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Alcohol (2)
Clothing/Jewelry (3)
Cohabitation (3)
Dancing (3)
Gambling (2)
Health (4)
Religious Practices (4)
Sexuality and Birth Control (8)
Strict (8)
Tithing (3)
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ALCOHL98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(alcohol_98) Does your congregation prohibit the use of alcohol? (ALCOHL98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes5922.5
2) No20176.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB2 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Drinking alcohol. (PROHIB2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes10024.9
2) No30275.1
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


GAMBLING from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12b. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Gambling (GAMBLING)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids27122.3
2) Strongly discourages46538.3
3) Somewhat discourages26621.9
4) Encourages60.5
5) Isnt concerned1028.4
8) Dont know1058.6
Missing433 
TOTAL1,215100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DISPWLTH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12i. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Displays of wealth (DISPWLTH)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids554.6
2) Strongly discourages25421.1
3) Somewhat discourages24920.7
4) Encourages282.3
5) Isnt concerned33928.1
8) Dont know28023.2
Missing442 
TOTAL1,205100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


PROHIB5 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Dress, hairstyle, jewelry, or makeup (PROHIB5)
TOTAL%
1) Yes215.3
2) No37894.7
TOTAL399100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


COHABIT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12e. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Living together before marriage (COHABIT)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids38631.8
2) Strongly discourages45937.9
3) Somewhat discourages17714.6
4) Encourages60.5
5) Isnt concerned917.5
8) Dont know937.7
Missing436 
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


COHABT98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(cohabit_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding cohabitation of unmarried adults? (COHABT98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data31.1
1) Yes13651.9
2) No12346.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB8 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Unmarried adults living together. (PROHIB8)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22354.9
2) No18345.1
TOTAL406100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


DANCNG98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(dancing_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding dancing? (DANCNG98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes259.5
2) No23589.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB4 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Dancing (PROHIB4)
TOTAL%
1) Yes307.6
2) No36792.4
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PASTDANC from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Now we would like you to tell us how you think your pastor feels about a variety of things. We realize that this may be somewhat difficult for you to decide, but we ask you to do the best you can. For each of the following items, we would like you to decide whether your pastor approves or disapproves of it, or really has no preference either way. -- Dancing (PASTDANC)
TOTAL%
1) Approves1,44453.4
2) Disapproves42315.7
3) Doesnt care2017.4
4) I really dont know63423.5
TOTAL2702100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


PORN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12a. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Pornography (PORN)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids79365.1
2) Strongly discourages29924.5
3) Somewhat discourages322.6
4) Encourages00.0
5) Isnt concerned262.1
8) Dont know685.6
Missing429 
TOTAL1,218100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


PROHIB6 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Gambling (PROHIB6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11829.9
2) No27770.1
TOTAL395100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


DIET98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(diet_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding what people should eat? (DIET98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes3011.5
2) No23087.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SMOKNG98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(smoking_98) Does your congregation prohibit smoking tobacco? (SMOKNG98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes4818.3
2) No21280.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB1 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Prohibitions against members smoking. (PROHIB1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5914.7
2) No34285.3
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PROHIB3 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? What people eat. (PROHIB3)
TOTAL%
1) Yes194.8
2) No37695.2
TOTAL395100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


Q12A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q12 By your best guess, how would your place of worship feel about the following behaviors - a. Speaking in tongues (Q12A)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages it876.8
2) Allows it18814.7
3) Discourages it30123.5
4) Forbids it16613.0
8) Dont know53942.1
TOTAL1281100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q12B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q12 By your best guess, how would your place of worship feel about the following behaviors - b. Raising hands during the service (Q12B)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages it26820.9
2) Allows it47336.8
3) Discourages it21016.4
4) Forbids it705.5
8) Dont know26320.5
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q12C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q12 By your best guess, how would your place of worship feel about the following behaviors - c. Laying on of hands/healing (Q12C)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages it20315.8
2) Allows it31924.9
3) Discourages it21516.8
4) Forbids it12910.1
8) Dont know41632.4
TOTAL1282100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q12D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q12 By your best guess, how would your place of worship feel about the following behaviors - d. Members claiming new revelations from God (Q12D)
TOTAL%
1) Encourages it816.3
2) Allows it18914.8
3) Discourages it24519.2
4) Forbids it16813.2
8) Dont know59346.5
TOTAL1276100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


REVEAL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12c. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Wearing revealing clothing (REVEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids15412.7
2) Strongly discourages52643.3
3) Somewhat discourages34228.2
4) Encourages50.4
5) Isnt concerned897.3
8) Dont know988.1
Missing435 
TOTAL1,214100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


PREMARSX from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12d. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Premarital sex (PREMARSX)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids46038.0
2) Strongly discourages49040.4
3) Somewhat discourages12810.6
4) Encourages30.2
5) Isnt concerned584.8
8) Dont know736.0
Missing437 
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


