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Fact of life? (5)
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PURIFY from Religious Coping in Iran
Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: My suffering was purification of my sins. (PURIFY)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all126.5
1) A little bit3820.5
2) Somewhat5027.0
3) Quite a bit5529.7
4) A great deal3016.2
TOTAL185100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Convenience Sample
Mode:Other


STRNGTHN from Religious Coping in Iran
Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: Suffering and difficulties strengthened my faith. (STRNGTHN)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all73.8
1) A little bit3720.0
2) Somewhat5429.2
3) Quite a bit6032.4
4) A great deal2714.6
TOTAL185100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Convenience Sample
Mode:Other


SUFFRNG from Religious Coping in Iran
Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: Thought suffering may bring me closer to God. (SUFFRNG)
TOTAL%
0) Not at all42.2
1) A little bit2413.0
2) Somewhat4323.2
3) Quite a bit7037.8
4) A great deal4423.8
TOTAL185100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Convenience Sample
Mode:Other


SUFERIMP from Catholics in Indiana: A Social and Religious Profile, 1994
Some beliefs and practices may be more important to you than others. Please circle the response which indicates the level of importance you personally attach to each of the following. -- Believing in the spiritual benefits of suffering (SUFERIMP)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely important81319.0
2) Very important1,24128.9
3) Somewhat important1,49134.8
4) Not very important50911.9
5) Not important at all2345.5
TOTAL4288100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


INFPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component
Which of the following have had the most positive influence on your religious faith? - The pain and suffering I have experienced in my life (INFPAIN)
TOTAL%
0) No2,92083.5
1) Yes57916.5
TOTAL3499100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FBELCARE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (FBELCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2546.0
2) A little true45010.6
3) Somewhat true94622.2
4) Quite true1,28630.2
5) Very true1,32431.1
TOTAL4260100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MBELCARE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (MBELCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true2233.7
2) A little true3495.8
3) Somewhat true85114.3
4) Quite true1,74429.2
5) Very true2,80347.0
TOTAL5970100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DOUBTS2 from General Social Survey, 1988
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Personal suffering (DOUBTS2)
TOTAL%
1) Often1308.8
2) Sometimes65043.9
3) Never65744.4
8) Dont know261.8
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DOUBTS2 from General Social Survey, 1998
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Personal suffering (DOUBTS2)
TOTAL%
1) Often1268.7
2) Sometimes52736.5
3) Never74351.4
8) Dont know372.6
9) No answer120.8
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DBTSUFFR from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith - often, sometimes, or never? - Personal suffering (DBTSUFFR)
TOTAL%
1) Often696.8
2) Sometimes58357.3
3) Never34834.2
4) Dont know181.8
TOTAL1018100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


