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Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

DOI

10.17605/OSF.IO/RF6CG

Citation

Glock, C. Y., & Stark, R. (2021, March 5). Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963.

Summary

This study sought to answer three fundamental questions about religious commitment: What is the nature of religious commitment? What are the social and psychological sources of religious commitment? What are the social and psychological consequences of religious commitment? (Stark, Rodney and Charles Y. Glock,1968, p. 2-3).

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Data File

Cases: 2875
Variables: 629
Weight Variable: None

Data Collection

Questionnaires, Spring-Summer 1963

Funded By

The Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith

Collection Procedures

Self-administered mail questionnaires

Sampling Procedures

"[Nearly] 3,000 persons randomly selected from the church member population of four Northern California counties...completed a lengthy and detailed questionnaire....This sample was obtained first by randomly selecting a sample of congregations, weighted for size, from all Protestant and Roman Catholic congregations in the four counties...a random sample of members was obtained by sampling individual membership lists." (Stark, Rodney and Charles Y. Glock, 1968, p. 6-7). A detailed description of the sample design and collection procedures is included as an appendix in Glock and Stark (1966).

Principal Investigators

Charles Y. Glock and Rodney Stark

Related Publications

Glock, Charles Y. and Rodney Stark. 1966. Christian Beliefs and Anti-Semitism. New York: Harper and Row. Republished: 1979: Greenwood Press.

Stark, Rodney and Charles Y. Glock. 1968. American Piety: The Nature of Religious Commitment. Berkeley: University of California Press.

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