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Phone: Religion

URELI - Religion Module Sibling-Spouse Phone Instrument


OVERVIEW

The religion section for the 2005 - 2007 interview of spouses of the WLS
siblings asks only one question.  This question asks about frequency of
attendance at religious services in the last year.  Answers are accepted at
the unit of day, week, month or year and converted into the total number of
times per year.  Religious preference of the spouses is not measured here
because it was collected in the 2005 sibling instrument.


BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTIONS

  bl101re  - Indicates if SSR is in 80% religion sample

  bl002rec - Raw numeric component for frequency of SSR's religious attendance
             in past year

  bl003red - Units to go with numeric component for frequency of SSR's
             religious attendance

  bl004rec - Frequency of SSR's religious attendance converted from raw numeric
             component and units to total times in the past year

bl101re: Is sibling spouse respondent in the religion sample?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: alcflag

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
0 not in sample, alcflag=0 214 233 447
1 in 80% sample, proceed 732 946 1678
Note: Religion, recall, alcohol and depression are asked of the same sample.

bl002rec: Raw numeric component for: About how often, if at all, have you attended religious services during the past year?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_j10_a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL 11 9 20
-3 REFUSED 3 3 6
-2 214 233 447
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 5 9
0 NONE/NO SERVICES ATTENDED 110 124 234
1 257 380 637
2 - 3 131 172 303
4 - 40 142 160 302
42 - 365 74 93 167

bl003red: Units to go with numeric component for: About how often, if at all, have you attended religious services during the past year?

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_j10_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL 11 9 20
-2 331 365 696
1 DAY 3 8 11
2 WEEK 252 393 645
3 MONTH 78 94 172
4 YEAR 271 310 581
Note: This variable is only appropriate if the respondent gave a positive numeric value for church
attendance. It wouldn't make sense to give the units for don't know, refused, or zero attendance.

bl004rec: Frequency of religious attendance converted to total times in the past year.

Data source: Sibling Spouse Respondent      Collected in: 2005      Mode: phone
Source variables: h_j10_a, h_j10_b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-5 PARTIAL 11 9 20
-3 REFUSED 3 3 6
-2 214 233 447
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 5 9
0 NEVER, OR LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR 110 124 234
1 1-2 TIMES PER YEAR 47 54 101
2 3-5 TIMES PER YEAR 63 63 126
3 6-9 TIMES PER YEAR 20 25 45
4 APPROX ONCE/MONTH (10-18 PER YEAR) 47 44 91
5 APPROX TWICE/MONTH (19-29 PER YEAR) 44 59 103
6 APPROX THREE TIMES/MONTH (30-44 PER YEAR) 46 54 100
7 APPROX ONCE/WEEK (45-78 PER YEAR) 290 427 717
8 APPROX TWICE/WEEK (79-128 PER YEAR) 23 47 70
9 APPROX THREE TIMES/WEEK (129-175 PER YEAR) 11 14 25
10 4-6 TIMES/WEEK (176-320 PER YEAR) 7 8 15
11 APPROX ONCE/DAY (321-730 PER YEAR) 6 10 16
Note: This variable was constructed from the previous two. A don't know or refused in BL002REC leads
to an inap value here, even though refusing or not knowing one of the components of a constructed
variable could imply refusing or not knowing the variable itself. An inap in BL003RED does not always
imply a missing value in 004. 003 could have been skipped because 002 was zero, but this still leads
to a meaningful value (zero) for attendance.

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