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Measures the approximate proportion of a respondent's social network that also attends the same congregation

Below are 10 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q13A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q13 How many of your friends - a. go to your church (Q13A)
TOTAL%
1) All201.2
2) Most29418.3
3) About half32220.0
4) A few64540.1
5) None20712.9
8) Dont know1217.5
TOTAL1609100.0


FRNDDIFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q13b. How many of your friends attend a different place of worship? (FRNDDIFF)
TOTAL%
1) None463.9
2) A few48640.7
3) About half25521.4
4) Most27523.1
5) All252.1
8) Dont know1068.9
Missing454 
TOTAL1,193100.0


FRNDWSHP from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q13a. How many of your friends attend your place of worship? (FRNDWSHP)
TOTAL%
1) None21918.0
2) A few56846.7
3) About half16213.3
4) Most17914.7
5) All242.0
8) Dont know645.3
Missing432 
TOTAL1,216100.0


FRIENDS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Do you have any close friends in this congregation? (FRIENDS)
TOTAL%
1) None18,49816.2
2) Not here19,49317.0
3) Some frnds60,61952.9
4) Clos frnds15,88413.9
TOTAL114494100.0


CLFRDCNG from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. How many people in the congregation are you close personal friends with? (CLFRDCNG)
TOTAL%
0) 2247.0
1) 391.2
2) 1093.4
3) 882.8
4) 1133.5
5) 2036.4
6) 932.9
7) 230.7
8) 300.9
9) 110.3
10) 34510.8
11) 70.2
12) 1374.3
13) 20.1
14) 10.0
15) 1434.5
16) 10.0
17) 10.0
18) 20.1
19) 10.0
20) 33210.4
22) 10.0
23) 30.1
24) 160.5
25) 1334.2
27) 10.0
29) 10.0
30) 1585.0
35) 180.6
36) 10.0
40) 561.8
45) 110.3
48) 10.0
50) 2427.6
51) 10.0
52) 20.1
55) 30.1
60) 200.6
65) 40.1
69) 10.0
70) 160.5
75) 371.2
80) 180.6
85) 30.1
90) 80.3
97) 20.1
98) 98 or more40012.6
99) Dont know/refused1223.8
TOTAL3184100.0


CONGFRND from America's Evangelicals

How many of your closest friends belong to your congregation? Would you say all, most, about half, some, or none? (CONGFRND)
TOTAL%
1) All966.0
2) Most26316.3
3) About half27517.1
4) Some51532.0
5) None34121.2
6) Not applicable/No church1026.3
7) Dont know/Refused181.1
TOTAL1610100.0


ATTDFRND from Economic Values Survey, 1992

Of your closest friends, how many would you say attend this congregation? (ATTDFRND)
TOTAL%
1) None70324.3
2) One or two50717.5
3) Three to five51917.9
4) More than five1,06536.8
5) Dont know/Refused993.4
Missing2,126 
TOTAL2,893100.0


SAMECHUR from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

To help us learn more about Americans friendships, I want to ask you about your friends. To help guide you, I will ask you about a few specific categories. Please remember, we are not taking an inventory of you personally, but of American friendships in general. Think about your two very best friends [if Q2=1-2: other than your [spouse/partner].] How many of your two very best friends attend the same [church/synagogue/mosque/temple] as you? (SAMECHUR)
TOTAL%
0) Refused10.1
1) 130922.4
2) 238327.7
3) None67448.8
99) Dont know141.0
Missing1,179 
TOTAL1,381100.0


FRNDATCH 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, AND IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: Of your closest friends, how many would you say attend this congregation? (FRNDATCH)
TOTAL%
1) None13916.8
2) One or two16519.9
3) Three to five14217.1
4) More than five37945.8
5) Dont know/Refused30.4
Missing192 
TOTAL828100.0


CLSFRND1 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

[IF YES TO MBRCRCH] How many people in the congregation are you close personal friends with - Would you say...(read list) (CLSFRND1)
TOTAL%
1) None27,88815.2
2) One or Two24,97713.6
3) Three or Four33,96118.5
4) Five to Ten65,40435.6
5) More Than Ten31,38017.1
Missing240,103 
TOTAL183,610100.0




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