Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject ID (see summary documentation for more information.) (STUDNTID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL991988061.05136
2) Date run (DATERUN)
NMeanStd.Deviation
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3) Session start time (hour: minutes: seconds) (STARTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
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4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female5050.5
2) Male4949.5
TOTAL99100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian33.0
2) Black1414.1
3) Hispanic55.1
4) White7777.8
TOTAL99100.0
6) Respondent's birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL995029
7) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. ELIJAH (ELIJAH)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.3131.3
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.6868.7
TOTAL99100.0
8) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. DEUTERONOMY (DEUTERON)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.5959.6
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.4040.4
TOTAL99100.0
9) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. JEREMIAH (JEREMIAH)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.2727.3
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.7272.7
TOTAL99100.0
10) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. PAUL (PAUL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.6969.7
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.3030.3
TOTAL99100.0
11) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. LEVITICUS (LEVITICU)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.5252.5
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.4747.5
TOTAL99100.0
12) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. EZEKIEL (EZEKIEL)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected as an Old Testament prophet.3030.3
1) Selected as an Old Testament prophet.6969.7
TOTAL99100.0
13) Which of the following were Old Testament prophets? CHECK AS MANY ANSWERS AS YOU THINK ARE CORRECT. NONE ARE OLD TESTAMENT PROPHETS (NOPHROPH)
TOTAL%
0) Not selected.9899.0
1) Selected.11.0
TOTAL99100.0
14) Doing good for others is ... (Choose one answer) (DOGOOD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation3838.4
2) Would probably help4747.5
3) Probably has no influence1414.1
TOTAL99100.0
15) Loving thy neighbor is ... (Choose one answer) (LOVING)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely necessary for salvation3636.4
2) Would probably help5151.5
3) Probably has no influence1212.1
TOTAL99100.0
16) How often do you attend Sunday worship services? (Choose the answer which comes closest to describing what you do.) (SUNDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Every week66.1
2) Nearly every week99.1
4) About twice a month1212.1
5) About once a month1212.1
6) About every six weeks1010.1
7) About every three months1010.1
8) About once or twice a year1717.2
9) Less than once a year66.1
10) Never1717.2
TOTAL99100.0
17) How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (TABLPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals2222.2
2) We say grace at least once a day2222.2
3) We say grace at least once a week55.1
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions1919.2
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace3131.3
TOTAL99100.0
18) How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (PRIVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray, or only do so at church services.2424.2
2) I pray only on very special occasions.88.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.2626.3
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.1616.2
5) I pray regularly once a day or more.2121.2
6) I pray regularly several times a week.33.0
7) I pray regularly once a week.11.0
TOTAL99100.0
19) How important is prayer in your life? (PRAYIMPO)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important1919.2
2) Fairly important3939.4
3) Not too important1717.2
4) Not important2424.2
TOTAL99100.0
20) Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God. (PRESGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have2020.2
2) Yes, I think I have3030.3
3) No4949.5
TOTAL99100.0
21) Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A sense of being saved in Christ. (SAVEDJC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have2424.2
2) Yes, I think I have2121.2
3) No5454.5
TOTAL99100.0
22) Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being afraid of God. (FEARGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have2323.2
2) Yes, I think I have2323.2
3) No5353.5
TOTAL99100.0
23) Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being punished by God for something you had done. (PUNISHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have1818.2
2) Yes, I think I have3030.3
3) No5151.5
TOTAL99100.0
24) Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being tempted by the Devil. (TEMPTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I'm sure I have3333.3
2) Yes, I think I have2323.2
3) No4343.4
TOTAL99100.0
25) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - "For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Is it from the Bible? (CAMELNDL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5858.6
2) No4141.4
TOTAL99100.0
26) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - "For it is easier for a camel to go through a needle's eye than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God." Do you agree? (AGRECAML)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3333.3
2) No6666.7
TOTAL99100.0
27) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - "Blessed are the strong: for they shall be the sword of God." Is it from the Bible? (BLESSEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5757.6
2) No4242.4
TOTAL99100.0
28) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) - "Blessed are the strong: for they shall be the sword of God." Do you agree? (AGREBLES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5454.5
2) No4545.5
TOTAL99100.0
29) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Is it from the Bible? (SUFWITCH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1717.2
2) No8282.8
TOTAL99100.0
30) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live." Do you agree? (AGRWSUFW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1515.2
2) No8484.8
TOTAL99100.0
31) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak." Is it from the Bible? (WOMENSIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3030.3
2) No6969.7
TOTAL99100.0
32) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "Let your women keep silence in the churches: for it is not permitted unto them to speak." Do you agree? (AGRWMSIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33.0
2) No9697.0
TOTAL99100.0
33) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." Is it from the Bible? (JEALOUSG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5151.5
2) No4848.5
TOTAL99100.0
34) Please read each of the following statements and do TWO things: FIRST, decide whether the statement is from the Bible or not; and SECOND, indicate whether or not you agree with the statement. (Please do this even if you think the statement is not from the Bible.) "For I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me." Do you agree? (AGREJEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3232.3
2) No6767.7
TOTAL99100.0
35) Start time of Dimensions of Religious Commitment (hour: minutes: seconds) (GOTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
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36) End time of Dimensions of Religious Commitment (hour: minutes: seconds) (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
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37) Year in college (CLASS)
TOTAL%
0) Freshman3030.6
1) Sophomore3434.7
2) Junior1818.4
3) Senior1616.3
Missing1 
TOTAL98100.0
38) I-CLASS: Year in college (for use with online analysis) (I-CLASS)
TOTAL%
0) Freshman3030.6
1) Sophomore3434.7
2) Junior1818.4
3) Senior1616.3
Missing1 
TOTAL98100.0
39) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female5050.5
2) Male4949.5
TOTAL99100.0
40) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian33.0
2) Black1414.1
3) Hispanic55.1
4) White7777.8
TOTAL99100.0