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Questions aimed at finding a respondent's beliefs about a god's abilities, often in the material world

Below are 139 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree17724.4
2) Mostly agree10414.3
3) Mostly disagree15521.3
4) Completely disagree25735.4
98) Dont know324.4
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL726100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree20431.4
2) Mostly agree13721.1
3) Mostly disagree13320.5
4) Completely disagree11818.2
98) Dont know568.6
99) Refused10.2
TOTAL649100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree51879.8
2) Mostly agree10816.6
3) Mostly disagree132.0
4) Completely disagree91.4
98) Dont know10.2
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL649100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50377.4
2) Mostly agree12419.1
3) Mostly disagree81.2
4) Completely disagree132.0
98) Dont know20.3
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL650100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important61794.9
2) Somewhat important253.8
3) Not too important71.1
4) Not at all important10.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL650100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important54775.3
2) Somewhat important15020.7
3) Not too important212.9
4) Not at all important81.1
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree39854.8
2) Mostly agree19727.1
3) Mostly disagree669.1
4) Completely disagree588.0
98) Dont know71.0
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree42158.0
2) Mostly agree17924.7
3) Mostly disagree618.4
4) Completely disagree598.1
98) Dont know60.8
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree18027.7
2) Mostly agree9915.2
3) Mostly disagree9714.9
4) Completely disagree19329.7
98) Dont know8012.3
99) Refused10.2
TOTAL650100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree9813.5
2) Mostly agree11716.1
3) Mostly disagree17323.8
4) Completely disagree30842.4
98) Dont know294.0
99) Refused10.1
TOTAL726100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important9415.7
2) Somewhat important18530.8
3) Not too important22938.2
4) Not at all important7612.7
8) Dont know162.7
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree307.1
2) Mostly agree15937.9
3) Mostly disagree16439.0
4) Completely disagree4310.2
98) Dont know215.0
99) Refused30.7
Missing180 
TOTAL420100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree204.8
2) Mostly agree10725.5
3) Mostly disagree19947.4
4) Completely disagree6315.0
98) Dont know296.9
99) Refused20.5
Missing180 
TOTAL420100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree4210.0
2) Mostly agree18042.9
3) Mostly disagree14935.5
4) Completely disagree368.6
98) Dont know122.9
99) Refused10.2
Missing180 
TOTAL420100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree317.4
2) Mostly agree16539.3
3) Mostly disagree17341.2
4) Completely disagree317.4
98) Dont know194.5
99) Refused10.2
Missing180 
TOTAL420100.0


Q22H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....h. Directly involved in worldly affairs (Q22H)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree43127.8
2) Agree35322.7
3) Disagree30619.7
4) Strongly disagree23815.3
5) Undecided22414.4
TOTAL1552100.0


Q22B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....b. Removed from worldly affairs (RECODED) (Q22B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1167.6
2) Agree24716.1
3) Disagree44529.1
4) Strongly disagree53935.2
5) Undecided18412.0
TOTAL1531100.0


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

There is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally. (THEISM)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Strongly agree57816.2
2) Agree36810.3
3) Neither agree nor disagree1855.2
4) Disagree1363.8
5) Strongly disagree762.1
8) Dont know160.4
9) No answer60.2
TOTAL3559100.0


Q22I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q22 Even if you might not believe in God, based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like....i. Directly involved in my affairs (Q22I)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree48030.6
2) Agree41026.1
3) Disagree26717.0
4) Strongly disagree21213.5
5) Undecided19912.7
TOTAL1568100.0


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

Y130. [If teen does not answer no to the believe in God question][IF Y126<>2] Do you believe that there will come a judgment day when God will reward some and punish others, or not? (JUDGEDAY)
TOTAL%
0) No73821.9
1) Yes2,38470.7
777) Dont know1364.0
888) Refused70.2
999) Not asked1053.1
TOTAL3370100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1,97718.4
2) Mostly agree1,81216.9
3) Mostly disagree2,09219.5
4) Completely disagree4,22039.3
98) Dont know5835.4
99) Refused460.4
TOTAL10730100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree5,24348.9
2) Mostly agree2,56123.9
3) Mostly disagree1,29012.0
4) Completely disagree1,38112.9
98) Dont know2292.1
99) Refused260.2
TOTAL10730100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,58824.1
2) Mostly agree1,82817.0
3) Mostly disagree1,68015.7
4) Completely disagree3,96837.0
98) Dont know6205.8
99) Refused460.4
TOTAL10730100.0