OFTSFRNG from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Clergy
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often866.1
2) Sometimes79456.1
3) Never53637.9
TOTAL1416100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OFTSFRNG from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Elders
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often575.6
2) Sometimes45044.0
3) Never51650.4
TOTAL1023100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OFTSFRNG from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Members
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
TOTAL%
1) Often515.8
2) Sometimes39344.9
3) Never43249.3
TOTAL876100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SUFGREED from Project Canada 1975
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18910.5
2) Agree79243.9
3) Disagree73940.9
4) Strongly disagree673.7
8) Undecided90.5
9) Varies100.6
TOTAL1806100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFOBEY from Project Canada 1975
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1066.0
2) Agree30117.0
3) Disagree91551.6
4) Strongly disagree43324.4
8) Undecided90.5
9) Varies90.5
TOTAL1773100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFSELF from Project Canada 1975
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1357.5
2) Agree73140.4
3) Disagree82045.3
4) Strongly disagree1055.8
8) Undecided100.6
9) Varies90.5
TOTAL1810100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFGREED from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree979.7
2) Agree39839.8
3) Disagree45245.2
4) Strongly disagree434.3
8) Undecided60.6
9) Varies50.5
TOTAL1001100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFOBEY from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree626.3
2) Agree15415.6
3) Disagree52052.6
4) Strongly disagree24324.6
8) Undecided50.5
9) Varies50.5
TOTAL989100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFSELF from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree696.9
2) Agree38638.7
3) Disagree46947.0
4) Strongly disagree616.1
8) Undecided60.6
9) Varies60.6
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFGREED from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree509.3
2) Agree20137.6
3) Disagree25948.4
4) Strongly disagree193.6
8) Undecided30.6
9) Varies30.6
TOTAL535100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFOBEY from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree326.0
2) Agree7814.7
3) Disagree28052.9
4) Strongly disagree13225.0
8) Undecided40.8
9) Varies30.6
TOTAL529100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFSELF from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree336.2
2) Agree21039.3
3) Disagree25647.9
4) Strongly disagree295.4
8) Undecided30.6
9) Varies40.7
TOTAL535100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFGREED from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree329.2
2) Agree13839.5
3) Disagree16547.3
4) Strongly disagree113.2
8) Undecided10.3
9) Varies20.6
TOTAL349100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFOBEY from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree288.1
2) Agree4914.2
3) Disagree17550.9
4) Strongly disagree8725.3
8) Undecided30.9
9) Varies20.6
TOTAL344100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFSELF from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree236.6
2) Agree13237.7
3) Disagree17148.9
4) Strongly disagree205.7
8) Undecided20.6
9) Varies20.6
TOTAL350100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFGREED from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree4612.4
2) Agree14739.5
3) Disagree16544.4
4) Strongly disagree133.5
9) Varies10.3
TOTAL372100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFOBEY from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree246.5
2) Agree5815.8
3) Disagree18048.9
4) Strongly disagree10428.3
9) Varies20.5
TOTAL368100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFSELF from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree246.4
2) Agree16744.4
3) Disagree16142.8
4) Strongly disagree236.1
9) Varies10.3
TOTAL376100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFFACT from Project Canada 1975
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree60132.6
2) Agree1,06557.8
3) Disagree1377.4
4) Strongly disagree341.8
8) Undecided20.1
9) Varies40.2
TOTAL1843100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFFACT from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree32331.7
2) Agree60659.5
3) Disagree686.7
4) Strongly disagree181.8
8) Undecided20.2
9) Varies20.2
TOTAL1019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFFACT from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17131.4
2) Agree32058.8
3) Disagree407.4
4) Strongly disagree101.8
8) Undecided10.2
9) Varies20.4
TOTAL544100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFFACT from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree11332.1
2) Agree20458.0
3) Disagree246.8
4) Strongly disagree82.3
8) Undecided10.3
9) Varies20.6
TOTAL352100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


SUFFACT from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree12934.3
2) Agree22058.5
3) Disagree164.3
4) Strongly disagree71.9
8) Undecided10.3
9) Varies30.8
TOTAL376100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adolescent Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true2047.8
2) Rarely true33312.8
3) True once in a while42816.5
4) Sometimes true65825.3
5) Often true44217.0
6) Almost always true29111.2
7) Always true2439.3
TOTAL2599100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


SUFERTST from Catholics in Indiana: A Social and Religious Profile, 1994
Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Suffering is Gods way of testing our faith. (SUFERTST)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree96921.7
2) Agree somewhat1,41731.7
3) Uncertain97121.7
4) Disagree somewhat64114.3
5) Strongly disagree47210.6
TOTAL4470100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true40610.4
2) Rarely true67617.3
3) True once in a while72918.7
4) Sometimes true1,01826.1
5) Often true64216.4
6) Almost always true2255.8
7) Always true2095.4
TOTAL3905100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Coordinators Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true6314.1
2) Rarely true8418.8
3) True once in a while10222.9
4) Sometimes true11926.7
5) Often true4510.1
6) Almost always true163.6
7) Always true173.8
TOTAL446100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Core Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1,09810.1
2) Rarely true1,91617.6
3) True once in a while2,10219.3
4) Sometimes true2,84026.1
5) Often true1,60014.7
6) Almost always true6976.4
7) Always true6315.8
TOTAL10884100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true48811.1
2) Rarely true90720.7
3) True once in a while94521.6
4) Sometimes true1,16426.6
5) Often true51611.8
6) Almost always true1814.1
7) Always true1794.1
TOTAL4380100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true7414.3
2) Rarely true14928.9
3) True once in a while12323.8
4) Sometimes true9318.0
5) Often true468.9
6) Almost always true173.3
7) Always true142.7
TOTAL516100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WHYPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Teachers Component
How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true35110.3
2) Rarely true67419.7
3) True once in a while72021.1
4) Sometimes true95227.9
5) Often true42512.4
6) Almost always true1484.3
7) Always true1484.3
TOTAL3418100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


