Support #1801

Belong to religion oprlg variable: many missings

Added by Michaela Kyclova over 1 year ago. Updated 5 months ago.

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Dear Understanding Society team,
I am wondering why there is many missing/inapplicable responses to oprlg in later waves? Whilst in Wave 1, no inapplicable answers are coded, in later waves, this is between 80-90%. Even when merging with Wave 1 responses, or using the fed forward variable, I still have around 50% of values missing for adults at different waves. I am working with a created dataset of children and their parents, and using either the mother's or father's religion still yields a lot of missing responses. I will appreciate any guidance on how to figure this out; and how to properly code no religion vs missing values.
Thank you so much,


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team over 1 year ago

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This question is asked of everyone every few years (Waves 1, 4, 8,..) and in the intervening waves it is asked of new entrants but only in the extra 5 minutes sample and so it is missing respondents who don't fall in this category in the intervening waves. To know who gets asked a question please look at the field "Universe" below the question in the questionnaire.

Hope this helps.

Best wishes,
Understanding Society User Support Team


Updated by Understanding Society User Support Team 5 months ago

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