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Definition:

Level of religious commitment. This is usually measured through self-report of various measures. Asking individuals how they view the Bible, whether it is authoritative and perfect, or full of myths, allows researchers to approximate how religious one views herself. The frequency of attendance at church also provides a measure of the level of a person's religious commitment. Researchers also take how much money a person gives to their place of worship as a measure of religiosity.


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The following are possible measures of Religiosity that can be created using data from theARDA.com
Biblical Literalism
 Description:
Measures how literally respondents read the Bible or other sacred scriptures.
 
  • BIBLE1: Variable 145 from General Social Survey, 2002
  • BIBLE1: Variable 146 from General Social Survey, 2004
  • BIBLE: Variable 151 from General Social Survey, 2006
  • INERRANT: Variable 175 from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)
  • BIBLE: Variable 43 from International Social Survey Program: Religion II, 1998
  • Q20: Variable 57 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
  • VCF0850: Variable 599 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004
  • SCRIPTUR: Variable 73 from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
  • Church Attendance
     Description:
    Measures how frequently respondents attend places of worship.
     
  • ATTEND: Variable 129 from General Social Survey, 2004
  • ATTEND: Variable 135 from General Social Survey, 2002
  • ATTEND: Variable 135 from General Social Survey, 2006
  • Q5: Variable 19 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
  • ATTEND1: Variable 332 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
  • I-ATTEND: Variable 956 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004
  • Church Contributions
     Description:
    How much respondent gives to her church
     
  • Q11: Variable 23 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
  • CHURGIVE: Variable 90 from Catholics in Indiana: A Social and Religious Profile, 1994



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