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School Prayer

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • DIVO, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • DIVO, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Religion and values
  • Abstract

    Attitude of the population to prayer in school. Topics: Knowledge about the school prayer argument in Hesse; attitude to school prayer and religious ties; personal practising of prayer in school and parental home; attitude to contents of school prayer; potential vote conduct at a referendum. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: city size; willingness of respondent to cooperate; social class of respondent; housing situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1965-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 16-79.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1732
The current data are part of an omnibus survey. The survey was conducted shortly after the decision of the Hessian State Court of Law against school prayer.
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0183 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DIVO: Über die religiöse Bindung der Bundesbürger. DIVO Pressedienst, Dezember I/II-1966, S. 1 - 19

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

DIVO, Frankfurt (1966): Schulgebet. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.