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Updates to the Data Archive
The following files have recently been added:
|•||U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Attender Survey|
|•||U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Leader Survey|
|•||U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) Congregational Profile Survey|
|•||Religion and State--Minorities|
|•||Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2012-2014 - Background Variables, Clergy|
|•||Presbyterian Panel Survey, 2012-2014 - Background Variables, Members and Elders|
|•||National Congregations Study Switzerland, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006, and 2008)|
|•||Noordin Top Terrorist Network Data|
|•||Presbyterian Panel Survey, August 2010 - Compassion, Peace and Justice, Elders|
|•||Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2010 - Congregational Leadership, All|