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

Y59. Have you ever [INSERT LIST A-D], or not: Witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? (MIRACLE)
TOTAL%
0) No1,76152.3
1) Yes1,57646.8
777) Dont know300.9
888) Refused30.1
TOTAL3370100.0


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

Y59. Have you ever [INSERT LIST A-D], or not: Experienced a definite answer to prayer or specific guidance from God? (PRAYANSR)
TOTAL%
0) No1,61648.0
1) Yes1,69550.3
777) Dont know541.6
888) Refused50.1
TOTAL3370100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree6,58461.4
2) Mostly agree2,48423.2
3) Mostly disagree8307.7
4) Completely disagree6546.1
98) Dont know1531.4
99) Refused250.2
TOTAL10730100.0


GODWOES from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22c. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners with terrible woes (GODWOES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34723.2
2) Disagree70847.4
3) Agree19212.9
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18912.7
Missing155 
TOTAL1,494100.0


GODMIRAC from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22j. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God often performs miracles which defy the laws of nature (GODMIRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1026.8
2) Disagree1439.5
3) Agree48632.2
4) Strongly agree60840.2
8) Undecided17211.4
Missing137 
TOTAL1,511100.0


GODCAUSE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22i. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God causes major tragedies to occur as a warning to sinners (GODCAUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree46731.3
2) Disagree54536.5
3) Agree16511.0
4) Strongly agree865.8
8) Undecided23115.5
Missing154 
TOTAL1,494100.0


GODALLOW from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22h. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God sometimes allows major tragedies to occur as a warning to sinners (GODALLOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree30020.1
2) Disagree38225.7
3) Agree39326.4
4) Strongly agree20013.4
8) Undecided21414.4
Missing159 
TOTAL1,489100.0


GODSHOW from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22f. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God clearly shows us the difference between right and wrong (GODSHOW)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree926.1
2) Disagree21714.4
3) Agree45029.8
4) Strongly agree62241.2
8) Undecided1288.5
Missing140 
TOTAL1,509100.0


GODPUNSM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22d. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners in small ways (such as losing a promotion or getting into a minor accident) (GODPUNSM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree36224.3
2) Disagree67945.7
3) Agree20513.8
4) Strongly agree583.9
8) Undecided18312.3
Missing161 
TOTAL1,487100.0


GODSMALL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22b. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God rewards the faithful in small ways (such as helping to find lost keys or fight off a cold) (GODSMALL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree20013.4
2) Disagree46331.1
3) Agree44429.8
4) Strongly agree20613.8
8) Undecided17811.9
Missing156 
TOTAL1,491100.0


GODMAJOR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q22a. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God rewards the faithful with major successes (GODMAJOR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree21414.2
2) Disagree52835.0
3) Agree38325.4
4) Strongly agree18011.9
8) Undecided20213.4
Missing141 
TOTAL1,507100.0


GODMYAFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20h. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in my affairs (GODMYAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15010.3
2) Disagree23015.8
3) Agree40727.9
4) Strongly agree45831.4
8) Undecided21514.7
Missing188 
TOTAL1,460100.0


GODINVLV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20g. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in worldly affairs (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17111.8
2) Disagree28919.9
3) Agree38226.3
4) Strongly agree37325.7
8) Undecided23716.3
Missing197 
TOTAL1,452100.0


GODSWILL from General Social Survey, 2006

In your opinion, how likely is it that NAMEs situation might be caused by (READ a-f) -- very likely, somewhat likely, not very likely, or not likely at all? F. Gods will (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely553.8
2) Somewhat likely1268.8
3) Not very likely33223.1
4) Not at all likely86860.4
8) Dont know422.9
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1437100.0


GODGUIDE from General Social Survey, 2004

I feel guided by God in the midst of daily activities. (GODGUIDE)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day22516.8
2) Every day33625.1
3) Most days18113.5
4) Some days18113.5
5) Once in a while17913.4
6) Never or almost never21616.1
8) Dont know60.4
9) No answer161.2
TOTAL1340100.0


