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Revivals in New York and Ohio, 1825-1835 (ICPSR 7754)

Principal Investigator(s): Hammond, John L.


The dataset contains two files of data, one that describes characteristics of 1,952 religious revivals in New York State and one that describes characteristics of 431 religious revivals in Ohio, all conducted between 1825 and 1835. All extant issues of ten Protestant periodicals that contained data for the 10-year span studied were examined, and every report of a revival was noted. Variables in both data files pertain to the state, county, and town where the revival occurred, the name and sequence number for each source periodical, the year in which the revival occurred, the number of people involved, and the type of report. The values for "type of report" range from simply relating the occurrence of a revival to the number of people affected and how, such as: number who were anxious, number hopeful conversions, number on probation, number converted, number new church members admitted on examination, and number new church members.

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DS1:  New York - Download All Files (1.03 MB)
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DS2:  Ohio - Download All Files (0.91 MB)
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Study Description


Hammond, John L. Revivals in New York and Ohio, 1825-1835. ICPSR07754-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07754.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07754.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    church membership, nineteenth century, Protestantism, religion, religious behavior, religious conversion, religious fundamentalism, social reform

Geographic Coverage:    New York (state), Ohio, United States

Time Period:   

  • 1825--1835

Universe:    Reported religious revivals occurring in Ohio and New York State between 1825 and 1835.

Data Type(s):    event/transaction data


Data Source:

All extant issues of the following Protestant periodicals (dates refer to the earliest and latest issue consulted, but do not necessarily imply a complete series): NEW YORK OBSERVER (1825-1835), WESTERN RECORDER (Utica) (1825-1826), NEW YORK EVANGELIST (1832-1834), HOME MISSIONARY AND AMERICAN PASTOR'S JOURNAL (1828-1831), METHODIST MAGAZINE (New York) (1825-1828), THE VISITANT (Utica) (1825-1827), CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE (New York) (1826-1835), EVANGELICAL MAGAZINE AND GOSPEL ADVOCATE (Utica) (1830-1831), UTICA CHRISTIAN REPOSITORY (1833), and ROCHESTER OBSERVER (1827-1832)


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-03-18

Version History:

  • 2007-07-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files have been added to this data collection.
  • 2006-01-18 File CB7754.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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