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The Association of Religion Data Archives

The Association of Religion Data Archives

This site is a data archive of almost 200 professionally conducted surveys related to religion in American. A GREAT tool for both student and professional researchers. The site provides survey results, analysis and the ability to create your own NEW surveys using the quesiton pool provided by the site. The site also has several "learning modules" designed as worksheets for student use to get familiar with using the resources at this site. Also provides maps and reports on religious demographics for every county in the USA as well as international statistics. "The Association of Religion Data Archives (ARDA) strives to democratize access to the best data on religion. Founded as the American Religion Data Archive in 1997 and going online in 1998, the initial archive was targeted at researchers interested in American religion. The targeted audience and the data collection have both greatly expanded since 1998, now including American and international collections and developing features for educators, journalists, religious congregations, and researchers. Data included in the ARDA are submitted by the foremost religion scholars and research centers in the world. Currently housed in the Social Science Research Institute at the Pennsylvania State University, the ARDA is funded by the Lilly Endowment, the John Templeton Foundation, and the Pennsylvania State University."

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