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33 Table 1: Classification of Some Religious Groups by Strictness Ultra-strict Strict Conservative Moderate Liberal Ultra-liberal Amish Hare Krishnas Hasidic Jews Assemblies of God Jehovah's Witnesses Latter-day Saints Nazarenes Orthodox Jews Conservative Jews Missouri Lutherans Seventh-day Adventists Southern Baptist Convention American Baptists Lutherans Episcopalians Methodists Presbyterians Reform Judaism Unitarian Universalists United Church of Christ Notes: This classification is adapted from Ch. 8 of Stark and Finke (2000).

34 Table 2: Financial Contributions by Religious Group (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) Avg. yearly contr. ($) Skew Average percent income contr. Skew Obs. Strict Latter-day Saints 1, % Assemblies of God % Southern Baptist Convention % Nazarenes % Missouri Lutherans % Jehovah's Witnesses % Strict combined % Not strict Presbyterians % United Church of Christ % Lutherans % Episcopalians % United Methodist Church % Unitarian Universalists % Not strict combined % Other: Catholic % Notes: Data from General Social Survey, Only observations with the INCOME86 and TITHING variables were included. Income variables set to middle of income range reported, with those earning more than $60,000 counted as earning $70,000. Latter-day Saints includes those with OTHER variable 59, 60, 62, or 64 to reflect various labels of LDS Church. Presbyterian includes those with DENOM variable 40, 41, or 42 to reflect 1983 merger resulting in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Lutheran includes those observations with DENOM variable 30, 31, or 35 to reflect 1988 merger resulting in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

35 Table 3: Members' Self-reported Grades of own Religious Group (a) Average selfreported Grade (b) Obs. Strict Latter-day Saints Jehovah's Witnesses Assemblies of God Nazarenes Southern Baptist Convention Missouri Lutherans Strict combined Not strict United Church of Christ Lutherans United Methodist Church Episcopalians Presbyterians Unitarian Universalists Not strict combined Other: Catholic Notes: Data from General Social Survey, The question asked, "Using the school grading system of A, B, C, D, and F for Fail, how do you rate your church or religious group in meeting your spiritual needs?" A is counted as 4, B as 3, C as 2, D as 1, and F as 0. Latter-day Saints includes those with OTHER variable 59, 60, 62, or 64 to reflect various labels of LDS Church. Presbyterian includes those with DENOM variable 40, 41, or 42 to reflect 1983 merger resulting in the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Lutheran includes those observations with DENOM variable 30, 31, or 35 to reflect 1988 merger resulting in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

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