Religious Life Inventory, 1988

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All frequencies are raw numbers (no weights used).
1) Subject ID (see summary documentation for more information.) (SID)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9355.10831
2) Date run (DATERUN)
TOTAL%
1) 3/24/19861617.2
2) 3/25/19862122.6
3) 3/26/19861920.4
4) 3/27/19861617.2
5) 3/28/198655.4
6) 4/1/198622.2
7) 4/2/198611.1
8) 4/3/198644.3
9) 4/4/198611.1
10) 4/5/198622.2
11) 4/7/198633.2
12) 4/9/198611.1
13) 4/13/198611.1
14) 4/16/198611.1
TOTAL93100.0
3) Session start time (hour: minutes: seconds) (TIME0)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
4) Respondent's sex (SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female4750.5
2) Male4649.5
TOTAL93100.0
5) Respondent's race (RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian11.1
2) Black1112.2
3) Hispanic11.1
4) White7785.6
Missing3 
TOTAL90100.0
6) College class (CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3133.3
2) Sophomore3234.4
3) Junior1314.0
4) Senior1718.3
TOTAL93100.0
7) Respondent's birthdate (BDATE)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL9346.34427
8) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): The church has been very important for my religious development. (CHRCHDE)
TOTAL%
1) 199.7
2) 266.5
3) 344.3
4) 433.2
5) 577.5
6) 61212.9
7) 71617.2
8) 81617.2
9) 92021.5
TOTAL93100.0
9) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Worldly events cannot affect the eternal truths of my religion. (WRLDEVNT)
TOTAL%
1) 122.2
2) 222.2
3) 377.5
4) 499.7
5) 51212.9
6) 699.7
7) 71819.4
8) 81516.1
9) 91920.4
TOTAL93100.0
10) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): My religious development is a natural response to the innate need of man for devotion to God. (INNATE)
TOTAL%
1) 177.5
2) 244.3
3) 344.3
4) 422.2
5) 51516.1
6) 61212.9
7) 72122.6
8) 81415.1
9) 91415.1
TOTAL93100.0
11) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): It may be said that I value my religious doubts and uncertainties. (VALUEDBT)
TOTAL%
1) 155.4
2) 244.3
3) 322.2
4) 444.3
5) 51314.0
6) 61111.8
7) 73133.3
8) 81314.0
9) 91010.8
TOTAL93100.0
12) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): My minister (or youth director, camp counselor, etc.) has had a profound influence on my personal religious development. (MINISTER)
TOTAL%
1) 11212.9
2) 288.6
3) 31212.9
4) 477.5
5) 51314.0
6) 61212.9
7) 71010.8
8) 855.4
9) 91415.1
TOTAL93100.0
13) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): God's will should shape my life. (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) 188.6
2) 255.4
3) 333.2
4) 422.2
5) 51010.8
6) 699.7
7) 799.7
8) 81516.1
9) 93234.4
TOTAL93100.0
14) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): On religious issues, I find the opinion of others irrelevant. (OTHOPNIN)
TOTAL%
1) 155.4
2) 21010.8
3) 31617.2
4) 41920.4
5) 52021.5
6) 677.5
7) 788.6
8) 833.2
9) 955.4
TOTAL93100.0
15) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): It is necessary for me to have a religious belief. (NECBELIF)
TOTAL%
1) 188.6
2) 233.2
3) 322.2
4) 411.1
5) 51010.8
6) 688.6
7) 71819.4
8) 81314.0
9) 93032.3
TOTAL93100.0
16) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): When it comes to religious questions, I feel driven to know the truth. (DRVTRUTH)
TOTAL%
1) 122.2
2) 233.2
3) 355.4
4) 488.6
5) 51212.9
6) 61111.8
7) 71718.3
8) 899.7
9) 92628.0
TOTAL93100.0
17) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): I find my everyday experiences severely test my religious convictions. (EVDAYEXP)
