Religious Life Inventory, 1987

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject's ID (SID)
2) Date run (DATERUN)
TOTAL%
1) 1-19-19872223.2
2) 1-20-19871920.0
3) 1-21-19872223.2
4) 1-22-19872324.2
5) 1-23-198733.2
6) 1-24-198722.1
7) 1-25-198711.1
8) 1-27-198711.1
9) 1-29-198722.1
TOTAL95100.0
3) Session start time (TIME0)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9547.227
4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4749.5
2) Female4850.5
TOTAL95100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White8084.2
2) Black1212.6
3) Hispanic11.1
4) Other22.1
TOTAL95100.0
6) College class (CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3637.9
2) Sophomore2223.2
3) Junior2021.1
4) Senior1717.9
TOTAL95100.0
7) Letter assignment code (LETTER)
TOTAL%
1) 2425.3
2) 2425.3
3) 2324.2
4) 2425.3
TOTAL95100.0
8) Anon letter assignment code (ALET)
TOTAL%
1) 2425.3
2) 2324.2
3) 2425.3
4) 2425.3
TOTAL95100.0
9) Regular group name (GNAME)
10) Anon group name (ANAME)
11) Respondent's birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9546.02127
12) Reg group partner SID (G1)
13) Reg group member 1 SID (G2)
14) Reg group member 2 SID (G3)
15) Anon group partner SID (A1)
16) Anon group member 1 SID (A2)
17) Anon group member 2 SID (A3)
18) The church has been very important for my religious development. (RLGDVLP)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1212.6
2) 22.1
3) 99.5
4) 33.2
5) Neutral1313.7
6) 1212.6
7) 1818.9
8) 1414.7
9) Strongly Disagree1212.6
TOTAL95100.0
19) Worldly events cannot affect the eternal truths of my religion. (WRLDEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree44.2
2) 11.1
3) 66.3
4) 55.3
5) Neutral2829.5
6) 77.4
7) 1717.9
8) 1414.7
9) Strongly Disagree1313.7
TOTAL95100.0
20) My religious development is a natural response to the innate need of man for devotion of God. (INTENEED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.4
2) 44.2
3) 22.1
4) 22.1
5) Neutral2627.4
6) 1010.5
7) 2526.3
8) 1212.6
9) Strongly Disagree66.3
TOTAL95100.0
21) It might be said that I value my religious doubts and uncertainties. (DOUBTS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.3
2) 22.1
3) 44.2
4) 11.1
5) Neutral3031.6
6) 2223.2
7) 1616.8
8) 88.4
9) Strongly Disagree77.4
TOTAL95100.0
22) My minister (or youth director, camp counselor, etc.) has had a profound influence on my personal religious development. (MINISTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1212.6
2) 66.3
3) 66.3
4) 99.5
5) Neutral2728.4
6) 1111.6
7) 1515.8
8) 55.3
9) Strongly Disagree44.2
TOTAL95100.0
23) God's will should shape my life. (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1010.5
2) 22.1
3) 44.2
5) Neutral2021.1
6) 1111.6
7) 1414.7
8) 1717.9
9) Strongly Disagree1717.9
TOTAL95100.0
24) On religious issues, I find the opinion of others irrelevant. (OTHROPIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 66.3
3) 1111.6
4) 1616.8
5) Neutral3435.8
6) 55.3
7) 44.2
8) 44.2
9) Strongly Disagree44.2
TOTAL95100.0
25) It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (RELBELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 11.1
3) 22.1
4) 33.2
5) Neutral1212.6
6) 1313.7
7) 1414.7
8) 1818.9
9) Strongly Disagree2122.1
TOTAL95100.0
26) When it comes to religious questions, I feel driven to know the truth. (TRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree99.5
2) 11.1
3) 33.2
4) 44.2
5) Neutral3132.6
6) 1313.7
7) 1111.6
8) 1212.6
9) Strongly Disagree1111.6
TOTAL95100.0
27) I find that my every day experiences severely test my religious convictions. (EVERYDAY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 33.2
3) 66.3
4) 1010.5
5) Neutral2728.4
