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(prgvol2_98) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past 12 months? (PRGV2_98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 14 7.3
-2) Dont know 5 2.6
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 1 0.5
2) 1.5 3 1.6
2) 2 3 1.6
3) 3 1 0.5
4) 4 6 3.1
5) 5 8 4.1
6) 6 4 2.1
7) 7 3 1.6
8) 8 4 2.1
10) 10 7 3.6
12) 12 5 2.6
13) 13 1 0.5
15) 15 8 4.1
16) 16 1 0.5
18) 18 2 1
20) 20 9 4.7
25) 25 15 7.8
28) 28 1 0.5
30) 30 8 4.1
35) 35 1 0.5
40) 40 8 4.1
50) 50 14 7.3
51) 51 1 0.5
60) 60 6 3.1
70) 70 1 0.5
75) 75 3 1.6
78) 77.5 0 0
100) 100 14 7.3
125) 125 2 1
145) 145 1 0.5
150) 150 9 4.7
175) 175 1 0.5
200) 200 8 4.1
275) 275 1 0.5
300) 300 4 2.1
400) 400 3 1.6
500) 500 1 0.5
700) 700 2 1
1000) 1000 1 0.5
2000) 2000 1 0.5
3000) 3000 1 0.5
5000) 5000 1 0.5
TOTAL193100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(prgvol2_06) Of the regularly participating adults in your congregation, how many of them would you say did volunteer work at least once for one or more of these programs within the past twelve months? (PRGV2_06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 8 3.8
-1) Refused 5 2.3
0) 0 0 0
2) 2 3 1.4
3) 3 2 0.9
4) 4 2 0.9
5) 5 10 4.7
6) 6 5 2.3
7) 7 2 0.9
8) 8 2 0.9
10) 10 15 7
12) 12 7 3.3
15) 15 15 7
17) 17 2 0.9
20) 20 12 5.6
25) 25 10 4.7
28) 28 1 0.5
30) 30 8 3.8
35) 35 4 1.9
36) 36 1 0.5
40) 40 7 3.3
43) 43 1 0.5
45) 45 1 0.5
50) 50 15 7
53) 53 1 0.5
60) 60 2 0.9
63) 63 1 0.5
70) 70 3 1.4
75) 75 4 1.9
90) 90 2 0.9
93) 93 1 0.5
100) 100 16 7.5
120) 120 2 0.9
125) 125 1 0.5
140) 140 3 1.4
150) 150 5 2.3
200) 200 2 0.9
250) 250 7 3.3
300) 300 6 2.8
320) 320 1 0.5
325) 325 1 0.5
350) 350 1 0.5
400) 400 2 0.9
500) 500 2 0.9
600) 600 3 1.4
650) 650 1 0.5
900) 900 1 0.5
1000) 1000 3 1.4
1200) 1200 1 0.5
1400) 1400 1 0.5
1500) 1500 1 0.5
5000) 5000 1 0.5
TOTAL213100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Of the total number of regularly participating adults, what percent would you estimate are: Currently holding volunteer leadership roles in your congregation, like serving on administrative committees, teaching [Sunday school], running outreach programs, etc. (VOLS)
  TOTAL %
0) Does not apply 2,104 14.8
1) None 0% 321 2.3
2) Hardly any 1-10% 1,089 7.6
3) Few 11-20% 2,742 19.3
4) Some 21-40% 4,038 28.4
5) Many 41-60% 2,356 16.5
6) Most 61-80% 1,071 7.5
7) All or nearly all 81-100% 519 3.6
TOTAL14,240100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Other
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q48 On average, about how many hours per month do you volunteer..a. for the community, through your church (Q48A)
  TOTAL %
1) None 1,192 73.4
2) 1-2 hours 251 15.5
3) 3-4 hours 93 5.7
4) 5-10 hours 50 3.1
5) 11 hours or more 38 2.3
TOTAL1,624100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q48 On average, about how many hours per month do you volunteer..c. for your church (Q48C)
  TOTAL %
1) None 1,097 67.1
2) 1-2 hours 250 15.3
3) 3-4 hours 137 8.4
4) 5-10 hours 97 5.9
5) 11 hours or more 55 3.4
TOTAL1,636100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q82a. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for the community, through your place of worship? (VOLCOMM1)
  TOTAL %
0) None 39 8.8
1) One to two hours 215 48.8
2) Three to four hours 103 23.4
3) Five to ten hours 43 9.8
4) Eleven or more hours 41 9.3
TOTAL441100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q82c. About how many hours per month do you volunteer for your place of worship? (VOLWRSHP)
  TOTAL %
0) None 48 9.4
1) One to two hours 222 43.4
2) Three to four hours 132 25.8
3) Five to ten hours 59 11.5
4) Eleven or more hours 50 9.8
TOTAL511100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Id like your best estimate of the total number of hours you spent in the past month on each of the areas in which you have been a volunteer. How many hours did you spend in the past month working for: C. Religious organizations (HRSRELIG)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 8 4
2) 2 25 12.4
3) 3 13 6.5
4) 4 34 16.9
5) 5 15 7.5
6) 6 11 5.5
7) 7 1 0.5
8) 8 16 8
9) 9 2 1
10) 10 17 8.5
12) 12 11 5.5
15) 15 5 2.5
16) 16 5 2.5
20) 20 12 6
24) 24 4 2
25) 25 2 1
28) 28 2 1
29) 29 1 0.5
30) 30 3 1.5
40) 40 1 0.5
42) 42 1 0.5
50) 50 1 0.5
60) 60 3 1.5
80) 80 1 0.5
82) 82 1 0.5
90) 90 2 1
98) Dont know 2 1
99) No answer 2 1
TOTAL201100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work with youth in community or church youth programs (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, coaching a baseball team, directing a youth choir, etc.)? (FVOLYTH)
  TOTAL %
1) None 2,051 47.8
2) 1 to 2 hours 795 18.5
3) 3 to 4 hours 545 12.7
4) 5 to 10 hours 544 12.7
5) 11 or more hours 357 8.3
TOTAL4,292100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work through some organization (such as charity, church, social service agency, or club) to help the poor, sick, elderly, or handicapped? (FVOLUNTE)
  TOTAL %
1) None 2,295 53.6
2) 1 to 2 hours 943 22
3) 3 to 4 hours 444 10.4
4) 5 to 10 hours 356 8.3
5) 11 or more hours 246 5.7
TOTAL4,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work with youth in community or church youth programs (such as Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, 4-H, coaching a baseball team, directing a youth choir, etc.)? (MVOLYTH)
  TOTAL %
1) None 2,415 40.3
2) 1 to 2 hours 1,189 19.8
3) 3 to 4 hours 984 16.4
4) 5 to 10 hours 913 15.2
5) 11 or more hours 493 8.2
TOTAL5,994100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how many hours per month do you do volunteer work through some organization (such as charity, church, social service agency, or club) to help the poor, sick, elderly, or handicapped? (MVOLUNTE)
  TOTAL %
1) None 2,940 49.3
2) 1 to 2 hours 1,381 23.2
3) 3 to 4 hours 705 11.8
4) 5 to 10 hours 569 9.5
5) 11 or more hours 369 6.2
TOTAL5,964100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Approximately how many hours do you spend volunteering each week? (HRS_VOL)
  TOTAL %
0) None, Do Not Volunteer 3,472 2.1
1) One Hour or Less 53,405 32
2) More Than One Hour to Two Hours 36,487 21.8
3) More Than Two Hours to Three Hours 18,474 11.1
4) More Than Three Hours to Four Hours 12,455 7.5
5) More Than Four Hours to Six Hours 13,509 8.1
6) More Than Six Hours 29,275 17.5
TOTAL167,077100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - d. Community or missionary outreach programs (Q14D)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,269 78.2
2) 1-2 times 270 16.6
3) 3-4 times 53 3.3
4) 5 or more times 30 1.8
TOTAL1,622100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Y234. How many times, if any, have you ever gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.][RECORD NUMBER, RANGE= 0-20, 98=DK, 99=REFUSED, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 359 36.7
2) 2 251 25.7
3) 3 109 11.2
4) 4 49 5
5) 5 51 5.2
6) 6 22 2.3
7) 7 7 0.7
8) 8 7 0.7
9) 9 4 0.4
10) 10 32 3.3
11) 11 2 0.2
12) 12 6 0.6
15) 15 10 1
16) 16 1 0.1
20) 20 23 2.4
777) Dont know 37 3.8
888) Refused 7 0.7
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mission_w2) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE = 0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 302 47.6
2) 2 163 25.7
3) 3 58 9.1
4) 4 27 4.3
5) 5 17 2.7
6) 6 12 1.9
7) 7 3 0.5
8) 8 3 0.5
9) 9 2 0.3
10) 10 7 1.1
11) 11 1 0.2
12) 12 2 0.3
15) 15 2 0.3
20) 20 10 1.6
666) Invalid skip 23 3.6
777) Dont know 2 0.3
TOTAL634100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mission_w3) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE=0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 210 53.7
2) 2 94 24
3) 3 32 8.2
4) 4 12 3.1
5) 5 9 2.3
6) 6 3 0.8
7) 7 1 0.3
8) 8 1 0.3
10) 10 3 0.8
14) 14 1 0.3
15) 15 1 0.3
18) 18 1 0.3
20) 20 9 2.3
777) Dont know 4 1
999) Legitimate skip 10 2.6
TOTAL391100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28B)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 3,012 11.4
2) Once or twice a month 4,002 15.2
3) Several times a year 5,374 20.4
4) Seldom 4,924 18.7
5) Never 8,838 33.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 200 0.8
TOTAL26,350100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28B)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 27 11.7
2) Once or twice a month 37 16.1
3) Several times a year 41 17.8
4) Seldom 49 21.3
5) Never 73 31.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 3 1.3
TOTAL230100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Has respondent volunteered in the last 12 months: Religious and church related activities (helping churches and religious groups) (VOLWKREL)
  TOTAL %
1) No 787 61.3
2) Yes, once or twice 191 14.9
3) Yes, 3-5 times 85 6.6
4) Yes, 6 or more times 163 12.7
8) Dont know 0 0
9) No answer 58 4.5
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO VOLUNTEERED FOR ANY CHURCH OR RELIGIOUS GROUP IN THE LAST YEAR (VOLREL). In the past month, on about how many days, if any, have you volunteered for a church or religious group? (MONREL)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 2,812 64.2
1) 1 217 5
2) 2 262 6
3) 3 162 3.7
4) 4 344 7.9
5) 5 122 2.8
6) 6 74 1.7
7) 7 32 0.7
8) 8 94 2.1
9) 9 12 0.3
10) 10 55 1.3
11) 11 2 0
12) 12 55 1.3
13) 13 2 0
14) 14 11 0.3
15) 15 16 0.4
16) 16 4 0.1
20) 20 19 0.4
24) 24 2 0
25) 25 2 0
28) 28 6 0.1
30) 30 26 0.6
31) 31 8 0.2
32) Dont know/Refused 38 0.9
TOTAL4,377100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you do community volunteer work through your place of worship: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQV0L)
  TOTAL %
1) Frequently 495 17.5
2) Sometimes 1,006 35.6
3) Hardly ever 419 14.8
4) Never 857 30.3
5) Does not apply 22 0.8
9) Dont know/Refused 28 1
TOTAL2,827100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Volunteered for a church program that services the local community (RELALT5)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 206 69.4
2) 1-2 43 14.5
3) 3-5 21 7.1
4) More than 5 23 7.7
5) Dont know/Refused 4 1.3
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Go on a religious mission to another country (RELALT11)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 283 95.3
2) 1-2 5 1.7
3) 3-5 2 0.7
4) More than 5 2 0.7
5) Dont know/Refused 5 1.7
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Volunteered for a church program that services the local community (RELALT25)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 597 45.5
2) 1-2 333 25.4
3) 3-5 134 10.2
4) More than 5 235 17.9
5) Dont know/Refused 14 1.1
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Go on a religious mission to another country (RELA2_11)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,226 93.4
2) 1-2 56 4.3
3) 3-5 11 0.8
4) More than 5 9 0.7
5) Dont know/Refused 11 0.8
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months- every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never: Volunteer for an organization or program connected with your place of worship (RELCON5)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 27 1.9
2) Once or twice a week 205 14.6
3) Once or twice month 254 18.1
4) Once or twice a year 291 20.8
5) Never 593 42.4
6) Dont know/refused 30 2.1
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Volunteered for a church/synagogue program that serves the local community? (ACTVOL1)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 548 21.2
2) Some 1,121 43.3
3) None 912 35.2
4) DK 5 0.2
5) Refused 4 0.2
TOTAL2,590100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


