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How much or does the respondent volunteer in some way for the community, a political campain, etc., outside of the Church (e.g. activity is not church sponsored). 

Below are 215 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

[ Asked? | Frequency | Friends and Family | Organizations | Recent Volunteering? | Religion ]

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Category 1:Asked?
 

This question type asks the respondent if they have ever been asked to volunteer.

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Q47 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

NE_27_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_3 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_4 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

NE_27_8 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006


Category 2:Frequency
 

This question type asks the respondent the frequency (hours, number of times) he/she volunteered for community groups.

Some questions fit within the "Frequency" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 3 such variants.

[ Comparison | Past Month | Past Year ]

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AYOTHHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

AYOTHWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASENRHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASENRWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

AHLTHHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

AHLTHWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ANEEDHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ANEEDWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASOCLHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASOCLWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

AOTHRHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

AOTHRWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASECUHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

ASECUWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

HHRSNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

HPCTNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

WHRSNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

WPCTNEED from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

HOURSHLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

HOURSWLB from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

Q48B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

PVOLHRS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PSCHVIST from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VOLNUM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VOLCOMM2 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

MOREVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

TIMEVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

VOLNUM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

FRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

FRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

CA_32B from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

VO_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

VO_2A from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

RELALT6 from America's Evangelicals

RELALT26 from America's Evangelicals

HRSVLNTR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

INVOLVE from Faith and Family in America, 2005

ACTVOL2 from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

FVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

FVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

VOLNTEE2 from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

MVOLYTH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

MVOLUNTE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

HRS_VOL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Variant:Comparison (Frequency variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how current levels of volunteering compare to the past.

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SERVICE from Generation Next Survey, 2006


Variant:Past Month (Frequency variant)
 

This variant focuses upon the past month.

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VOLHOURS from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

VOLHRS2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

MONPOL from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSEDUC from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSHUMAN from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSPUB from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSREC from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSART from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSWORK from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSPOL from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSYOUTH from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSFOUND from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSINTL from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSINFRM from General Social Survey, 1996

HRSOTH from General Social Survey, 1996

MONPOL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

MONYOUTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

MONARTS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

MONCIVIC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

MONPOOR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001


Variant:Past Year (Frequency variant)
 

This variant focuses upon the last year

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VOLCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2002

VOLCHRTY from General Social Survey, 2004

VOLNUM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

SA_VOLPR from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

CVOLTIME from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLTIMES from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLTIME2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

CVOLTIME from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

VOLTIME from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

VOLTIME2 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006


Category 3:Friends and Family
 

This question type asks about volunteering amongst the respondent's friends or family

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PIMTNVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

PENCVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

SFRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

SFRNDVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

FRVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)


Category 4:Organizations
 

The responent is asked about the organizations for which he/she has volunteered.

Some questions fit within the "Organizations" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

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GROUPS1 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

GROUPS2 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

GROUPS3 from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

VOLORG1 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

VOLORG2 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

VOLORG3 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

LEIONE from Middletown Area Study, 1994

LEIONE from Middletown Area Study, 1995


Variant:Count (Organizations variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent the number of organizations for which he/she has volunteered.

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NUMORGS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

MANYORGS from Middletown Area Study, 2004


Variant:Type of Organization (Organizations variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent the type of organizations for which he/she tends to volunteer.

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RELIGVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

WHOMHELP from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010


Category 5:Recent Volunteering?
 

The question type asks the respondent if he/she volunteered in the last year or month.

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HMONTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

WMONTH from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

HYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

WYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2003

HYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

WYEAR from Philanthropy Panel Study, 2001

Q49AC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49BC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49CC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49EC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49FC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49GC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49HC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49IC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49JC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49KC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49LC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49MC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49NC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q49OC from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

PVOL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

VOLNTEER from American National Election Studies, 2004

CHARITY2 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

CHARITY3 from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

DONATED from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

WHENVOL from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010

VOLORG from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

VOLUNTER from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

W6Z75 from American National Election Studies, Panel Study, 2008-2009

VOLHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLEDUC from General Social Survey, 1996

OLHUMAN from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLPUB from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLREC from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLART from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLWORK from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLPOL from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLYOUTH from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLFOUND from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLINTL from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLINFRM from General Social Survey, 1996

VOLOTH from General Social Survey, 1996

MONHLTH from General Social Survey, 1996

MONEDUC from General Social Survey, 1996

MONHUMAN from General Social Survey, 1996

MONENVIR from General Social Survey, 1996

MONPUB from General Social Survey, 1996

MONREC from General Social Survey, 1996

MONART from General Social Survey, 1996

MONWORK from General Social Survey, 1996

MONYOUTH from General Social Survey, 1996

MONFOUND from General Social Survey, 1996

MONINTL from General Social Survey, 1996

MONINFRM from General Social Survey, 1996

MONOTH from General Social Survey, 1996

V085128 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

VO_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

HELP_PPL from American National Election Studies, 2002

VOLARTS from General Social Survey, 1998

VOLWKPOL from General Social Survey, 1998

VOLWKCHR from General Social Survey, 1998

VOLWKOTH from General Social Survey, 1998

PSTYRTME from Economic Values Survey, 1992

VOLPOL from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

VOLYOUTH from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

VOLARTS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

VOLCIVIC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

VOLPOOR from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

VOLHEA from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLYOU from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLHUM from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLARTS from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLNEI from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLARTS2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLHEA2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

VOLHUM2 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

QN51_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

QN51_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

METVOL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLNBHOM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLDISFD from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLSHELT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLNBCRM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLAIDS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLENVR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLBLDHM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLCOMDP from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLVLNCE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLPOLIT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLSCHLS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLCOMOR from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLYOUTH from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLARTS from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLINFRM from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

VOLNONE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

INCITVOL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

INCITFUT from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

EVACVOL1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

EVACORG from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

EVACORG2 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

EVACORG3 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

CHARITY3 from Houston Area Survey, 2010

WHENVOL from Houston Area Survey, 2010

VOLUNTER from Middletown Area Study, 2004

RESULT1 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

VOLNTEER from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 6:Religion
 

This question type asks the respondent how religion impacted his/her volunteering.

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RELACT1 from America's Evangelicals



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