WLS Codebooks and Flowcharts

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

xrelr77   Current religious preference
xbkxrl4   Currently a church member?
xbkxrl3   Religious service attendence frequency

xrelr77: What is your current religious preference?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 53, 53a-d
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3254 6648
1 Roman Catholic 408 476 884
2 Greek Orthodox 0 1 1
5 Serbian Orthodox 1 0 1
7 Jewish 6 8 14
9 Hindu 1 0 1
13 Church Of Religious Science 0 2 2
17 Bahai 1 0 1
18 Protestant (No Denomination Given, Born Again, Born Again Christian, Christian, No Preference, Nothing Particular) 7 7 14
19 Protestant, Non-Denominational (R Must Have Used The Words 'Non-Denominational' For Religious Preference) 2 2 4
20 Community Church, No Denomination 0 1 1
21 Evangelical 0 1 1
22 Evangelical Free 1 1 2
23 Covenant 1 1 2
29 Charismatic Christian 0 1 1
31 First Christian 1 0 1
32 Christian 8 5 13
34 Moravian 3 1 4
37 First Assembly Of God 0 3 3
38 Presbyterian 22 31 53
39 Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran, Congregational Lutheran, Reformed Lutheran, Synod Lutheran 282 315 597
40 United Church Of Christ, Congregational Evangelical And Reformed 24 30 54
41 Episcopalian, Anglican 18 13 31
42 Reformed, Dutch, Swiss, And Christian Reformed, First Reformed, Church Of America 3 5 8
43 United Methodist, Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Nazarene Free Methodist 70 77 147
44 Baptist, Southern Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Primitive Baptist 9 8 17
46 Disciples Of Christ 0 1 1
48 Church Of God, Church Of Christ, Church Of God And Christ 4 2 6
50 Brethren 1 0 1
52 Seventh Day Adventist 2 3 5
59 Bible Christian 1 0 1
60 Bible Church, Bible Chapel 1 3 4
61 Fundamental Bible Church 0 2 2
62 Calvary Bible Church 0 1 1
63 Fundamentalist 2 2 4
65 Christian Missionary Alliance 2 0 2
68 Pentecostal, Assembly Of God 7 5 12
69 Christian Scientist 3 1 4
70 Mormon, Latter Day Saints 1 1 2
71 Jehovah's Witnesses 3 4 7
75 Unitarian 4 1 5
76 No religious preference, Atheist, Agnostic 144 72 216
Note: This is not an exhaustive categorization of religions. It
contains only those groups found in our sample.

xbkxrl4: Are you currently a church member?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 54
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3394 3254 6648
-2 139 71 210
1 Member of church of preference 746 865 1611
2 Member of other church 5 10 15
3 Not a member 153 141 294
Note: Inappropriate code added in sibling study when Q53 (Do you
have a religious preference?) was "No.

xbkxrl3: How often did you attend religious service last year?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1977      Mode: phone
Source variables: 55
Revisions: Updated 3/97     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONSAMPLE 3397 3254 6651
1 One time per week 414 563 977
2 Two or three times per month 178 187 365
3 One time per month 92 91 183
4 A few times per year 187 140 327
5 Less than a few times per year 60 42 102
6 Never 109 64 173

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