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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Religion

relr75   Current religious preference
bkxrl4   Currently a church member?
bkxrl3   Religious service attendence frequency
relfml   Main religious preference of family in 1957

relr75: What is your current religious preference?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 71, 71a, 71b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 532 1209
1 Roman Catholic 1672 2018 3690
2 Greek Orthodox 4 5 9
3 Russian Orthodox 0 1 1
4 Romanian Orthodox 0 1 1
5 Serbian Orthodox 1 2 3
6 Eastern Orthodox 1 0 1
7 Jewish 30 43 73
8 Islam/Muslim (OTHER CODE 77) 0 1 1
9 Hindu 1 0 1
10 Scientologist 0 1 1
11 Reincarnationist 0 1 1
12 Yoga 0 2 2
13 Church Of Religious Science 0 3 3
14 Metaphysicist 0 1 1
15 Ekankan 1 0 1
16 Science Of The Mind 1 0 1
17 Bahai 1 1 2
18 Protestant (No Denomination Given, Born Again, Born Again Christian, Christian, No Preference, Nothing Particular) 35 23 58
19 Protestant, Non-Denominational (R Must Have Used The Words 'Non-Denominational' For Religious Preference) 8 13 21
20 Community Church, No Denomination 3 7 10
21 Evangelical 4 4 8
22 Evangelical Free 6 4 10
23 Covenant 1 3 4
24 First Covenant 1 0 1
25 Redeemer Covenant 0 1 1
28 Evangelical Covenant 1 0 1
29 Charismatic Christian 1 2 3
30 Central Christian 0 1 1
31 First Christian 2 1 3
32 Christian 2 3 5
34 Moravian 6 10 16
37 First Assembly Of God 1 0 1
38 Presbyterian 108 122 230
39 Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran, Congregational Lutheran, Reformed Lutheran, Synod Lutheran 1243 1376 2619
40 United Church Of Christ, Congregational Evangelical And Reformed 117 171 288
41 Episcopalian, Anglican 48 58 106
42 Reformed, Dutch, Swiss, And Christian Reformed, First Reformed, Church Of America 17 12 29
43 United Methodist, Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Nazarene Free Methodist 282 325 607
44 Baptist, Southern Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Primitive Baptist 71 82 153
45 African Methodist Episcopal 0 1 1
46 Disciples Of Christ 1 2 3
47 United Missionary 1 0 1
48 Church Of God, Church Of Christ, Church Of God And Christ 9 11 20
49 Plymouth Brethren 0 1 1
50 Brethren 0 1 1
51 Salvation Army 1 2 3
52 Seventh Day Adventist 3 7 10
53 Adventist 0 1 1
54 Advent Christian 3 2 5
55 Swedish Mission Covenant 0 1 1
57 Zion Reform 0 1 1
59 Bible Christian 0 1 1
60 Bible Church, Bible Chapel 2 1 3
61 Fundamental Bible Church 1 3 4
62 Calvary Bible Church 0 1 1
63 Fundamentalist 2 3 5
64 Unification Church 1 0 1
65 Christian Missionary Alliance 2 3 5
66 Armenian Apostolic 0 1 1
67 Christ Household Of Faith 0 1 1
68 Pentecostal, Assembly Of God 25 22 47
69 Christian Scientist 4 7 11
70 Mormon, Latter Day Saints 10 7 17
71 Jehovah's Witnesses 12 21 33
72 Unity 1 4 5
73 Spiritualistic 0 1 1
74 Quaker 0 4 4
75 Unitarian 8 20 28
76 No religious preference, Atheist, Agnostic 559 366 925
Note: On the public release, all codes EXCEPT (1 7 18 19 21 22 32 38 39
40 41 42 43 44 68 71 90 93 96) are collapsed into code 96 (other).

This is not an exhaustive categorization of religions. It
contains only those groups found in our sample.

