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Have Found? (10)
Nature of the Meaning of Life (6)
Religion and... (6)
Think About? (3)
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CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain21911.6
2) Quite certain36519.3
3) Rather uncertain46524.6
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.84344.5
9) Varies20.1
TOTAL1894100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain11210.7
2) Quite certain21120.2
3) Rather uncertain28827.6
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.43141.2
8) Undecided10.1
9) Varied20.2
TOTAL1045100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-80 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain11711.2
2) Quite certain20819.9
3) Rather uncertain25023.9
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.47044.9
9) Varies10.1
TOTAL1046100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-85 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain6812.2
2) Quite certain11821.1
3) Rather uncertain13123.5
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.24143.2
TOTAL558100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-90 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain4211.8
2) Quite certain8122.7
3) Rather uncertain7922.1
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.15543.4
TOTAL357100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEAN from Project Canada 1975-95 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEAN)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain399.9
2) Quite certain7418.8
3) Rather uncertain9824.9
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.18246.3
TOTAL393100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-95 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain4014.5
2) Quite certain5821.0
3) Rather uncertain6824.6
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.11039.9
TOTAL276100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain15610.7
2) Quite certain30520.8
3) Rather uncertain38826.5
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.61141.8
8) Undecided10.1
9) Varied20.1
TOTAL1463100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-85 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain8812.4
2) Quite certain13719.3
3) Rather uncertain19827.9
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.28540.1
8) Undecided10.1
9) Varied10.1
TOTAL710100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


CERTMEA2 from Project Canada 1980-90 Panel Study
How sure are you that you have found the answer to the meaning of life? (CERTMEA2)
TOTAL%
1) Very certain5813.6
2) Quite certain8419.7
3) Rather uncertain10925.6
4) I dont think there is an answer to such a question.17541.1
TOTAL426100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Other
Mode:Mailed


MEANLFE1 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): Its something very concrete: family, work and my problems. (MEANLFE1)
TOTAL%
1) First choice1,77539.4
2) Second choice1,00922.4
3) No choice1,71638.1
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLFE2 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): Its what we make by our efforts and sacrifices. (MEANLFE2)
TOTAL%
1) First choice84618.8
2) Second choice1,37330.5
3) No choice2,28150.7
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLFE3 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): I do not ask myself such a question: I live and nothing else matters. (MEANLFE3)
TOTAL%
1) First choice751.7
2) Second choice631.4
3) No choice4,36296.9
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLFE4 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): Its something that makes sense only if you enjoy it. (MEANLFE4)
TOTAL%
1) First choice741.6
2) Second choice1703.8
3) No choice4,25694.6
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLFE5 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): Its a gift from God, something to answer for. (MEANLFE5)
TOTAL%
1) First choice1,17826.2
2) Second choice81118.0
3) No choice2,51155.8
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLFE6 from Religion in Italy
What is for you the meaning of life? (1st or 2nd choice): Life is a mystery which man can only understand in pieces. (MEANLFE6)
TOTAL%
1) First choice53611.9
2) Second choice72716.2
3) No choice3,23771.9
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WYRLMNLF from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2009
(If you have no religious belief, skip to 35) Why do you believe in this current religion? (Choose all that apply) To understand the meaning of life (v34_3) (WYRLMNLF)
TOTAL%
0) No1,38471.8
1) Yes29815.5
9) Not applicable24612.8
TOTAL1,928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WHYREL5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1994
Why do you practice this current religion? (Choose all that apply. Skip this question if you have no religious faith.) To understand the meaning of life. (WHYREL5)
TOTAL%
0) No1,68290.3
1) Yes1809.7
TOTAL1862100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELBEH5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 2004
Why do you believe in this current religion: To understand the meaning of life? [Skip if you have no religious belief.] (RELBEH5)
TOTAL%
0) No1,31269.8
1) Yes1779.4
7) Dont know or forgot20.1
9) NA39020.7
TOTAL1881100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GDPRES06 from Religion in Italy
Under what circumstances, as listed below, do you happen to feel the presence or the closeness of God or any higher being or power? (Up to three responses): When I pray or think of the meaning of life. (GDPRES06)
TOTAL%
1) Not selected3,29673.2
2) Selected1,20426.8
TOTAL4500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GODREL01 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: Religion helps us to find the deeper meaning of life. (GODREL01)
TOTAL%
1) Dont agree at all-fairly90020.1
2) Somewhat agree1,96043.7
3) Strongly agree1,62136.2
TOTAL4481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


WHYREL5 from Taiwan Social Change Survey, 1999
Why do you practice this current religion? (Choose all that apply. Skip this question if you have no religious faith.) To understand the meaning of life. (WHYREL5)
TOTAL%
0) No1,79793.4
1) Yes1286.6
TOTAL1925100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
Y93. How often, if at all, do you think about the meaning of life?[READ LIST] (MEANLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often75022.3
2) Fairly often61418.2
3) Sometimes1,08232.1
4) Rarely60818.0
5) Never3129.3
777) Dont know40.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(meanlife_w2) P:6. How often, if at all, do you think about the meaning of life? [READ LIST IF NECESSARY] (MEANLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often64524.8
2) Fairly often47018.0
3) Sometimes77929.9
4) Rarely41315.9
5) Never27510.6
666) Invalid skip210.8
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MEANLIFE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(meanlife_w3) P:6. How often, if at all, do you think about the meaning of life? (MEANLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Very often65325.8
2) Fairly often44317.5
3) Sometimes81632.2
4) Rarely36214.3
5) Never2499.8
999) Legitimate skip90.4
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Have Found?Does the respondent believe that he/she has found the meaning of life?
Nature of the Meaning of LifeThis question type asks the respondent about the nature of the meaning of life.
Religion and...This question type asks about the relationship between religion and the meaning of life.
Think About?This question type asks the respondent how often, or if he/she thinks about the meaning of life.

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