Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > God, Conceptions of > God's Judgment

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which an individual believes in a God who can become angered by human behavior and judges human behavior.

Data File: Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Source: Froese, Paul and Christopher D. Bader. 2010. America's Four Gods. New York: Oxford University Press.


General Instructions:

Sum all items to create God's judgment scale. Alpha score = .082.

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


GODANGER from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20e. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by human sin (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15910.9
2) Disagree27919.2
3) Agree38026.1
4) Strongly agree44430.5
8) Undecided19213.2
Missing195 
TOTAL1,454100.0

Item Instructions (GODANGER):

Code item as follows: 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree


GODMYSIN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20f. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by my sins (GODMYSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17512.0
2) Disagree31721.8
3) Agree38526.5
4) Strongly agree37525.8
8) Undecided20213.9
Missing194 
TOTAL1,454100.0

Item Instructions (GODMYSIN):

Code item as follows: 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree


GODCRIT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21b. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Critical (GODCRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all50333.8
2) Not very well38625.9
3) Somewhat well20613.8
4) Very well18112.2
8) Undecided21214.2
Missing159 
TOTAL1,488100.0

Item Instructions (GODCRIT):

Code item as follows: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Not very well, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Somewhat well, 5 = Very well


GODPUNSH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21m. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Punishing (GODPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all40827.2
2) Not very well32721.8
3) Somewhat well28519.0
4) Very well28118.7
8) Undecided19913.3
Missing147 
TOTAL1,500100.0

Item Instructions (GODPUNSH):

Code item as follows: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Not very well, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Somewhat well, 5 = Very well


GODSEVER from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21n. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Severe (GODSEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all54136.1
2) Not very well34623.1
3) Somewhat well19513.0
4) Very well19312.9
8) Undecided22214.8
Missing151 
TOTAL1,497100.0

Item Instructions (GODSEVER):

Code item as follows: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Not very well, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Somewhat well, 5 = Very well


GODWRATH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21o. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Wrathful (GODWRATH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all53335.6
2) Not very well30320.2
3) Somewhat well23215.5
4) Very well21114.1
8) Undecided21814.6
Missing151 
TOTAL1,497100.0

Item Instructions (GODWRATH):

Code item as follows: 1 = Not at all, 2 = Not very well, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Somewhat well, 5 = Very well


GODWOES from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22c. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners with terrible woes (GODWOES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34723.2
2) Disagree70847.4
3) Agree19212.9
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18912.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1,494100.0

Item Instructions (GODWOES):

Code item as follows: 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree


GODPUNSM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22d. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners in small ways (such as losing a promotion or getting into a minor accident) (GODPUNSM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36224.3
2) Disagree67945.7
3) Agree20513.8
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18312.3
Missing161 
TOTAL1,487100.0

Item Instructions (GODPUNSM):

Code item as follows: 1 = Strongly Disagree, 2 = Disagree, 3 = Undecided, 4 = Agree, 5 = Strongly Agree




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