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Women, Role of

Measures the extent to which women are allowed to fill various organizational roles within a religious group


Below are 17 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • FERESPCT from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How do you rate how your local church does each of the following? Would you say your local church does an excellent, very good, fair, or poor job of: -- Respecting the rights of women (FERESPCT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ORDAINMN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • I will read eight items and after each, please tell me if it has strengthened your commitment to the Catholic Church, weakened it, or had no effect one way or the other. -- The policy of ordaining men, but not women, to the priesthood. (ORDAINMN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WMNORDAN from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987LEARN MORE
    • For each of the following areas of church life, please tell me if you think the Catholic laity should have the right to participate, or should not have the right to participate. -- Deciding whether women should be ordained to the priesthood. (WMNORDAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEMPR from ABC News the Pope & the Church, 2003LEARN MORE
    • (ASKED ONLY OF THOSE WHO IDENTIFED THEIR RELIGION AS CATHOLIC) Currently, women cannot become priests in the Roman Catholic Church. Do you favor or oppose that policy? (FEMPR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WOMENORD from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you agree or disagree with each of these statements: If unsure, all things considered, do you tend to agree or disagree? -- I support the ordination of women; that is, I think women should be allowed to be ministers. (WOMENORD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGRWMSIL from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (AGRWMSIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WOLEAD from Middletown Area Study, 1998LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: My congregation would allow women to be religious leaders, such as by letting them preach? (WOLEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC22A from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (RELGC22A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC22A from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak. Do you agree? (RELGC22A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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