Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Paranormalism > Paranormal Experiences

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which the respondent claims paranormal experiences, such as ghost encounters or UFO sightings.

Data File: Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Source: Baylor University. 2005. The Baylor Religion Survey. Waco, TX: Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion


General Instructions:

Code all items as follows: 1=1; 2=0. Sum all items once recoded to create a count variable of the number of reported paranormal experiences.

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


Q75A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Used acupuncture or other forms of non-traditional medicine (Q75A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50929.9
2) No1,19370.1
TOTAL1702100.0

Q75B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Consulted a horoscope to get an idea about the course of your life (Q75B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44726.4
2) No1,24773.6
TOTAL1694100.0

Q75C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Called or consulted a medium, fortune teller, or psychic (Q75C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23213.7
2) No1,46486.3
TOTAL1696100.0

Q75D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Visited or lived in a house or place believed to be haunted (Q75D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32018.9
2) No1,37481.1
TOTAL1694100.0

Q75E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Consulted a Ouija board to contact a deceased person or spirit (Q75E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1166.9
2) No1,57793.1
TOTAL1693100.0

Q75F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Had a dream that later came true (Q75F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68540.4
2) No1,00959.6
TOTAL1694100.0

Q75G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Witnessed an object in the sky that you could not identify (UFO) (Q75G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28216.7
2) No1,40983.3
TOTAL1691100.0



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