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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 5 types:

[ Commonality | Hours | How Often | Percent Religious | Yes/No ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Commonality
 

This question type asks the respondent to estimate how many congregants volunteer through the congregation

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PRGV2_98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

PRGV2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

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


Category 2:Hours
 

How many hours do respondents report volunteering through their congregation?

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Q48A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q48C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

VOLCOMM1 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

VOLWRSHP from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

HRSRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996

FVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

FVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

MVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

MVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

HRS_VOL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 3:How Often
 

How many times has the respondent volunteered through his/her congregation?

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Q14D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

Q28B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q28B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

VOLWKREL from General Social Survey, 1998

MONREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

FREQV0L from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

RELALT5 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT11 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT25 from America's Evangelicals

RELA2_11 from America's Evangelicals

RELCON5 from Religion and America's Role in the World

ACTVOL1 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996


Category 4:Percent Religious
 

How much of respondents' volunteer work is performed through a religious organization?

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

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

VOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

VOLREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)


Category 5:Yes/No
 

This question type asks respondents report whether or not they volunteer through their congregation.

Some questions fit within the "Yes/No" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Group Type | Mission ]

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Q49DC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

VOLCH from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

VLNTRWRK from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

VOLRELIG from General Social Survey, 1996

CA_32A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

VO_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

PSTYRCRH from Economic Values Survey, 1992

VOLREL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

QN51_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

VOLCHRCH from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

CNG_VOLN from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Group Type (Yes/No variant)
 

This variant asks the respodent to select the group for which he/she volunteered from a list of organization types.

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EVACORG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

EVACORG2 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

EVACORG3 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

VOLN_REL from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Variant:Mission (Yes/No variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent is he/she has ever been on a mission.

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CU_RELMI from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

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

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



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