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Religious Tradition of Parents

What religious tradition are the respondent's parents? What tradition was he/she raised in? Questions are sometimes used to check for switching in respondents and sometimes used to check for agreement between parents.


Below are 50 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q31A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q31 Please indicate the religious affiliation of your... Father (Q31A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q31B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q31 Please indicate the religious affiliation of your... Mother (Q31B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDMA from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your mother attend religious services? (ATTENDMA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDPA from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your father attend religious services? (ATTENDPA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARELKID from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • What was your mothers religious preference when you were a child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (MARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARELKID from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • What was your fathers religious preference when you were a child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (PARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELFATHR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q31a. Please indicate the religious affiliation of your father, mother, and spouse (if married). (Please mark only one box.) Father (RELFATHR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELMOTHR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q31b. Please indicate the religious affiliation of your father, mother, and spouse (if married). (Please mark only one box.) Mother (RELMOTHR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEDAD1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y134. [If teen identifies with a religion (and if Jewish, teen is not only culturally Jewish), AND if teen has father or male parent figure in the household][IF (Y62<8) AND IF <> (Y66=2 OR Y70=2)] AND IF (P1A=0 OR (P1A=1 AND P2C<3))] Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: [READ LIST] (LIKEDAD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEDAD2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • [If teen is doesnt think of self as part of a particular religion/denomination/church OR if teen does not identify with a religion OR if teen only culturally Jewish, AND if teen has father or male parent figure at home][IF Y61<>1 OR Y62>7 OR Y66=2 OR Y70=2] AND [IF P1A=0 AND P2C<3)] Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: [READ LIST] (LIKEDAD2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEMOM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y133. [If teen identifies with a religion (and if Jewish, teen is not only culturally Jewish), AND if teen has mother or female parent figure in the household][IF (Y62<8) AND IF <> (Y66=2 OR Y70=2)] AND IF (P1A=1 OR (P1A=0 AND P2C<3))] Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: [READ LIST] (LIKEMOM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEMOM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y135. [If teen doesnt think of self as part of a particular religion/denomination/church OR if teen does not identify with a religion OR if teen only culturally Jewish, AND if teen has mother or female parent figure at home][IF Y61<>1 OR Y62>7 OR Y66=2 OR Y70=2] AND [IF P1A=0 AND P2C<3)] Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: [READ LIST] (LIKEMOM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad1_w2) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS FATHER] [IF F:10<7 AND F:13 NOT=2 AND F:16 NOT=2 AND HAS FATHER] I:13. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKED1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED1_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad1_2_w2) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS FATHER 2] [IF F:10<7 AND F:13 NOT=2 AND F:16 NOT=2 AND HAS FATHER 2] I:17. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKED1_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad2_w2) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS FATHER] [IF (F:10=7, DK OR REF OR F:9=0, DK OR REF OR F:13=2 OR F:16=2) AND HAS FATHER] I:15. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKED2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad2_2_w2) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS FATHER 2] [IF (F:10=7, DK OR REF OR F:9=0, DK OR REF OR F:13=2 OR F:16=2) AND HAS FATHER 2] I:19. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKED2_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom1_w2) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS MOTHER] [IF F:10<7 AND F:13 NOT=2 AND F:16 NOT=2 AND HAS MOTHER] I:12. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKEM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM1_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom1_2_w2) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS MOTHER 2] [IF F:10<7 AND F:13 NOT=2 AND F:16 NOT=2 AND HAS MOTHER 2] I:16. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKEM1_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom2_w2) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS MOTHER] [IF (F:10=7, DK OR REF OR F:9=0, DK OR REF OR F:13=2 OR F:16=2) AND HAS MOTHER] I:14. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKEM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom2_w2) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS MOTHER 2] [IF (F:10=7, DK OR REF OR F:9=0, DK OR REF OR F:13=2 OR F:16=2) AND HAS MOTHER 2] I:18. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKEM2_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad1_w3) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS MOTHER] I:13. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKED1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED1_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad1_2_w3) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS A WAVE 3 MOTHER] I:17. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKED1_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad2_w3) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS FATHER] I:15. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKED2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKED2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likedad2_2_w3) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS A WAVE 3 FATHER] I:19. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKED2_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom1_w3) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS MOTHER] I:12. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKEM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM1_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom1_2_w3) [IF CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS AND HAS A WAVE 3 MOTHER] I:16. Would you say that your own religious beliefs are: (LIKEM1_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom2_w3) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY, JEWISH AND HAS MOTHER] I:14. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKEM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LIKEM2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (likemom2_2_w3) [IF DOES NOT CONSIDER SELF PART OF A RELIGION OR CONSIDERS SELF CULTURALLY, NOT RELIGIOUSLY JEWISH AND HAS A WAVE 3 MOTHER] I:18. Would you say that your own ideas about religion are: (LIKEM2_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MAATTEND from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • When you were growing up, how often did your mother (mother substitute) attend religious services? (MAATTEND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MADEN from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • If mother Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (MADEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARELIG from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • What was your mothers religious preference when you were growing up? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (MARELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PADEN from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • If father Protestant: What specific denomination is that, if any? (PADEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARELIG from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • What was your fathers religious preference when you were growing up? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (PARELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDMA from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your mother attend religious services? (ATTENDMA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDPA from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your father attend religious services? (ATTENDPA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARELKID from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • What was your mothers religious preference when you were a child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (MARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARELKID from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • What was your fathers religious preference when you were child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (PARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BRONAGN2 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • When you were growing up, were either or both of your parents born-again Christians? (FOLLOW-UP) Was that your mother, your father, or both? (BRONAGN2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDMA from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your mother attend religious services? (ATTENDMA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTENDPA from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, how often did your father attend religious services? (ATTENDPA) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MARELKID from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • What was your mothers religious preference when you were a child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (MARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PARELKID from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • What was your fathers religious preference when you were child? Was it Protestant, Catholic, Jewish, some other religion, or no religion? (PARELKID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRNTACTV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)LEARN MORE
    • As you look back on your childhood family life, would you say that your parents were active participants in the LDS Church (generally speaking)? (PRNTACTV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DADRELIG from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • During the time you were growing up, what was the religious affiliation of your parents? -- Fathers religious affiliation (DADRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MOMRELIG from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • During the time you were growing up, what was the religious affiliation of your parents? -- What was your mothers religious affiliation? (MOMRELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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