Religious Life Inventory, 1986

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject's ID (SID)
2) Date run (DATERUN)
TOTAL%
1) 3-24-19861617.2
2) 3-25-19862122.6
3) 3-26-19861920.4
4) 3-27-19861617.2
5) 3-28-198655.4
6) 4-1-198622.2
7) 4-2-198611.1
8) 4-3-198644.3
9) 4-4-198611.1
10) 4-5-198622.2
11) 4-7-198633.2
12) 4-9-198611.1
13) 4-13-198611.1
14) 4-16-198611.1
TOTAL93100.0
3) Session start time (TIME0)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9346.97827
4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4649.5
2) Female4750.5
TOTAL93100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White7782.8
2) Black1111.8
3) Hispanic11.1
4) Other44.3
TOTAL93100.0
6) College class (CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3133.3
2) Sophomore3234.4
3) Junior1314.0
4) Senior1718.3
TOTAL93100.0
7) Letter assignment code (LETTER)
TOTAL%
1) 2425.8
2) 2223.7
3) 2425.8
4) 2324.7
TOTAL93100.0
8) Anon letter assignment code (ALET)
TOTAL%
1) 2223.7
2) 2425.8
3) 2324.7
4) 2425.8
TOTAL93100.0
9) Regular group name (GNAME)
10) Anon group name (ANAME)
11) Respondent's birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9346.25827
12) Reg group partner SID (G1)
13) Reg group member 1 SID (G2)
14) Reg group member 2 SID (G3)
15) Anon group partner SID (A1)
16) Anon group member 1 SID (A2)
17) Anon group member 2 SID (A3)
18) The church has been very important for my religious development. (RLGDVLP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree99.7
2) 66.5
3) 44.3
4) 33.2
5) Neutral77.5
6) 1212.9
7) 1617.2
8) 1617.2
9) Strongly Disagree2021.5
TOTAL93100.0
19) Worldly events cannot affect the eternal truths of my religion. (WRLDEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree22.2
2) 22.2
3) 77.5
4) 99.7
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 99.7
7) 1819.4
8) 1516.1
9) Strongly Disagree1920.4
TOTAL93100.0
20) My religious development is a natural response to the innate need of man for devotion of God. (INTENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree77.5
2) 44.3
3) 44.3
4) 22.2
5) Neutral1516.1
6) 1212.9
7) 2122.6
8) 1415.1
9) Strongly Disagree1415.1
TOTAL93100.0
21) It might be said that I value my religious doubts and uncertainties. (DOUBTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.4
2) 44.3
3) 22.2
4) 44.3
5) Neutral1314.0
6) 1111.8
7) 3133.3
8) 1314.0
9) Strongly Disagree1010.8
TOTAL93100.0
22) My minister (or youth director, camp counselor, etc.) has had a profound influence on my personal religious development. (MINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1212.9
2) 88.6
3) 1212.9
4) 77.5
5) Neutral1314.0
6) 1212.9
7) 1010.8
8) 55.4
9) Strongly Disagree1415.1
TOTAL93100.0
23) God's will should shape my life. (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.6
2) 55.4
3) 33.2
4) 22.2
5) Neutral1010.8
6) 99.7
7) 99.7
8) 1516.1
9) Strongly Disagree3234.4
TOTAL93100.0
24) On religious issues, I find the opinion of others irrelevant. (OTHROPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.4
2) 1010.8
3) 1617.2
4) 1920.4
5) Neutral2021.5
6) 77.5
7) 88.6
8) 33.2
9) Strongly Disagree55.4
TOTAL93100.0
25) It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.6
2) 33.2
3) 22.2
4) 11.1
5) Neutral1010.8
6) 88.6
7) 1819.4
8) 1314.0
9) Strongly Disagree3032.3
TOTAL93100.0
26) When it comes to religious questions, I feel driven to know the truth. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree22.2
2) 33.2
3) 55.4
4) 88.6
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 1111.8
7) 1718.3
8) 99.7
9) Strongly Disagree2628.0
TOTAL93100.0
27) I find that my every day experiences severely test my religious convictions. (EVERYDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.6
2) 99.7
3) 99.7
4) 77.5
5) Neutral1314.0
