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

[ Belief | Experiences | Interest ]

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Category 1:Belief
 

This question type asks the respondent about belief in ghosts

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Q26J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

GHOST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

BLFGHOST from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

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

GHOSTS from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

BLFGHOST from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998


Category 2:Experiences
 

This question type asks the respondent about experiences with ghosts

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Q75D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

BGHOST_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

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

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

MYST_ENC from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 3:Interest
 

This question type gauges the respondent's level of interest in ghosts

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Q76E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005



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