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Thoughts about the meaning of life 

Below are 25 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 4 types:

[ Have Found? | Nature of the Meaning of Life | Religion and... | Think About? ]

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Category 1:Have Found?
 

Does the respondent believe that he/she has found the meaning of life?

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CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975

CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study

CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study

CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study

CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study

CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study

CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-95 Panel Study

CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980

CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-85 Panel Study

CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-90 Panel Study


Category 2:Nature of the Meaning of Life
 

This question type asks the respondent about the nature of the meaning of life.

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MEANLFE1 from Religion in Italy

MEANLFE2 from Religion in Italy

MEANLFE3 from Religion in Italy

MEANLFE4 from Religion in Italy

MEANLFE5 from Religion in Italy

MEANLFE6 from Religion in Italy


Category 3:Religion and...
 

This question type asks about the relationship between religion and the meaning of life.

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WYRLMNLF from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2009

WHYREL5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1994

RELBEH5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2004

GDPRES06 from Religion in Italy

GODREL01 from Religion in Italy

WHYREL5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999


Category 4:Think About?
 

This question type asks the respondent how often, or if he/she thinks about the meaning of life.

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MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)



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