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How Religious? (22)
Influence of Religion (28)
Necessity (3)
Over Time (7)
Relative Strength (6)
Strength of Religious Preference (15)
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RELPERSN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you very religious, moderately religious, slightly religious, or not religious at all? (RELPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious67118.9
2) Moderately religious1,49341.9
3) Slightly religious78722.1
4) Not religious at all56715.9
8) Dont know220.6
9) No answer190.5
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FEELREL from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Would you describe yourself as extremely religious, very religious, somewhat religious, not religious or non-religious, somewhat non-religious, or very non-religious? (FEELREL)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Extremely religious912.6
2) Very religious2717.6
3) Somewhat religious67819.1
4) Not religious or non-religious962.7
5) Somewhat non-religious972.7
6) Very non-religious521.5
7) Extremely non-religious702.0
8) Cant choose40.1
9) No answer60.2
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELPERSN from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you very religious, moderately religious, slightly religious, or not religious at all? (RELPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious84517.2
2) Moderately religious2,03541.5
3) Slightly religious1,12923.0
4) Not religious at all84917.3
8) Dont know210.4
9) No answer220.4
TOTAL4901100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELGIOUS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q3. How religious do you consider yourself to be? (RELGIOUS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious17410.7
2) Not too religious23814.7
3) Somewhat religious67941.9
4) Very religious51231.6
8) Dont know181.1
Missing28 
TOTAL1,621100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RELPERSN from General Social Survey, 2006
To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you . . . (RELPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious57219.1
2) Moderately religious1,28542.9
3) Slightly religious66922.4
4) Not religious at all44414.8
8) Dont know120.4
9) No answer100.3
TOTAL2992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELIG from ABC News Religion Poll, 1997
Basically speaking, do you consider yourself religious or unreligious? Is that very religious/unreligious or somewhat religious/unreligious? (RELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious34439.3
2) Somewhat religious37743.1
3) Somewhat unreligious9510.9
4) Very unreligious364.1
8) DK/No opinion232.6
Missing21 
TOTAL875100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FEELREL from General Social Survey, 1991
Would you describe yourself as... (FEELREL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely religious614.5
2) Very religious28420.9
3) Somewhat religious62045.6
4) Neither religious nor non-religious21916.1
5) Somewhat non-religious523.8
6) Very non-religious382.8
7) Extremely non-religious322.4
8) Cant choose282.1
9) No answer251.8
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELPERSN from General Social Survey, 1998
To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELPERSN)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious26818.5
2) Moderately religious60641.9
3) Slightly religious33523.2
4) Not religious at all21815.1
8) Dont know20.1
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FEELREL from General Social Survey, 1998
Would you describe yourself as... (FEELREL)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely religious836.5
2) Very religious23418.2
3) Somewhat religious60347.0
4) Neither religious nor non-religious1219.4
5) Somewhat non-religious594.6
6) Very non-religious463.6
7) Extremely non-religious564.4
8) Cant choose403.1
9) No answer423.3
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q13 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
And about how strong would you say your religious faith is now? Is it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q13)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong1,33346.5
2) Somewhat strong66023.0
3) Not too strong2759.6
4) Not strong at all52018.1
5) Dont have religious faith (Vol.)411.4
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)381.3
TOTAL2867100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DEM15 from ABC News Church in Crisis Poll, 2002
Would you describe yourself as a religious person, or not religious? (DEM15)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious36834.5
2) Somewhat religious50247.0
3) Not religious19818.5
Missing18 
TOTAL1,068100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


