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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 3 types:

[ Belief | Horoscope? | Scientific? ]

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Category 1:Belief
 

To what extent does the respondent agree or disagree that astrology affects one's life and personality

Some questions fit within the "Belief" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Make Decisions? ]

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Q74F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

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

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

BASTRO_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

BLFASTRO from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

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

ASTROLOG from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

BLFASTRO from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998


Variant:Make Decisions? (Belief variant)
 

Does respondent believe that astrology can help him/her make decisions?

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ASTROL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996


Category 2:Horoscope?
 

Has the respondent ever consulted a horoscope?

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Q75B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

ASTROLGY from General Social Survey, 2006


Category 3:Scientific?
 

Is astrology scientific?

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

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

ASTROSCI from General Social Survey, 2006

SCITEST3 from General Social Survey, 1994

SCITEST3 from General Social Survey, 1993

ASTROL from Tulsa Oklahoma Area Science and Technology Survey, 1981



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