Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

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The Computer Administered Panel Study (CAPS) collected demographic, personality, attitudinal, and other social psychological data from annual samples of University of North Carolina undergraduates from 1983 through 1988. Respondents spent 60 to 90 minutes per week for 20 weeks during the academic year answering questions via computer terminals. In their comparison of demographic and academic variables, researchers found few significant differences between respondents and the general undergraduate population. This dataset measures five dimensions of religiosity, which consist of a 21-item scale, adapted from Faulkner and DeJong (1966).

Data File
Cases: 100
Variables: 41
Weight Variable: none
Data Collection
Date Collected: 1987
Funded By
The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Collection Procedures
Each year of the study, a random sample of registered University of North Carolina undergraduates were invited to attend an orientation session about the project. Individuals were then chosen to participate on the basis of scheduling compatibility. Each week for 20 weeks, respondents spent 60 to 90 minutes during the academic year answering questions via computer terminals. Respondents were paid a base rate of $4 to $5 per completed weekly session and an average of $2 per session more in rewards and bonuses, including a chance at a substantial end-of-year bonus designed to keep subject attrition low. This information about the survey is taken from the Odum Institute's summary of the CAPS program.
Principal Investigators
The Odum Institute for Research in Social Science
Notes
When citing this study, the following information should be included:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
(insert study date(s)) Computer Assisted Panel Study (CAPS)
[Computer file]. Chapel Hill: Institute for Research in Social Science [producer]. Module (insert name of specific CAPS module(s) here).
For SID
Because the subject's ID is derived from the CAPS year and a sequential number, respondents can be tracked for an entire year's worth of experiments. Datasets can also be merged using the respondent's ID. The original SID, as we received it from the primary investigator, had an underscore between the year and the ID number. The underscore was deleted to make the variable numeric, but the SID was not changed in any other way.


