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Causes Doubt? (16)
Causes of Evil (4)
Congregational Emphasis (8)
Experience Evil? (4)
Guidelines (16)
Human Nature? (7)
World Good or Evil? (12)
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EVIL from Life Choices, 1990
[HAND CARD WITH RESPONSES] Which of the statements on this card best describes your understanding of evil? Just call off the numbers please . . . (EVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Evil is whatever limits self-expression and personal growth38019.9
2) Whatever limits human progress and the advance of knowledge45623.9
3) Whatever keeps people from making their own decisions and living their own lives1447.5
4) Evil is whatever hurts someone or causes them to suffer44023.1
5) Evil is whatever goes against Gods will and purpose48825.6
TOTAL1908100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


WAKEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2001 -- September 11 and Other Topics, Clergy
In the wake of what happened on September 11th, to what extent have you wondered why God permits evil? (WAKEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all51564.1
2) Some24029.9
3) Quite a bit374.6
4) A great deal121.5
TOTAL804100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


POVHUN from Church and Community Project, 1987
Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- To God, poverty and hunger are unjust and evil. (POVHUN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree64613.6
2) Agree1,48131.2
3) Uncertain1,26026.6
4) Disagree1,07122.6
5) Strongly disagree2825.9
TOTAL4740100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Mailed


THRTEVIL from Exploring Religious America, 2002
Do you think the following threatens religious faith?- Evil in the world (THRTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes 1,21260.5
2) No 70235.1
9) Dont know/Not applicable/Refused884.4
TOTAL2002100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


EVILDOUB from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree61538.4
2) Disagree57535.9
3) Agree25015.6
4) Strongly agree483.0
8) Undecided1147.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1,602100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DOUBTS1 from General Social Survey, 1988
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Evil in the world (DOUBTS1)
TOTAL%
1) Often15810.7
2) Sometimes53636.2
3) Never73849.8
8) Dont know312.1
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DOUBTS1 from General Social Survey, 1998
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Evil in the world (DOUBTS1)
TOTAL%
1) Often17111.8
2) Sometimes47632.9
3) Never75051.9
8) Dont know372.6
9) No answer110.8
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GODREL05 from Religion in Italy
We list below a series of statements about God and religion. We would like to know if and to what extent you agree with them: There is no God, because if there were one He would not allow the spread of evil and injustice in the world. (GODREL05)
TOTAL%
1) Dont agree at all-fairly3,97089.2
2) Somewhat agree3137.0
3) Strongly agree1703.8
TOTAL4453100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q46AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, January 2007 - Spirituality and Health, All
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q46AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,16054.8
2) Sometimes85040.2
3) Often1075.1
TOTAL2117100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


Q46AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, January 2007 - Spirituality and Health, Clergy
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q46AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never43947.8
2) Sometimes43547.4
3) Often444.8
TOTAL918100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


Q46AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, January 2007 - Spirituality and Health, Elders
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q46AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never40460.9
2) Sometimes23235.0
3) Often274.1
TOTAL663100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q46AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, January 2007 - Spirituality and Health, Members
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q46AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never31559.4
2) Sometimes18034.0
3) Often356.6
TOTAL530100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q45AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2008 - Spirituality and Health, All
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q45AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never89955.4
2) Sometimes65440.3
3) Often714.4
TOTAL1624100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


Q45AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2008 - Spirituality and Health, Clergy
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q45AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never35248.4
2) Sometimes34647.6
3) Often294.0
TOTAL727100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


Q45AEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, November 2008 - Spirituality and Health, Members and Elders
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith? Evil in the world. (Q45AEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Never54160.9
2) Sometimes30534.3
3) Often424.7
TOTAL888100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


DBTEVIL from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997
How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith - often, sometimes, or never? - Evil in the world (DBTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often232.3
2) Sometimes28628.0
3) Never69067.5
4) Dont know232.3
TOTAL1022100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


OFTEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Elders
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- evil in the world (OFTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often706.8
2) Sometimes44343.1
3) Never51650.1
TOTAL1029100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OFTEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Members
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- evil in the world (OFTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often748.3
2) Sometimes38443.0
3) Never43448.7
TOTAL892100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OFTEVIL from Presbyterian Panel Survey, February 1997 - Spirituality and Health, Clergy
How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- evil in the world (OFTEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Often1158.1
2) Sometimes79956.5
3) Never50135.4
TOTAL1415100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


EVILDEVL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree33721.1
2) Disagree42126.4
3) Agree35922.5
4) Strongly agree33120.7
8) Undecided1489.3
Missing51 
TOTAL1,596100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