TRAIT13 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Do each of the following phrases describe you, personally, very well, fairly well, not very well, or not at all. -- Deeply religious (TRAIT13)
TOTAL%
1) Very well34734.1
2) Fairly well38437.7
3) Not very well17617.3
4) Not at all10410.2
5) Dont know/Refused80.8
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REL_STR from Carnegie Council National Surveys of Higher Education, Graduate Student Sample (1975)
Do you consider yourself: (REL_STR)
TOTAL%
0) Refused3921.8
1) Deeply religious2,69712.3
2) Moderately religious10,11746.3
3) Largely indifferent to religion7,10132.5
4) Basically opposed to religion1,5447.1
TOTAL21851100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REL7 from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999
Overall, how religious or spiritual would you say you are? Would you say: (REL7)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious32440.2
2) Somewhat religious37246.2
3) Not too religious739.1
4) Not at all religious334.1
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELVIEW from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1984)
Do you consider yourself... (RELVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Deeply religious68414.0
2) Moderately religious2,29547.0
3) Largely indifferent to religion1,57032.2
4) Basically opposed to religion3326.8
Missing119 
TOTAL4,881100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELLEVEL from Carnegie Foundation National Survey of Higher Education, Faculty Sample (1975)
Do you consider yourself: (RELLEVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Deeply religious3,91316.1
2) Moderately religious11,29746.6
3) Largely indifferent to religion7,62631.4
4) Basically opposed to religion1,4315.9
Missing732 
TOTAL24,267100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELIMP from Middletown Area Study, 1999
To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Not religious at all164.0
2) Slightly religious5413.3
3) Moderately religious21452.8
4) Very religious11428.1
8) Dont know/not sure71.7
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOWRELIG from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998
How religious are you? (HOWRELIG)
TOTAL%
1) Very religious17129.7
2) Somewhat/moderately religious35060.9
3) Not religious549.4
TOTAL575100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


FOLLOWFA from Spirituality and the Elderly: Survey of Staff and Residents From Long-Term Care Facilities, 1998
To what extent do you follow the religious teachings of your faith? (FOLLOWFA)
TOTAL%
1) Completely11319.6
2) Most of the time33457.8
3) Sometimes8815.2
4) Seldom234.0
5) Never203.5
TOTAL578100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


HOWREL from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981
How religious are you? (HOWREL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all216.8
2) Slightly4314.0
3) Somewhat11637.7
4) Very8026.0
5) Extremely3511.4
9) No response134.2
TOTAL308100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELINTEN from Middletown Area Study, 1982
How strong do you consider your religious faith? (RELINTEN)
TOTAL%
1) No religious faith62.2
2) Not very strong3914.1
3) Somewhat strong7226.0
4) Strong16057.8
TOTAL277100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELSTRN from Middletown Area Study, 1995
How would you describe the strength of your religious beliefs? Are they: (RELSTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Not strong at all (have none)163.8
2) Not too strong317.4
3) Dont know/not sure71.7
4) Somewhat strong12028.7
5) Very strong24458.4
TOTAL418100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RLINF80 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, how much would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life - very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or none? (RLINF80)
TOTAL%
1) Very much65932.4
2) Quite a bit52125.6
3) Some49324.2
4) A Little22210.9
5) None1306.4
8) Dont know70.3
9) Refused10.0
TOTAL2,033100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BONDE83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (BONDE83)
TOTAL%
1) Very important59936.8
2) Somewhat important36022.1
3) Not very important52031.9
7) Inapplicable1338.2
8) Dont know20.1
9) Refused140.9
Missing405 
TOTAL1,628100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELIG88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (RELIG88)
TOTAL%
1) Very much44132.9
2) Quite a bit32824.5
3) Some33625.1
4) A little1219.0
5) Not at all1118.3
6) Dont Know20.1
7) Refused20.1
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


KEEP788 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (KEEP788)
TOTAL%
1) Very important43732.6
2) Somewhat important32524.2
3) Not very important44833.4
4) Dont know20.1
5) Refused30.2
97) Inapplicable1269.4
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELI192 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (RELI192)
TOTAL%
1) Very much43236.3
2) Quite a bit27723.3
3) Some29324.6
4) A little1008.4
5) Not at all867.2
6) Dont know10.1
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELI392O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (RELI392O)
TOTAL%
1) Very much7716.3
2) Quite a bit8818.7
3) Some12727.0
4) A little8918.9
5) Not at all8718.5
6) Dont know10.2
7) Refused20.4
Missing1,562 
TOTAL471100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REL197 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (REL197)
TOTAL%
1) Very much39537.2
2) Quite a bit29627.9
3) Some24222.8
4) A little595.6
5) Not at all686.4
9) Refused10.1
Missing972 
TOTAL1,061100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELI397O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (RELI397O)
TOTAL%
1) Very much8119.0
2) Quite a bit7617.8
3) Some13932.6
4) A little6615.5
5) Not at all6314.8
8) Dont know10.2
Missing1,607 
TOTAL426100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