GODSPLAN from Middletown Area Study, 1986
I believe that everything that happens to me, including my suffering, is part of Gods plan for me. Do you: (GODSPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree92.4
2) Disagree12934.8
3) Uncertain205.4
4) Agree18148.8
5) Strongly agree328.6
TOTAL371100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


LESSPAIN from General Social Survey, 1998
Agree or disagree: I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (LESSPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree23916.5
2) Agree64044.3
3) Disagree43330.0
4) Strongly disagree976.7
8) Dont know120.8
9) No answer241.7
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


REDPNWLD from Complementary and Alternative Medical (CAM) and Spirituality, Religiosity Survey
I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (REDPNWLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree97.1
2) Disagree2418.9
3) Agree6349.6
4) Strongly agree3124.4
TOTAL127100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adolescent Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now702.7
2) Somewhat less now1656.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago1,28650.4
4) Somewhat greater now77830.5
5) Much greater now25510.0
TOTAL2554100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adolescent Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1786.8
2) Rarely true45117.3
3) True once in a while46117.7
4) Sometimes true72527.8
5) Often true42116.1
6) Almost always true2148.2
7) Always true1606.1
TOTAL2610100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PAINSUFF from A Study of the North American Hispanic Adventist Church - Youth Survey
How true are each of these statements for you? Be as honest as possible, describing how true it really is and not how true you would like it to be. -- I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PAINSUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Never true625.5
2) Rarely true16514.7
3) Sometimes true31728.3
4) Often true28425.3
5) Always true29326.1
TOTAL1121100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


YBELCARE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (YBELCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all true4675.8
2) A little true1,11613.8
3) Somewhat true1,96224.3
4) Quite true2,17527.0
5) Very true2,34529.1
TOTAL8065100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PAINSUFF from A Study of the North American Hispanic Adventist Church - Adult Survey, 1994
How true are each of these statements for you? Be as honest as possible, describing how true it really is and not how true you would like it to be. -- I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PAINSUFF)
TOTAL%
1) Never true623.0
2) Rarely true1366.6
3) Sometimes true42920.8
4) Often true53125.7
5) Always true90643.9
TOTAL2064100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now421.1
2) Somewhat less now1544.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago2,56766.0
4) Somewhat greater now91123.4
5) Much greater now2155.5
TOTAL3889100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Adult Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true1012.6
2) Rarely true48512.3
3) True once in a while64916.5
4) Sometimes true96024.4
5) Often true87022.1
6) Almost always true46311.8
7) Always true40310.3
TOTAL3931100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Coordinators Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now30.7
2) Somewhat less now112.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago29667.0
4) Somewhat greater now10523.8
5) Much greater now276.1
TOTAL442100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Coordinators Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true81.8
2) Rarely true388.5
3) True once in a while8519.1
4) Sometimes true11124.9
5) Often true10924.5
6) Almost always true6113.7
7) Always true337.4
TOTAL445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Core Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now1391.3
2) Somewhat less now4894.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago6,71062.1
4) Somewhat greater now2,75625.5
5) Much greater now7056.5
TOTAL10799100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Core Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true3483.2
2) Rarely true1,39412.7
3) True once in a while1,85216.9
4) Sometimes true2,76125.2
5) Often true2,34721.5
6) Almost always true1,32012.1
7) Always true9148.4
TOTAL10936100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now270.6
2) Somewhat less now1703.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago2,85765.6
4) Somewhat greater now1,06724.5
5) Much greater now2355.4
TOTAL4356100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true691.6
2) Rarely true45810.4
3) True once in a while74216.9
4) Sometimes true1,07624.5
5) Often true1,05624.0
6) Almost always true64314.6
7) Always true3518.0
TOTAL4395100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now30.6
2) Somewhat less now367.0
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago31160.7
4) Somewhat greater now13426.2
5) Much greater now285.5
TOTAL512100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
2) Rarely true122.3
3) True once in a while377.2
4) Sometimes true7815.1
5) Often true18034.8
6) Almost always true13826.7
7) Always true7213.9
TOTAL517100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


