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Are religion and science in conflict?) 

Below are 19 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 6 types:

[ Authority | Changed Faith? | Churches Adapt? | God's Glory | Incompatible? | Too Much Science? ]

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Category 1:Authority
 

Who has authority in matters of truth?

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AUTHORTY from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989


Category 2:Changed Faith?
 

Has the respondent's faith been strengthened or weakened by science?

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

DOUBTS3 from General Social Survey, 1988

INFL_SCI from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003


Category 3:Churches Adapt?
 

This question type asks the respondent if churches must adapt and change in light of scientific discoveries.

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MODVIEWS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

MODVIEWS from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)


Category 4:God's Glory
 

This question type asks the respondent if science helps to reveal God's designs

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GODSGLRY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 5:Incompatible?
 

This question type asks the respondent if he/she agrees with statements about the incompatibility of religion and science.

Some questions fit within the "Incompatible?" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Hostile? ]

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SCIRELIG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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

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

SCIREL from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988


Variant:Hostile? (Incompatible? variant)
 

This variant asks if scientists are hostile to religion.

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SCIHOSTL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)


Category 6:Too Much Science?
 

This question type asks the respondent if we rely too much on science and not enough on faith.

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TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

RELYSCI from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 2000

TRUSTSCI from General Social Survey, 1998

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1994

SCIFAITH from General Social Survey, 1993



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