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Answers Prayers? (3)
Engagement (28)
God's Love (7)
God's Will? (5)
Human Characteristics? (6)
Knowing God (2)
Multi-Statement (15)
Open-Ended (7)
Personal/Impersonal (9)
Sin and Punishment (23)
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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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


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


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q22C 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....c. Removed from my personal affairs (RECODED) (Q22C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1238.1
2) Agree19512.8
3) Disagree47431.0
4) Strongly disagree57637.7
5) Undecided15910.4
TOTAL1527100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q22D 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....d. Concerned with the well-being of the world (Q22D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree77348.7
2) Agree46829.5
3) Disagree845.3
4) Strongly disagree1207.6
5) Undecided1428.9
TOTAL1587100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q22E 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....e. Concerned with my personal well-being (Q22E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree70244.5
2) Agree47730.3
3) Disagree1107.0
4) Strongly disagree1348.5
5) Undecided1539.7
TOTAL1576100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God c. Distant (FLIPPED) (Q23C)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1046.7
2) Somewhat well16210.4
3) Not very well26417.0
4) Not at all86055.3
5) Undecided16410.6
TOTAL1554100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God d. Ever-present (Q23D)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,18772.6
2) Somewhat well20912.8
3) Not very well412.5
4) Not at all835.1
5) Undecided1157.0
TOTAL1635100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODREMOV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20b. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Removed from worldly affairs (GODREMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree49434.1
2) Disagree41328.5
3) Agree21214.6
4) Strongly agree986.8
8) Undecided23116.0
Missing200 
TOTAL1,448100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODWORLD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20c. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with the well-being of the world (GODWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree714.8
2) Disagree896.0
3) Agree41628.0
4) Strongly agree74750.3
8) Undecided16311.0
Missing161 
TOTAL1,486100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODPERS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20d. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with my personal well-being (GODPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree694.7
2) Disagree1077.3
3) Agree38326.0
4) Strongly agree73750.0
8) Undecided17712.0
Missing175 
TOTAL1,473100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODPRES from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21d. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Ever-present (GODPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all563.7
2) Not very well553.6
3) Somewhat well20713.6
4) Very well1,07570.6
8) Undecided1298.5
Missing127 
TOTAL1,522100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


THEISM from General Social Survey, 1998
There is a God who concerns Himself with every human being personally--do you agree or disagree? (THEISM)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree49338.4
2) Agree37028.8
3) Neither agree nor disagree14211.1
4) Disagree1078.3
5) Strongly disagree675.2
8) Cant choose503.9
9) No answer554.3
TOTAL1284100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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


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


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


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


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


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


Q23K from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God k. Loving (Q23K)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,18272.8
2) Somewhat well19111.8
3) Not very well342.1
4) Not at all935.7
5) Undecided1237.6
TOTAL1623100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODLOVNG from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21k. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Loving (GODLOVNG)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all533.5
2) Not very well563.7
3) Somewhat well15510.2
4) Very well1,10772.9
8) Undecided1489.7
Missing130 
TOTAL1,519100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


ARA_4 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
I believe that God loves me and cares about me. (ARA_4)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.5
-4) Dont know70.3
1) Strongly disagree1325.7
2) Somewhat disagree612.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree1888.1
4) Somewhat agree36315.7
5) Strongly agree1,53466.1
Missing291 
TOTAL2,319100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YGODLOVE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
I know that God loves me just as I am. (YGODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree811.0
2) Disagree1261.6
3) Not sure5166.4
4) Agree2,30728.4
5) Strongly agree5,08062.6
TOTAL8110100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FGODLOVE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
I know that God loves me just as I am. (FGODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree290.7
2) Disagree1082.5
3) Not sure3899.1
4) Agree2,09049.0
5) Strongly agree1,65038.7
TOTAL4266100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MGODLOVE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
I know that God loves me just as I am. (MGODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree220.4
2) Disagree771.3
3) Not sure3015.1
4) Agree2,38040.0
5) Strongly agree3,17653.3
TOTAL5956100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GODWAR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q22g. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God requires the faithful to wage wars for good (GODWAR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree34323.2
2) Disagree47232.0
3) Agree28819.5
4) Strongly agree16911.4
8) Undecided20513.9
Missing170 
TOTAL1,477100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


