Measurement Wizard


Religious Experiences (visions, dreams, voices, etc), Frequency of

Measures whether one claims to have had extraordinary religous experiences


Below are 95 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...b. I witnessed people speaking in tongues at a place of worship (Q28B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MIRACLE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (miracle_w2) F:2. In the last two years have you . . . [INSERT LIST A-C] B. Witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (MIRACLE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RA_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • I have experienced a supernatural miracle, an event that could not have happened without the intervention of God or a spiritual force. (RA_6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q66D from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q66D [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVEAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Speak or pray in tongues (Q66D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42E from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: How often do you speak or pray in tongues - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRACE from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How often: Felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. (GRACE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRACE from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • How often have you had any of the following experiences? Felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. (GRACE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42E from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: How often do you speak or pray in tongues - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • F_QN21 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT REPORTS ATTENDING RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (on both F_QN14 and QN23): When you attend Catholic Masses, how often do they include people speaking or praising in tongues, prophesying or receiving a word of knowledge, or praying for miraculous healings and deliverance? Do you see these kinds of things at mass always, frequently, occasionally, or never? (F_QN21) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • F_QN25 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • IF YES TO F_QN22: When you attend religious services at an evangelical or Pentecostal church, how often do they include people speaking or praising in tongues, prophesying or receiving a word of knowledge, or praying for miraculous healings and deliverance? Do you see these kinds of things at the evangelical or Pentecostal church always, frequently, occasionally, or never? (F_QN25) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYTON2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you speak or pray in tongues? Would you say: once a week or more often, at least once a month, several times a year, or less often? [Answered if PRAYTON = 1.] (PRAYTON2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you speak or pray in tongues: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TONGUES2 from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • THEFORCE from Middletown Area Study, 1985LEARN MORE
    • And how often have you felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. Have you had this experience: (THEFORCE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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