TOTAL%
1) 188.6
2) 299.7
3) 399.7
4) 477.5
5) 51314.0
6) 688.6
7) 71718.3
8) 81010.8
9) 91212.9
TOTAL93100.0
18) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): A major factor in my religious development has been the importance of religion for my parents. (PARENTS)
TOTAL%
1) 155.4
2) 244.3
3) 377.5
4) 466.5
5) 51415.1
6) 61314.0
7) 71212.9
8) 81314.0
9) 91920.4
TOTAL93100.0
19) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): I do not expect my religious convictions to change in the next few years. (NOCHANGE)
TOTAL%
1) 122.2
2) 233.2
3) 366.5
4) 466.5
5) 599.7
6) 688.6
7) 71010.8
8) 82021.5
9) 92931.2
TOTAL93100.0
20) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Religion is something I have never felt personally compelled to consider. (NOTCMPLD)
TOTAL%
1) 12830.1
2) 21819.4
3) 31415.1
4) 41111.8
5) 599.7
6) 655.4
7) 711.1
8) 844.3
9) 933.2
TOTAL93100.0
21) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): I have been driven to ask religious questions out of a growing awareness of the tensions in my world and in my relation to my world. (AWREWRLD)
TOTAL%
1) 111.1
2) 299.7
3) 344.3
4) 444.3
5) 51314.0
6) 61415.1
7) 72122.6
8) 81516.1
9) 91212.9
TOTAL93100.0
22) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): My religion serves to satisfy needs for fellowship and security. (FELOWSHP)
TOTAL%
1) 144.3
2) 233.2
3) 366.5
4) 444.3
5) 51617.2
6) 61415.1
7) 71516.1
8) 81617.2
9) 91516.1
TOTAL93100.0
23) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): My religious development has emerged out of my growing sense of personal identity. (PERSNLID)
TOTAL%
1) 144.3
2) 233.2
3) 311.1
4) 455.4
5) 51415.1
6) 61415.1
7) 72021.5
8) 81415.1
9) 91819.4
TOTAL93100.0
24) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): My religion is a personal matter, independent of the influence of organized religion. (INDEPDNT)
TOTAL%
1) 111.1
2) 266.5
3) 322.2
4) 444.3
5) 51212.9
6) 61314.0
7) 71819.4
8) 81415.1
9) 92324.7
TOTAL93100.0
25) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Whether I turn out to be religious or not doesn't make much difference to me. (NODIFRNC)
TOTAL%
1) 12628.0
2) 21314.0
3) 31516.1
4) 488.6
5) 51212.9
6) 677.5
7) 744.3
8) 844.3
9) 944.3
TOTAL93100.0
26) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Certain people have served as "models" for my religious development. (MODELS)
TOTAL%
1) 166.5
2) 255.4
3) 377.5
4) 466.5
5) 51111.8
6) 61212.9
7) 72122.6
8) 81111.8
9) 91415.1
TOTAL93100.0
27) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): I have found it essential to have faith. (ESSNTIAL)
TOTAL%
1) 166.5
2) 255.4
3) 322.2
4) 411.1
5) 51111.8
6) 61111.8
7) 71314.0
8) 81415.1
9) 93032.3
TOTAL93100.0
28) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): It is important for me to learn about religion from those who know more about it than I do. (LEARNREL)
TOTAL%
1) 166.5
2) 244.3
3) 344.3
4) 433.2
5) 51212.9
6) 688.6
7) 72021.5
8) 82021.5
9) 91617.2
TOTAL93100.0
29) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): God wasn't very important to me until I began to ask questions about the meaning of my own life. (QSTNLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) 11415.1
2) 21212.9
3) 31212.9
4) 41415.1
5) 51212.9
6) 677.5
7) 71516.1
8) 833.2
9) 944.3
TOTAL93100.0
30) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): I find it impossible to conceive of myself not being religious. (IMPSSNOT)
TOTAL%
1) 11516.1
2) 244.3