TOG797N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How important are your religious beliefs in keeping your marriage together? (TOG797N)
TOTAL%
1) Very important1732.1
2) Somewhat important1732.1
3) Not very important1834.0
9) Refused11.9
Missing1,980 
TOTAL53100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELG397N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
In general, would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or not at all? (RELG397N)
TOTAL%
1) Very much4118.6
2) Quite a bit3817.3
3) Some5926.8
4) A little3917.7
5) Not at all4219.1
8) Dont know10.5
Missing1,813 
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FAITH1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(faith1_w2) F:1. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping how you live your daily life? Is it: (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important48618.7
2) Very66825.7
3) Somewhat78630.2
4) Not very36814.1
5) Not important at all28711.0
666) Invalid skip80.3
777) Dont know10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


FAITH1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(faith1_w3) F:1. How important or unimportant is religious faith in shaping how you live your daily life? Is it: (FAITH1)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important47218.6
2) Very60523.9
3) Somewhat74429.4
4) Not very37014.6
5) Not important at all33613.3
777) Dont know40.2
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ARA_1D from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I try hard to live all my life according to my religious beliefs. (ARA_1D)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused361.6
-4) Dont know150.6
1) Strongly disagree1245.3
2) Somewhat disagree1908.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree52122.5
4) Somewhat agree70630.4
5) Strongly agree72731.3
Missing291 
TOTAL2,319100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RM_4 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
[IF RM_1=2-5 ASK RM_4. ELSE SKIP TO RA_Intro.] How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your choice of a career or job (RM_4)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused30.1
-4) Dont know60.3
1) None1,17250.0
2) A little43118.4
3) Quite a bit23610.1
4) A lot25310.8
5) Most important influence1787.6
6) Not applicable632.7
Missing268 
TOTAL2,342100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RM_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about whether or whom to marry (RM_5)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know10.0
1) None98542.1
2) A little41017.5
3) Quite a bit31413.4
4) A lot31413.4
5) Most important influence2119.0
6) Not applicable1064.5
Missing268 
TOTAL2,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RM_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about where to live (RM_6)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know60.3
1) None1,56066.6
2) A little32013.7
3) Quite a bit1596.8
4) A lot1898.1
5) Most important influence692.9
6) Not applicable391.7
Missing268 
TOTAL2,342100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RM_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about how many children to have (RM_7)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know50.3
1) None1,25071.7
2) A little18510.6
3) Quite a bit875.0
4) A lot965.5
5) Most important influence764.4
6) Not applicable442.5
Missing867 
TOTAL1,743100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELBEHAV from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks
My religious beliefs should direct my behavior in every area of my life. (RELBEHAV)
TOTAL%
0) Refused50.2
1) Strongly agree1,32351.7
2) Moderately agree48418.9
3) Slightly agree1495.8
4) Neither agree nor disagree190.7
5) Slightly disagree1295.0
6) Moderately disagree2118.2
7) Strongly disagree2158.4
99) Dont know251.0
TOTAL2,560100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RLINF80 from Marital Instability over the Life Course: A Five-Wave Panel Study, Wave I (1980)
In general, how much would you say your religious beliefs influence your daily life - very much, quite a bit, some, a little, or none? (RLINF80)
TOTAL%
1) Very much65932.4
2) Quite a bit52125.6
3) Some49324.2
4) A Little22210.9
5) None1306.4
8) Dont Know70.3
9) Refused10.0
TOTAL2033100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


YBELINFL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
My religious beliefs have a big influence on how I act. (YBELINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true1,16914.5
2) A little true1,78822.1
3) Somewhat true2,35029.1
4) Quite true1,42917.7
5) Very true1,34116.6
TOTAL8077100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YBELLIVE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
My religious beliefs dont have much to do with how I lead my life. (YBELLIVE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true3,06638.0
2) A little true2,10026.0
3) Somewhat true1,63120.2
4) Quite true6978.6
5) Very true5717.1
TOTAL8065100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELFAM from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced how you treat your family? (RELFAM)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all3412.1
2) Somewhat8128.8
3) A great deal16659.1
TOTAL281100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELPOL from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced your choices of political candidates? (RELPOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all17964.2
2) Somewhat7225.8
3) A great deal2810.0
TOTAL279100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELWORK from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced the way you perform your work? (RELWORK)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all9132.4
2) Somewhat8530.2
3) A great deal10537.4
TOTAL281100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FRELINFL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
My religious beliefs have a big influence on how I act. (FRELINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2856.7
2) A little true48111.2
3) Somewhat true83619.5
4) Quite true1,21328.3
5) Very true1,46734.3
TOTAL4282100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FLEADLIF from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
My religious beliefs dont have much to do with how I lead my life. (FLEADLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2,45557.3
2) A little true88720.7
3) Somewhat true52012.1
4) Quite true2576.0
5) Very true1653.9
TOTAL4284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MRELINFL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
My religious beliefs have a big influence on how I act. (MRELINFL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2664.4
2) A little true4848.1
3) Somewhat true93315.6
4) Quite true1,67027.9
5) Very true2,63444.0
TOTAL5987100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MLEADLIF from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
My religious beliefs dont have much to do with how I lead my life. (MLEADLIF)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true4,33772.5
2) A little true84814.2
3) Somewhat true4547.6
4) Quite true1863.1
5) Very true1552.6
TOTAL5980100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


