Religion, Aging, and Health Survey, 2001, 2004 [United States] (ICPSR 3255)

Published: Apr 17, 2006

Principal Investigator(s):
Neal Krause, University of Michigan. School of Public Health. Department of Health Behavior and Health Education

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This data collection looks at religion, self-rated health, depression, and psychological well-being in a sample of older Blacks and older Whites (aged 65 and over) within the United States. Questions were asked regarding religious status, activities, and beliefs among those who currently practice the Christian faith, those who used to be Christian but are not now, and those who have never been associated with any religion during their lifetimes. Demographic variables include age, race, sex, education, and income. Wave II was collected in 2004 and reinterviewed 1,024 respondents. There were 75 respondents who refused to participate, 112 who could not be located, 70 that were too ill for participation, 11 who had moved to nursing homes and 208 were deceased.

Krause, Neal. Religion, Aging, and Health Survey, 2001, 2004 [United States]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-04-17.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging (R01 AG 014749)





Wave I and Wave II may be merged together on the variable ID.

Random probability sample.

All Black or White, English-speaking household (noninstitutionalized) residents aged 66 and over in the United States in 2001.

survey data



2006-04-17 Wave II has been added and the data have been reformatted.

The variable "weight" should be used with Wave I data. Wave II contains the variable "postwtw2" which should be used when both races are combined and the variable "genwtw2" which is to be used when looking within either race.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This study is maintained and distributed by the National Archive of Computerized Data on Aging (NACDA), the aging program within ICPSR. NACDA is sponsored by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Heath (NIH).