P12A. [If parent respondent or spouse/partner has done volunteer work or community service with a group or organization] [IF P11=1] About how much of that volunteer work or community service was done through a religious organization. Would you say… (PVOLREL)
  TOTAL %
1) All 615 18.2
2) Three-quarters 215 6.4
3) Half 290 8.6
4) One-quarter 199 5.9
5) None 738 21.9
777) Dont know 5 0.1
999) Not asked 1,308 38.8
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Y117. [If teen has done volunteer work or community service a few times, occasionally, or regularly in the last year][IF Y114=2,3,4] How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service was organized by a religious organization or congregation?[READ LIST] (VOLREL)
  TOTAL %
1) All 256 7.6
2) Most 234 6.9
3) About half 250 7.4
4) Some 304 9
5) A little 316 9.4
6) None 865 25.7
777) Dont know 6 0.2
888) Refused 1 0
999) Not asked 1,138 33.8
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(volrel_w2) [IF HAS VOLUNTEERED A FEW TIMES, OCCASIONALLY, OR REGULARLY] [IF H:11=2,3 OR 4] H:14. How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service was organized by a religious organization or congregation? Was it . . . (VOLREL)
  TOTAL %
1) All 227 8.7
2) Most 155 6
3) About half 130 5
4) Some 170 6.5
5) A little 248 9.5
6) None 822 31.6
666) Invalid skip 14 0.5
999) Not asked 838 32.2
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(volrel_w3) [IF HAS VOLUNTEERED] H:14. How much, if any, of this volunteer work or community service work was organized by a religious organization or congregation? Was it . . . (VOLREL)
  TOTAL %
1) All 177 7
2) Most 77 3
3) About half 97 3.8
4) Some 78 3.1
5) A little 112 4.4
6) None 636 25.1
999) Legitimate skip 1,355 53.5
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q49 Please indicate your current level of involvement with the following organizations..d. Church or other religious organization I volunteer (Q49DC)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, I .. 280 100
TOTAL280100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


