Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject Identification Code (See summary document for more information) (SID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL951986055.93731
2) Date unit completed (DATERUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
3) Log on time (LONTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4850.5
2) Female4749.5
TOTAL95100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White7983.2
2) Black1111.6
3) Other55.3
TOTAL95100.0
6) College class (CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3233.7
2) Sophomore3334.7
3) Junior1313.7
4) Senior1717.9
TOTAL95100.0
7) Birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
8) The time that the dimensions of religiosity session started (hour: minutes: seconds) (STRTTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
9) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Do you believe the world will come to an end according to the will of God? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4850.5
2) Uncertain3233.7
3) No1515.8
TOTAL95100.0
10) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Which of the following statements most clearly describes your ideas about God? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in a divine God, creator of the universe, who knows my inner-most thoughts, and to whom I will be accountable.6265.3
2) I believe in a power greater than myself which some people call God and others call nature.1717.9
3) The universal mysteries can be explained by the scientific method; for example, the Big Bang theory.55.3
4) I am not quite sure what I believe.1111.6
TOTAL95100.0
11) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Respond to the following statement: A person must repent for God to forgive his or her sins. (REPENT)
TOTAL%
1) Agree6871.6
2) Disagree2728.4
TOTAL95100.0
12) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to God acting in history I believe (GODACT)
TOTAL%
1) God has and continues to act in the history of mankind.7376.8
2) God acted in the past but is not active now.44.2
3) God does not act in human history.1818.9
TOTAL95100.0
13) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Which of the following best expresses your view of the Bible? (BIBLE)
TOTAL%
1) It is God's word and all it says is true.2930.5
2) It was written by men inspired by God, but because the writers were men it contains some human errors.5355.8
3) It is valuable because it was written by wise and good men, but God has nothing to do with it.1212.6
4) The Bible is too old to be of value today.11.1
TOTAL95100.0
14) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. The creation story in Genesis is (CREATION)
TOTAL%
1) Literally true history.4749.5
2) No more valid than any other account of creation.3435.8
3) Not a valid account of creation.1414.7
TOTAL95100.0
15) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to miracles recorded in the Bible (MIRACLE)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in them.6467.4
2) I do not believe in them.1010.5
3) I am not sure because they have not been proven.2122.1
TOTAL95100.0
16) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What are the first five books of the Old Testament? (OLDTESTA)
17) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What are the first five books of the Old Testament? (OLDTESTB)
18) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What are the first five books of the Old Testament? (OLDTESTC)
19) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What are the first five books of the Old Testament? (OLDTESTD)
20) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What are the first five books of the Old Testament? (OLDTESTE)
21) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Respond to the following statement: It is possible for a person to have a well rounded religious life apart from the church. (CHURCH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree5456.8
2) Uncertain3132.6
3) Disagree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0
22) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How much time during the week do you spend reading the Bible or other religious material? (READBIB)
TOTAL%
0) None5557.9
1) One-half hour2223.2
2) One hour or more1818.9
TOTAL95100.0
23) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How many of the past four worship services have you attended? (WORSHIP)
TOTAL%
1) None or one6063.2
2) Two2122.1
3) Three or more1414.7
TOTAL95100.0
24) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Prayer to you is (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Incidental or nonexistent1920.0
2) Restricted to formal worship services55.3
3) For times of stress and/or need2526.3
4) A regular part of my behavior4648.4
TOTAL95100.0
25) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. For your marriage ceremony, who do you believe should perform the ceremony? (MARRIAGE)
TOTAL%
1) A religious official7983.2
2) Either a religious official or civil authority1414.7
3) A civil authority22.1
TOTAL95100.0
26) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Respond to the following statement: One's religious commitment gives life a certain purpose which it could not otherwise have. (PURPOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3840.0
2) Agree4345.3
3) Disagree1414.7
TOTAL95100.0
27) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
0) Never1212.6
1) Rarely1414.7
2) Occasionally3738.9
3) Frequently3233.7
TOTAL95100.0
28) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Would you say that religion offers a sense of security in the face of death which is not otherwise possible? (DEATH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7376.8
2) Uncertain1616.8
3) No66.3
TOTAL95100.0
29) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Respond to the following statement: Religion provides the individual with an interpretation of his existence which could not be discovered by reason alone. (EXIST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3840.0
2) Agree4749.5
3) Disagree1010.5
TOTAL95100.0
30) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Faith, or putting full confidence in the things we hope for and being certain of the things we cannot see, is essential to one's religious life. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Agree7275.8
2) Uncertain1920.0
3) Disagree44.2
TOTAL95100.0
31) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. What is your feeling about the operation of non-essential business on the Sabbath? (SABBATH)
TOTAL%
1) They should not be open.1515.8
2) I am uncertain about this.3233.7
3) They have a legitimate reason to be open.4850.5
TOTAL95100.0
32) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. A boy and a girl, both of whom attend church frequently, regularly date one another and have entered into sexual relations with each other. Which of the following statements expresses your opinion concerning this matter? (PRESEX)
TOTAL%
1) People who attend church should uphold its moral teachings.1313.7
2) Sexual intercourse prior to marriage is a matter of individual responsibility.8286.3
TOTAL95100.0
33) The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Two political candidates are seeking the same political office. One is a member and a strong participant in a church. The other is indifferent, but not hostile, to religious organizations. Other factors being equal, do you think the candidate identified with the church would be a better public servant than the one who has no interest in religion? (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) He definitely would99.5
2) He probably would2122.1
3) Uncertain3637.9
4) He probably would not2223.2
5) He definitely would not77.4
TOTAL95100.0
34) Time at end of dimensions of religiosity session (hour: minutes: seconds) (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
35) Number of Old Testament books that a participant was able to name (BOOKSCOR)
TOTAL%
0) 1920.0
1) 2526.3
2) 77.4
3) 99.5
4) 77.4
5) 2829.5
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36) Ideological Scale (See summary document for more information) (IDEOLOG)
TOTAL%
0) 1010.5
1) 99.5
2) 77.4
3) 1111.6
4) 1313.7
5) 4547.4
TOTAL95100.0
37) Intellectual Scale (See summary document for more information) (INTELLC)
TOTAL%
0) 2021.1
1) 1920.0
2) 3233.7
3) 2425.3
TOTAL95100.0
38) Experential Scale (See summary document for more information) (EXPERIEN)
TOTAL%
0) 55.3
1) 1010.5
2) 55.3
3) 1616.8
4) 2627.4
5) 3334.7
TOTAL95100.0
39) Ritualistic Scale (See summary document for more information) (RITUAL)
TOTAL%
0) 88.4
1) 1313.7
2) 2728.4
3) 2425.3
4) 1920.0
5) 44.2
TOTAL95100.0
40) Consequential Scale (See summary document for more information) (CONSEQ)
TOTAL%
0) 5658.9
1) 2324.2
2) 1313.7
3) 33.2
TOTAL95100.0
41) Total time between start time (STTIME) and end time (ETIME) in seconds (TTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL95253.31680
42) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4850.5
2) Female4749.5
TOTAL95100.0
43) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White7983.2
2) Black1111.6
3) Other55.3
TOTAL95100.0
44) I-CSTAT: College class (for use with online analysis) (I-CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3233.7
2) Sophomore3334.7
3) Junior1313.7
4) Senior1717.9
TOTAL95100.0