PERSRSP from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Teachers Component
To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
TOTAL%
1) Much less now210.6
2) Somewhat less now1233.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago2,25066.1
4) Somewhat greater now82824.3
5) Much greater now1805.3
TOTAL3402100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


STOPPAIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Teachers Component
How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
TOTAL%
1) Never true611.8
2) Rarely true40811.9
3) True once in a while62018.1
4) Sometimes true88725.8
5) Often true76722.3
6) Almost always true44412.9
7) Always true2467.2
TOTAL3433100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


ASUFFER from Life Choices, 1990
Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. N. I believe that suffering and hardship is a necessary part of life and can actually enrich my life. (ASUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1969.3
2) Agree1,11352.8
3) Disagree62729.7
4) Strongly disagree1738.2
TOTAL2109100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


QSUFFER from Project Canada 1975
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Often64835.4
2) Sometimes86547.3
3) No longer22912.5
4) Never have854.6
9) Varies30.2
TOTAL1830100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Often36335.7
2) Sometimes48147.2
3) No longer12912.7
4) Never have434.2
9) Varies20.2
TOTAL1018100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER2 from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often32531.6
2) Sometimes51249.7
3) No longer1019.8
4) Never have918.8
9) Varied10.1
TOTAL1030100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Often19536.0
2) Sometimes25446.9
3) No longer6912.7
4) Never have234.2
9) Varies10.2
TOTAL542100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Often12235.1
2) Sometimes16848.3
3) No longer4613.2
4) Never have113.2
9) Varies10.3
TOTAL348100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
TOTAL%
1) Often15038.9
2) Sometimes18146.9
3) No longer3910.1
4) Never have164.1
TOTAL386100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER2 from Project Canada 1980-95 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often8230.0
2) Sometimes13649.8
3) No longer279.9
4) Never have2810.3
TOTAL273100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER2 from Project Canada 1980
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often48734.0
2) Sometimes68447.7
3) No longer1409.8
4) Never have1218.4
8) Undecided10.1
9) Varied10.1
TOTAL1434100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER2 from Project Canada 1980-85 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often23333.3
2) Sometimes32846.9
3) No longer689.7
4) Never have699.9
8) Undecided10.1
9) Varied10.1
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


QSUFFER2 from Project Canada 1980-90 Panel Study
To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
TOTAL%
1) Often13532.0
2) Sometimes20849.3
3) No longer419.7
4) Never have389.0
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


 

Subcategories
Benefits ofThis question type asks the respondent about potential benefits of pain and suffering.
Cause Doubt?Has suffering causes the respondent to doubt their faith?
Causes of SufferingThis question type asks the respondent about different potential root causes of suffering.
Fact of life?This question type asks respondents if pain and suffering are simply a fact of life.
God's RoleThis question type asks the respondent about God's role in suffering/why God allows suffering.
Reduce SuffferingThis question asks the respondent if they feel responsible for reducing pain and suffering.
Why Suffering?This question type asks the respondent if they think about why suffering occurs.

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