Measurement Wizard


Church/State Separation, Attitude about

How strongly does the respondent feel that church and state should remain separate?


Below are 24 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SEPARAT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q37g. To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should enforce a strict separation of church and state? (SEPARAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SOCSPRTN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Here are some social issues facing our country today. How interested are you in each one, quite interested, fairly interested, or not very interested? -- Maintaining strict separation between church and state (SOCSPRTN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OPSSEP from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Here are some reasons people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please indicate whether the following reason is an important concern of yours, or not. -- This would interfere with the separation between church and state. (OPSSEP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOSEP_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • Here are a few reasons why some people oppose the idea of allowing churches and other houses of worship to use government money to provide social services. Please tell me whether each one is an important concern of yours, or not. First: This would interfere with the separation between church and state (Q263A) [Note: NOSEP_B through NOINV_B were read together as a block, but were read in a random order within the block. For random respondents, this block of questions was read after the block of questions comprised of YCHNGE_B through YCHOIC_B was read.] (NOSEP_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INGODWE from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements. The governments use of the phrase in God we trust on U.S. money and coins violates the Constitutional principle of separation of church and state. (INGODWE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PLEDGERC from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2003LEARN MORE
    • Many public schools require teachers to lead students in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, which includes the phrase One Nation Under God, although students are generally permitted to opt out of reciting the pledge if they so choose. In your opinion, does that school practice violate the Constitutional principle of separation of church and state? (PLEDGERC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PBSCPLG from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Many public schools require teachers to lead students in recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance, which includes the phrase one nation under God, although students are generally permitted to opt out of reciting the pledge if they so choose. In your opinion does that school practice violate the constitutional principle of separation of church and state? (PBSCPLG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTATE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • Which comes closer to your view? 1) the government should take special steps to make our country a _____ [insert religion from Q3 (Christian/Muslim/etc.)] country, or 2) there should be a separation between _____ [insert church/mosque, as appropriate)] and state? [In the United States, if the respondent is other religion, the words Christian and church were used.] (CHRSTATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTAT from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • As you may know, the U.S. Constitution provides for the separation of church and state. How concerned are you, if at all, that providing public funding to religious groups for social services violates that constitutional principle? (CHRSTAT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRSTAT2 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • As you may know, the U.S. Constitution provides for the separation of church and state. How concerned are you, if at all, that providing public funding to religious groups for social services violates that constitutional principle? (CHRSTAT2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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