EVILMAN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree140.9
2) Disagree945.8
3) Agree77648.1
4) Strongly agree65840.8
8) Undecided724.5
Missing34 
TOTAL1,614100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


ROOTEVIL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20713.0
2) Disagree59737.6
3) Agree43127.1
4) Strongly agree22514.2
8) Undecided1298.1
Missing60 
TOTAL1,589100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


AGRMOEVL from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Would you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements? -- Money is the root of all evil. (AGRMOEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly73314.6
2) Agree somewhat1,58431.6
3) Disagree somewhat1,47629.4
4) Disagree strongly1,12322.4
5) Dont know1022.0
TOTAL5,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SOULS2JS from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Coordinators Component
To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this11025.0
2) A little like this9220.9
3) Somewhat like this9722.0
4) Quite a bit like this8018.2
5) Very much like this6113.9
TOTAL440100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


EMPNOSIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Core Component
How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis5815.3
2) Small emphasis2,50823.0
3) Some emphasis4,15338.0
4) Strong emphasis2,52623.1
5) Very strong emphasis1,15010.5
TOTAL10918100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


EMPNOSIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership
How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis2445.6
2) Small emphasis1,09525.0
3) Some emphasis1,74939.9
4) Strong emphasis92021.0
5) Very strong emphasis3808.7
TOTAL4388100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


SOULS2JS from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Leadership
To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this88320.5
2) A little like this96522.4
3) Somewhat like this88520.5
4) Quite a bit like this84019.5
5) Very much like this73817.1
TOTAL4311100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


EMPNOSIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component
How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis224.3
2) Small emphasis14828.9
3) Some emphasis18536.1
4) Strong emphasis11923.2
5) Very strong emphasis387.4
TOTAL512100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


SOULS2JS from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Pastors Component
To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this11823.1
2) A little like this14829.0
3) Somewhat like this8817.2
4) Quite a bit like this8516.6
5) Very much like this7214.1
TOTAL511100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


EMPNOSIN from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Teachers Component
How much emphasis do you think your church puts on the following - Speaking out against the sin and evil in the world. (EMPNOSIN)
TOTAL%
1) No emphasis1965.7
2) Small emphasis82424.0
3) Some emphasis1,38040.2
4) Strong emphasis72621.2
5) Very strong emphasis3068.9
TOTAL3432100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


SOULS2JS from Effective Christian Education: A National Study of Protestant Congregations, 1991 - Teachers Component
To what degree do you think your church is like the following? - This church seeks to bring souls to Jesus. It puts emphasis on encouraging people to commit their lives to Jesus Christ. It supports missionary work, emphasizes the Bible as a guide for daily living, and speaks out against the sin and evil that is rampant in the world. (SOULS2JS)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all like this65519.5
2) A little like this72521.6
3) Somewhat like this70020.8
4) Quite a bit like this67520.1
5) Very much like this60518.0
TOTAL3360100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


LIFEXP03 from Religion in Italy
In your life, have you ever: Had a feeling that evil powers exist? (LIFEXP03)
TOTAL%
1) Not selected3,83085.1
2) Selected67014.9
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


EXPEREV2 from Project Canada 1980-95 Panel Study
Have you ever had the following experience? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of evil (EXPEREV2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have.157.4
2) Yes, I think I have.3919.1
3) No15073.5
TOTAL204100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


EXPEREV2 from Project Canada 1980-85 Panel Study
Have you ever had the following experience? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of evil (EXPEREV2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have.438.5
2) Yes, I think I have.9318.3
3) No37273.2
TOTAL508100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


EXPEREV2 from Project Canada 1980-90 Panel Study
Have you ever had the following experience? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of evil (EXPEREV2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have.237.5
2) Yes, I think I have.5718.7
3) No22573.8
TOTAL305100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree35548.9
2) Mostly agree22531.0
3) Mostly disagree7410.2
4) Completely disagree456.2
98) Dont know263.6
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42064.6
2) Mostly agree19329.7
3) Mostly disagree192.9
4) Completely disagree10.2
98) Dont know172.6
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree559.2
2) Mostly agree30951.5
3) Mostly disagree16126.8
4) Completely disagree416.8
98) Dont know345.7
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVL from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
12-7. Which comes closer to your views? Some people say there are absolutely clear guidelines of what is good and evil; others say there can never be absolutely clear guidelines of what is good and evil. (GOODEVL)
TOTAL%
0) There can never be absolutely clear guidelines1,22939.5
1) There are absolutely clear guidelines1,73655.9
8) Dont know/No opinion1244.0
9) No answer/Refused190.6
TOTAL3108100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree5,96354.1
2) Mostly agree3,57132.4
3) Mostly disagree7546.8
4) Completely disagree4434.0
98) Dont know2782.5
99) Refused190.2
TOTAL11028100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


