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Jesus, Nature of

What does respondent believe the nature of Jesus to be? Is Jesus a historical figure? Is Jesus a historical figure? Is Jesus the son of God? Any question that discusses the nature of Jesus would be of interest.


Below are 35 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q24 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q24 Which one statement comes closest to your personal beliefs about Jesus (Q24) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCNOROSE from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic without believing that Jesus physically rose from the dead? (GCNOROSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BELRESUR from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? H. Belief in Jesus resurrection from the dead (BELRESUR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GCTHROSE from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • The following statements deal with what you think it takes to be a good Catholic. Please tell me if you think a person can be a good Catholic without performing these actions or affirming these beliefs. Can a person be a good Catholic…I. Without believing that Jesus physically rose from the dead? (GCTHROSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODRVEAL from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you strongly agree, somewhat agree, somewhat disagree, or strongly disagree with each of these statements. -- God has been fully revealed to humans in Jesus Christ. (GODRVEAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JESUSCHR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (jesuschrst_w2) I:6. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about Jesus Christ? Do you believe: [ALL RESPONSE OPTIONS MUST BE READ] [INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT NAMES A NUMBER AS THEIR RESPONSE READ BACK THE ANSWER ASSOCIATED WITH THAT NUMBER TO CLARIFY] (JESUSCHR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JESUSCHR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (jesuschrst_w3) I:6. Which of the following comes closest to your beliefs about Jesus Christ? Do you believe: [ALL RESPONSE OPTIONS MUST BE READ] [INTERVIEWER: IF RESPONDENT NAMES A NUMBER AS THEIR RESPONSE READ BACK THE ANSWER ASSOCIATED WITH THAT NUMBER TO CLARIFY] (JESUSCHR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARBL_1 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which statement best describes your beliefs about Jesus Christ? (ARBL_1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RESURREC from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how important each aspect of Catholicism is to your Catholic identity? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all? How important is . . .? Resurrection of Jesus (RESURREC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DIVINE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - Christ is a divine being, the Son of God. (DIVINE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • YJESUS from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth ComponentLEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements about Jesus is closest to your view of Jesus? (YJESUS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BELVJESU from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus? (BELVJESU) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JESUS from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • Which of these statements comes closest to what you believe about Jesus? (JESUS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • JESUSDIV from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Next I would like to know your opinion about certain doctrines or teachings, some of which are taught by the LDS Church, and some are not. Please indicate how you feel about each by circling the appropriate number. -- Jesus is the Divine Son of God and was literally and actually born of a virgin (JESUSDIV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DIVINE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement - Christ is a divine being, the Son of God. (DIVINE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC2 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus? (Choose one answer) (RELGC2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC2 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements comes closest to expressing what you believe about Jesus? (Choose one answer) (RELGC2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DIVINE from Religious Fundamentalism Scale, 1987LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: Christ is a divine being, the Son of God. (DIVINE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EXPRVEAL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements. - God has been fully revealed to humans in Jesus Christ. (EXPRVEAL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GDNATURE from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • Here are several pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me which one comes closest to your own view. (GDNATURE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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