CONTRA from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12f. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Use of contraception (CONTRA)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids20917.4
2) Strongly discourages13010.8
3) Somewhat discourages1058.7
4) Encourages16713.9
5) Isnt concerned32427.0
8) Dont know26722.2
Missing446 
TOTAL1,202100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


ABORTION from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids62952.0
2) Strongly discourages30225.0
3) Somewhat discourages846.9
4) Encourages90.7
5) Isnt concerned564.6
8) Dont know13010.7
Missing438 
TOTAL1,210100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


HOMOSEX from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q12h. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Homosexual behavior (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Forbids53744.2
2) Strongly discourages28423.4
3) Somewhat discourages1179.6
4) Encourages30.2
5) Isnt concerned1209.9
8) Dont know15512.7
Missing432 
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DATING98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(dating_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms about who single people date or become romantically involved with? (DATING98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data31.1
1) Yes4316.4
2) No21682.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


HOMOSX98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(homosex_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms concerning homosexual behavior? (HOMOSX98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data31.1
-2) Dont know20.8
1) Yes14254.2
2) No11543.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB9 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Homosexual behavior (PROHIB9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26866.2
2) No13733.8
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


JOIN98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(joining_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding what sorts of groups outside the congregation people can join? (JOIN98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data31.1
-2) Dont know10.4
1) Yes4416.8
2) No21481.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


ABSTAIN from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking alcohol and dancing? (ABSTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation7319.4
2) It is one of the teachings6417.0
3) It is mentioned once in a while9926.3
4) It is never mentioned12533.2
9) Dont know164.2
TOTAL377100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ABSTAIN from Middletown Area Study, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: To what extent does your congregation teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking alcohol and dancing? Would you say: (ABSTAIN)
TOTAL%
1) It is a major teaching of your congregation5020.4
2) It is one of the teachings4518.4
3) It is mentioned once in a while7831.8
4) It is never mentioned5221.2
9) Dont know208.2
TOTAL245100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STRICT from Middletown Area Study, 1994
The church has strict rules about things such as how to dress in church and how much money to give the church. Is this: (STRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important if you had to select a new church6010.5
2) Somewhat important12722.2
3) Not important at all37165.0
4) Dont know132.3
TOTAL571100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


KICKOUT from Middletown Area Study, 1994
The church makes people who do not follow the rules leave the church. Is this: (KICKOUT)
TOTAL%
1) Very important if you had to select a new church6110.7
2) Somewhat important12221.5
3) Not important at all36564.3
4) Dont know203.5
TOTAL568100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STRICT from Middletown Area Study, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: My church has strict rules about things such as how to dress in church and how much money to give the church. Does this: (STRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Generally describes your church153.8
2) Somewhat describes your church6817.0
3) Does it not describe your church25363.3
4) Not applicable6115.3
5) Dont know/not sure30.8
TOTAL400100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LEAVE from Middletown Area Study, 1996
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE A RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE: My church pressures people who do not follow the rules to leave the church. Does this: (LEAVE)
TOTAL%
1) Generally describes your church82.0
2) Somewhat describes your church235.8
3) Does it not describe your church29975.1
4) Not applicable6115.3
5) Dont know/not sure71.8
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GIVEUP from Middletown Area Study, 2002
To what extent does the congregation you attend teach that to be in Gods favor a person needs to completely give up many behaviors that one might otherwise enjoy, such as drinking, dancing and gambling? Would you say: (GIVEUP)
TOTAL%
1) It is never mentioned4018.6
2) It is mentioned once in a while6731.2
3) It is one of the teachings5726.5
4) It is a major teaching of your church5123.7
TOTAL215100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GIVING98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(giving_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding how much money people give to the congregation? (GIVING98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data20.8
1) Yes4918.7
2) No21180.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB7 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? How much money people give to the congregation. (PROHIB7)
TOTAL%
1) Yes338.3
2) No36491.7
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STEWEMP4 from Indiana Mainline Churches, 1986
Think about the emphasis on stewardship and giving in your congregation, indicating the emphasis on particular forms of stewardship. -- Emphasis on tithing or proportionate giving (STEWEMP4)
TOTAL%
1) Weak or none28254.2
3) Strong19236.9
4) Very strong468.8
TOTAL520100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


 

Subcategories
AlcoholDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding alcohol use?
Clothing/JewelryDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about clothing, jewelry or displays of wealth?
CohabitationDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding cohabitation?
DancingDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about dancing?
GamblingDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding gambling?
HealthDoes the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about diet or smoking?
Religious PracticesDoes the respondent's congregation have restrictions on certain religious practices, such as speaking in tongues or raising hands during the service?
Sexuality and Birth ControlDoes the respondent's congregation have restrictions on pre-marital sex, contraception, homosexuality or other sexual behaviors/practices?
StrictDoes the respondent's congregation have strict rules?
TithingDoes the respondent's congregation place an emphasis on tithing?

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