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Measures a respondent's level of invovement with activities in a religious group that occur outside of worship services 

Below are 117 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ Administrative | Choir/Music Group | Counseling | Fellowship | General Involvement | Prayer/Bible Study | Sunday School | Time Spent ]

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MEMSTUDY from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

I-GROUP from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

CNGSHARE from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 1:Administrative
 

Is the respondent involved in a committee, maintenance or other administrative duties in their congregation?

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Q14E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

CA_29 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

CHRCHBRD from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

LEADERSH from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 2:Choir/Music Group
 

In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a choir or other musical group at church.

Some questions fit within the "Choir/Music Group" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Growing Up ]

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Q14B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

CHOIR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

FREQMUSC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

F_QN16C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion


Variant:Growing Up (Choir/Music Group variant)
 

In this question respondents are asked if they were involved in a choir or other musical group when they were younger.

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GR0_SNG2 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 3:Counseling
 

In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in counseling in their congregation.

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Q14C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

COUNSEL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 4:Fellowship
 

In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in fellowships or potlucks in their congregation.

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SOCIAL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

ACTVFLSH from Economic Values Survey, 1992


Category 5:General Involvement
 

This question type asks the respondent about their level of involvement at their congregation outside of weekly services.

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

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CHURCHTX from General Social Survey, 2004

CHRCHACT from American National Election Studies, 2004

LEADPSTN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

OFTINVLV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

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

V085130 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

CA_28 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

RELACT1 from American National Election Studies, 2002

INVLACT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

GRPREL from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

CHACTIVI from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Variant:Frequency (General Involvement variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how often they have been involved in non-worship service activities

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

CA_33 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996

CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

CONGACT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

CHRCHACT from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

CONGACTV from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

CHRCHACT from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996


Variant:Menu (General Involvement variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent to select activities from a list.

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OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1996

OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1996

OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1996

OTHREL3 from General Social Survey, 1996

OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1998

OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1998

OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1998


Category 6:Prayer/Bible Study
 

In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group in their congregation.

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

[ Growing Up | Outside Congregation ]

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Q14F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

GRPMTGS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

YTHGR2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

RELCON1 from America's Evangelicals

QN31A_E from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

RELCON1 from Religion and America's Role in the World

BIBLSTDY from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

RELCON1 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

BIBSTDY from December 2006 Values Update Survey

DESCRP6 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

DESCRP7 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

CNG_STUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

GRO_STDY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Variant:Growing Up (Prayer/Bible Study variant)
 

In this variant respondents are asked if they were involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group when they were younger.

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Q11 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.


Variant:Outside Congregation (Prayer/Bible Study variant)
 

In this variant respondents are asked if they are involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group not connected to their congregation.

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COMMPRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

COMMBIBL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 7:Sunday School
 

This question type asks the respondent if he/she is involved in a religious education program or Sunday school program

Some questions fit within the "Sunday School" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Growing Up ]

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GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

Q14A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

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

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

RELIGED from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

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

Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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

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

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

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

ART_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

ACTVATND from Economic Values Survey, 1992

SUNSCHL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

RELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

FRELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

DESCRP12 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)


Variant:Growing Up (Sunday School variant)
 

This variant asks respondents if they attended Sunday school or religious education classes when they were growing up.

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SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1988

SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1998

CHLDSCHL from Economic Values Survey, 1992

Q8 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

ATTEND10 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

ATTEND20 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988


Category 8:Time Spent
 

In this question respondents are asked how much time they spend on non-worship services at their congregation.

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CA_31 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

AUXPART from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

MTGPREP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

EVENING from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

AUXPART from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

MTGPREP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)



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