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Does the respondent think that ghosts exist?

Below are 14 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q76E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q76 Have you ever read a book, consulted a Web site, or researched the following topics..Ghosts, apparitions, haunted houses, or electronic voice phenomena (Q76E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39823.5
2) No1,29876.5
TOTAL1696100.0


Q75E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Consulted a Ouija board to contact a deceased person or spirit (Q75E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1166.9
2) No1,57793.1
TOTAL1693100.0


Q75D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Visited or lived in a house or place believed to be haunted (Q75D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32018.9
2) No1,37481.1
TOTAL1694100.0


Q74H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..h. Places can be haunted (Q74H)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree835.1
2) Agree51431.4
3) Disagree40824.9
4) Strongly disagree36322.2
5) Undecided26916.4
TOTAL1637100.0


Q26J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist j. Ghosts (Q26J)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely29017.9
2) Probably44827.6
3) Probably not52732.5
4) Absolutely not35622.0
TOTAL1621100.0


GHOST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23i. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Ghosts (GHOST)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not31119.7
2) Probably not48830.8
3) Probably46329.3
4) Absolutely32020.2
Missing66 
TOTAL1,582100.0


BGHOST_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Have you ever seen or been in the presence of a ghost? (Q292C) (BGHOST_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,60118.1
2) No7,04379.8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)1852.1
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0


BLFGHOST from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations? (BLFGHOST)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE31742.7
2) DONT BELIEVE42557.3
TOTAL742100.0


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

Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations? (BLFGHOST)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE17547.3
2) DONT BELIEVE19552.7
TOTAL370100.0


SWVISIT from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Listed below are certain inner experiences or feelings that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences? If so, how sure are you about it? (Please indicate below) -- A feeling that you were being visited by a departed relative or other personage from the Spirit World (SWVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have11813.3
2) Yes, I think that I have9911.1
3) No, I dont think so67175.6
TOTAL888100.0


GHOSTS from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

Here are some more questions about religion. -- Do you believe in ghosts? (GHOSTS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes69027.0
2) No1,86373.0
TOTAL2553100.0


SWVISIT from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Listed below are certain inner experiences or feelings that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences? If so, how sure are you about it? (Please indicate below) -- A feeling that you were being visited by a departed relative or other personage from the Spirit World (SWVISIT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have4716.8
2) Yes, I think that I have3412.2
3) No, I dont think so19871.0
TOTAL279100.0


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


BLFGHOST from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

Do you believe in ghosts, that is, that spirits of dead people can come back in certain places and situations? (BLFGHOST)
TOTAL%
1) Believe52847.4
2) Dont Believe58752.6
Missing138 
TOTAL1,115100.0




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