For DATERUN
The category labels are:
1 01/19/1987
2 01/22/1987
3 01/22/1987
4 01/24/1987
5 01/26/1987
6 01/28/1987
7 12/03/1986
8 12/01/1986
9 12/03/1986
10 12/01/1986
11 11/25/1986
12 11/18/1986
13 12/08/1986
14 12/01/1986
15 12/01/1986
16 12/03/1986
17 12/03/1986
18 12/01/1986
19 12/02/1986
20 02/05/1987
21 02/06/1987
22 02/08/1987
23 02/10/1987
24 02/12/1987
25 02/12/1987
26 02/12/1987
27 02/18/1987
28 02/19/1987
29 11/03/1986
30 11/04/1986
31 11/05/1986
32 11/04/1986
33 11/05/1986
34 11/06/1986
35 11/04/1986
36 11/06/1986
37 11/03/1986
38 11/03/1986
39 11/04/1986
40 11/04/1986
41 11/07/1986
42 11/10/1986
43 11/06/1986
44 11/05/1986
45 11/06/1986
46 11/05/1986
47 11/05/1986
48 11/06/1986
49 11/04/1986
50 11/03/1986
51 11/06/1986
52 11/03/1986
53 11/06/1986
54 11/05/1986
55 11/03/1986
56 11/04/1986
57 11/03/1986
58 11/06/1986
59 11/04/1986
60 11/06/1986
61 11/06/1986
62 11/06/1986
63 11/06/1986
64 11/06/1986
65 11/04/1986
66 11/05/1986
67 11/06/1986
68 11/06/1986
69 11/05/1986
70 11/05/1986
71 11/06/1986
72 11/09/1986
73 11/06/1986
74 11/03/1986
75 11/03/1986
76 11/06/1986
77 11/06/1986
78 11/09/1986
79 11/07/1986
80 11/04/1986
81 11/07/1986
82 11/04/1986
83 11/04/1986
84 11/06/1986
85 11/04/1986
86 11/06/1986
87 11/03/1986
88 11/05/1986
89 11/03/1986
90 11/04/1986
91 11/06/1986
92 11/04/1986
93 11/03/1986
94 11/04/1986
95 11/08/1986
96 11/04/1986
97 11/05/1986
98 11/03/1986
99 11/05/1986
100 11/03/1986
For TIMEO
The category labels are:
1 9:08:14
2 14:55:28
3 18:24:52
4 13:38:37
5 2:05:07
6 12:01:27
7 17:02:05
8 14:07:17
9 14:25:52
10 14:34:12
11 19:09:52
12 15:26:46
13 15:41:49
14 11:07:17
15 16:29:37
16 13:59:26
17 14:07:18
18 12:03:03
19 10:52:43
20 18:33:54
21 9:59:06
22 15:50:59
23 17:35:55
24 10:38:08
25 12:03:16
26 16:21:10
27 19:30:16
28 15:51:47
29 11:06:19
30 14:14:11
31 10:59:41
32 9:38:10
33 9:07:15
34 11:01:14
35 10:51:12
36 12:45:29
37 19:34:04
38 14:06:01
39 13:41:45
40 10:48:36
41 9:24:42
42 18:22:10
43 9:24:18
44 12:35:03
45 11:08:31
46 15:00:31
47 18:34:03
48 16:30:36
49 11:03:21
50 19:17:54
51 11:02:42
52 15:16:26
53 9:38:54
54 10:59:46
55 14:00:46
56 15:22:31
57 14:32:05
58 15:33:31
59 12:10:18
60 18:58:18
61 12:28:04
62 20:03:21
63 19:30:27
64 14:45:45
65 13:51:17
66 10:05:03
67 14:30:22
68 12:31:44
69 11:16:55
70 12:33:39
71 10:53:54
72 14:21:59
73 19:00:40
74 15:55:08
75 19:01:49
76 13:52:07
77 10:53:25
78 17:10:58
79 10:03:19
80 14:00:06
81 11:50:24
82 10:19:46
83 13:02:49
84 13:32:09
85 17:31:00
86 18:33:14
87 15:16:57
88 12:02:30
89 14:09:20
90 14:33:37
91 12:21:49
92 10:57:21
93 19:34:49
94 19:00:47
95 14:33:05
96 13:32:06
97 18:44:13
98 18:59:12
99 13:59:40
100 11:02:40
For BDATE
The category labels are:
1 06/05/1965
2 02/04/1968
3 09/11/1968
4 03/24/1965
5 01/06/1965
6 03/05/1968
7 06/03/1968
8 11/06/1968
9 07/21/1967
10 08/17/1967
11 03/11/1968
12 01/16/1968
13 04/04/1968
14 05/27/1966
15 02/01/1966
16 12/18/1967
17 12/23/1967
18 02/21/1968
19 06/28/1965
20 09/24/1965
21 07/04/1967
22 02/13/1966
23 04/12/1968
24 12/14/1966
25 04/27/1965
26 11/19/1967
27 07/29/1968
28 10/02/1965
29 04/07/1965
30 02/12/1968
31 04/30/1968
32 12/17/1964
33 03/28/1968
34 10/06/1968
35 06/23/1967
36 05/12/1968
37 08/28/1968
38 06/13/1968
39 08/19/1966
40 04/17/1967
41 12/02/1968
42 12/16/1966
43 07/04/1968
44 05/30/1968
45 07/30/1966
46 12/11/1966
47 03/01/1966
48 08/20/1968
49 06/24/1966
50 03/22/1965
51 09/05/1965
52 11/22/1968
53 03/17/1967
54 08/05/1967
55 02/23/1967
56 01/18/1968
57 09/16/1964
58 09/11/1965
59 06/28/1967
60 04/20/1968
61 03/03/1964
62 01/18/1967
63 05/02/1968
64 07/31/1967
65 03/30/1966
66 11/15/1965
67 05/18/1968
68 07/08/1968
69 10/28/1966
70 05/25/1967
71 07/25/1966
72 09/09/1965
73 08/14/1967
74 02/27/1967
75 05/05/1965
76 02/13/1966
77 11/11/1967
78 02/20/1967
79 10/04/1965
80 06/04/1965
81 09/26/1967
82 08/26/1966
83 10/07/1966
84 01/01/1967
85 07/20/1967
86 05/18/1966
87 09/18/1966
88 09/04/1968
89 06/13/1968
90 02/14/1966
91 05/26/1967
92 02/13/1964
93 09/20/1968
94 11/05/1964
95 12/13/1967
96 09/01/1967
97 07/14/1965
98 04/12/1968
99 08/26/1968
100 07/14/1965
For STRTTIME
The category labels are:
1 10:35:02
2 15:05:39
3 19:36:04
4 13:51:24
5 15:25:03
6 13:36:13
7 17:15:05
8 15:37:45
9 16:35:02
10 16:25:40
11 19:17:12
12 16:36:39
13 16:20:01
14 12:09:24
15 17:13:51
16 14:51:23
17 15:34:02
18 12:19:20
19 12:11:58
20 19:40:55
21 10:02:36
22 16:35:42
23 18:34:19
24 11:38:25
25 12:12:31
26 17:33:14
27 19:35:01
28 15:54:50
29 11:53:56
30 14:56:51
31 11:51:24
32 10:22:47
33 9:50:11
34 11:45:54
35 12:05:26
36 13:48:41
37 20:12:11
38 15:07:29
39 14:50:37
40 11:38:35
41 10:03:13
42 19:04:28
43 10:21:52
44 13:36:36
45 12:05:54
46 16:06:17
47 19:16:01
48 17:31:00
49 12:04:58
50 20:08:10
51 12:07:53
52 16:18:10
53 10:43:57
54 12:04:36
55 14:49:30
56 16:21:50
57 15:20:13
58 16:42:54
59 12:58:59
60 20:01:20
61 13:45:01
62 21:12:20
63 20:13:08
64 15:54:09
65 14:54:54
66 11:00:31
67 15:39:43
68 13:38:47
69 12:13:06
70 13:28:37
71 12:09:13
72 15:04:14
73 19:53:55
74 16:50:30
75 19:52:14
76 14:54:28
77 11:57:19
78 17:58:23
79 11:09:06
80 14:56:16
81 12:58:39
82 11:03:17
83 13:55:57
84 14:47:27
85 18:09:56
86 19:11:45
87 15:58:44
88 12:45:40
89 14:50:04
90 15:39:05
91 13:20:04
92 11:56:58
93 20:19:00
94 20:00:57
95 15:45:16
96 14:32:43
97 19:53:05
98 19:57:05
99 14:45:47
100 11:49:08
For ENDTIME
The category labels are:
1 10:40:26
2 15:11:02
3 19:40:23
4 13:55:38
5 15:33:06
6 13:39:50
7 17:22:16
8 15:43:16
9 16:39:39
10 16:31:17
11 19:21:21
12 16:40:10
13 16:27:16
14 12:15:19
15 17:20:13
16 14:57:36
17 15:38:27
18 12:28:23
19 12:15:02
20 19:45:42
21 10:07:03
22 16:40:37
23 18:41:02
24 11:43:20
25 12:17:34
26 17:39:03
27 19:40:29
28 16:00:55
29 11:59:20
30 15:00:24
31 11:55:21
32 10:26:54
33 9:54:53
34 11:49:52
35 12:09:41
36 13:53:01
37 20:15:50
38 15:13:28
39 14:56:05
40 11:43:01
41 10:07:12
42 19:08:21
43 10:26:36
44 13:41:10
45 12:10:06
46 16:12:01
47 19:19:47
48 17:34:21
49 12:10:51
50 20:10:44
51 12:12:21
52 16:20:30
53 10:50:24
54 12:08:41
55 14:54:57
56 16:27:07
57 15:25:35
58 16:47:39
59 13:02:26
60 20:07:00
61 13:49:41
62 21:19:14
63 20:16:22
64 15:58:06
65 15:00:51
66 11:03:51
67 15:44:41
68 13:42:36
69 12:16:52
70 13:34:26
71 12:13:49
72 15:08:07
73 19:58:28
74 16:55:57
75 19:56:47
76 14:58:34
77 12:04:40
78 18:02:47
79 11:13:43
80 15:01:54
81 13:02:47
82 11:07:05
83 13:59:54
84 14:50:59
85 18:14:09
86 19:15:08
87 16:02:16
88 12:49:27
89 14:53:56
90 15:42:16
91 13:23:47
92 12:01:07
93 20:24:02
94 20:05:14
95 15:50:30
96 14:39:41
97 19:56:36
98 20:01:37
99 14:50:01
100 11:54:06
For IDEOLOG
The ideological or belief scale includes five questions concerning the end of the world, the nature of the Deity, the necessity for repentance of sins, the acting of God in history, and the view of the Bible. The following statement explains how it was coded:


