Religion (3), 8 categories 1990 -1996

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Data Table

  '90 '92 '94 '96
Mainline Protestant 24
(478)
24
(594)
24
(178)
22
(379)
Evangelical Protestant 33
(647)
32
(798)
31
(223)
33
(562)
Black Protestant Church 1
(24)
1
(32)
1
(4)
1
(21)
Catholic 25
(491)
24
(584)
24
(178)
26
(439)
Jewish 2
(36)
2
(46)
2
(14)
2
(27)
Non-traditional, Orthodox 1
(27)
2
(57)
3
(20)
2
(32)
Non-Christian/Non-Jewish 0
(5)
1
(21)
1
(8)
1
(20)
None 13
(256)
14
(342)
15
(106)
13
(217)
N 1964 2474 731 1697

Percentage Within Study Year
Table 1B.1c.
Source: VCF0128B in the ANES Cumulative Data File dataset, weighted with VCF0009z

Question Text:

1990-later:(IF R ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES:) "Do you mostly attend a place of worship that is Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or what?" (IF R DOESN'T ATTEND RELIGIOUS SERVICES:) "Regardless of whether you now attend any religious services do you ever think of yourself as part of a particular church or denomination?" (IF YES:) "Do you consider yourself Protestant, Roman Catholic, Jewish or what?"
(PROTESTANTS:)
(IF BAPTIST:) "With which Baptist group is your church associated? Is it the Sourthern Baptist Convention, the American Baptist Churches in the USA, the American Baptist Association, [1992- later: the National Baptist Convention USA,] an Independent Baptist church or some other Baptist group?" (IF INDEPENDENT BAPTIST:) "Are you affiliated with any larger Baptist group or is this strictly a local church?"
(IF LUTHERAN:) "Is this church part of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the Missouri Synod, or some other Lutheran group?"
(IF METHODIST:) "Is your church part of the United Methodist Church, African Methodist Episcopal, or some other Methodist group?"
(IF PRESBYTERIAN:) "Is this the Presbyterian Church in the USA or some other Presbyterian group?"
(IF REFORMED:) "Is this the Christian Reformed Church, the Reformed Church in America, or some other Reformed group?"
(IF BRETHREN:) "Is this the Church of the Brethren, the Plymouth Brethren, or what?"
(IF CHRISTIAN OR JUST CHRISTIAN:) "When you say 'Christian' does that mean the denomination called the 'Christian Church (Disciples of Christ),' or some other Christian denomination, or do you mean to say 'I am just a Christian?'"
(IF CHURCH OR CHURCHES OF CHRIST:) "Is this the Church of Christ or United Church of Christ?"
(IF CHURCH OF GOD:) "Is this the Church of God of Anderson Indiana, the Church of God of Cleveland Tennessee, the Church of God in Christ, or some other Church of God?"
(IF HOLINESS OR PENTECOSTAL:) "What kind of church is that? What is it called exactly? Is that part of a larger church or denomination? What is that church called?"
(IF OTHER:) "What is it called exactly? Is that church part of a denomination? Is that group Christian?"

Note:

The re-code used to construct this summary also incorporates responses to the following questions: (1) frequency of church attendance; (2) self-classification of Christian religious identity (fundamentalist, evangelical, charismatic or spirit-filled, moderate to liberal, other); (3) do Christian respondents consider selves 'born again.'
The full set of questions used in the re-code were no longer available after 1996.

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