The National Survey of Religious Identity (NSRI) 1989-1990

Sponsor(s): Center for Jewish Studies, Graduate School and University Center, City University of New York (CUNY), Council of Jewish Federations (CJF)

Principal Investigator(s): Barry A. Kosmin, Seymour Lachman

Study Dates: April 1989 - July 1990

Population Estimates:

NSRI provided population estimates for all religions in the United States based on answers to a brief questionnaire which was also designed to identify Jewish households for the 1900 National Jewish Population Survey (NJPS 1990). 

The data are based on the first 113,000 interviews completed by ICR (international Communications Research) as part of its weekly excel omnibus survey. 


National adult households in the United States

Sample Size: 113723

Sample Notes:

The ICR Survey Research Group of Media, Pennsylvania operates the twice weekly, RDD-based EXCEL national representative sample survey directed at 1,000 households. The question "What is your religion?" was included in 113 rounds over 56 weeks in the period April 1989 - April 1990. The cooperation rate after 4 attempts to contact respondents was only 50%, however, once a respondent had agreed to be interviewed the refusal rate to the religion question was 2.3%.

Language: English


Survey Reports

» Research Report with Selected Tabulations

» The Impact of Religious Identification on Differences in Educational Attainment Among Women

» Party Politicial Preferences Among Hispanics

Documentation, Questionnaires and Frequencies

» Study Questionnaire

» Frequencies

Data Files and Data Definitions

» Zipped SPSS Data File

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