The Comparative Study of Religious Experience in Taiwan

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The Comparative Study of Religious Experience in Taiwan was conducted by the Graduate Institute of Religious Studies at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan, under Yen-zen Tsai. It was funded by the Taiwan National Science Council. The survey includes questions about experiencing extraordinary powers, experiences initiating a new understanding of life, dreams, mysterious feelings and visions, conception and behavior, ideas and beliefs, and personal details. Further information can be obtained from the Survey Research Data Archive.
Data File
Cases: 1,714
Variables: 563
Weight Variable: LAYER
Data Collection
Date Collected: June 1, 2009 - March 15, 2009
Original Survey (Instrument)
A Survey of Religious Experience in Taiwan
Funded By
National Science Council
Collection Procedures
Household registry information of Taiwanese residents was obtained through collaboration with the Center for Survey Research (CSR), Academia Sinica, and the Ministry of the Interior. Face-to-face interviews were conducted over four months.
Sampling Procedures
A random sample was obtained using household registry information.
Principal Investigators
Yen-zen Tsai
Related Publications
Tsai Yen-zen, ed., Religious Experience in Contemporary Taiwan and China. Taipei: Chengchi University Press, 2013. xi+388 pages. Paperback, 500 NT$. ISBN: 978-986-6475-46-7.
A book review was provied by Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos.
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