Related Concepts

RELTRAD (Religious Tradition) might be used as a measure of the following concepts:

In 2000 Steensland and colleagues proposed a new method for classifying religious tradition which was based on both doctrine and historical changes in religious groups.


a.) Steensland, Brian, Jerry Z. Park, Mark D. Regnerus, Lynn D. Robinson, W. Bradford Wilcox, and Robert D. Woodberry. 2000. The Measure of American Religion: Toward Improving the State of the Art. Social Forces 79(1): 291-318.

Several files in theARDA's Data Archive have examples of this Measure.
  • TRAD: Variable 11 from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)

  • RELTRAD: Variable 141 from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

  • RELIGION: Variable 189 from God and Society in North America, 1996

  • RELTRAD2: Variable 395 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

  • VCF0128A: Variable 67 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004

  • RELTRAD: Variable 800 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

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