACTVOL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CNG_VOLN from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: a service program or volunteer activity sponsored by your congregation that also included people who belong to other religions, such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists? (CNG_VOLN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VOLN_REL from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [IF VOLNTEER= 1 YES] Is your volunteering mostly at a religious organization or mostly at some other kind of organization? (VOLN_REL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HRS_VOL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • Approximately how many hours do you spend volunteering each week? (HRS_VOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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