IDEOLOG=IDEOLOGICAL SCALE;
IF WORLD=1 THEN WORLD1=1;
ELSE IF WORLD=2 OR WORLD=3 THEN WORLD1=0;
IF IDEAS=1 THEN IDEA1=1;
ELSE IF 2 LE IDEAS LE 6 THEN IDEA1=0;
IF REPENT=1 THEN REPENT1=1;
ELSE IF REPENT=2 OR REPENT=3 THEN REPENT1=0;
IF GODACT=1 THEN GODACT1=1;
ELSE IF GODACT=2 OR GODACT=3 THEN GODACT1=0;
IF BIBLE=1 OR BIBLE=2 THEN BIBLE1=1;
ELSE IF BIBLE=3 OR BIBLE=4 THEN BIBLE1=0;
IDEOLOG=WORLD1+IDEA1+REPENT1+GODACT1+BIBLE1;
One point is added to the scale for each item if a traditionally religious view is expressed. For each variable in the scale the traditionally religious response is indicated below:


WORLD=1
IDEAS=1
REPENT=1
GODACT=1
BIBLE=1 OR 2
For INTELLC
The three-item intellectual scale is composed of items concerning the Biblical story of creation, miracles in the Bible, and the identification of books of the Old Testament. The following statement explains how it was coded:


