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GLOSSARY of TERMS

All findings in KONDA reports are based on answers to the questions directed to respondents who were interviewed face-to-face in field surveys. Some questions and response options are then used in the rest of the report in short or simplified form. For example, the respondents who respond to the question on how religious they see themselves as “a person who is a believer, but does not fulfill religious requirements” are shortly identified as “believers” in these reports. This glossary is prepared for both the readers who receive the report for the first time and the readers who need further clarification on the terms. The first table provides a list of the terms and their explanations, and the following tables list the questions and response options which establish the basis for these terms.

Alevi Muslim
A person who identifies his/her religion/sect as Alevi Muslim
Arab
A person who identifies his/her ethnic origin as Arab
Atheist
A person with no religious belief
Believer
A person who believes in the requirements of the religion, but does not fulfill them completely
Chador
A woman who wears chador or a man whose spouse wears a chador
Headscarf
A woman who does not cover her head or a man with a headscarf or whose spouse does not cover her head with a headscarf
Kurdish
A person who identifies his/her ethnic origin as Kurdish
Lower Class
Households whose income per capita is in the lowest 20 percent segment
Lower Middle Class
Households with an income per capita in the 60 percent seg-ment but which do not own a car
Metropolitan
Settlements which are located within the integrated boundaries of the most crowded 15 cities (differs from the official definition)
Modern
A person who identifies his/her lifestyle as modern
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It is a data analysis technique for nominal categorical data, used to detect and represent underlying structures in a data set. It is used for applying Correspondence Analysis (CA) to large data sets with more than two variables.
New Middle Class
Households whose income per capita is in the 60 percent seg-ment and which own a car
No Cover
A woman who does not cover her head or a man whose spouse does not cover her head
Non-Believer
A person who does not believe in the requirements of the reli-gion
Pious
A person who fulfills the requirements of the religion completely
Religious
A person who tries to fulfill the requirements of the religion
Religious Conservative
A person who identifies his/her lifestyle as religious conservative
Rural Area
Settlements with a population of less than 4000 (differs from the official definition)
Sunni muslim
A person who identifies his/her religion/sect as Sunni Muslim
Turban
A woman who wears a turban or a man whose spouse wears a turban
Turkish
A person who identifies his/her ethnic origin as Turkish
Traditional Conservative
A person who identifies his/her lifestyle as traditional conservative
Urban Area
Settlements with a population of more than 4000 (differs from the official definition)
Upper Class
Households whose income per capita is in the highest 20 per-cent segment
Zaza
A person who identifies his/her ethnic origin as Zaza

Questions and Response Options

Which of the three lifestyle clusters below do you feel yourself belonging to?
Modern
Traditional Conservative
Religious Conservative
Which religion or sect do you feel you belong to?
Sunni Muslim
Alevi Muslim
Other
We are all citizens of the Turkish Republic, but we may have different ethnic origins; which identity do you know/feel that you belong to?
Turkish
Kurdish
Zaza
Arab
Other
Settlement Code (Data obtained from the sample)
Rural
Urban
Metropolitan
Which of the below describes you in terms of piety?
A person with no religious belief
A person who does not believe in the requirements of the religion
A person who believes in the requirements of the religion, but does not fulfill them completely
A person who tries to fulfill the requirements of the religion
A person who fulfills the requirements of the religion completely
Do you cover your head or does your spouse cover her head when going out of your home? How do you cover your head?
No head cover
Headscarf
Turban
Chador
Bachelor male
Economic classes (determined by using household size, household income and car ownership)
Lower class
Lower middle class
New middle class
Upper class