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Does the respondent believe that angels exist?

Below are 25 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42465.0
2) Mostly agree18929.0
3) Mostly disagree172.6
4) Completely disagree71.1
98) Dont know142.1
99) Refused10.2
TOTAL652100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree6010.0
2) Mostly agree18831.3
3) Mostly disagree20934.8
4) Completely disagree9315.5
98) Dont know498.2
99) Refused10.2
TOTAL600100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree28038.6
2) Mostly agree14419.8
3) Mostly disagree12316.9
4) Completely disagree15220.9
98) Dont know273.7
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


Q26F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist f. Angels (Q26F)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely1,02361.3
2) Probably32019.2
3) Probably not19411.6
4) Absolutely not1338.0
TOTAL1670100.0


GUARDIAN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q26g. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I was protected from harm by a guardian angel (GUARDIAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes87755.0
2) No71745.0
Missing54 
TOTAL1,594100.0


ANGELS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23f. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Angels (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not1408.8
2) Probably not1589.9
3) Probably33420.9
4) Absolutely96760.5
Missing48 
TOTAL1,599100.0


ANGELS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

Y125. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-H], definitely, maybe, or not at all: In the existence of angels? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely2,09962.3
2) Maybe97428.9
3) Not at all2838.4
777) Dont know120.4
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL3370100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree6,27156.9
2) Mostly agree2,64924.0
3) Mostly disagree9098.2
4) Completely disagree8017.3
98) Dont know3723.4
99) Refused260.2
TOTAL11028100.0


Q51D from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q51D [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In angels? (Q51D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19,81679.2
2) No4,16416.6
8) Dont know8823.5
9) Refused1700.7
TOTAL25,032100.0


ANGELS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(angels_w2) I:1. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-G], [INTERVIEWER MUST READ RESPONSE CATEGORIES: definitely, maybe, or not at all FOR A AND B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY FOR C THROUGH G] B. In the existence of angels? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,44555.5
2) Maybe88033.8
3) Not at all2599.9
666) Invalid skip160.6
777) Dont know30.1
888) Refused10.0
TOTAL2604100.0


ANGELS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(angels_w3) Next, I will be asking you some questions about your religious beliefs. I:1. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-G], [INTERVIEWER MUST READ RESPONSE CATEGORIES: definitely, maybe, or not at all FOR A AND B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY FOR C THROUGH G] B. In the existence of angels? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,39755.2
2) Maybe84033.2
3) Not at all28811.4
777) Dont know10.0
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40758.1
2) Mostly agree14821.1
3) Mostly disagree426.0
4) Completely disagree8311.9
98) Dont know192.7
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL700100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree32353.8
2) Mostly agree14424.0
3) Mostly disagree335.5
4) Completely disagree6010.0
98) Dont know345.7
99) Refused61.0
TOTAL600100.0


RA_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

An angel has directly helped me in a time of need. (RA_7)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused80.3
-4) Dont know291.1
1) Strongly agree69726.7
2) Somewhat agree50919.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree60423.2
4) Somewhat disagree1927.4
5) Strongly disagree56921.8
Missing3 
TOTAL2,608100.0


Q39B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Angels and demons are active in the world. (Q39B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree13,67138.4
2) Mostly agree10,05928.3
3) Mostly disagree4,76313.4
4) Completely disagree5,15314.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1,9105.4
TOTAL35556100.0


QE11_6 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

Do you believe in Angels, or not? (QE11_6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe1,082,51588.9
2) No, do not believe135,66011.1
Missing30,138 
TOTAL1,218,175100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree51251.3
2) Mostly agree24024.0
3) Mostly disagree10210.2
4) Completely disagree11711.7
98) Dont know272.7
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL999100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree33141.4
2) Mostly agree28035.0
3) Mostly disagree637.9
4) Completely disagree506.3
98) Dont know718.9
99) Refused40.5
TOTAL799100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30741.5
2) Mostly agree22230.0
3) Mostly disagree719.6
4) Completely disagree9813.2
98) Dont know375.0
99) Refused50.7
TOTAL740100.0


Q39B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

Angels and demons are active in the world. (Q39B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree11829.4
2) Mostly agree10826.9
3) Mostly disagree6917.2
4) Completely disagree8120.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)256.2
TOTAL401100.0


F_QN4A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

Do you believe: that angels and demons are active in the world? (F_QN4A)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50778.0
2) No9013.8
8) Dont know517.8
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL650100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree74774.3
2) Mostly agree16716.6
3) Mostly disagree313.1
4) Completely disagree373.7
98) Dont know232.3
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,005100.0


ANGELS 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: angels and demons are active in the world. Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40061.3
2) Mostly agree16024.5
3) Mostly disagree487.4
4) Completely disagree304.6
98) Dont know132.0
99) Refused20.3
TOTAL653100.0


ANGELS from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Do there exist heavenly guardian angels who can help a person in a time of need? (ANGELS)
TOTAL%
1) I do not believe in the existence of guardian angels.196.4
2) I do not know if guardian angels exist4816.1
3) I think that guardian angels exist, but I am not always certain4816.1
4) I think that guardian angels exist, and I am usually certain4715.7
5) I am certain that guardian angels exist13344.5
9) Other41.3
TOTAL299100.0


MYST_ENC from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

When you were growing up, did you ever have a mysterious encounter such as seeing an angel or a spirit? (MYST_ENC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes61,64114.5
2) No357,79784.4
3) Dont Know, Refused4,2751.0
TOTAL423,713100.0




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