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

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which the respondent believes in UFOs, ghosts and other paranormal subjects.

Data File: Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Source: Chapman Universitty. 2014. The Chapman University Survey of American Fears. Orange, CA: Earl Babbie Research Center.


General Instructions:

Recode all items such that 1=1; 2=0. Sum to create a count variable.

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


HOROSCOP from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Consulted a horoscope to get an idea about the course of my life. [HOROSCOPE] (HOROSCOP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42327.5
2) No1,11472.5
Missing36 
TOTAL1,537100.0

PSYCHIC from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Called or consulted a medium, fortune teller or psychic. (PSYCHIC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes17811.6
2) No1,35788.4
Missing38 
TOTAL1,535100.0

HAUNTED from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Lived in a house or place you believed to be haunted. (HAUNTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes20913.6
2) No1,32486.4
Missing40 
TOTAL1,533100.0

OUIJA from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Consulted a Ouija board to contact a decreased person or spirit. (OUIJA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes895.8
2) No1,44294.2
Missing42 
TOTAL1,531100.0

HAD_DREA from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Had a dream that later came true. (HAD_DREA)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62941.1
2) No90058.9
Missing44 
TOTAL1,529100.0

SAW_UFO from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

As an adult, have you ever done any of the following? Witnessed an object in the sky that I could not identify (UFO). (SAW_UFO)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24315.9
2) No1,28684.1
Missing44 
TOTAL1,529100.0



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