6) 1515.8
7) 1313.7
8) 66.3
9) Strongly Disagree44.2
TOTAL95100.0
28) A major factor in my religious development has been the importance of religion for my parents. (RELGPRNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 55.3
3) 33.2
4) 55.3
5) Neutral1717.9
6) 1616.8
7) 1717.9
8) 1212.6
9) Strongly Disagree99.5
TOTAL95100.0
29) I do not expect my religious convictions to change in the next few years. (RELGCNVT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree22.1
2) 11.1
3) 55.3
4) 66.3
5) Neutral1818.9
6) 99.5
7) 2021.1
8) 1313.7
9) Strongly Disagree2122.1
TOTAL95100.0
30) Religion is something I have never felt personally compelled to consider. (COMPELED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree3233.7
2) 1515.8
3) 66.3
4) 77.4
5) Neutral1414.7
6) 77.4
7) 33.2
8) 99.5
9) Strongly Disagree22.1
TOTAL95100.0
31) I have been driven to ask religious questions out of a growing awareness of the tensions in my world and in my relation to the world. (RELGQUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree55.3
2) 55.3
3) 77.4
4) 77.4
5) Neutral3334.7
6) 77.4
7) 1515.8
8) 1111.6
9) Strongly Disagree55.3
TOTAL95100.0
32) My religion serves to satisfy needs for fellowship and security. (SATNEEDS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree99.5
2) 33.2
3) 33.2
4) 55.3
5) Neutral1920.0
6) 1818.9
7) 1616.8
8) 1616.8
9) Strongly Disagree66.3
TOTAL95100.0
33) My religious development has emerged out of my growing sense of personal identity. (PERSIDNT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree66.3
2) 33.2
3) 11.1
4) 22.1
5) Neutral2526.3
6) 1414.7
7) 2122.1
8) 1818.9
9) Strongly Disagree55.3
TOTAL95100.0
34) My religion is a personal matter, independent of the influence of organized religion. (PERSMTTR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree33.2
2) 22.1
3) 33.2
4) 1616.8
5) Neutral2223.2
6) 1313.7
7) 1616.8
8) 77.4
9) Strongly Disagree1313.7
TOTAL95100.0
35) Whether I turn out to be religious or not doesn't make much difference to me. (OUTCOME)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree2829.5
2) 1515.8
3) 1212.6
4) 66.3
5) Neutral2021.1
6) 33.2
7) 44.2
8) 11.1
9) Strongly Disagree66.3
TOTAL95100.0
36) Certain people have served as "models" for my religious development. (MODELS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree88.4
2) 66.3
3) 44.2
4) 55.3
5) Neutral2021.1
6) 88.4
7) 1717.9
8) 1616.8
9) Strongly Disagree1111.6
TOTAL95100.0
37) I have found it essential to have faith. (FAITH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree66.3
2) 22.1
3) 44.2
4) 11.1
5) Neutral1515.8
6) 99.5
7) 1818.9
8) 1717.9
9) Strongly Disagree2324.2
TOTAL95100.0
38) It is important for me to learn about religion from those who know more about it than I do. (LEARN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree77.4
2) 22.1
3) 22.1
4) 55.3
5) Neutral1920.0
6) 1111.6
7) 1616.8
8) 2021.1
9) Strongly Disagree1313.7
TOTAL95100.0
39) God wasn't important to me until I began to ask questions about the meaning of my own life. (GODIMPT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1313.7
2) 1010.5
3) 1313.7
4) 1111.6
5) Neutral2526.3
6) 1111.6
7) 55.3
8) 44.2
9) Strongly Disagree33.2
TOTAL95100.0
40) I find it impossible to conceive of myself not being religious. (NOTRELG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1111.6
2) 44.2
3) 88.4
4) 66.3
5) Neutral2122.1
6) 1111.6
7) 99.5
8) 88.4
9) Strongly Disagree1717.9
TOTAL95100.0
41) The "me" of a few years back would be surprised of my present religious stance. (PRSNTREL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1717.9
2) 1010.5
3) 1010.5
4) 44.2
5) Neutral3031.6
6) 99.5
