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

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which an individual believes in a God that is actively involved with human affairs.

Data File: Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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


General Instructions:

For all items set 5) Undecided to missing. Sum all items.

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


Q22B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....b. Removed from worldly affairs (RECODED) (Q22B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1167.6
2) Agree24716.1
3) Disagree44529.1
4) Strongly disagree53935.2
5) Undecided18412.0
TOTAL1531100.0

Q22C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....c. Removed from my personal affairs (RECODED) (Q22C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1238.1
2) Agree19512.8
3) Disagree47431.0
4) Strongly disagree57637.7
5) Undecided15910.4
TOTAL1527100.0

Q22D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....d. Concerned with the well-being of the world (Q22D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77348.7
2) Agree46829.5
3) Disagree845.3
4) Strongly disagree1207.6
5) Undecided1428.9
TOTAL1587100.0

Item Instructions (Q22D):

Reverse code item: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree and 4=Strongly Agree


Q22E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....e. Concerned with my personal well-being (Q22E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70244.5
2) Agree47730.3
3) Disagree1107.0
4) Strongly disagree1348.5
5) Undecided1539.7
TOTAL1576100.0

Item Instructions (Q22E):

Reverse code item: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree and 4=Strongly Agree


Q22H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....h. Directly involved in worldly affairs (Q22H)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43127.8
2) Agree35322.7
3) Disagree30619.7
4) Strongly disagree23815.3
5) Undecided22414.4
TOTAL1552100.0

Item Instructions (Q22H):

Reverse code item: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree and 4=Strongly Agree


Q22I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....i. Directly involved in my affairs (Q22I)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48030.6
2) Agree41026.1
3) Disagree26717.0
4) Strongly disagree21213.5
5) Undecided19912.7
TOTAL1568100.0

Item Instructions (Q22I):

Reverse code item: 1=Strongly Disagree; 2=Disagree; 3=Agree and 4=Strongly Agree


Q23C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God c. Distant (FLIPPED) (Q23C)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1046.7
2) Somewhat well16210.4
3) Not very well26417.0
4) Not at all86055.3
5) Undecided16410.6
TOTAL1554100.0

Q23D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God d. Ever-present (Q23D)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,18772.6
2) Somewhat well20912.8
3) Not very well412.5
4) Not at all835.1
5) Undecided1157.0
TOTAL1635100.0

Item Instructions (Q23D):

Reverse code item: 1=Not at all; 2=Not very well; 3=Somewhat well and 4=Very well.




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