During the past twelve months, have you done volunteer work at a church or other place of worship? (VOLCH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,804 50
2) No 2,798 49.9
3) Dont know/refused 1 0
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Do community volunteer work through your place of worship (VLNTRWRK)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,304 55.2
2) No 1,057 44.8
TOTAL2,361100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(cu_relmission_13) Ever reported going on religious mission (CU_RELMI)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,320 100
TOTAL1,320100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In which, if any, of the areas listed on this card have you done some volunteer work in the past twelve months? C. Religious organizations (VOLRELIG)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 347 24
2) No 1,028 71.2
9) No answer 69 4.8
TOTAL1,444100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you done any other volunteer work for your congregation? (CA_32A)
  TOTAL %
-4) Dont know 5 0.3
1) Yes 555 37.5
2) No 921 62.2
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the past twelve months, have you done any volunteer work - that is, work for a nonprofit, charitable organization, school or group for which you did not receive pay? (VO_1)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 1 0
1) Yes 1,056 40.5
2) No 1,551 59.5
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the past year, have you -- done volunteer work at your church or synagogue? (PSTYRCRH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,385 27.6
2) No 3,304 65.8
3) Dont know 330 6.6
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to: any church or religious group (VOLREL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,871 40
2) No 2,798 59.8
9) Dont know/Refused 13 0.3
TOTAL4,682100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Next I would like to talk with you about volunteer activity. By volunteer activity, I mean not just belonging to an organization, but actually spending your time helping without being paid for it. In the past year have you volunteered your time to any church or religious group? (QN51_A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, volunteered 1,286 32
2) No, did not volunteer 2,678 66.7
8) Dont know 20 0.5
9) Refused 32 0.8
TOTAL4,016100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


