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Religious Tradition, Affiliation to

The general religious tradition with which a person identifies. Examples include Catholic, Protestant, Muslim, Buddhist, etc.


Below are 117 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • VCF0128A from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Is your religious preference PROTESTANT, ROMAN CATHOLIC, JEWISH, or something else? (IF PROTESTANT OR OTHER:) What church or denomination is that? (see ARDA summary page for previous question wordings) (VCF0128A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRELID1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Combined religious identity for attenders (PRELID1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRELID2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Combined religious identify for non-attenders (PRELID2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRELIGN1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • P83. [If parent respondent does identify with a particular religious tradition/denomination/church] [IF P81=1] Do you consider yourself to be a Protestant, a Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, or something else? [IF MORE THAN 1 OFFERED, SAY: Which one do you consider yourself to be most?] (PRELIGN1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELTRAD from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Religious tradition. Constructed through the system produced by Steensland et al. (Social Forces 2000). (RELTRAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFF from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (relaff_w2) Religious affiliation (RELAFF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRPROT1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (prprot1_w3) [IF REPORTS PROTESTANT (NOT BUDDHIST, CATHOLIC, CHRISTIAN SCHIENCE, HINDU, MUSLIM OR ISLAMIC, JEWISH, LATTER DAY SAINT(S) OR MORMON, NATIVE AMERICAN, ORTHODOX OR ROMAN CATHOLIC, PAGAN, UNITY CHURCH, OR WICCAN] F:25. Thinking about your own religious faith, would you describe yourself as a . . . (PRPROT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELATT from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (relatt_w3) Coded using only attendance variables (RELATT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELATT2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (relatt2_w3) Coded using only attendance variables (RELATT2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRADREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (tradrel_w3) Identical to relatt_w3 but uses identification info on non-attenders to classify if possible (TRADREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RI_3 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • [NON-CATHOLIC CHRISTIANS: IF CI_1=1 AND CI_4=2, DK, RF, ASK RI_3] Which of these best describes your religious faith or spirituality? (RI_3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPREF from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation. What is your religious preference? Do you consider yourself Christian, Jewish, Muslim, other non-Christian such as Buddhist or Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or dont you have a religious preference? [Christian includes Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox religions, Protestant religions such as Baptist, Episcopal, Jehovahs Witness, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Episcopalian, Pentecostal, Church of Christ, etc. See variable RELOTH1 for verbatim responses.] (RELPREF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal Protestant? (RELID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELTRAD2 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Reltrad2 (RELTRAD2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELTRAD3 from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Reltrad3 (RELTRAD3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q16 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • What is your present religion, if any? Are you Protestant, Roman Catholic, Mormon, Orthodox such as Greek or Russian Orthodox, Jewish, Muslim, Buddhist, Hindu, atheist, agnostic, something else, or nothing in particular? INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS nothing in particular, none, no religion, etc. BEFORE REACHING END OF LIST, PROMPT WITH: and would you say thats atheist, agnostic, or just nothing in particular?] THOSE ANSWERING SOMETHING ELSE WERE ASKED TO SPECIFY AFFILIATION; VERBATIM RESPONSES WERE RECORDED BY INTERVIEWER AND BACKCODED BY FORUM ANALYSTS (Q16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIGN from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009LEARN MORE
    • Religion recoded (RELIGN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPREF from News Interest Index, March 2004LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ALL:] Now, a few questions about your religious affiliation… What is your religious preference — Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon, or an orthodox church such as the Greek or Russian Orthodox Church? (RELPREF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation, Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, nothing in particular, or something else? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • Thinking about your religious faith, would you describe yourself as a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal Protestant? (RELID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999LEARN MORE
    • [OPEN-ENDED RESPONSES FROM THOSE WHO ANSWERED SOME OTHER RELIGION AND PASSED THE SCREEN IN RELAFCHK ARE CODED IN THE DATA SET AS OTHRELAF.] What is your religious affiliation: Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1999LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST A CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL AND DID NOT ANSWER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, CATHOLIC, ROMAN CATHOLIC, OR NOT RELIGIOUS TO DENOM. OPEN-ENDED RESPONSES FROM THOSE WHO ANSWERED OTHER ARE CODED IN THE DATASET AS OTHRELID.] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, Fundamentalist, Evangelical, Mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 PROTESTANT OR 6 CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN AND DENOM= 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 45, 46, 48, 49, 50, OR 52] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIGID from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1996LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2001LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF RELAFFL= 1 PROTESTANT OR 6 CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN AND DENOM= 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, OR 52]When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation? Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000LEARN MORE
    • [NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to DENOM.] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation? Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL AND DID NOT ANSWER CHRISTIAN SCIENCE, CATHOLIC, ROMAN CATHOLIC, OR NOT RELIGIOUS TO RELAFCHK] (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REL_FAM from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of these terms best describes the religion of the family you were raised in: fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, liberal Christian, Catholic, Jewish, not religious, or something else? (REL_FAM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered SOME OTHER RELIGION AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1999LEARN MORE
    • When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered Other are coded in the dataset as OTHRELID. (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? NOTE: Open-ended responses from those who answered SOME OTHER RELIGION AND passed the screen in RELAFCHK are coded in the data set as OTHRELAF. (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, Southern Sample, Spring 1999LEARN MORE
    • When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? NOTE: Asked only of respondents who answered Protestant or Christian or just Christian to RELAFFL AND did not answer Christian Science, Catholic, Roman Catholic, or Not Religious to RELAFCHK. Open-ended responses from those who answered Other are coded in the dataset as OTHRELID. (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DENMSUMM from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • New denominations summary: THIS VARIABLE IS DERIVED FROM VARIABLE 592 (DENMRCDE). (DENMSUMM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation--Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97S from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1999LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENT WHO ANSWERED PROTESTANT OR CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN TO RELAFFL] When it comes to your religious faith, would you say you are Pentecostal, Fundamentalist, Evangelical, mainline Protestant, or theologically liberal? (RELID97S) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIGID from Southern Focus Poll, Oversample Survey, Spring 1996LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS] When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELIGID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELAFFL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • What is your religious affiliation -- Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (RELAFFL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELID97 from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF PROTESTANT RESPONDENTS AND THOSE WHO SAID THEY ARE CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN: When it comes to your religious identity, would you say you are a Pentecostal, fundamentalist, evangelical, mainline Protestant, or liberal Protestant? (RELID97) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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