Michigan Religious Data, 1950 and 1960 (ICPSR 21)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

Principal Investigator(s):
United Presbyterian Church in the United States. Synod of Michigan


Version V1

This data collection contains county-level information on churches and church membership by denomination in Michigan for 1950 and 1960. Information is given on the names of the county, presbytery, and church. Other variables provide information on the number of churches and church members for each denomination. Additional variables give the number and percentage of the state population who were 14 years and older in each county in 1950 and in 1960, the percentage of this age group who attended churches in 1950 and in 1960, and the percentage of the change in membership in each denomination between 1950 and 1960.

United Presbyterian Church in the United States. Synod of Michigan. Michigan Religious Data, 1950 and 1960  . Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR00021.v1

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Counties in Michigan.

church membership records

administrative records data, and aggregate data



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