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Religious ideology is a multi-item scale that measures orientation toward religion and religious doctrine. It was developed in 1965 by Andrew Comrey and John Newmeyer.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

Source: Comrey, Andrew L. and John A. Newmeyer. 1965. "Measurement of radical-conservatism." Journal of Social Psychology 67(2):357-369.


General Instructions:

All items should be reverse-coded such that 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree and 4=Strongly Agree. For all variables "9) Response not codable" should be set to missing.

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


OP161R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) All people alive today are descendants of Adam and Eve (OP161R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree42823.5
2) Agree53629.5
3) Disagree41823.0
4) Strongly disagree40722.4
9) Response not codable301.6
TOTAL1819100.0

OP001R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) This country would be better off if religion had a greater influence on daily life (OP001R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39221.1
2) Agree73639.5
3) Disagree48626.1
4) Strongly disagree23712.7
9) Response not codable100.5
TOTAL1861100.0

OP007R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) Every child should have religious instruction (OP007R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree35319.1
2) Somewhat agree96151.9
3) Somewhat disagree40021.6
4) Strongly disagree1266.8
9) Response not codable130.7
TOTAL1853100.0

OP016R7 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 2000

(G1, G2, G3, G4) God exists in the form as described in the Bible (OP016R7)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43424.1
2) Somewhat agree58632.5
3) Somewhat disagree43023.9
4) Strongly disagree31417.4
9) Response not codable372.1
TOTAL1801100.0



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