Conrad Hackett http://orcid.org/0000-0002-1310-965X
Gregory A. Smith http://orcid.org/0000-0001-6784-8901
Date of this Version
Published in Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 57:4 (2018), pp 807–816.
Some U.S. surveys measure many religious identities, including detailed Protestant affiliations. Researchers must decide how to aggregate these diverse identities. There are now a variety of options for aggregating religious groups into categories. Depending on the research question, it may be appropriate to use one of the existing options or to develop an aggregation strategy tailored to the project in question.