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Evil, Beliefs about

Beliefs about the causes/sources of evil and the dangers of evil.


Below are 70 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVILDEVL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q27a. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Most evil in the world is caused by the Devil (EVILDEVL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVILDOUB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q27d. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Evil in the world has caused me to doubt my faith (EVILDOUB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVILMAN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q27b. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Most evil in the world is caused by mankind (EVILMAN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HUMANEVL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q27e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Human nature is basically evil (HUMANEVL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROOTEVIL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q27f. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Love of money is the root of all evil (ROOTEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • People have different images of the world and human nature. Wed like to know the kinds of images you have. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of the world and human nature between the two contrasting images? Look at the first set of contrasting images. If you think that The world is basically filled with evil and sin, you would place yourself at 1. If you think There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere between these two you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • People have different images of the world and human nature. Wed like to know the kinds of images you have. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of the world and human nature between the two contrasting images? Look at the first set of contrasting images. If you think that The world is basically filled with evil and sin, you would place yourself at 1. If you think There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere between these two you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DOUBTS1 from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Evil in the world (DOUBTS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • People have different images of the world and human nature. Wed like to know the kinds of images you have. Where would you place your image of the world on the scale from 1) the world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) there is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGRMOEVL from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Would you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements? -- Money is the root of all evil. (AGRMOEVL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DOUBTS1 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Evil in the world (DOUBTS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EVIL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • [HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] Which of the statements on this card best describes your understanding of evil? Just call off the numbers please . . . (EVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. The first one is: there are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODEVIL from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? There are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. (GOODEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Where would you place your image of the world on the following scale: From 1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin; to 7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WORLD1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SINEVIL from Middletown Area Study, 1986LEARN MORE
    • Human beings have been corrupted by sin and therefore all of us tend to be evil. Do you: (SINEVIL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODGRACE from Middletown Area Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Let me now ask you a few more questions about other religious matters. For the first four questions, please indicate how much you agree or disagree with each statement. -- Question 4; Human beings have been corrupted by sin, and without Gods grace we would all be evil. (GODGRACE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGREE2N from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : There are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation (AGREE2N) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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