NECBELIF from Religious Life Inventory, 1988
Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (NECBELIF)
TOTAL%
1) 188.6
2) 233.2
3) 322.2
4) 411.1
5) 51010.8
6) 688.6
7) 71819.4
8) 81314.0
9) 93032.3
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELBELF from Religious Life Inventory, 1986
It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.6
2) 33.2
3) 22.2
4) 11.1
5) Neutral1010.8
6) 88.6
7) 1819.4
8) 1314.0
9) Strongly Disagree3032.3
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELBELF from Religious Life Inventory, 1987
It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 11.1
3) 22.1
4) 33.2
5) Neutral1212.6
6) 1313.7
7) 1414.7
8) 1818.9
9) Strongly Disagree2122.1
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MORREL83 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
Are you about as religious now as you were three years ago in 1980, more religious, or less religious? (MORREL83)
TOTAL%
1) About same1,08468.0
2) More religious40425.4
3) Less religious1006.3
8) Dont know20.1
9) Refused30.2
Missing440 
TOTAL1,593100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


Q32 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q32 How personally religious were you at age 12? (Q32)
TOTAL%
1) Not religious at all21412.6
2) Not very religious21212.4
3) Somewhat religious85450.1
4) Very religious42324.8
TOTAL1703100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RELIG12 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q32. How personally religious were you at age 12? (RELIG12)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all religious18411.3
2) Not too religious23814.6
3) Somewhat religious74645.7
4) Very religious38523.6
8) I dont recall804.9
Missing15 
TOTAL1,633100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RELCHANG from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(relchange_w2) F:20. Over the past three years, have you become more religious, less religious, or stayed about the same? (RELCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Become more religious68626.3
2) Become less religious41415.9
3) Stayed about the same1,49257.3
666) Invalid skip90.3
777) Dont know20.1
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELCHANG from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(relchange_w3) F:20 Over the past two years, have you become more religious, less religious, or stayed about the same? (RELCHANG)
TOTAL%
1) Become more religious58122.9
2) Become less religious43217.1
3) Stayed about the same1,51359.8
777) Dont know20.1
888) Refused30.1
999) Legitimate skip10.0
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q9 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
And as a child, about how strong was your religious faith? Was it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q9)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong92932.4
2) Somewhat strong97033.8
3) Not too strong43415.1
4) Not strong at all44515.5
5) Didnt have religious faith (Vol.)220.8
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)672.3
TOTAL2867100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q12 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
And as a teenager, about how strong was your religious faith? Was it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q12)
TOTAL%
1) Very strong72325.2
2) Somewhat strong1,04236.3
3) Not too strong53918.8
4) Not strong at all51918.1
5) Didnt have religious faith (Vol.)160.6
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)281.0
TOTAL2867100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SPOUSR88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your (husband/wife)? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (SPOUSR88)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious775.7
2) More religious25519.0
3) About the same65648.9
4) Less religious17212.8
5) Much less religious513.8
6) Dont Know80.6
7) Refused30.2
97) Inapplicable1198.9
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELI992 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your (husband/wife)? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (RELI992)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious716.0
2) More religious22418.8
3) About the same56347.4
4) Less religious14011.8
5) Much less religious342.9
6) Dont know20.2
7) Refused50.4
97) Inapplicable15012.6
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RLI1092O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your (husband/wife/partner)? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (RLI1092O)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious71.5
2) More religious255.3
3) About the same9119.3
4) Less religious255.3
5) Much less religious143.0
6) Dont know10.2
7) Refused10.2
97) Inapplicable30765.2
Missing1,562 
TOTAL471100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REL997 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your [spouse]? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (REL997)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious606.6
2) More religious14816.4
3) About the same53959.6
4) Less religious11712.9
5) Much less religious323.5
8) Dont know60.7
9) Refused20.2
Missing1,129 
TOTAL904100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