GODLVDIR from General Social Survey, 2004

I feel Gods love for me, directly. (GODLVDIR)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day27420.4
2) Every day38628.8
3) Most days18513.8
4) Some days1309.7
5) Once in a while14711.0
6) Never or almost never19514.6
8) Dont know60.4
9) No answer171.3
TOTAL1340100.0


GODLVOTH from General Social Survey, 2004

I feel Gods love for me, through others. (GODLVOTH)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day19514.6
2) Every day29722.2
3) Most days26820.0
4) Some days22016.4
5) Once in a while15511.6
6) Never or almost never17312.9
8) Dont know141.0
9) No answer181.3
TOTAL1340100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree5910.4
2) Mostly agree6210.9
3) Mostly disagree7012.3
4) Completely disagree33659.1
98) Dont know234.0
99) Refused193.3
Missing31 
TOTAL569100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree305.3
2) Mostly agree468.1
3) Mostly disagree8514.9
4) Completely disagree36564.1
98) Dont know234.0
99) Refused203.5
Missing31 
TOTAL569100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree24943.8
2) Mostly agree15927.9
3) Mostly disagree498.6
4) Completely disagree7913.9
98) Dont know152.6
99) Refused183.2
Missing31 
TOTAL569100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree8715.3
2) Mostly agree7212.7
3) Mostly disagree9817.2
4) Completely disagree27648.5
98) Dont know173.0
99) Refused193.3
Missing31 
TOTAL569100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important65092.9
2) Somewhat important355.0
3) Not too important91.3
4) Not at all important60.9
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree11516.7
2) Mostly agree679.7
3) Mostly disagree659.4
4) Completely disagree42761.9
98) Dont know162.3
99) Refused00.0
Missing10 
TOTAL690100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree608.7
2) Mostly agree7711.2
3) Mostly disagree618.8
4) Completely disagree48169.7
98) Dont know111.6
99) Refused00.0
Missing10 
TOTAL690100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree38055.1
2) Mostly agree13219.1
3) Mostly disagree7811.3
4) Completely disagree9313.5
98) Dont know60.9
99) Refused10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL690100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important34457.3
2) Somewhat important17328.8
3) Not too important518.5
4) Not at all important244.0
8) Dont know81.3
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30243.8
2) Mostly agree13719.9
3) Mostly disagree9013.0
4) Completely disagree15422.3
98) Dont know71.0
99) Refused00.0
Missing10 
TOTAL690100.0


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

(miracle_w3) F:2. In the last two years have you . . . [INSERT LIST A-C] B. witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (MIRACLE)
TOTAL%
0) No1,50759.5
1) Yes1,01840.2
777) Dont know30.1
888) Refused40.2
TOTAL2532100.0


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

(judgeday_w3) [IF BELIEVES IN GOD OR IS UNSURE/DK OR REF] I:4. Do you believe that there will come a judgment day when God will reward some and punish others, or not? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (JUDGEDAY)
TOTAL%
0) No76230.1
1) Yes1,57962.4
777) Dont know301.2
888) Refused70.3
999) Legitimate skip1546.1
TOTAL2532100.0


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

(prayansr_w3) F:2. In the last two years have you . . . [INSERT LIST A-C] A. experienced a definite answer to prayer or specific guidance from God? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (PRAYANSR)
TOTAL%
0) No1,31652.0
1) Yes1,19647.2
777) Dont know160.6
888) Refused40.2
TOTAL2532100.0


Q59E from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q59E [NOW IM GOING TO READ YOU TWO STATEMENTS. PLEASE TELL ME WHETHER THE FIRST STATEMETN OR THE SECOND STATEMENT COMES CLOSER TO YOUR OWN VIEWS - EVEN IF NEITHER IS EXACTLY RIGHT.] God will grant wealth and good health to all believers who have enough faith, OR God doesnt always give wealth and good health even to believers who have deep faith (Q59E)
TOTAL%
1) God will grant wealth and good health to all believers who have enough faith13,60354.3
2) God doesnt always give wealth and good health even to believers who have deep faith8,86135.4
3) Neither/Both equally1,2555.0
8) Dont know1,0994.4
9) Refused2120.8
TOTAL25,030100.0


Q58A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q58A [HERE ARE A COUPLE OF STATEMENTS. PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU COMPLETELY AGREE, MOSTLY AGREE, MOSTLY DISAGREE, OR COMPLETELY DISGAREE.] AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior (Q58A)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree11,09844.3
2) Mostly agree3,85115.4
3) Mostly disagree3,16412.6
4) Completely disagree5,65222.6
8) Dont know1,2224.9
9) Refused440.2
TOTAL25,031100.0


