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Comparative Afterlife (1)
Previous Lives (5)
Reborn (10)
Simple Belief (2)
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AFTRDETH from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
What do you feel will probably happen to you after death? -- (I feel that I will do one of the following): (AFTRDETH)
TOTAL%
1) Go to purgatory45216.3
2) Go to hell351.3
3) Simply stop existing44916.1
4) Go to heaven1,73462.4
5) Dont know943.4
6) Reincarnation100.4
7) Other70.3
TOTAL2781100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


REINCAR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
Y125. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-H], definitely, maybe, or not at all: In reincarnation, that people have lived previous lives? (REINCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely45313.4
2) Maybe1,21035.9
3) Not at all1,66549.4
777) Dont know371.1
888) Refused50.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REINCAR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(reincar_w2) I:1. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-G], [INTERVIEWER MUST READ RESPONSE CATEGORIES: definitely, maybe, or not at all FOR A AND B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY FOR C THROUGH G] G. In reincarnation, that people have lived previous lives? (REINCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely44917.2
2) Maybe77429.7
3) Not at all1,35352.0
666) Invalid skip160.6
777) Dont know120.5
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REINCAR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(reincar_w3) Next, I will be asking you some questions about your religious beliefs. I:1. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-G], [INTERVIEWER MUST READ RESPONSE CATEGORIES: definitely, maybe, or not at all FOR A AND B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY FOR C THROUGH G] G. In reincarnation, that people have lived previous lives? (REINCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely39815.7
2) Maybe74829.5
3) Not at all1,37254.2
777) Dont know70.3
888) Refused20.1
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RA_9 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I believe in reincarnation, that people have lived previous lives. (RA_9)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused20.1
-4) Dont know341.3
1) Strongly agree30411.7
2) Somewhat agree44417.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree56521.7
4) Somewhat disagree30911.9
5) Strongly disagree94936.4
Missing3 
TOTAL2,607100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REINCARN from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in reincarnation that is, weve had previous lives? (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62825.5
2) No1,83674.5
TOTAL2464100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REINCAR from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Do you believe in Reincarnation -- being reborn in this world again and again? (REINCAR)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Yes, definitely1785.0
2) Yes, probably2487.0
3) No, probably not37410.5
4) No, definitely not48813.7
8) Dont know712.0
9) No answer60.2
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q51C from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q51C [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In reincarnation - that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q51C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9,34437.3
2) No13,18952.7
8) Dont know2,3529.4
9) Refused1450.6
TOTAL25,030100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q34C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
IF HINDU (Q.16=8), ASK: Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q34C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes15761.1
2) No7228.0
3) Other (Vol.)51.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)238.9
TOTAL257100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q34C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
IF HINDU (Q.16=8), ASK: Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q34C)
TOTAL%
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1100.0
TOTAL1100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BREINC_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009
Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in reincarnation, that people will be reborn in this world again and again? (Q291A) [Note: BREINC_B through BASTRO_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block.] (BREINC_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in2,14724.3
2) No, dont believe6,10869.2
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)5746.5
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFRECAR from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death? (BLFRECAR)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE20927.8
2) DONT BELIEVE54372.2
TOTAL752100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFRECAR from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death? (BLFRECAR)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE10029.5
2) DONT BELIEVE23970.5
TOTAL339100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REINCARN from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
Do you believe in reincarnation (returning to earth in another form after you die)? (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes196.2
2) Probably yes4013.1
3) Unsure5417.6
4) Probably not5919.3
5) Definitely not13443.8
TOTAL306100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


REINCAR from Middletown Area Study, 1998
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, that the soul, after death, comes back to earth in another body? (REINCAR)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4028.6
2) No7251.4
3) Are not sure2820.0
TOTAL140100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFRECAR from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
Do you believe in reincarnation, that is, the rebirth of the soul in a new body after death? (BLFRECAR)
TOTAL%
1) Believe30729.1
2) Dont Believe74870.9
Missing198 
TOTAL1,055100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q34D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
IF BELIEVE IN REINCARNATION (Q.34c=1), ASK: How certain are you about this belief? Are you absolutely certain, fairly certain, not too certain, or not at all certain? (Q34D)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely certain8956.7
2) Fairly certain4729.9
3) Not too certain2012.7
4) Not at all certain10.6
TOTAL157100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


REINCARN from Williamsburg Charter Survey On Religion and Public Life, 1987
Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with the following statement? - Reincarnation is something I personally believe. (REINCARN)
TOTAL%
1) Agree55922.4
2) Disagree1,56362.5
8) Dont know37715.1
TOTAL2499100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Comparative AfterlifeWhat does the respondent think will happen to him/her after death?
Previous LivesDoes the respondent believe that people have lived previous lives?
RebornThis question type asks the respondent if people are reborn again and again.
Simple BeliefDoes the respondent believe in reincarnation (characteristics of reincarnation unspecified).

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