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.

Phone: Religion

sl001re                 Respondent's current religious preference.

sl002rec-sl004rec       Frequency of religious service attendance during
                        the past year.

Note:  See Appendix I COR483R for Master List of Religion Codes.

sl001re: What is your current religious preference?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 448s, 448p, 448t, RL001RE
Revisions: Updated 9/04     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 48 32 80
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 4 8
0 No Religion, None 223 170 393
1 Roman Catholic 876 931 1807
2 Greek Orthodox 0 1 1
6 Eastern Orthodox 0 1 1
7 Jewish 21 15 36
13 Church Of Religious Science 1 1 2
17 Bahai 0 2 2
18 Protestant (No Denomination Given, Born Again, Born Again Christian, Christian, No Preference, Nothing Particular) 44 43 87
19 Protestant, Non-Denominational (R Must Have Used The Words 'Non-Denominational' For Religious Preference) 15 19 34
20 Community Church, No Denomination 0 2 2
21 Evangelical 6 7 13
22 Evangelical Free 6 7 13
23 Covenant 2 1 3
28 Evangelical Covenant 0 1 1
29 Charismatic Christian 1 0 1
31 First Christian 0 1 1
32 Christian 30 33 63
34 Moravian 2 3 5
37 First Assembly Of God 0 1 1
38 Presbyterian 61 71 132
39 Lutheran, Evangelical Lutheran, Congregational Lutheran, Reformed Lutheran, Synod Lutheran 619 689 1308
40 United Church Of Christ, Congregational Evangelical And Reformed 40 60 100
41 Episcopalian, Anglican 29 32 61
42 Reformed, Dutch, Swiss, And Christian Reformed, First Reformed, Church Of America 12 8 20
43 United Methodist, Methodist, Evangelical United Brethren, Free Methodist, Primitive Methodist, Nazarene Free Methodist 145 202 347
44 Baptist, Southern Baptist, Free Will Baptist, Primitive Baptist 37 42 79
48 Church Of God, Church Of Christ, Church Of God And Christ 4 1 5
49 Plymouth Brethren 2 0 2
50 Brethren 0 1 1
51 Salvation Army 0 1 1
52 Seventh Day Adventist 3 3 6
54 Advent Christian 1 1 2
59 Bible Christian 2 0 2
60 Bible Church, Bible Chapel 0 2 2
63 Fundamentalist 0 2 2
65 Christian Missionary Alliance 5 1 6
68 Pentecostal, Assembly Of God 15 24 39
69 Christian Scientist 2 1 3
70 Mormon, Latter Day Saints 10 2 12
71 Jehovah's Witnesses 4 17 21
72 Unity 2 2 4
74 Quaker 0 1 1
75 Unitarian 10 12 22
80 Taoist 2 0 2
81 Worldwide Church Of God 1 2 3
83 Zen Buddhist 2 1 3
87 Nazarene 3 3 6
88 Native American, American Indian 2 0 2
90 Congregational 3 7 10
91 Interdenominational 1 3 4
92 Ecumenical 1 1 2
93 Agnostic 7 2 9
94 Atheist 1 1 2
96 Other religions, not established religion or changing religion with no clue of what they are changing to 19 10 29
Note: R must have said Protestant to the initial religion question
to get the codes "18" and "19". If R said Agnostic and
Athiest, they were coded "93" Agnostic.

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).

sl002rec: What is the frequency of religious attendance in the last year?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 452f, RL002REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 51 28 79
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 11 19
0 NEVER 395 319 714
1 920 1142 2062
2 - 3 388 446 834
4 - 40 432 384 816
43 - 366 130 150 280

sl003red: What is the unit for frequency of religious attendance?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 452w, RL003RED

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 59 39 98
-2 395 319 714
1 DAY 14 17 31
2 WEEK 802 1063 1865
3 MONTH 241 302 543
4 YEAR 813 740 1553

sl004rec: Summary of frequency of religious attendance in the last year.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 452f, 452w, RL004REC

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 51 28 79
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 11 19
0 NEVER, OR LESS THAN ONCE A YEAR 395 319 714
1 1-2 TIMES PER YEAR 220 167 387
2 3-5 TIMES PER YEAR 158 150 308
3 6-9 TIMES PER YEAR 105 101 206
4 APPROXIMATELY ONCE A MONTH (10-18 TIMES PER YEAR) 162 167 329
5 APPROXIMATELY TWICE A MONTH (19-29 TIMES PER YEAR) 157 171 328
6 APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES A MONTH (30-44 TIMES PER YEAR) 105 122 227
7 APPROXIMATELY ONCE A WEEK (45-78 TIMES PER YEAR) 860 1113 1973
8 APPROXIMATELY TWICE A WEEK (79-128 TIMES PER YEAR) 54 62 116
9 APPROXIMATELY THREE TIMES A WEEK (129-175 TIMES PER YEAR) 20 32 52
10 4-6 TIMES PER WEEK (176-320 TIMES PER YEAR) 14 17 31
11 APPROXIMATELY ONCE A DAY OR MORE (321-730 TIMES PER YEAR) 15 20 35

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