ARA_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the last few years, how often have you felt that God is punishing you for your sins or lack of spirituality? (ARA_5)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused351.5
-4) Dont know150.6
1) Never1,15849.9
2) Rarely46019.8
3) Sometimes55023.7
4) Very often753.2
5) Every day or almost every day261.1
Missing291 
TOTAL2,319100.0


RA_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

I have experienced a supernatural miracle, an event that could not have happened without the intervention of God or a spiritual force. (RA_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused100.4
-4) Dont know261.0
1) Strongly agree86333.1
2) Somewhat agree48518.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree51819.9
4) Somewhat disagree1736.6
5) Strongly disagree53320.4
Missing3 
TOTAL2,608100.0


GODSWILL from General Social Survey, 1996

In your opinion, how likely is it that NAMEs situation might be caused by: F. Gods will (GODSWILL)
TOTAL%
1) Very likely674.6
2) Somewhat likely1349.3
3) Not very likely33423.1
4) Not at all likely82757.3
8) Dont know664.6
9) No answer161.1
TOTAL1444100.0


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

(miracles_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] E. In the possibility of divine miracles from God? (MIRACLES)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,58060.7
2) Maybe70427.0
3) Not at all29911.5
666) Invalid skip160.6
777) Dont know50.2
TOTAL2604100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree14421.3
2) Mostly agree16824.9
3) Mostly disagree14922.1
4) Completely disagree18227.0
98) Dont know294.3
99) Refused30.4
Missing63 
TOTAL675100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree44656.5
2) Mostly agree23529.8
3) Mostly disagree455.7
4) Completely disagree263.3
98) Dont know364.6
99) Refused10.1
Missing10 
TOTAL789100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree527.7
2) Mostly agree7811.5
3) Mostly disagree11817.5
4) Completely disagree37555.5
98) Dont know507.4
99) Refused30.4
Missing63 
TOTAL676100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16921.4
2) Mostly agree15319.4
3) Mostly disagree11815.0
4) Completely disagree25332.1
98) Dont know9211.7
99) Refused40.5
Missing10 
TOTAL789100.0


THEISM from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . A. There is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally. (THEISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree58543.0
2) Agree33324.5
3) Neither agree nor disagree19914.6
4) Disagree725.3
5) Strongly disagree554.0
8) Cant choose654.8
9) No answer503.7
TOTAL1359100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree61761.6
2) Mostly agree24624.6
3) Mostly disagree919.1
4) Completely disagree454.5
98) Dont know20.2
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,001100.0


PREDETER from General Social Survey, 1991

Do you agree or disagree with the following. . . E. The course of our lives is decided by God. (PREDETER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree22916.9
2) Agree25819.0
3) Neither agree nor disagree27220.0
4) Disagree27320.1
5) Strongly disagree20214.9
8) Cant choose654.8
9) No answer604.4
TOTAL1359100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree77577.6
2) Mostly agree18018.0
3) Mostly disagree232.3
4) Completely disagree191.9
98) Dont know20.2
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL999100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree40050.6
2) Mostly agree23229.3
3) Mostly disagree526.6
4) Completely disagree638.0
98) Dont know425.3
99) Refused20.3
Missing10 
TOTAL791100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree22428.4
2) Mostly agree14518.4
3) Mostly disagree8410.6
4) Completely disagree26233.2
98) Dont know708.9
99) Refused50.6
Missing10 
TOTAL790100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree23623.6
2) Mostly agree18018.0
3) Mostly disagree20820.8
4) Completely disagree35635.6
98) Dont know202.0
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree18327.1
2) Mostly agree19528.9
3) Mostly disagree13920.6
4) Completely disagree13720.3
98) Dont know192.8
99) Refused20.3
Missing63 
TOTAL675100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree497.2
2) Mostly agree11416.8
3) Mostly disagree16624.5
4) Completely disagree30745.3
98) Dont know385.6
99) Refused30.4
Missing63 
TOTAL677100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important94094.0
2) Somewhat important555.5
3) Not too important40.4
4) Not at all important10.1
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


