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Belief in Demons (20)
Belief in Satan (13)
Experience with (3)
Possession (4)
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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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q26G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist g. Demons (Q26G)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely71343.6
2) Probably36922.6
3) Probably not35021.4
4) Absolutely not20212.4
TOTAL1634100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DEMONS 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 demons or evil spirits? (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,38741.2
2) Maybe1,12033.2
3) Not at all83924.9
777) Dont know190.6
888) Refused50.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


DEMONS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q23g. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Demons (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not20412.9
2) Probably not30919.5
3) Probably34822.0
4) Absolutely72345.6
Missing65 
TOTAL1,584100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q51F from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q51F [WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWIGN DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] In evil spirits? (Q51F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12,17648.6
2) No11,66246.6
8) Dont know9783.9
9) Refused2150.9
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DEMONS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(demons_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] C. In the existence of demons or evil spirits? (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,14944.1
2) Maybe85632.9
3) Not at all58222.4
666) Invalid skip160.6
777) Dont know10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DEMONS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(demons_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] C. In the existence of demons or evil spirits? (DEMONS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,16646.1
2) Maybe73128.9
3) Not at all62824.8
777) Dont know10.0
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip50.2
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q26B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist b. Satan (Q26B)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely91755.0
2) Probably29317.6
3) Probably not28417.0
4) Absolutely not17410.4
TOTAL1668100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DEVIL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q23a. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? The Devil/Satan (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not19212.0
2) Probably not23915.0
3) Probably31119.5
4) Absolutely85653.6
Missing50 
TOTAL1,598100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


RA_8 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
The Devil, demons, or evil spirits exist. (RA_8)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused30.1
-4) Dont know220.8
1) Strongly agree1,21846.7
2) Somewhat agree52320.1
3) Neither agree nor disagree32812.6
4) Somewhat disagree1445.5
5) Strongly disagree36814.1
Missing3 
TOTAL2,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DEVIL from General Social Survey, 1991
Do you believe in. . . The Devil (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, definitely55040.5
2) Yes, probably24217.8
3) No, probably not20415.0
4) No, definitely not21615.9
8) Cant choose654.8
9) No answer826.0
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


DEVLREAL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)
Next I would like to know your opinion about certain doctrines or teachings, some of which are taught by the LDS Church, and some are not. Please indicate how you feel about each by circling the appropriate number. -- The Devil actually exists as a real person of spirit (DEVLREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true69475.6
2) Probably true798.6
3) Probably not true303.3
4) Definitely not true545.9
5) Dont know616.6
TOTAL918100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


DEVIL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
In your opinion, does the Devil actually exist? (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) I do not believe in the existence of the Devil289.3
2) I do not know if the Devil exists4414.6
3) I think that the Devil exists, but I am not always certain289.3
4) I think that the Devil exists, and I am usually certain of this3611.9
5) I am certain that the Devil exists15852.3
9) Other82.6
TOTAL302100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


SATAN from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
Do you believe Satan is an actual personality working in the world today? (SATAN)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18164.6
2) No5318.9
3) Not sure4616.4
TOTAL280100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


SATDOUBT from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981
ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE SATAN IS AN ACTUAL PERSONALITY WORKING IN THE WORLD TODAY: Are you certain about Satan or do you have some doubts? (SATDOUBT)
TOTAL%
1) Certain15785.3
2) Some doubts2714.7
TOTAL184100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


DEVIL from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in the Devil that is, Satan? (DEVIL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,67665.3
2) No89034.7
TOTAL2566100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DVLEXIST from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Would you please think about each of the religious beliefs listed below and then indicate how certain you are that it is true. -- Devil actually exists (DVLEXIST)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true1,21844.6
2) Probably true42515.6
3) Probably not true55320.2
4) Definitely not true53519.6
TOTAL2731100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


DEVLREAL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)
Next I would like to know your opinion about certain doctrines or teachings, some of which are taught by the LDS Church, and some are not. Please indicate how you feel about each by circling the appropriate number. -- The Devil actually exists as a real person of spirit (DEVLREAL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true16157.1
2) Probably true3612.8
3) Probably not true227.8
4) Definitely not true3412.1
5) Dont know2910.3
TOTAL282100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


RELGC4 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986
The Devil actually exists. (Choose how certain you are this is true.) (RELGC4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true3945.3
2) Probably true2933.7
3) Probably not true1011.6
4) Definitely not true89.3
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC4 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987
The Devil actually exists. (Choose how certain you are this is true.) (RELGC4)
TOTAL%
1) Completely true3434.7
2) Probably true3636.7
3) Probably not true1818.4
4) Definitely not true1010.2
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


TEMPTED from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988
Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being tempted by the Devil. (TEMPTED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have3333.3
2) Yes, I think I have2323.2
3) No4343.4
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC18 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986
Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being tempted by the Devil. (RELGC18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have3237.2
2) Yes, I think I have2731.4
3) No2731.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC18 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987
Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being tempted by the Devil. (RELGC18)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2929.6
2) Yes, I think I have2525.5
3) No4444.9
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


POSSESS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q27c. Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements about evil in the world: It is possible for people to be possessed by the Devil/demons (POSSESS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree24115.0
2) Disagree26116.3
3) Agree51332.0
4) Strongly agree34221.3
8) Undecided24515.3
Missing45 
TOTAL1,602100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


BLFPOSSD from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil? (BLFPOSSD)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE50566.8
2) DONT BELIEVE25133.2
TOTAL756100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFPOSSD from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998
Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil? (BLFPOSSD)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE18349.6
2) DONT BELIEVE18650.4
TOTAL369100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLFPOSSD from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998
Do you believe that people on this Earth are sometimes possessed by the Devil? (BLFPOSSD)
TOTAL%
1) Believe61054.6
2) Dont Believe50845.4
Missing135 
TOTAL1,118100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
Belief in DemonsThis question type asks the respondent about belief in demons
Belief in SatanThis question type asks the respondent about belief in the devil/Satan
Experience withThis question type asks the respondent if he/she has had an experience with the devil
PossessionThis question type asks the respondent if people can become possessed

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