This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
RELIGIONMN (MV130) reports the man's religion. While the categories and codes for the religion variable in the original DHS files are country-specific, IPUMS-DHS uses a 4-digit composite coding system to fit these diverse categories into a single variable without losing information. See Comparability.
Comparability — Index
Along with universe differences, the response categories for RELIGIONMN vary across samples.
The harmonized coding categories in the IPUMS-DHS variable RELIGIONMN were constructed to reflect the major and minor categories in the original DHS variables (MV130). The major categories are:
- 0: No religion
- 1000: Muslim
- 2000: Christina
- 3000: Buddhist/neo-Buddhist
- 4000: Hindu
- 5000: Jewish
- 6000: Traditional/spiritual/animist
- 7000: Other (specified)
- 9000: Other
The second, third, and fourth digits of RELIGIONMN's codes distinguish between specific religions and denominations and provide detail present in only some samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
Although there are no standard response categories, RELIGIONMN (MV130) is a standard recode variable for men for DHS Phase 3 forward.