JBINWH12 from American National Election Studies, 2002

Next, wed like to know WHY you think it is, that in America today, some people have WORSE JOBS and LOWER INCOMES than others do. Im going to read you some possible explanations, and I want you to tell me how important you think each is: -- Because God made people different from one another. (JBINWH12)
TOTAL%
0) NA41.1
1) Very important7921.6
3) Somewhat important9526.0
5) Not important at all17648.1
7) Statement isnt true at all71.9
8) Dont know30.8
9) Refused20.5
TOTAL366100.0


JBINCWH5 from American National Election Studies, 2002

IF RESPONDENT SELECTED FOR L2c ADMINISTRATION: Next, wed like to know WHY you think it is, that in America today, some people have BETTER JOBS and HIGHER INCOMES than others do. Im going to read you some possible explanations, and I want you to tell me how important you think each is: -- Because God made people different from one another. (JBINCWH5)
TOTAL%
0) NA61.7
1) Very important8123.3
3) Somewhat important6518.7
5) Not important at all18453.0
7) Statement isnt true at all72.0
8) Dont know10.3
9) Refused30.9
TOTAL347100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree15815.8
2) Mostly agree15115.1
3) Mostly disagree21221.2
4) Completely disagree46046.0
98) Dont know191.9
99) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


H7GODPUN from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuality Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . f. AIDS is Gods way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree766.7
2) Mostly agree897.9
3) Mostly disagree20117.8
4) Completely disagree76667.7
TOTAL1132100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important41155.5
2) Somewhat important17723.9
3) Not too important577.7
4) Not at all important7810.5
8) Dont know131.8
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL740100.0


GODPUN from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. E. Those who violate Gods rules will be punished. (GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree50143.9
2) Mostly agree32928.8
3) Mostly disagree16514.5
4) Completely disagree14612.8
TOTAL1141100.0


H7GODPUN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Now I want you to tell me how much you agree with these statements about homosexuaity. Would you say you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree that . . . g. AIDS is Gods way of punishing homosexuals. (H7GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1327.3
2) Mostly agree22112.2
3) Mostly disagree37320.5
4) Completely disagree85947.3
5) Dont know23212.8
TOTAL1817100.0


M8GODPUN from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Please consider the following statements and tell me whether you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree with each statement. H. Those who violate Gods rules will be punished. (M8GODPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree63531.4
2) Mostly agree77938.6
2.5) 2.51457.2
3) Mostly disagree26913.3
4) Completely disagree1929.5
TOTAL2020100.0


AIDSGOD from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

AIDS might be Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (Q16L) (AIDSGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree3,54015.2
2) Mostly agree4,87521.0
3) Mostly disagree4,75320.5
4) Completely disagree8,34335.9
9) Dont know/Refused1,7297.4
Missing9,331 
TOTAL23,240100.0


AGGODCAL from Economic Values Survey, 1992

Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each statement on this card? -- I feel God has called me to the particular line of work I am in. (AGGODCAL)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly agree1,48429.6
2) Mostly disagree2,98559.5
3) Dont know55011.0
TOTAL5,019100.0


AGGODHAP from Economic Values Survey, 1992

Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each statement on this card? -- God wants me to have the kind of job that will make me happy. (AGGODHAP)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly agree3,26465.0
2) Mostly disagree1,24124.7
3) Dont know51410.2
TOTAL5,019100.0


V147G from American Mosaic Project: A National Survey on Diversity

The course of our lives is determined by God. (V147G)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree91443.9
2) Somewhat agree51624.8
3) Somewhat disagree25712.4
4) Strongly disagree34916.8
8) Dont know341.6
9) Refused100.5
TOTAL2,080100.0


QN52_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

ASK UNLESS RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF NO RELIGION, DOESNT KNOW, OR REFUSED (from RELIG): Now I am going to read you a series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you agree with it or disagree with it. The first one is God will grant financial success and good health to all believers who have enough faith. Do you agree or disagree? (QN52_A)
TOTAL%
1) Agree2,54474.4
2) Disagree71921.0
8) Dont know1063.1
9) Refused521.5
TOTAL3421100.0


TOJUDGE from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

We will all be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins. (Q16B) (TOJUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree15,30057.0
2) Mostly agree6,59724.6
3) Mostly disagree2,0897.8
4) Completely disagree1,7116.4
9) Dont know/Refused1,1234.2
Missing5,750 
TOTAL26,820100.0


