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World Values Survey 2010 (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The World Values Survey (WVS) is a worldwide investigation of sociocultural and political change. It is conducted by a network of social scientists at leading universities all around the world.

Interviews have been carried out with nationally representative samples of the populations of more than 80 societies on all six inhabited continents. A total of six waves have been carried out since 1981, making it possible to carry out reliable global cross-cultural analyses and analysis of changes over time. The present file consists of Wave 6 of this ongoing study.

This project is being carried out by an international network of social scientists, with local funding for each survey (though in some cases, it has been possible to raise supplementary funds from outside sources). In exchange for providing the data from interviews with a representative national sample of at least 1,000 people in their own society, each participating group gets immediate access to the data from all of the other participating societies. Thus, they are able to compare the basic values and beliefs of the people of their own society with those of more than 60 other societies. In addition, they are invited to international meetings at which they can compare findings and interpretations with other members of the World Values Survey network.

Faith Matters Survey, 2011 (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The 2011 Faith Matters Survey was conducted on behalf of Harvard University and the University of Notre Dame by Social Science Research Solutions/SSRS. The survey was generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This collection reinterviewed the respondents from 2006 Faith Matters Survey and also surveyed a new sample of respondents, asking questions about their religion (beliefs, belonging and behavior) and their social and political engagement. The data provide precise measurements of religious belief and behavior to help scholars determine their relative stability among different sub-populations and as compared to nonreligious beliefs and behaviors. Some variable names have been modified by the ARDA. Original variable names are in parentheses.

Millennial Values and Voter Engagement Survey, 2012 (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The Millennial Values Election Survey was a follow-up panel study to the Millennial Values Survey (April 2012) and included 1,214 younger Millennials (ages 18-25) who were part of the first study and were re-contacted. The survey, conducted in late August and early September, included questions on voter engagement, parental influence on voting behavior, and support for affirmative action policies.

Census of the Amish in Holmes County and the Surrounding Areas (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The Amish have largely remained an enigma to social science researchers, due to a lack of large-scale data. By coding data from directories of Amish in Holmes County, Ohio, and the surrounding areas (which contain information on roughly one in every six Amish in the world), this project provides a new source of data that allows people to explore demographics, occupational shifts, and retention among a significant proportion of the Old Order Amish.

The investigator for this project, Benjamin McKune, was a graduate student at the Pennsylvania State University and a Research Associate at the ARDA. In March 2014, he tragically passed away before he could finish his Ph.D. This dataset contains the data that he collected for his dissertation.

Millennial Values Survey, 2012 (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The Millennial Values Survey was a joint project with Georgetown Universityís Berkley Center for Religion, Peace & World Affairs. The survey was conducted among a random sample of college-age Millennials (ages 18-24) and included questions about political priorities, political candidates and the 2012 election. The survey also measured views about religious groups, and Christianity in particular, and covered other political topics ranging from economic inequality, the role of government and pluralism.

Race, Class, and Culture Survey 2012 (Uploaded: 4/15/2015)

The Race, Class, and Culture Survey is a nationally-representative survey of 2,501 Americans with a focus on the role of race and class and its intersection with religion and politics, including extensive analysis of white working-class Americans. One important contribution of this project is the development of a parsimonious and replicable definition of white working class Americans. The survey highlights the significant divides among white working-class Americans along the lines of region, religion, gender, and age. Questions were asked about voting behavior, candidate favorability, the economy and inequality, view of government, perspectives on America, discrimination and diversity, and social issues (including same-sex marriage, abortion, and the environment).

Faith Matters Survey, 2007 (Uploaded: 3/16/2015)

The 2007 Faith Matters Survey was conducted on behalf of Harvard University by International Communications Research. The survey was generously funded by the John Templeton Foundation. This collection reinterviewed the respondents from 2006 Faith Matters Survey about their religion (beliefs, belonging and behavior) and their social and political engagement. The data provide precise measurements of religious belief and behavior to help scholars determine their relative stability among different sub-populations and as compared to nonreligious beliefs and behaviors. Some variable names have been modified by the ARDA. Original variable names are in parentheses.

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Seventh-Day Adventist Church Leader Survey (Uploaded: 3/16/2015)

More than 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)ómaking it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregationís facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (3) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition.)

This data file contains data for the Seventh-day Adventist Church Leader Survey for congregations participating in Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 Seventh-day Adventist Attender data and Seventh-day Adventist Congregational Profile data will be provided in separate data files.)

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Seventh-Day Adventist Church Congregational Profile Survey (Uploaded: 3/16/2015)

More than 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)ómaking it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregationís facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c ) a leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition.)

This data file contains data for the sample of the Seventh-day Adventist Church congregations that completed the Congregational Profile Survey form. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 Seventh-day Adventist Attender data and Seventh-day Adventist Leader data will be provided in separate data files.)

U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Seventh-Day Adventist Church Oversample Attender Survey (Uploaded: 3/16/2015)

More than 500,000 worshipers in more than 5,000 congregations across America participated in the U.S. Congregational Life Survey (Wave 1 and Wave 2)ómaking it the largest survey of worshipers in America ever conducted. Three types of surveys were completed in each participating congregation: (a) an attender survey completed by all worshipers age 15 and older who attended worship services during the weekend the survey was given; (b) a congregational profile describing the congregationís facilities, staff, programs, and worship services completed by one person in the congregation; and (c) leader survey completed by the pastor, priest, minister, rabbi, or other principal leader. Together the information collected provides a unique three-dimensional look at religious life in America. (From Appendix 1, U.S. Congregational Life Survey Methodology, A Field Guide to U.S. Congregations, Second Edition).

This data file contains data for a random sample of Seventh-day Adventist worship Attenders participating in Wave 2 of the U.S. Congregational Life Survey. (U.S. Congregational Life Survey Wave 2 Seventh-day Adventist Profile data and Seventh-day Adventist Leader data will be provided in separate files.)


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