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Conflict? (5)
Congregational Attitude (8)
Gay Clergy (2)
Gay/Lesbian Issues (8)
Outspoken Clergy (4)
Previous Congregation (1)
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GAY1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(gayles1_06) What was this conflict about? Homosexuality (GAY1_06)
TOTAL%
0) No25697.7
1) Yes62.3
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GAY2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(gayles2_06) What was this conflict about? Homosexuality (GAY2_06)
TOTAL%
0) No26099.2
1) Yes20.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GAY3_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(gayles3_06) What was this conflict about? Homosexuality (GAY3_06)
TOTAL%
0) No262100.0
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROB_B1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Please tell me what the disagreements were about. (1st) (Recode) (PROB_B1)
TOTAL%
1) Other4515.0
2) (DK)103.3
3) (Refused)237.6
5) Everything00.0
6) Theology124.0
7) Money/finances/budget6019.9
8) Program/mission priorities or emphases113.7
9) Who should make a decision279.0
10) Women in the ministry113.7
11) Homosexuality (gay/lesbian issues)20.7
12) Pro life or pro choice00.0
13) HIV/AIDS20.7
14) Worship style or music style155.0
15) Building/renovations93.0
16) Appointment/getting another pastor/new pastor103.3
17) Change (non-specific)31.0
18) Doctrine41.3
19) Family problems10.3
20) Administration31.0
21) Leadership issues20.7
22) Merger00.0
23) Relocation41.3
24) Outreach00.0
25) Racism20.7
26) Former minister/pastor82.7
27) Pastor10.3
28) New housing for pastor10.3
29) Ecumenical10.3
30) Members leaving00.0
31) Pastor leaving/removal/terminated62.0
32) Gossip31.0
33) Personal41.3
34) Church discipline10.3
35) Pastors martial status10.3
36) Policy10.3
37) Politics20.7
38) People having their way/too much control20.7
39) Pastor/congregation conflicts51.7
40) Law enforcement/police brutality10.3
41) Wont be a puppet/molded into different person00.0
42) Denominational/church related issues10.3
43) Congregation/parishioners/people31.0
44) Personality31.0
45) Social issues10.3
Missing13,999 
TOTAL301100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PROB_B2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
Please tell me what the disagreements were about. (2nd) (Recode) (PROB_B2)
TOTAL%
1) Other103.7
6) Theology31.1
7) Money/finances/budget72.6
8) Program/mission priorities or emphases41.5
9) Who should make a decision31.1
10) Women in the ministry10.4
11) Homosexuality (gay/lesbian issues)41.5
14) Worship style or music style114.1
15) Building/renovations00.0
19) Family problems00.0
21) Leadership issues51.9
23) Relocation41.5
24) Outreach00.0
26) Former minister/pastor10.4
30) Members leaving31.1
31) Pastor leaving/removal/terminated10.4
36) Policy10.4
38) People having their way/too much control00.0
39) Pastor/congregation conflicts31.1
41) Wont be a puppet/molded into different person31.1
96) No second disagreement20676.3
Missing14,029 
TOTAL270100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


HOMOSX98 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(homosex_98) Does your congregation have any special rules or norms concerning homosexual behavior? (HOMOSX98)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data31.1
-2) Dont know20.8
1) Yes14254.2
2) No11543.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MBRGAY06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(mbrgay_06) Would the following types of people be permitted to be full-fledged members of your congregation: An openly gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship? (MBRGAY06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes13852.7
2) No9435.9
3) Dont know2911.1
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LDRGAY06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(ldrgay_06) Regarding leadership, if they were otherwise qualified, would the following types of people be permitted to hold all of the volunteer leadership positions open to other members: An openly gay or lesbian couple in a committed relationship? (LDRGAY06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
1) Yes6926.3
2) No17466.4
3) Dont know186.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WLCMST06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(wlcmstmt_06) Some congregations have adopted written statements that officially welcome gays and lesbians. Has your congregation adopted such a statement? (WLCMST06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data10.4
-1) Refused20.8
1) Yes228.4
2) No23790.5
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PROHIB9 from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does your congregation or denomination have any special rules or prohibitions regarding the following? Homosexual behavior (PROHIB9)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26866.2
2) No13733.8
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


HOMOSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or dont they take a position on the issue? (HOMOSAID)
TOTAL%
1) Accepted1957.7
2) Discouraged1,82572.3
3) No position38915.4
4) Other/Multiple positions (Vol.)712.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)431.7
Missing8,416 
TOTAL2,523100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRG_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF W_HOM= 1 OR W_HOMLAW= 1] When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or dont they take a position on the issue? (CLRG_HOM)
TOTAL%
1) Accepted284.0
2) Discouraged52775.5
3) No position11015.8
4) Other/Multiple positions172.4
9) Dont know/Refused162.3
Missing1,973 
TOTAL698100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HOMOSEX from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990
To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? For each, choose the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Declaring a homosexual orientation would not exclude an individual from being admitted to my congregation. (HOMOSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree86014.1
2) Disagree1,33822.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree2,21036.3
4) Agree1,43823.6
5) Strongly agree2363.9
TOTAL6082100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


