National Household Survey (NHS)
Religion of person, category
Religion refers to the person's self-identification as having a connection or affiliation with any religious denomination, group, body, sect, cult or other religiously defined community or system of belief. Religion is not limited to formal membership in a religious organization or group.
For infants or children, religion refers to the specific religious group or denomination in which they are being raised, if any.
Persons without a religious connection or affiliation can self-identify as atheist, agnostic or humanist, or can provide another applicable response.
Person refers to an individual and is the unit of analysis for most social statistics programs.