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Religiosity, Strength of

Measures how much religious involvement a respondent has overall


Below are 81 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • FEELREL from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Would you describe yourself as extremely religious, very religious, somewhat religious, not religious or non-religious, somewhat non-religious, or very non-religious? (FEELREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPERSN from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you . . . (RELPERSN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) or a not very strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE)? (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (STATE RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) or a not very strong (STATED RELIGIOUS PREFERENCE) (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCHANG from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (relchange_w2) F:20. Over the past three years, have you become more religious, less religious, or stayed about the same? (RELCHANG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RM_4 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • [IF RM_1=2-5 ASK RM_4. ELSE SKIP TO RA_Intro.] How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your choice of a career or job (RM_4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RM_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about whether or whom to marry (RM_5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RM_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about where to live (RM_6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RM_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How much influence have your religious beliefs, teachings, or congregation had on the following big decisions you have made in your life? Your decision about how many children to have (RM_7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIG from ABC News Religion Poll, 1997LEARN MORE
    • Basically speaking, do you consider yourself religious or unreligious? Is that very religious/unreligious or somewhat religious/unreligious? (RELIG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELREL from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Would you describe yourself as... (FEELREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q12 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • And as a teenager, about how strong was your religious faith? Was it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q13 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • And about how strong would you say your religious faith is now? Is it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q9 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • And as a child, about how strong was your religious faith? Was it very strong, somewhat strong, not too strong, or not strong at all? (Q9) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELREL from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Would you describe yourself as... (FEELREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPERSN from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELPERSN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELBEHAV from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social NetworksLEARN MORE
    • My religious beliefs should direct my behavior in every area of my life. (RELBEHAV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference). (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TRAIT13 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Do each of the following phrases describe you, personally, very well, fairly well, not very well, or not at all. -- Deeply religious (TRAIT13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELITEN from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong (stated religious preference) or a not very strong (stated religious preference)? (RELITEN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIMP from Middletown Area Study, 1999LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you consider yourself a religious person? Are you... (RELIMP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELFAM from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981LEARN MORE
    • Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced how you treat your family? (RELFAM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPOL from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981LEARN MORE
    • Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced your choices of political candidates? (RELPOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELWORK from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981LEARN MORE
    • Now, I would like to ask about the influence of religious beliefs and values on different kinds of activities. -- Have religious beliefs and values influenced the way you perform your work? (RELWORK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STRNGREL from Middletown Area Study, 1978LEARN MORE
    • Would you call yourself a strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] or a not very strong...[RELIGIOUS PERFERENCE NAMED IN VAR 20 (RELIGION)] (STRNGREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NECBELIF from Religious Life Inventory, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (NECBELIF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELSTRN from Middletown Area Study, 1995LEARN MORE
    • How would you describe the strength of your religious beliefs? Are they: (RELSTRN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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