INTELLC=INTELLECTUAL SCALE;
IF CREATION=1 THEN CREATE1=1;
ELSE IF CREATION=2 OR CREATION=3 THEN CREATE1=0;
IF MIRICLE=1 THEN MIRACLE1=1;
ELSE IF MIRACLE=2 OR MIRACLE=3 THEN MIRACLE1=0;
IF 0 LE BOOKSCOR LE 2 THEN BKSCORE1=0;
ELSE IF 3 LE BOOKSCORE LE 5 THEN BKSCORE=1;
INTELLC=CREATE1+MIRACLE1+BKSCORE1;
One point is added to the scale for each item if a traditionally religious view is expressed. For each variable in the scale the traditionally religious response is indicated below:


CREATION=1
MIRACLE=1
OLDTESTA to E=Three or more Old Testament books correctly identified
For EXPERIEN
The five-item experiential scale consists of five items pertaining to purpose in life, security in the face of death, interpretation of existence, the importance of faith, and a sense of union with the divine. The following statement explains how it was coded:


EXPERIEN=EXPERIENTIAL SCALE;
IF PURPOSE=1 THEN PURPOSE1=1;
ELSE IF PURPOSE=2 OR PURPOSE=3 THEN PURPOSE1=0;
IF CLOSEGOD=2 OR CLOSEGOD=3 THEN CLOSE1=1;
ELSE IF CLOSEGOD=0 OR CLOSEGOD=1 THEN CLOSE1=0;
IF DEATH=1 THEN DEATH1=1;
ELSE IF DEATH=2 OR DEATH=3 THEN DEATH1=0;
IF EXIST=1 OR EXIST=2 THEN EXIST1=1;
ELSE IF EXIST=3 THEN EXIST1=0;
IF FAITH=1 THEN FAITH1=1;
ELSE IF FAITH=2 OR FAITH=3 THEN FAITH1=0;
EXPERIEN=PURPOSE1+CLOSE1+DEATH1+EXIST1+FAITH1;
One point is added to the scale for each item if a traditionally religious view is expressed. For each variable in the scale the traditionally religious response is indicated below:


PURPOSE=1
CLOSEGOD= 2 or 3
DEATH=1
EXIST=1 or 2
FAITH=1
For RITUAL
The five-item ritualism scale consists of five items concerning time spent reading the Bible and other religious literature, church attendance, prayer, the possibility of developing a well-rounded religious life apart from the institutional church, and the choice between a religious or a civil marriage ceremony. The following statement explains how it was coded:


RITUAL=RITUALISTIC SCALE;
IF CHURCH=3 THEN CHURCH1=1;
ELSE IF CHURCH=1 OR CHURCH=2 THEN CHURCH1=0;
IF READBIB=1 OR READBIB=2 THEN READBIB1=1;
ELSE IF READBIB=0 THEN READBIB1=0;
IF WORSHIP=2 OR WORSHIP=3 THEN WORSHIP1=1;
ELSE IF WORSHIP=1 THEN WORSHIP1=0;
IF PRAYER=3 OR PRAYER=4 THEN PRAYER1=1;
ELSE IF PRAYER=1 OR PRAYER=2 THEN PRAYER1=0;
IF MARRIAGE=1 THEN MARRY1=1;
ELSE IF MARRIAGE=2 OR MARRIAGE=3 THEN MARRY1=0;
RITUAL=CHURCH1+READBIB1+WORSHIP1+PRAYER1+MARRY1;
One point is added to the scale for each item if a traditionally religious view is expressed. For each variable in the scale the traditionally religious response is indicated below:


CHURCH=1
READBIB=1 or 2
WORSHIP= 2 or 3
PRAYER=3 or 4
MARRIAGE=1
For CONSEQ
The five-item consequential scale includes three items about the operation of non-essential businesses on the Sabbath, premarital sexual relations, and religious orientation of political candidates. The following statement explains how it was coded:


CONSEQ=CONSEQUENTIAL SCALE;
IF SABBATH=1 THEN SABB1=1;
ELSE IF SABBATH=2 OR SABBATH=3 THEN SABB1=0;
IF PRESEX=1 THEN PRESEX1=1;
ELSE IF PRESEX=2 THEN PRESEX1=0;
IF POLITICS=1 OR POLITICS=2 THEN POLITIC1=1;
ELSE IF E LE POLITICS LE 5 THEN POLITIC1=0;
CONSEQ=SABB1+PRESEX1+POLITIC1;
One point is added to the scale for each item if a traditionally religious view is expressed. For each variable in the scale the traditionally religious response is indicated below:


SABBATH=1
SEX=1
POLITICS=1 or 2