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Homosexuality, Congregational Attitude

We ask about the respondent's attitude about homosexuality. While scanning for those we found some that ask about the congregation's perspective on homosexuals and whether homosexuals can hold leadership positions in the church.


Below are 28 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • LISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (lissue1_06) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? (FIRST MENTION) (LISS1_06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (lissue2_06) On what issue or issues did a group from your congregation lobby elected officials? (SECOND MENTION) (LISS2_06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISS1_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (missue1_06) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? (FIRST MENTION) (MISS1_06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISS2_06 from National Congregations Study, Panel Dataset (1998 and 2006-2007)LEARN MORE
    • (missue2_06) What was the issue or policy about which a group from your congregation demonstrated or marched? (SECOND MENTION) (MISS2_06) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SERHOMO from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. During the past year, have you heard a sermon, lecture, or group discussion in your congregation that dealt with any the following? -- being more supportive of homosexuals (SERHOMO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROB_B1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what the disagreements were about. (1st) (Recode) (PROB_B1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROB_B2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me what the disagreements were about. (2nd) (Recode) (PROB_B2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q5P from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • IF Q4P=1, ASK: And would you say that the religion was too strict and conservative about things like abortion and homosexuality, or the religion was too relaxed and liberal about things like abortion and homosexuality? (Q5P) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOMOSAID from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or dont they take a position on the issue? (HOMOSAID) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GAYISSUE from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE MEMBERS OF A CHURCH OR A SYNAGOGUE: During the past year, has your congregation participated in any of the following? - An effort to promote gay and lesbian issues (GAYISSUE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLRG_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF W_HOM= 1 OR W_HOMLAW= 1] When your clergy has spoken about homosexuality, do they say it is something that should be accepted, something that should be discouraged, or dont they take a position on the issue? (CLRG_HOM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • W_HOM from News Interest Index, October 2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF ATTEND= 1, 2 OR 3] As I read a list of issues, please tell me whether or not the clergy at your place of worship speaks out on this issue: Issues related to homosexuality (W_HOM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HOMOSEX from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? For each, choose the response which best fits your present thinking. -- Declaring a homosexual orientation would not exclude an individual from being admitted to my congregation. (HOMOSEX) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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