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Measures of religious belief.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

POSTLIFE is on a different scale than the other three variables. Variables will need to be recoded or standarized before combining.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


POSTLIFE from General Social Survey, 1998

Do you believe there is a life after death? (POSTLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,68771.2
2) No37916.0
8) Undecided28111.9
9) No Answer220.9
TOTAL2369100.0

Item Instructions (POSTLIFE):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


GODWATCH from General Social Survey, 1998

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements...I believe in a God who watches over me. (GODWATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83357.6
2) Agree42629.5
3) Disagree1057.3
4) Strongly disagree513.5
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (GODWATCH):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


LESSPAIN from General Social Survey, 1998

Agree or disagree: I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (LESSPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23916.5
2) Agree64044.3
3) Disagree43330.0
4) Strongly disagree976.7
8) Dont know120.8
9) No answer241.7
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (LESSPAIN):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


RELLIFE from General Social Survey, 1998

Agree or disagree: I try hard to carry my religious beliefs over into all my other dealings in life. (RELLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39127.1
2) Agree63243.7
3) Disagree28819.9
4) Strongly disagree1037.1
8) Dont know80.6
9) No answer231.6
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (RELLIFE):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.




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