Sociologists, psychologists, health researchers, economists and other social and behavioral scientists know about the importance of proper measurement. The Measurements feature provides a tool for comparing and evaluating measures of religion, spirituality and other related measures.
Many key concepts in the study of religion, such as Biblical literalism, are operationalized utilizing single questions from surveys. The Measurements feature provides detailed information on single-item measures for 165 religious and non-religious concepts.
Some concepts have relatively few survey questions and the measures show little variation, e.g., the concept of reincarnation has only 18 questions with little variation. Others have hundreds of measures and the measures displayed so much variation that the coders placed them into multiple subcategories, e.g., the concept Church Attendance, Frequency of has 305 questions from 169 different surveys that are organized into 14 sub categories.
After selecting a specific single-Item measure, the user is allowed to display and filter the list of survey questions.
Users can view the full question wording, complete category labels and frequency tables. Plus, they can save the question to their own question bank and link directly to the original survey asking the question to view question ordering.
If you have suggestions for a measure that should be added to the Measurements feature, or find an error or omission, please