Religion among Teens: A Data-Driven Learning Guide
Data for this exercise come from the Monitoring the Future (12th Grade Survey), 2006 (MTF). The 2006 MTF is part of an ongoing series of cross-sectional data collection designed to explore changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Each year, large, distinct, nationally representative samples of 8th, 10th, and 12th-grade students in the United States are asked to respond to drug use and demographic questions, as well as to additional questions on a variety of subjects, including attitudes toward religion, parental influences, changing roles of women, educational aspirations, self-esteem, exposure to sex and drug education, and violence and crime both in and out of school. Data used for this exercise are restricted to the 2006 12th Grade Survey, Core Data. Funding for MTF is provided by the United States department of Health and Human Services, National Institute on Drug Abuse. The principal investigators are Lloyd D. Johnston, Jerald G. Bachman, Patrick M. O'Malley, and John E. Schulenberg of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center.
The MTF 12th Grade Survey is a school-based sample designed to represent high school seniors in the contiguous United States. In this exercise, data from the Core dataset (DS1) are used.
This exercise will use the following variables:
- Respondent's sex (V150)
- Respondent's race (V151)
- Respondent's father living in household (V155)
- Respondent's mother living in household (V156)
- Father's education (V163)
- Mother's education (V164)
- Respondent's attendance at religious services (V169)
- Religion importance to respondent's life (V170)
CITATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research. Religion among Teens: A Data-Driven Learning Guide. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-04-16. Doi:10.3886/teenreligion
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