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NSBA Religious Involvement « Surveys/Scales « Downloads

Date postedFebruary 2, 2012
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The National Survey of Black Americans (NSBA) series was developed by the Program for Research on Black Americans at the Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan. It was initiated in 1977 with funding provided by the National Institute of Mental Health, Center for the Study of Minority Group Mental Health. The series was developed to address the limitations in the existing research literature on the study of Black Americans. It seeks to provide an appropriate theoretical and empirical approach to concepts, measures, and methods in the study of Black Americans. The size and representativeness of the sample permit systematic investigation of the heterogeneity of the adult Black population. The series furnishes data on major social, economic, and psychological aspects of Black American life.

National multistage probability sample. The sample is self-weighting. Every Black American household in the continental United States had an equal probability of being selected. Wave 1 was administered to 2,107 respondents, Wave 2 to 951 respondents (including 935 from Wave 1), Wave 3 to 793 respondents (including 779 from Wave 2), and Wave 4 to 659 respondents (including 1 from Wave 1, 28 from Wave 2, and 623 from Wave 3).

Principal Investigators:

James S. Jackson, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research & Harold W. Neighbors, University of Michigan. Institute for Social Research

Funding Agency: National Institute of Mental Health. Center for Study of Minority Group Mental Health.

“Religious Involvement Among Older African Americans”, originally published in Jeffrey S. Levin (Ed.) Religion in Aging and Health (Sage, 1994).

Black American / African American