See Appendix A - COR699 for variables in the background section that
presented special problems in cleaning and recoding.

bkxrl4: Are you currently a church member?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 73

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 679 530 1209
1 Member of church of preference 3259 3933 7192
2 Member of other church 74 96 170
3 Not a member 979 767 1746
Note: See Appendix A - COR699 for variables in the background
section that presented special problems in cleaning and recoding

bkxrl3: How often did you attend religious service last year?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 72

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 533 1214
1 One time per week 1797 2749 4546
2 Two or three times per month 845 807 1652
3 One time per month 369 338 707
4 A few times per year 691 491 1182
5 Less than a few times per year 210 140 350
6 Never 398 268 666
Note: See Appendix A - COR699 for variables in the background
section that presented special problems in cleaning and recoding.

relfml: What was the main religious preference of your family in 1957?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 70, 70a; z10, z10a
Revisions: Updated 11/95 with 1993 survey data for 1975 NRs     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 456 306 762
1 Roman Catholic 1814 2118 3932
2 Greek Orthodox 5 5 10
3 Russian Orthodox 0 1 1
5 Serbian Orthodox 1 1 2
6 Eastern Orthodox 2 1 3
7 Jewish 32 47 79
17 Bahai 0 1 1
18 Protestant (No Denomination Given, Born Again, Born Again Christian, Christian, No Preference, Nothing Particular) 43 31 74
19 Protestant, Non-Denominational (R Must Have Used The Words 'Non-Denominational' For Religious Preference) 3 5 8
20 Community Church, No Denomination 1 7 8
21 Evangelical 8 10 18
22 Evangelical Free 4 3 7
23 Covenant 1 5 6
24 First Covenant 1 1 2
26 Swedish Covenant 1 2 3
27 Norwegian Covenant 0 1 1
28 Evangelical Covenant 1 0 1
30 Central Christian 0 1 1
31 First Christian 0 2 2
32 Christian 1 0 1
33 Gospel Hall 1 0 1
34 Moravian 8 15 23
36 First Protestant 1 0 1
37 First Assembly Of God 2 0 2
38 Presbyterian 147 181 328
39 Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran, Congregational Lutheran, Reformed Lutheran, Synod Lutheran 1458 1524 2982
40 United Church Of Christ, Congregational Evangelical And Reformed 192 204 396
41 Episcopalian, Anglican 65 61 126
42 Reformed, Dutch, Swiss, And Christian Reformed, First Reformed, Church Of America 20 26 46
43 United Methodist, Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Nazarene Free Methodist 451 465 916
44 Baptist, Southern Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Primitive Baptist 85 93 178
45 African Methodist Episcopal 0 2 2
46 Disciples Of Christ 2 0 2
48 Church Of God, Church Of Christ, Church Of God And Christ 6 10 16
49 Plymouth Brethren 0 2 2
51 Salvation Army 1 2 3
52 Seventh Day Adventist 3 4 7
53 Adventist 0 1 1
54 Advent Christian 2 4 6
55 Swedish Mission Covenant 0 1 1
56 Divine Scientist 0 1 1
57 Zion Reform 0 1 1
58 Brunet Gospel Mission 0 1 1
60 Bible Church, Bible Chapel 4 3 7
61 Fundamental Bible Church 1 1 2
63 Fundamentalist 1 1 2
65 Christian Missionary Alliance 1 2 3
68 Pentecostal, Assembly Of God 17 18 35
69 Christian Scientist 11 13 24
70 Mormon, Latter Day Saints 4 2 6
71 Jehovah's Witnesses 8 9 17
72 Unity 1 0 1
74 Quaker 0 1 1
75 Unitarian 2 2 4
76 No religious preference, Atheist, Agnostic 123 128 251
Note: On the public release, all codes EXCEPT (1 7 18 19 21 22 32 38 39
40 41 42 43 44 68 71 90 93 96) are collapsed into code 96 (other).

This is not an exhaustive categorization of religions. It
contains only those groups found in our sample.

See Appendix A - COR699 for variables in the background section that
presented special problems in cleaning and recoding.

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