GODWATCH from General Social Survey, 1998

Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the following statements...I believe in a God who watches over me. (GODWATCH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree83357.6
2) Agree42629.5
3) Disagree1057.3
4) Strongly disagree513.5
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer251.7
TOTAL1445100.0


MIRACLE from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009

Even today miracles are performed by the power of God. (Q16C) (MIRACLE)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree9,96952.5
2) Mostly agree5,62929.6
3) Mostly disagree1,6218.5
4) Completely disagree9144.8
9) Dont know/Refused8564.5
Missing13,581 
TOTAL18,989100.0


COPE4 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I feel that God is punishing me for my sins or lack of spirituality. (COPE4)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal281.9
2) Quite a bit533.7
3) Somewhat24517.0
4) Not at all1,08174.8
8) Dont know181.2
9) No answer201.4
TOTAL1445100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important57888.5
2) Somewhat important629.5
3) Not too important91.4
4) Not at all important30.5
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL653100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree15423.6
2) Mostly agree8212.6
3) Mostly disagree11217.2
4) Completely disagree27241.7
98) Dont know324.9
99) Refused00.0
Missing2 
TOTAL652100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree39059.9
2) Mostly agree15223.3
3) Mostly disagree456.9
4) Completely disagree355.4
98) Dont know294.5
99) Refused00.0
Missing2 
TOTAL651100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree47172.4
2) Mostly agree11818.1
3) Mostly disagree213.2
4) Completely disagree203.1
98) Dont know213.2
99) Refused00.0
Missing2 
TOTAL651100.0


HEALTH from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant health and relief from sickness to believers who have enough faith. (HEALTH)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree77277.2
2) Mostly agree13013.0
3) Mostly disagree393.9
4) Completely disagree575.7
98) Dont know20.2
99) Refused00.0
Missing5 
TOTAL1,000100.0


FAITH_GD from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

As I read from a list, please tell me how important each factor is in peoples economic success. Is faith in God a very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not at all an important factor in peoples economic success? (FAITH_GD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important87386.9
2) Somewhat important787.8
3) Not too important464.6
4) Not at all important80.8
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,005100.0


POLITICS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God fulfills his purposes through politics and elections. (POLITICS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26226.2
2) Mostly agree15715.7
3) Mostly disagree13213.2
4) Completely disagree41641.6
98) Dont know282.8
99) Refused50.5
Missing5 
TOTAL1,000100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree31031.0
2) Mostly agree12712.7
3) Mostly disagree11511.5
4) Completely disagree40840.8
98) Dont know363.6
99) Refused40.4
Missing5 
TOTAL1,000100.0


PROSPER from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. God will grant material prosperity to all believers who have enough faith. (PROSPER)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree56356.3
2) Mostly agree15215.2
3) Mostly disagree747.4
4) Completely disagree19519.5
98) Dont know151.5
99) Refused10.1
Missing5 
TOTAL1,000100.0


AIDS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent belongs to a particular religion or believes in God.] 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. AIDS is Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree26640.8
2) Mostly agree11918.3
3) Mostly disagree6710.3
4) Completely disagree15223.3
98) Dont know477.2
99) Refused10.2
Missing2 
TOTAL652100.0


MIRACLES from Religion and Politics Survey Merged Data Set, 1994-1995

Typology W: Miracles by God -- 1) God performs miracles . . . 2) Miracles dont happen (MIRACLES)
TOTAL%
1) Agree strongly with statement number 119,67073.6
2) Agree not strongly with statement number 12,67710.0
3) Agree strongly with statement number 21,8867.1
4) Agree not strongly with statement number 21,2324.6
5) Neither/Both equally2551.0
9) Dont know/Refused1,0073.8
TOTAL26,727100.0


GODHEARS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement: do you strongly agree, agree, neither agree or disagree, disagree, or strongly disagree? -- God hears the prayers of all people, not only Christians. (GODHEARS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree24137.0
2) Agree34452.8
3) Neither172.6
4) Disagree284.3
5) Strongly disagree60.9
6) Dont know162.5
TOTAL652100.0


AIDSPUN from December 2006 Values Update Survey

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? AIDS might be Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior. (AIDSPUN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1919.1
2) Mostly agree28513.6
3) Mostly disagree41820.0
4) Completely disagree1,10052.5
9) Dont know/Refused1014.8
Missing2,004 
TOTAL2,095100.0


