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Support for Religion in the Public Sphere

These are measures assessing the degree to which people approve or disapprove of public displays of religion.  Typical topics include prayer in schools and the display of religious symbols in public.  See Froese and Mencken (2009) for details on the construction a scale incorporating different topics.

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Froese, Paul D. and F. Carson Mencken.  2009.  “An American Holy War?  The Effects of Religion on Iraq Policy Issues.”  Social Science Quarterly 90(1): 103-116.

Several files in the ARDA’s Data Archive have examples of this Measure.
VCF9051 – 1948-2004 National Election Studies (cumulative data)
PrayCom2 – 1997 State of the First Amendment Survey
Prayer – 2006 General Social Survey
Q39M – 2005 Baylor Religion Survey
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