7) 55.3
8) 44.2
9) Strongly Disagree66.3
TOTAL95100.0
42) Questions are far more central to my religious experience than are answers. (QUESTION)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree44.2
2) 33.2
3) 44.2
4) 66.3
5) Neutral4446.3
6) 1111.6
7) 1010.5
8) 77.4
9) Strongly Disagree66.3
TOTAL95100.0
43) Outside forces (other persons, church, etc.) have been relatively unimportant in my religious development. (FORCES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree77.4
2) 1313.7
3) 1920.0
4) 1010.5
5) Neutral2930.5
6) 44.2
7) 66.3
8) 44.2
9) Strongly Disagree33.2
TOTAL95100.0
44) For me religion has not been a "must." (RELGMUST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree1313.7
2) 1717.9
3) 99.5
4) 55.3
5) Neutral1010.5
6) 77.4
7) 1111.6
8) 1111.6
9) Strongly Disagree1212.6
TOTAL95100.0
45) Start time (STRTTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
46) End time (ENDTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL954828
47) Total time to do unit (TTLTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL95208.421106
48) Internal scale - It was designed to measure a component of the intrinsic, end orientation; the degree to which an individual's religion is a result of internal needs for certainty, strength, and direction. It includes the following variables: INTENEED, GODSWILL, RELBELF, TRUTH, COMPELED, OUTCOME, LEARN, and RELGMUST. (INTERNAL)
TOTAL%
9) 11.1
12) 11.1
13) 11.1
14) 11.1
17) 22.1
22) 22.1
25) 11.1
31) 22.1
33) 11.1
34) 11.1
35) 11.1
36) 11.1
37) 22.1
38) 11.1
39) 33.2
40) 22.1
41) 11.1
42) 11.1
44) 22.1
45) 22.1
46) 44.2
49) 33.2
50) 33.2
52) 11.1
53) 11.1
54) 11.1
55) 11.1
57) 33.2
58) 22.1
59) 33.2
60) 22.1
61) 22.1
62) 33.2
63) 44.2
66) 22.1
67) 22.1
68) 55.3
69) 33.2
70) 22.1
71) 44.2
73) 22.1
74) 11.1
75) 44.2
76) 22.1
77) 22.1
78) 11.1
79) 11.1
80) 11.1
81) 11.1
TOTAL95100.0
49) External scale- It was designed to measure a component of the extrinsic, means orientation; the degree to which an individual's external social environment has influenced his or her personal religion. It includes the following variables: RLGDULP, MINISTR, SATNEED, MODELS, RELGPRNT, and FORCES. (EXTERNAL)
TOTAL%
6) 11.1
10) 11.1
12) 11.1
13) 11.1
14) 22.1
15) 11.1
18) 22.1
21) 33.2
22) 44.2
23) 11.1
24) 11.1
25) 11.1
26) 11.1
27) 33.2
28) 22.1
29) 44.2
30) 44.2
31) 44.2
32) 11.1
33) 33.2
34) 33.2
35) 66.3
36) 77.4
37) 55.3
38) 44.2
39) 33.2
40) 66.3
41) 44.2
42) 11.1
43) 44.2
44) 22.1
47) 33.2
48) 22.1
49) 11.1
51) 11.1
52) 22.1
TOTAL95100.0
50) Interactional scale- It was designed to measure the basic component of the quest orientation; the degree to which an individual's religion involves open-ended, responsive dialogue with existential questions raised by the contradictions and tragedies of life. It includes the following variables: DOUBTS, RELGCNVT, RELGQUST, PERSIDNT, GODIMPT, and QUESTION. (INTERACT)
TOTAL%
6) 11.1
10) 22.1
11) 11.1
18) 22.1
20) 11.1
22) 33.2
23) 22.1
25) 33.2
26) 55.3
27) 66.3
28) 77.4
29) 44.2
30) 1414.7
31) 55.3
32) 55.3
33) 77.4
34) 66.3
35) 11.1
36) 55.3
37) 33.2
38) 44.2
39) 22.1
40) 11.1
41) 11.1
42) 11.1
43) 11.1
44) 11.1
46) 11.1
TOTAL95100.0
51) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (For use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Male4749.5
2) Female4850.5
TOTAL95100.0
52) I-RACE: Respondent's race (For use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) White8084.2
2) Black1212.6
3) Hispanic11.1
4) Other22.1
TOTAL95100.0
53) I-CSTAT: College class (For use with online analysis) (I-CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3637.9
2) Sophomore2223.2
3) Junior2021.1
4) Senior1717.9
TOTAL95100.0