Single-Item Measures


Baptism, Presence of

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Y235. [If CATHOLIC or PROTESTANT] Have you been confirmed or baptized as a public affirmation of your religious faith, not including infant baptism? (CONFBAPT)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,386 79.7
777) Dont know 50 2.9
888) Refused 10 0.6
999) Not asked 292 16.8
TOTAL1,738100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(conbapt_w2) [IF CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT AND HAD NOT BEEN BAPTIZED BY WAVE 1] [IF (CATHOLIC OR PROTESTANT) AND confbapt=0, 777, 888, 999] Q:8. Have you been confirmed or baptized as a public affirmation of your religious faith, not including infant baptism? (CONFBAPT)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 385 19.2
666) Invalid skip 23 1.1
777) Dont know 5 0.2
888) Refused 1 0
999) Not asked 1,590 79.3
TOTAL2,004100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you been baptized? (BAPTIZED)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, in my present denomination 2,001 70.8
2) Yes, in another denomination 776 27.4
3) No 51 1.8
TOTAL2,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Have you been confirmed? (CONFIRM)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, in my present denomination 1,550 60.2
2) Yes, in another denomination 290 11.3
3) No 736 28.6
TOTAL2,576100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


The sacrament of Confirmation is intended most of all: (QB2)
  TOTAL %
1) To strengthen the Christian as a soldier of Christ 105 59.3
2) To make the Christian ready to fight for his religion 6 3.4
3) To prepare the Christian to take part in the work of the Church 16 9
4) To complete the consecration of the Christian begun in Baptism 39 22
5) To conclude the formal instructions in the Catholic religion 11 6.2
TOTAL177100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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Baptized?: Has the respondent been baptized or confirmed?
Purpose: What is the purpose of the sacrament of Confirmation?

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