6) 88.6
7) 1718.3
8) 1010.8
9) Strongly Disagree1212.9
TOTAL93100.0
28) A major factor in my religious development has been the importance of religion for my parents. (RELGPRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.4
2) 44.3
3) 77.5
4) 66.5
5) Neutral1415.1
6) 1314.0
7) 1212.9
8) 1314.0
9) Strongly Disagree1920.4
TOTAL93100.0
29) I do not expect my religious convictions to change in the next few years. (RELGCNVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree22.2
2) 33.2
3) 66.5
4) 66.5
5) Neutral99.7
6) 88.6
7) 1010.8
8) 2021.5
9) Strongly Disagree2931.2
TOTAL93100.0
30) Religion is something I have never felt personally compelled to consider. (COMPELED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree2830.1
2) 1819.4
3) 1415.1
4) 1111.8
5) Neutral99.7
6) 55.4
7) 11.1
8) 44.3
9) Strongly Disagree33.2
TOTAL93100.0
31) I have been driven to ask religious questions out of a growing awareness of the tensions in my world and in my relation to the world. (RELGQUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree11.1
2) 99.7
3) 44.3
4) 44.3
5) Neutral1314.0
6) 1415.1
7) 2122.6
8) 1516.1
9) Strongly Disagree1212.9
TOTAL93100.0
32) My religion serves to satisfy needs for fellowship and security. (SATNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree44.3
2) 33.2
3) 66.5
4) 44.3
5) Neutral1617.2
6) 1415.1
7) 1516.1
8) 1617.2
9) Strongly Disagree1516.1
TOTAL93100.0
33) My religious development has emerged out of my growing sense of personal identity. (PERSIDNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree44.3
2) 33.2
3) 11.1
4) 55.4
5) Neutral1415.1
6) 1415.1
7) 2021.5
8) 1415.1
9) Strongly Disagree1819.4
TOTAL93100.0
34) My religion is a personal matter, independent of the influence of organized religion. (PERSMTTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree11.1
2) 66.5
3) 22.2
4) 44.3
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 1314.0
7) 1819.4
8) 1415.1
9) Strongly Disagree2324.7
TOTAL93100.0
35) Whether I turn out to be religious or not doesn't make much difference to me. (OUTCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree2628.0
2) 1314.0
3) 1516.1
4) 88.6
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 77.5
7) 44.3
8) 44.3
9) Strongly Disagree44.3
TOTAL93100.0
36) Certain people have served as "models" for my religious development. (MODELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree66.5
2) 55.4
3) 77.5
4) 66.5
5) Neutral1111.8
6) 1212.9
7) 2122.6
8) 1111.8
9) Strongly Disagree1415.1
TOTAL93100.0
37) I have found it essential to have faith. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree66.5
2) 55.4
3) 22.2
4) 11.1
5) Neutral1111.8
6) 1111.8
7) 1314.0
8) 1415.1
9) Strongly Disagree3032.3
TOTAL93100.0
38) It is important for me to learn about religion from those who know more about it than I do. (LEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree66.5
2) 44.3
3) 44.3
4) 33.2
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 88.6
7) 2021.5
8) 2021.5
9) Strongly Disagree1617.2
TOTAL93100.0
39) God wasn't important to me until I began to ask questions about the meaning of my own life. (GODIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1415.1
2) 1212.9
3) 1212.9
4) 1415.1
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 77.5
7) 1516.1
8) 33.2
9) Strongly Disagree44.3
TOTAL93100.0
40) I find it impossible to conceive of myself not being religious. (NOTRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1516.1
2) 44.3
3) 66.5
4) 88.6
5) Neutral88.6
6) 99.7
7) 1314.0
8) 1718.3
9) Strongly Disagree1314.0
TOTAL93100.0
41) The "me" of a few years back would be surprised of my present religious stance. (PRSNTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1212.9
2) 1617.2
3) 66.5
4) 88.6
5) Neutral1718.3