GOODEVIL from Comparative Values Survey of Islamic Countries
Here are two statements which people sometimes make when discussing good and evil. 1) There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances. 2) There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time. Which one comes closest to your own point of view? (GOODEVIL)
TOTAL%
-4) Not asked23,99277.1
-2) No answer250.1
-1) Dont know2760.9
1) There are absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. These always apply to everyone, whatever the circumstances4,20813.5
2) There can never be absolutely clear guidelines about what is good and evil. What is good and evil depends entirely upon the circumstances at the time2,3247.5
3) Disagree with both3021.0
TOTAL31127100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree37954.1
2) Mostly agree19628.0
3) Mostly disagree649.1
4) Completely disagree365.1
98) Dont know253.6
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree25943.2
2) Mostly agree16327.2
3) Mostly disagree8313.8
4) Completely disagree6210.3
98) Dont know305.0
99) Refused30.5
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40450.4
2) Mostly agree32540.6
3) Mostly disagree243.0
4) Completely disagree212.6
98) Dont know263.2
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL801100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50750.7
2) Mostly agree37437.4
3) Mostly disagree636.3
4) Completely disagree474.7
98) Dont know90.9
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32744.2
2) Mostly agree25935.0
3) Mostly disagree658.8
4) Completely disagree587.8
98) Dont know293.9
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GOODEVIL from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009
There are clear guidelines about whats good or evil that apply to everyone regardless of their situation. (Q16N) (GOODEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree10,04339.7
2) Mostly agree9,82638.9
3) Mostly disagree2,92711.6
4) Completely disagree1,6366.5
9) Dont know/Refused8503.4
Missing7,288 
TOTAL25,282100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree65765.4
2) Mostly agree25725.6
3) Mostly disagree353.5
4) Completely disagree424.2
98) Dont know141.4
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41163.0
2) Mostly agree20030.7
3) Mostly disagree172.6
4) Completely disagree132.0
98) Dont know101.5
99) Refused10.2
TOTAL652100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GOODEVIL from December 2006 Values Update Survey
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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree81038.6
2) Mostly agree83940.0
3) Mostly disagree23411.2
4) Completely disagree1436.8
9) Dont know/Refused703.3
Missing2,004 
TOTAL2,096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


AGREE2N from July 2003 Values Update Survey
[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)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,00940.9
2) Mostly agree1,76736.0
3) Mostly disagree59712.2
4) Completely disagree3647.4
9) Dont know/Refused1733.5
Missing4,911 
TOTAL4,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


HUMANEVL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q27e. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: Human nature is basically evil (HUMANEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree40425.2
2) Disagree68342.6
3) Agree26216.3
4) Strongly agree1398.7
8) Undecided1157.2
Missing45 
TOTAL1,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


PERATT3 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1985
To what extent do you agree with each of the following statements? Even a decent man may bear evil intentions. (PERATT3)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree3899.3
2) Agree88921.2
3) Somewhat agree1,71440.9
4) Somewhat disagree51212.2
5) Disagree1934.6
6) Strongly disagree982.3
7) No comment3969.4
TOTAL4191100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MANEVIL from Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life: Parishioners Sample, 1984
How accurate are the following images of human nature? - Mainly evil (MANEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Not accurate at all1,15446.9
2) Less accurate60524.6
3) Somewhat accurate57423.3
4) More accurate753.0
5) Completely accurate532.2
TOTAL2461100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


MANIPERF from Notre Dame Study of Catholic Parish Life: Parishioners Sample, 1984
How accurate are the following images of human nature? - Not perfectible, there are no social conditions that can overcome human evil (MANIPERF)
TOTAL%
1) Not accurate at all89837.5
2) Less accurate60625.3
3) Somewhat accurate55023.0
4) More accurate1938.1
5) Completely accurate1466.1
TOTAL2393100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