3) 366.5
4) 488.6
5) 588.6
6) 699.7
7) 71314.0
8) 81718.3
9) 91314.0
TOTAL93100.0
31) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): The "me" of a few years back would be surprised of my present religious stance. (YRSAGO)
TOTAL%
1) 11212.9
2) 21617.2
3) 366.5
4) 488.6
5) 51718.3
6) 61010.8
7) 788.6
8) 855.4
9) 91111.8
TOTAL93100.0
32) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Questions are far more central to my religious experience than are answers. (ANSWERS)
TOTAL%
1) 155.4
2) 277.5
3) 377.5
4) 477.5
5) 53234.4
6) 61819.4
7) 777.5
8) 877.5
9) 933.2
TOTAL93100.0
33) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): Outside forces (other persons, church, etc.) have been relatively unimportant in my religious development. (OUTSDERS)
TOTAL%
1) 177.5
2) 21415.1
3) 31617.2
4) 41314.0
5) 51212.9
6) 61111.8
7) 71314.0
8) 833.2
9) 944.3
TOTAL93100.0
34) Please rate the following comment by indicating your own true opinion on a nine-point scale (where 1= Strongly disagree, 5= Neutral, and 9= Strongly agree): For me, religion has not been a "must." (MUSTNOT)
TOTAL%
1) 11617.2
2) 21212.9
3) 31314.0
4) 433.2
5) 51212.9
6) 655.4
7) 71212.9
8) 899.7
9) 91111.8
TOTAL93100.0
35) Start time of Religious Life Inventory (hour: minutes: seconds) (STIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
36) End time of Religious Life Inventory (hour: minutes: seconds) (ETIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL934727
37) Total time between start time (STTIME) and end time (ETIME) in seconds (TTIME)
NMeanStd.Deviation
TOTAL93193.65644
38) Intrinsic Religious Life Inventory, 9=Low to 81=High (See summary documentation for more information.) (INTERNAL)
TOTAL%
13) 11.1
17) 11.1
18) 11.1
19) 11.1
20) 22.2
25) 11.1
28) 22.2
31) 11.1
33) 11.1
34) 11.1
35) 33.2
36) 11.1
41) 22.2
42) 11.1
44) 22.2
45) 11.1
46) 11.1
47) 11.1
48) 22.2
49) 11.1
52) 22.2
53) 22.2
54) 22.2
55) 11.1
57) 33.2
58) 33.2
59) 22.2
60) 55.4
61) 11.1
62) 44.3
63) 33.2
64) 55.4
65) 33.2
66) 22.2
67) 33.2
68) 33.2
69) 22.2
70) 11.1
71) 22.2
72) 22.2
75) 11.1
76) 22.2
77) 33.2
78) 33.2
79) 33.2
80) 22.2
81) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
39) Extrinsic Religious Life Inventory, 6=Low to 54=High (See summary documentation for more information.) (EXTERNAL)
TOTAL%
7) 11.1
8) 22.2
14) 11.1
16) 11.1
17) 22.2
19) 11.1
20) 11.1
21) 11.1
22) 22.2
23) 44.3
24) 22.2
25) 11.1
26) 33.2
27) 11.1
28) 55.4
29) 11.1
30) 33.2
31) 44.3
32) 44.3
34) 44.3
35) 11.1
36) 11.1
37) 44.3
38) 44.3
39) 11.1
40) 55.4
41) 66.5
42) 33.2
43) 33.2
44) 22.2
45) 22.2
47) 22.2
48) 33.2
49) 44.3
50) 11.1
51) 22.2
52) 44.3
54) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
40) Quest Orientation Religious Life Inventory, 6=Low to 54=High (See summary documentation for more information.) (INTERACT)
TOTAL%
17) 33.2
18) 11.1
19) 22.2
21) 11.1
22) 33.2
23) 44.3
24) 44.3
25) 33.2
26) 33.2
27) 11.1
28) 22.2
29) 33.2
30) 66.5
31) 55.4
32) 99.7
33) 55.4
34) 55.4
35) 88.6
36) 77.5
37) 33.2
38) 66.5
39) 22.2
40) 11.1
41) 11.1
42) 11.1
43) 22.2
44) 11.1
45) 11.1
TOTAL93100.0
41) I-SEX: Respondent's sex (for use with online analysis) (I-SEX)
TOTAL%
1) Female4750.5
2) Male4649.5
TOTAL93100.0
42) I-RACE: Respondent's race (for use with online analysis) (I-RACE)
TOTAL%
1) Asian11.1
2) Black1112.2
3) Hispanic11.1
4) White7785.6
Missing3 
TOTAL90100.0
43) I-CSTAT: College class (for use with online analysis) (I-CSTAT)
TOTAL%
1) Freshman3133.3
2) Sophomore3234.4
3) Junior1314.0
4) Senior1718.3
TOTAL93100.0