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Behavioral Rules, Presence of

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(alcohol_98) Does your congregation prohibit the use of alcohol? (ALCOHL98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 59 22.5
2) No 201 76.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Drinking alcohol. (PROHIB2)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 100 24.9
2) No 302 75.1
TOTAL402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Q12b. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Gambling (GAMBLING)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 271 22.3
2) Strongly discourages 465 38.3
3) Somewhat discourages 266 21.9
4) Encourages 6 0.5
5) Isnt concerned 102 8.4
8) Dont know 105 8.6
TOTAL1,215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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) Forbids 55 4.6
2) Strongly discourages 254 21.1
3) Somewhat discourages 249 20.7
4) Encourages 28 2.3
5) Isnt concerned 339 28.1
8) Dont know 280 23.2
TOTAL1,205100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Dress, hairstyle, jewelry, or makeup (PROHIB5)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 21 5.3
2) No 378 94.7
TOTAL399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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) Forbids 386 31.8
2) Strongly discourages 459 37.9
3) Somewhat discourages 177 14.6
4) Encourages 6 0.5
5) Isnt concerned 91 7.5
8) Dont know 93 7.7
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(cohabit_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding cohabitation of unmarried adults? (COHABT98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 3 1.1
1) Yes 136 51.9
2) No 123 46.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Unmarried adults living together. (PROHIB8)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 223 54.9
2) No 183 45.1
TOTAL406100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(dancing_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding dancing? (DANCNG98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 25 9.5
2) No 235 89.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Dancing (PROHIB4)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 30 7.6
2) No 367 92.4
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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) Approves 1,444 53.4
2) Disapproves 423 15.7
3) Doesnt care 201 7.4
4) I really dont know 634 23.5
TOTAL2,702100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Q12a. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Pornography (PORN)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 793 65.1
2) Strongly discourages 299 24.5
3) Somewhat discourages 32 2.6
4) Encourages 0 0
5) Isnt concerned 26 2.1
8) Dont know 68 5.6
TOTAL1,218100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Gambling (PROHIB6)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 118 29.9
2) No 277 70.1
TOTAL395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(diet_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms regarding what people should eat? (DIET98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 30 11.5
2) No 230 87.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(smoking_98) Does your congregation prohibit smoking tobacco? (SMOKNG98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 2 0.8
1) Yes 48 18.3
2) No 212 80.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Prohibitions against members smoking. (PROHIB1)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 59 14.7
2) No 342 85.3
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? What people eat. (PROHIB3)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 19 4.8
2) No 376 95.2
TOTAL395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Q12 By your best guess, how would your place of worship feel about the following behaviors - a. Speaking in tongues (Q12A)
  TOTAL %
1) Encourages it 87 6.8
2) Allows it 188 14.7
3) Discourages it 301 23.5
4) Forbids it 166 13
8) Dont know 539 42.1
TOTAL1,281100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 it 268 20.9
2) Allows it 473 36.8
3) Discourages it 210 16.4
4) Forbids it 70 5.5
8) Dont know 263 20.5
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 it 203 15.8
2) Allows it 319 24.9
3) Discourages it 215 16.8
4) Forbids it 129 10.1
8) Dont know 416 32.4
TOTAL1,282100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 it 81 6.3
2) Allows it 189 14.8
3) Discourages it 245 19.2
4) Forbids it 168 13.2
8) Dont know 593 46.5
TOTAL1,276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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) Forbids 154 12.7
2) Strongly discourages 526 43.3
3) Somewhat discourages 342 28.2
4) Encourages 5 0.4
5) Isnt concerned 89 7.3
8) Dont know 98 8.1
TOTAL1,214100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q12d. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Premarital sex (PREMARSX)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 460 38
2) Strongly discourages 490 40.4
3) Somewhat discourages 128 10.6
4) Encourages 3 0.2
5) Isnt concerned 58 4.8
8) Dont know 73 6
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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) Forbids 209 17.4
2) Strongly discourages 130 10.8
3) Somewhat discourages 105 8.7
4) Encourages 167 13.9
5) Isnt concerned 324 27
8) Dont know 267 22.2
TOTAL1,202100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q12g. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Abortion (ABORTION)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 629 52
2) Strongly discourages 302 25
3) Somewhat discourages 84 6.9
4) Encourages 9 0.7
5) Isnt concerned 56 4.6
8) Dont know 130 10.7
TOTAL1,210100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q12h. By your best guess, how would your current place of worship feel about each of the following behaviors? Homosexual behavior (HOMOSEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Forbids 537 44.2
2) Strongly discourages 284 23.4
3) Somewhat discourages 117 9.6
4) Encourages 3 0.2
5) Isnt concerned 120 9.9
8) Dont know 155 12.7
TOTAL1,216100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(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 data 3 1.1
1) Yes 43 16.4
2) No 216 82.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(homosex_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms concerning homosexual behavior? (HOMOSX98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 3 1.1
-2) Dont know 2 0.8
1) Yes 142 54.2
2) No 115 43.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Homosexual behavior (PROHIB9)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 268 66.2
2) No 137 33.8
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(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 data 3 1.1
-2) Dont know 1 0.4
1) Yes 44 16.8
2) No 214 81.7
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 congregation 73 19.4
2) It is one of the teachings 64 17
3) It is mentioned once in a while 99 26.3
4) It is never mentioned 125 33.2
9) Dont know 16 4.2
TOTAL377100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 congregation 50 20.4
2) It is one of the teachings 45 18.4
3) It is mentioned once in a while 78 31.8
4) It is never mentioned 52 21.2
9) Dont know 20 8.2
TOTAL245100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 church 60 10.5
2) Somewhat important 127 22.2
3) Not important at all 371 65
4) Dont know 13 2.3
TOTAL571100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 church 61 10.7
2) Somewhat important 122 21.5
3) Not important at all 365 64.3
4) Dont know 20 3.5
TOTAL568100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 church 15 3.8
2) Somewhat describes your church 68 17
3) Does it not describe your church 253 63.3
4) Not applicable 61 15.3
5) Dont know/not sure 3 0.8
TOTAL400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 church 8 2
2) Somewhat describes your church 23 5.8
3) Does it not describe your church 299 75.1
4) Not applicable 61 15.3
5) Dont know/not sure 7 1.8
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 mentioned 40 18.6
2) It is mentioned once in a while 67 31.2
3) It is one of the teachings 57 26.5
4) It is a major teaching of your church 51 23.7
TOTAL215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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 data 2 0.8
1) Yes 49 18.7
2) No 211 80.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Yes 33 8.3
2) No 364 91.7
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Alcohol: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding alcohol use?
Clothing/Jewelry: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about clothing, jewelry or displays of wealth?
Cohabitation: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding cohabitation?
Dancing: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about dancing?
Gambling: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms regarding gambling?
Health: Does the respondent's congregation have rules/norms about diet or smoking?
Religious Practices: Does the respondent's congregation have restrictions on certain religious practices, such as speaking in tongues or raising hands during the service?
Sexuality and Birth Control: Does the respondent's congregation have restrictions on pre-marital sex, contraception, homosexuality or other sexual behaviors/practices?
Strict: Does the respondent's congregation have strict rules?
Tithing: Does the respondent's congregation place an emphasis on tithing?

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