MANDOEVL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Would you please think about each of the religious beliefs listed below and then indicate how certain you are that it is true. -- Man cannot help doing evil. (MANDOEVL)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true92133.8
2) Probably true87232.0
3) Probably not true30011.0
4) Definitely not true62923.1
TOTAL2722100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SINEVIL from Middletown Area Study, 1986
Human beings have been corrupted by sin and therefore all of us tend to be evil. Do you: (SINEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree195.1
2) Disagree17045.5
3) Uncertain236.1
4) Agree13836.9
5) Strongly agree246.4
TOTAL374100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GODGRACE from Middletown Area Study, 1988
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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree5012.6
2) Agree18646.7
3) Neutral153.8
4) Disagree11127.9
5) Strongly disagree246.0
6) Dont know123.0
TOTAL398100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 2002
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-World evil384.2
2) 2262.9
3) 3758.3
4) 425327.9
5) 521223.3
6) 613915.3
7) 7-Much goodness14816.3
8) Dont know141.5
9) No answer30.3
TOTAL908100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WRLDEVIL from International Social Survey Program: Religion II, 1998
People have different images of the world and human nature. Wed like to know the kinds of images you have. Below is a set 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 that there is so much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness you would place yourself at 7. If you think things are somewhere in between these images, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place your image of the world on the scale below? -- World image : much evil vs. much good. (WRLDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) The world is basicaly filled with evil and sin1,3419.5
2) 1,2038.5
3) 2,12415.0
4) 4,49931.7
5) 2,21915.6
6) 1,3229.3
7) There is much goodness in the world1,1578.2
8) Dont know1020.7
9) No answer2131.5
TOTAL14180100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 2000
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-World evil713.8
2) 2743.9
3) 31357.2
4) 450326.8
5) 546524.8
6) 632717.4
7) 7-Much goodness27814.8
8) Dont know40.2
9) No answer201.1
TOTAL1877100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1990
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1 world evil475.1
2) 2283.0
3) 3768.2
4) 427930.1
5) 524326.2
6) 612613.6
7) 7 much goodness11612.5
8) Dont know20.2
9) No answer111.2
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1996
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1 world evil1075.5
2) 2653.3
3) 31799.1
4) 455328.2
5) 546723.8
6) 629815.2
7) 7 much goodness26813.7
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer180.9
TOTAL1960100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1988
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-World evil1037.0
2) 2543.6
3) 31127.6
4) 442828.9
5) 534023.0
6) 618012.2
7) 7-Much goodness23716.0
8) Dont know70.5
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1991
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-world evil745.4
2) 2523.8
3) 3735.4
4) 433924.9
5) 532624.0
6) 623717.4
7) 7-much goodness16912.4
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer866.3
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Parishioners
Please circle a number on the 1-7 scales below. Do you think the world is basically filled with evil and sin, or that there is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) World evil121.8
2) 2274.0
3) 3649.4
4) 411016.2
5) 516223.9
6) 620229.8
7) World good10114.9
TOTAL678100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


WORLD from Demographics in U.S. Congregations Survey, Pastors
Use card E to answer the last few questions. Please choose a number between 1-7 based on the following questions. Do you think the world is basically filled with evil and sin, or that there is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness? 1=World evil, and 7=World good. (WORLD)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1998
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-World evil1255.3
2) 2923.9
3) 31968.3
4) 468729.0
5) 554222.9
6) 638416.2
7) 7- Much goodness30713.0
8) Dont know70.3
9) No answer291.2
TOTAL2369100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WORLD1 from General Social Survey, 1994
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)
TOTAL%
1) 1-world evil785.3
2) 2614.1
3) 315510.5
4) 441828.4
5) 534523.5
6) 619613.3
7) 7-much goodness19613.3
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1470100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WRLDEVIL from Endtime Family (Children of God), 1997
People have different images of the world and human nature. Wed like to know the kinds of images you have. Below are some 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? - The world is basically filled with evil and sin and There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness. (WRLDEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) The world is basically filled with evil and sin.10610.7
2) 15615.7
3) 27627.8
4) 25725.9
5) 11711.8
6) 434.3
7) There is much goodness in the world which hints at Gods goodness.383.8
TOTAL993100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:Mailed


 

Subcategories
Causes Doubt?This question type asks the respondent if evil has caused the respondent doubts about religion.
Causes of EvilThis question type asks the respondent about specific causes of evil.
Congregational EmphasisThis question type asks the respondent how his/her congregation addresses the issue of evil.
Experience Evil?This question type asks the respondent about experiences with evil.
GuidelinesThis question type asks the respondent if there are clear guidelines distinguishing good and evil.
Human Nature?This question type asks the respondent about evil as part of human nature.
World Good or Evil?This question type asks the respondent about the extent of good vs. evil in the world.

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