GAYCLERG from Houston Area Survey, 1982-2010
For/Against: What about churches that allow openly gay individuals to be members of the clergy? (10) (GAYCLERG)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know11915.9
0) Against it24532.7
1) For it38651.5
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GAYCLERG from Houston Area Survey, 2010
For/Against: What about churches that allow openly gay individuals to be members of the clergy? (GAYCLERG)
TOTAL%
-1) Refused/Dont know11915.9
0) Against it24532.7
1) For it38651.5
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(lissue1_06) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? (FIRST MENTION) (LISS1_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data21782.8
1) Right to life114.2
3) Stem cell research10.4
6) Pro-gay rights20.8
7) Anti-gay rights10.4
8) Education41.5
9) Support immigration20.8
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war51.9
14) Poverty, welfare/social services support83.1
20) Other31.1
32) Gay and lesbian issue, no position indicated31.1
33) Abortion, no position indicated10.4
40) Crime, drugs, community safety31.1
42) Gambling10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


LISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(lissue2_06) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? (SECOND MENTION) (LISS2_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data23489.3
1) Right to life10.4
3) Stem cell research20.8
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide10.4
5) Death penalty10.4
7) Anti-gay rights10.4
8) Education20.8
9) Support immigration10.4
11) Support of workers rights20.8
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war10.4
13) Support of environment10.4
14) Poverty, welfare/social services support72.7
20) Other31.1
31) Immigration, no position indicated10.4
32) Gay and lesbian issue, no position indicated20.8
40) Crime, drugs, community safety20.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(missue1_06) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? (FIRST MENTION) (MISS1_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data21582.1
-2) Dont know10.4
1) Right to life155.7
2) Right for women to choose10.4
6) Pro-gay rights10.4
7) Anti-gay rights31.1
8) Education10.4
9) Support immigration51.9
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war41.5
14) Poverty, welfare/social services support31.1
20) Other10.4
31) Immigration, no position indicated51.9
32) Gay and lesbian issue, no position indicated20.8
33) Abortion, no position indicated10.4
40) Crime, drugs, community safety20.8
41) Racial issues20.8
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
(missue2_06) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? (SECOND MENTION) (MISS2_06)
TOTAL%
-3) All other missing data24894.7
1) Right to life20.8
4) Euthanasia/assisted suicide10.4
5) Death penalty10.4
7) Anti-gay rights10.4
9) Support immigration20.8
12) International aid/support, issues, human rights, peace/war20.8
14) Poverty, welfare/social services support20.8
20) Other20.8
40) Crime, drugs, community safety10.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FOCUSSL from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Profile
Does this congregations worship services focus on particular group(s) of people? - Yes, certain groups with similar lifestyles (singles, homosexuals) (FOCUSSL)
TOTAL%
0) Not check41698.1
1) Checked81.9
TOTAL424100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


SERHOMO 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. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- being more supportive of homosexuals (SERHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes51216.1
2) No2,59881.6
3) Dont know/refused742.3
TOTAL3184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GAYISSUE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH OR A SYNAGOGUE: During the past year, has your congregation participated in any of the following? - An effort to promote gay and lesbian issues (GAYISSUE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes323.5
2) No74181.0
3) Dont know14115.4
4) Refused10.1
TOTAL915100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


ACTIVE7 from Survey of Religion and Community Life in Indianapolis, 1999
How important should it be for religious groups to influence public policy to support gay and lesbian rights in Indianapolis? (ACTIVE7)
TOTAL%
1) Very important13316.5
2) Somewhat important21426.6
3) Not too important15919.7
4) Not at all important28735.6
8) Dont know81.0
9) Refused50.6
TOTAL806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


CLRGHOMO from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding homosexuality? (CLRGHOMO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,52443.9
2) No3,14654.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)751.3
Missing5,195 
TOTAL5,745100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SOLAHEX from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006
Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about the laws regarding homosexuality? [Answered if ATTEND = 1, 2, or 3. (At least once a month)] (SOLAHEX)
TOTAL%
1) Yes56351.4
2) No52047.4
9) Dont know/Refused131.2
Missing906 
TOTAL1,096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


QN49_B from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion
IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (from QN23): Does the clergy at your place of worship ever speak out about laws regarding homosexuality? (QN49_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,49642.5
2) No1,73449.2
8) Dont know2687.6
9) Refused230.7
TOTAL3521100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


W_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003
[ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Issues related to homosexuality (W_HOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes40354.5
2) No32644.1
9) Dont know/Refused101.4
Missing1,932 
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q5P from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.
IF Q4P=1, ASK: And would you say that the religion was too strict and conservative about things like abortion and homosexuality, or the religion was too relaxed and liberal about things like abortion and homosexuality? (Q5P)
TOTAL%
1) Too strict/conservative on abortion/homosexuality35685.0
2) Too relaxed/liberal on abortion/homosexuality358.4
3) Neither/both equally/other (Vol.)92.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)194.5
TOTAL419100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Conflict?The question type asks if the responent's congregation has experience conflict related to the issue of homosexuality.
Congregational AttitudeWhat is the congregation's attitude/stance regarding homosexuality?
Gay ClergyThis question type asks for the respondent's views toward a church that allows gay clergy.
Gay/Lesbian IssuesThis question type asks the respondent if the congregation has participated in any type or promotion of gay/lesbian issues.
Outspoken ClergyThis question type asks the respondent if clergy at his/her place of worship have spoken out about homosexuality.
Previous CongregationThis question type asks a respondent about a congregation he/she has left, regarding its attitude regarding homosexuality.

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