GODJUDG from December 2006 Values Update Survey

Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? We all will be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins. (GODJUDG)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree1,13554.2
2) Mostly agree52024.8
3) Mostly disagree1959.3
4) Completely disagree1627.7
9) Dont know/Refused844.0
Missing2,004 
TOTAL2,096100.0


BLFPRAY from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe that God answers prayers? (BLFPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE75693.6
2) DONT BELIEVE526.4
TOTAL808100.0


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

Do you believe that God answers prayers? (BLFPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE33187.3
2) DONT BELIEVE4812.7
TOTAL379100.0


HEAL from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Are some people gifted by God with the ability to heal afflicted people by touch? (HEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes3712.1
2) Probably yes5116.7
3) Unsure9631.5
4) Probably not6922.6
5) Definitely not5217.0
TOTAL305100.0


PUNISHED from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Have you ever kept from doing something illegal or immoral, because you were afraid of being punished by God? (PUNISHED)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely yes12543.1
2) Probably yes7024.1
3) Unsure134.5
4) Probably not4114.1
5) Definitely not4114.1
TOTAL290100.0


YGPUNISH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

I believe God will punish me if I do something wrong. (YGPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1,15214.2
2) Disagree1,65720.5
3) Not sure2,36029.2
4) Agree2,12826.3
5) Strongly agree7939.8
TOTAL8090100.0


LFEGOD from General Social Survey, 1993

Im going to read some statements that give reasons why a persons life turns out well or poorly. As I read each one, tell me whether you think it is very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important for how somebodys life turns out? Such things are decided by God. (LFEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very important37223.2
2) Important45028.0
3) Somewhat important36122.5
4) Not at all important36422.7
8) Dont know472.9
9) No answer120.7
TOTAL1606100.0


PNSHBYGD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? -- A feeling of being punished by God (PNSHBYGD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I am sure that I have.49720.2
2) Yes, I think that I have.74730.3
3) No.1,21849.5
TOTAL2462100.0


PUNISHED 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 punished by God for something you had done. (PUNISHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1818.2
2) Yes, I think I have3030.3
3) No5151.5
TOTAL99100.0


QUAKES from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is an earth quake an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (QUAKES)
TOTAL%
1) God9531.7
2) Nature19765.7
3) Man72.3
8) Uncertain10.3
TOTAL300100.0


TORNADOS from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is a tornado an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (TORNADOS)
TOTAL%
1) God9431.3
2) Nature19665.3
3) Man93.0
8) Uncertain10.3
TOTAL300100.0


BADWELL from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is ground water contamination an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (BADWELL)
TOTAL%
1) God62.0
2) Nature62.0
3) Man28093.3
8) Uncertain62.0
9) No answer20.7
TOTAL300100.0


FPUNISH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

I believe that God will punish me if I do something wrong. (FPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree64915.2
2) Disagree1,56136.6
3) Not sure72216.9
4) Agree1,17427.5
5) Strongly agree1623.8
TOTAL4268100.0


AIDS from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

Please choose the response that best fits your belief regarding the AIDS epidemic. AIDS is: (AIDS)
TOTAL%
1) A punishment from God for leading a sinful life3210.7
2) Not a punishment from God, but should be expected among those who lead a promiscuous sex life or use intravenous drugs11538.3
3) Simply a viral disease which strikes some groups more than others, and for which we must keep trying to find a cure13846.0
8) Uncertain113.7
9) No answer41.3
TOTAL300100.0


TFLOOD from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Was the May 1984 Tulsa Flood an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (TFLOOD)
TOTAL%
1) God4816.0
2) Nature14849.3
3) Man8729.0
8) Uncertain144.7
9) No answer31.0
TOTAL300100.0


CRASHES from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is a major airline crash an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (CRASHES)
TOTAL%
1) God124.0
2) Nature103.3
3) Man25986.3
8) Uncertain165.3
9) No answer31.0
TOTAL300100.0


SHUTTLE from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Was the space shuttle crash an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (SHUTTLE)
TOTAL%
1) God196.3
2) Nature51.7
3) Man24481.3
8) Uncertain289.3
9) No answer41.3
TOTAL300100.0


RIVPOL from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is river or lake pollution an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (RIVPOL)
TOTAL%
1) God10.3
2) Nature41.3
3) Man29397.7
8) Uncertain10.3
9) No answer10.3
TOTAL300100.0