During the past year, have you spent any time volunteering for any of the following - Church-related activities. (VOLCHRCH)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 405 100
TOTAL405100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


39G3. Was the volunteer work organized by a religious group, the state or local government, the Red Cross, or another group? FIRST MENTION (EVACORG)
  TOTAL %
1) Religious Group 210 44.7
2) State or local government 47 10
3) Red Cross 82 17.4
4) Another group 80 17
5) All of the above groups 13 2.8
6) None of the above groups 35 7.4
8) Dont know 2 0.4
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL470100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


39G3. Was the volunteer work organized by a religious group, the state or local government, the Red Cross, or another group? SECOND MENTION (EVACORG2)
  TOTAL %
2) State or local government 10 37
3) Red Cross 14 51.9
4) Another group 3 11.1
TOTAL27100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


39G3. Was the volunteer work organized by a religious group, the state or local government, the Red Cross, or another group? THIRD MENTION (EVACORG3)
  TOTAL %
3) Red Cross 1 33.3
4) Another group 2 66.7
TOTAL3100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever served a mission for the LDS Church? (If so, which kind(s)?) (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, a full-time mission 140 15.5
2) Yes, a stake mission 66 7.3
3) Yes, both kinds of mission 39 4.3
4) No, no mission 661 73
TOTAL906100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Have you ever served a mission for the LDS Church? (If so, which kind(s)?) (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, a full-time mission 27 9.4
2) Yes, a stake mission 18 6.3
3) Yes, both kinds of mission 5 1.7
4) No, no mission 237 82.6
TOTAL287100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: a service program or volunteer activity sponsored by your congregation that also included people who belong to other religions, such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists? (CNG_VOLN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 393 16.4
2) No 1,973 82.2
3) Dont know 32 1.3
4) Refused 1 0
TOTAL2,399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[IF VOLNTEER= 1 YES] Is your volunteering mostly at a religious organization or mostly at some other kind of organization? (VOLN_REL)
  TOTAL %
1) Mostly at a religious organization 225 24.3
2) Mostly at some other kind of organization 665 71.8
3) Other 31 3.3
4) Dont know 4 0.4
5) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL926100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Commonality: This question type asks the respondent to estimate how many congregants volunteer through the congregation
Hours: How many hours do respondents report volunteering through their congregation?
How Often: How many times has the respondent volunteered through his/her congregation?
Percent Religious: How much of respondents' volunteer work is performed through a religious organization?
Yes/No: This question type asks respondents report whether or not they volunteer through their congregation.

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