COMR197O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your spouse/partner? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (COMR197O)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious175.9
2) More religious4214.6
3) About the same15554.0
4) Less religious4917.1
5) Much less religious248.4
Missing1,746 
TOTAL287100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RLG1097N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997
How religious would you say you are compared to your spouse? Would you say you are much more religious, more religious, about the same, less religious, or much less religious? (RLG1097N)
TOTAL%
1) Much more religious34.1
2) More religious1216.4
3) About the same4054.8
4) Less religious1216.4
5) Much less religious56.8
9) Refused11.4
Missing1,960 
TOTAL73100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELITEN from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Would you call yourself a strong [RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE] or a not very strong [RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE]? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable20.1
1) Strong1,21234.1
2) Not very strong1,25435.2
3) Somewhat strong2406.7
4) No religion58216.4
8) Dont know50.1
9) No answer2647.4
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2002
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,01036.5
2) Not very strong1,04137.6
3) Somewhat strong30811.1
4) No religion38313.9
8) Dont know80.3
9) No answer150.5
TOTAL2765100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2004
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,07338.2
2) Not very strong1,02636.5
3) Somewhat strong2669.5
4) No religion40314.3
8) Dont know80.3
9) No answer361.3
TOTAL2812100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2000
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong93833.3
2) Not very strong95734.0
3) Somewhat strong28710.2
4) No religion39914.2
8) Dont know361.3
9) No answer2007.1
TOTAL2817100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1990
Would you call yourself a strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) or a not very strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong48335.2
2) Not very strong54139.4
3) Somewhat strong18613.6
4) No religion1097.9
8) Dont know130.9
9) No answer402.9
TOTAL1372100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1996
Would you call yourself a strong (STATE RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) or a not very strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,01835.1
2) Not very strong1,12638.8
3) Somewhat strong30110.4
4) No religion34011.7
8) Dont know270.9
9) No answer923.2
TOTAL2904100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1988
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong49933.7
2) Not very strong54937.1
3) Somewhat strong15010.1
4) No religion1188.0
8) Dont know40.3
9) No answer16110.9
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1991
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong54035.6
2) Not very strong59839.4
3) Somewhat strong21414.1
4) No religion1026.7
8) Dont know151.0
9) No answer483.2
TOTAL1517100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1998
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,02236.1
2) Not very strong95833.8
3) Somewhat strong28510.1
4) No religion40114.2
8) Dont know281.0
9) No answer1384.9
TOTAL2832100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1980
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong55838.0
2) Not very strong64944.2
3) Somewhat strong1339.1
4) No religion1057.2
8) Dont know70.5
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1468100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1978
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong55136.0
2) Not very strong73447.9
3) Somewhat strong1127.3
4) No religion1197.8
8) Dont know90.6
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1994
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,10236.8
2) Not very strong1,18839.7
3) Somewhat strong31410.5
4) No religion2749.2
8) Dont know220.7
9) No answer923.1
TOTAL2992100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1993
Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN)
TOTAL%
1) Strong58036.1
2) Not very strong58736.6
3) Somewhat strong21613.4
4) No religion1469.1
8) Dont know150.9
9) No answer623.9
TOTAL1606100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELSTRG from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Would you call yourself a strong or not a very strong (current religious preference provided in RELIG)? (RELSTRG)
TOTAL%
1) Strong1,24049.1
2) Not very strong1,00539.8
3) Somewhat strong28211.2
TOTAL2527100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STRNGREL from Middletown Area Study, 1978
Would you call yourself a strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] or a not very strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] (STRNGREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strong13644.2
2) Not very strong9530.8
3) Somewhat strong6019.5
4) Dont know175.5
TOTAL308100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
How Religious?This question type asks the respondent to describe their level of religiosity. Wording of this question type and response categories have varied considerably across surveys.
Influence of ReligionThis question type asks the respondent how their religious beliefs impact other aspects of life.
NecessityThis question type asks the respondent if it is 'necessary' for them to be religious.
Over TimeThis question type asks the respondent how his/her level of religiosity has changed over time, or how religious he/she was in the past.
Relative StrengthThis question type asks the respondent how their level of religiosity compares to others.
Strength of Religious PreferenceThis question type references the respondent's chosen religious preference, asking if he or she is a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)?

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