FLOODS from Tulsa, Oklahoma Area Survey, 1986

WHERE DO YOU ATTRIBUTE RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE FOLLOWING ITEM? Is a flood an act of God, of Nature, or of Man? (FLOODS)
TOTAL%
1) God7625.3
2) Nature18561.7
3) Man3712.3
8) Uncertain20.7
TOTAL300100.0


MPUNISH from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

I believe that God will punish me if I do something wrong. (MPUNISH)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1,31822.1
2) Disagree2,19136.8
3) Not sure90915.3
4) Agree1,33122.3
5) Strongly agree2073.5
TOTAL5956100.0


GODDETER from Middletown Area Study, 1994

Everything that happens to people is Gods will. Do you: (GODDETER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree559.6
2) Agree13122.8
3) Are you neutral7813.6
4) Disagree22939.9
5) Strongly disagree7312.7
6) Dont know81.4
TOTAL574100.0


GODSHAND from Middletown Area Study, 1990

Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. From the moment of conception, a human life is in the hands of God. (GODSHAND)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement11427.7
2) Agree16339.7
3) Are you neutral about this statement6816.5
4) Disagree194.6
5) Strongly disagree389.2
6) Dont know92.2
TOTAL411100.0


GODSPLAN from Middletown Area Study, 1986

I believe that everything that happens to me, including my suffering, is part of Gods plan for me. Do you: (GODSPLAN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree92.4
2) Disagree12934.8
3) Uncertain205.4
4) Agree18148.8
5) Strongly agree328.6
TOTAL371100.0


RELGC17 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 punished by God for something you had done. (RELGC17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1618.6
2) Yes, I think I have3136.0
3) No3945.3
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC17 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 punished by God for something you had done. (RELGC17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1818.4
2) Yes, I think I have2727.6
3) No5354.1
TOTAL98100.0


CONFPUNI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Which of these personal issues have you had to deal with? - Feeling that God was punishing you (CONFPUNI)
TOTAL%
0) No339,90980.2
1) Yes83,80419.8
TOTAL423,713100.0


AGREE2B from July 2003 Values Update Survey

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : We all will be called before God at the Judgment Day to answer for our sins (AGREE2B)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,88758.8
2) Mostly agree1,03721.1
3) Mostly disagree3707.5
4) Completely disagree49110.0
9) Dont know/Refused1252.5
Missing4,911 
TOTAL4,910100.0


AGREE2L from July 2003 Values Update Survey

[ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : AIDS might be Gods punishment for immoral sexual behavior (AGREE2L)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree52310.6
2) Mostly agree66213.5
3) Mostly disagree94319.2
4) Completely disagree2,50851.1
9) Dont know/Refused2765.6
Missing4,911 
TOTAL4,912100.0


WORLD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Do you believe the world will come to an end according to the will of God? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4850.5
2) Uncertain3233.7
3) No1515.8
TOTAL95100.0


GODACT from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to God acting in history I believe (GODACT)
TOTAL%
1) God has and continues to act in the history of mankind.8383.8
2) God acted in the past but is not active now.55.1
3) God does not act in human history.1111.1
TOTAL99100.0


GODACT from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to God acting in history I believe (GODACT)
TOTAL%
1) God has and continues to act in the history of mankind.7376.8
2) God acted in the past but is not active now.44.2
3) God does not act in human history.1818.9
TOTAL95100.0


WORLD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Do you believe the world will come to an end according to the will of God? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes5656.0
2) Uncertain2626.0
3) No1818.0
TOTAL100100.0


GODACT from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to God acting in history I believe (GODACT)
TOTAL%
1) God has and continues to act in the history of mankind.7272.0
2) God acted in the past but is not active now.44.0
3) God does not act in human history.2424.0
TOTAL100100.0


WORLD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Do you believe the world will come to an end according to the will of God? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4748.5
2) Uncertain3233.0
3) No1818.6
TOTAL97100.0


GODACT from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. When it comes to God acting in history I believe (GODACT)
TOTAL%
1) God has and continues to act in the history of mankind.7375.3
2) God acted in the past but is not active now.22.1
3) God does not act in human history.2222.7
TOTAL97100.0


WORLD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Do you believe the world will come to an end according to the will of God? (WORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6060.6
2) Uncertain2727.3
3) No1212.1
TOTAL99100.0




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