6) 1010.8
7) 88.6
8) 55.4
9) Strongly Disagree1111.8
TOTAL93100.0
42) Questions are far more central to my religious experience than are answers. (QUESTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.4
2) 77.5
3) 77.5
4) 77.5
5) Neutral3234.4
6) 1819.4
7) 77.5
8) 77.5
9) Strongly Disagree33.2
TOTAL93100.0
43) Outside forces (other persons, church, etc.) have been relatively unimportant in my religious development. (FORCES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree77.5
2) 1415.1
3) 1617.2
4) 1314.0
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 1111.8
7) 1314.0
8) 33.2
9) Strongly Disagree44.3
TOTAL93100.0
44) For me religion has not been a "must." (RELGMUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1617.2
2) 1212.9
3) 1314.0
4) 33.2
5) Neutral1212.9
6) 55.4
7) 1212.9
8) 99.7
9) Strongly Disagree1111.8
TOTAL93100.0
45) Start time (STRTTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
46) End time (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
47) Total time to do unit (TTLTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL93193.65644
48) Internal scale - It was designed to measure a component of the intrinsic, end orientation; the degree to which an individual's religion is a result of internal needs for certainty, strength, and direction. It includes the following variables: INTENEED, GODSWILL, RELBELF, TRUTH, COMPELED, OUTCOME, LEARN, and RELGMUST. (INTERNAL)
TOTAL%
13) 11.1
17) 11.1
18) 11.1
19) 11.1
20) 22.2
25) 11.1
28) 22.2
31) 11.1
33) 11.1
34) 11.1
35) 33.2
36) 11.1
41) 22.2
42) 11.1
44) 22.2
45) 11.1
46) 11.1
47) 11.1
48) 22.2
49) 11.1
52) 22.2
53) 22.2
54) 22.2
55) 11.1
57) 33.2
58) 33.2
59) 22.2
60) 55.4
61) 11.1
62) 44.3
63) 33.2
64) 55.4
65) 33.2
66) 22.2
67) 33.2
68) 33.2
69) 22.2
70) 11.1
71) 22.2
72) 22.2
75) 11.1
76) 22.2
77) 33.2
78) 33.2
79) 33.2
80) 22.2
81) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
49) External scale- It was designed to measure a component of the extrinsic, means orientation; the degree to which an individual's external social environment has influenced his or her personal religion. It includes the following variables: RLGDULP, MINISTR, SATNEED, MODELS, RELGPRNT, and FORCES. (EXTERNAL)
TOTAL%
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
14) 11.1
16) 11.1
17) 22.2
19) 11.1
20) 11.1
21) 11.1
22) 22.2
23) 44.3
24) 22.2
25) 11.1
26) 33.2
27) 11.1
28) 55.4
29) 11.1
30) 33.2
31) 44.3
32) 44.3
34) 44.3
35) 11.1
36) 11.1
37) 44.3
38) 44.3
39) 11.1
40) 55.4
41) 66.5
42) 33.2
43) 33.2
44) 22.2
45) 22.2
47) 22.2
48) 33.2
49) 44.3
50) 11.1
51) 22.2
52) 44.3
54) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
50) Interactional scale- It was designed to measure the basic component of the quest orientation; the degree to which an individual's religion involves open-ended, responsive dialogue with existential questions raised by the contradictions and tragedies of life. It includes the following variables: DOUBTS, RELGCNVT, RELGQUST, PERSIDNT, GODIMPT, and QUESTION. (INTERACT)
TOTAL%
17) 33.2
18) 11.1
19) 22.2
21) 11.1
22) 33.2
23) 44.3
24) 44.3
25) 33.2
26) 33.2
27) 11.1
28) 22.2
29) 33.2
30) 66.5
31) 55.4
32) 99.7
33) 55.4
34) 55.4
35) 88.6
36) 77.5
37) 33.2
38) 66.5
39) 22.2
40) 11.1
41) 11.1
42) 11.1
43) 22.2
44) 11.1
45) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
51) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4649.5
2) Female4750.5
TOTAL93100.0
52) I-RACE: Respondent's race (For use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White7782.8
2) Black1111.8
3) Hispanic11.1
4) Other44.3
TOTAL93100.0
53) I-CSTAT: College class (For use with online analysis) (I-CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3133.3
2) Sophomore3234.4
3) Junior1314.0
4) Senior1718.3
TOTAL93100.0