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Does the respondent think that astrology is scientifically valid? That is, can it predict people's futures or fortunes?

Below are 19 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q75B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Consulted a horoscope to get an idea about the course of your life (Q75B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44726.4
2) No1,24773.6
TOTAL1694100.0


Q74F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..f. Astrology impacts ones life and personality (Q74F)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree281.7
2) Agree20312.5
3) Disagree59736.6
4) Strongly disagree56634.7
5) Undecided23614.5
TOTAL1630100.0


ASTROSCI from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? (ASTROSCI)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Very scientific771.6
2) Sort of scientific4158.5
3) Not at all scientific88918.1
8) Dont know471.0
9) No answer60.1
TOTAL4901100.0


ASTROSCI from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? (ASTROSCI)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,53843.2
1) Very scientific1012.8
2) Sort of scientific56816.0
3) Not at all scientific1,26935.7
8) Dont know802.2
9) No answer30.1
TOTAL3559100.0


ASTROLGY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Now, for a new subject. Do you ever read a horoscope or your personal astrology report? (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable3,46770.7
1) Yes76315.6
2) No66613.6
8) Dont know10.0
9) No answer40.1
TOTAL4901100.0


ASTROLGY 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 astrology, that stars and planets affect peoples fates? (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely3119.2
2) Maybe1,05431.3
3) Not at all1,97558.6
777) Dont know270.8
888) Refused30.1
TOTAL3370100.0


ASTROSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

Would you say that astrology is very scientific, sort of scientific, or not at all scientific? (ASTROSCI)
TOTAL%
1) Very scientific894.8
2) Sort of scientific49426.5
3) Not at all scientific1,21064.9
8) Dont know713.8
TOTAL1864100.0


ASTROLGY from General Social Survey, 2006

Do you ever read a horoscope or your personal astrology report? (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,07357.6
2) No78942.3
8) Dont know20.1
TOTAL1864100.0


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

(astrolgy_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] D. In astrology, that stars and planets affect peoples fates? (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely28111.1
2) Maybe53521.1
3) Not at all1,70667.4
777) Dont know40.2
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0


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

(astolgy_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] D. In astrology, that stars and planets affect peoples fates? (ASTROLGY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely30811.8
2) Maybe58622.5
3) Not at all1,68564.7
666) Invalid skip160.6
777) Dont know70.3
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL2604100.0


BASTRO_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Do you believe in astrology, or that the position of the stars and planets can affect peoples lives? (Q291F) (BASTRO_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in2,16724.5
2) No, dont believe6,29071.2
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)3724.2
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0


BLFASTRO from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe in astrology, that is, that the position of the stars and planets can affect peoples lives? (BLFASTRO)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE27637.2
2) DONT BELIEVE46662.8
TOTAL742100.0


SCITEST3 from General Social Survey, 1994

Astrology- the study of star signs- has some scientific truth. (SCITEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true1198.6
2) Probably true53238.4
3) Probably not true32623.5
4) Definitely not true26819.3
8) Cant choose1027.4
9) No answer392.8
TOTAL1386100.0


BLFASTRO from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe in astrology, that is, that the position of the stars and planets can affect peoples lives? (BLFASTRO)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE13837.6
2) DONT BELIEVE22962.4
TOTAL367100.0


ASTROL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Do you believe in using astrology to help you make decisions? (ASTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly believe20.7
2) Believe165.3
3) Unsure7324.0
4) Disbelieve9230.3
5) Strongly disbelieve12139.8
TOTAL304100.0


SCITEST3 from General Social Survey, 1993

For each statement below, just check the box that comes closest to your opinion of how true it is. In your opinion, how true is this? Astrology—the study of star signs—has some scientific truth. (SCITEST3)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true1388.9
2) Probably true57236.7
3) Probably not true32020.6
4) Definitely not true31720.4
8) Cant choose1288.2
9) No answer825.3
TOTAL1557100.0


ASTROLOG from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in astrology that is, that the stars affect our destiny? (ASTROLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62024.4
2) No1,92375.6
TOTAL2543100.0


ASTROL from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981

In your opinion is astrology a science? (ASTROL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely no10534.1
2) I dont think so.5417.5
3) Unsure3110.1
4) I think so.6922.4
5) Definitely yes4815.6
9) No response10.3
TOTAL308100.0


BLFASTRO from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

Do you believe in astrology, that is, that the position of the stars and planets can affect peoples lives? (BLFASTRO)
TOTAL%
1) Believe41737.7
2) Dont Believe69062.3
Missing146 
TOTAL1,107100.0




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