FEKIDS5 from General Social Survey, 1996
Women are more likely than men to take care of children. Im going to read several reasons why this might be so. Please tell me how important you think each reason is: very important, important, somewhat important, or not at all important. E. It is Gods will that women care for children. (FEKIDS5)
TOTAL%
1) Very important26818.4
2) Important22115.1
3) Somewhat important20714.2
4) Not at all important70047.9
8) Dont know543.7
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1460100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GODVIEW from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Which statement on this card comes closest to your own view: God wants us to work at whatever makes us happiest, God wants us to find work that best suits our individual talents, God wants us to do something with our lives that will be useful to the world, God doesnt really care what kind of work we do? (GODVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) God wants us to work at whatever makes us happiest.88817.7
2) God wants us to find work that best suits our individual talents.1,05020.9
3) God wants us to do something with our lives that will be useful to the world.1,81636.2
4) God doesnt really care what kind of work we do.59511.9
5) Other1412.8
6) Dont know/Refused53010.6
TOTAL5,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FGODCARE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
I believe God cares more about how each person lives than about social problems like hunger or war. (FGODCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2676.3
2) Disagree1,10325.9
3) Not sure1,00023.5
4) Agree1,39632.8
5) Strongly agree49311.6
TOTAL4259100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MGODCARE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
I believe God cares more about how each person lives than about social problems like hunger or war. (MGODCARE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3956.6
2) Disagree1,63427.4
3) Not sure1,46824.7
4) Agree1,69328.4
5) Strongly agree76412.8
TOTAL5954100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q22J 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....j. A He (Q22J)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree39225.8
2) Agree27117.8
3) Disagree1489.7
4) Strongly disagree26217.2
5) Undecided44629.4
TOTAL1519100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODMALE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20i. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A He (GODMALE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17512.2
2) Disagree1117.8
3) Agree26918.8
4) Strongly agree41028.7
8) Undecided46632.6
Missing217 
TOTAL1,431100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODBODY 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. -- God is a real, glorified person with a body of flesh and bone (GODBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true73679.7
2) Probably true454.9
3) Probably not true272.9
4) Definitely not true465.0
5) Dont know707.6
TOTAL924100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


GODSEX from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE THAT A GOD EXISTS: I believe God is: (GODSEX)
TOTAL%
1) Masculine10939.8
3) Both masculine and feminine4115.0
4) Neither masculine nor feminine9333.9
9) Other3111.3
TOTAL274100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


GODBODY 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. -- God is a real, glorified person with a body of flesh and bone (GODBODY)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely true17361.3
2) Probably true196.7
3) Probably not true176.0
4) Definitely not true3813.5
5) Dont know3512.4
TOTAL282100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


EXPBEAUT from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Please tell me if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements. - A beautiful painting or a beautiful piece of music is pleasing to God. (EXPBEAUT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree20,0894.7
2) Disagree31,5937.5
3) Agree137,35932.4
4) Strongly Disagree164,21138.8
5) Dont Know, Refused70,46116.6
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


EXPMSTRY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Please tell me if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements. - God is a mystery and can never be understood by humans. (EXPMSTRY)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree78,72518.6
2) Disagree86,13020.3
3) Agree107,26825.3
4) Strongly Disagree122,93429.0
5) Dont Know, Refused28,6566.8
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


EXPINSID from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Please tell me if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements. - God can only be known as people empty their minds and look inside themselves. (EXPINSID)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree47,33811.2
2) Disagree75,56617.8
3) Agree146,33034.5
4) Strongly Disagree90,96821.5
5) Dont Know, Refused63,51115.0
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YREADWAR from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (YREADWAR)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to read and study Gods Word (the Bible or Torah).2,86735.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.4,17951.8
3) God most wants people to stop war from ever happening again.1,01812.6
TOTAL8064100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YPRAYHUN from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (YPRAYHUN)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger1,30516.2
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.4,51656.0
3) God most wants people to pray.2,23727.8
TOTAL8058100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YHELPTEL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (YHELPTEL)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a be1,01112.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.4,72158.6
3) God most wants people to tell other people about God.2,32328.8
TOTAL8055100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YOBEYHLP from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (YOBEYHLP)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to obey Gods rules and commandments.2,33028.9
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.4,70658.3
3) God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance.1,03012.8
TOTAL8066100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FREADWAR from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (FREADWAR)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to read and study Gods Word (The Bible or Torah).2,17651.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.1,47134.9
3) God most wants people to stop war from ever happening again.56613.4
TOTAL4213100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FPOVPRAY from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (FPOVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty.86620.5
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.1,90545.2
3) God most wants people to pray.1,44634.3
TOTAL4217100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FSICKTEL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (FSICKTEL)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life.57313.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.1,83543.5
3) God most wants people to tell other people about God.1,80642.9
TOTAL4214100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FOBEYHLP from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (FOBEYHLP)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to obey Gods rules and commandments.2,32855.1
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.1,50935.7
3) God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance.3859.1
TOTAL4222100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MPOVPRAY from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MPOVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to work hard at getting rid of hunger and poverty.79113.3
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.2,89948.7
3) God most wants people to pray.2,26438.0
TOTAL5954100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MSICKTEL from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MSICKTEL)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to help old and sick persons have a better life.4898.2
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.2,83447.5
3) God most wants people to tell other people about God.2,64644.3
TOTAL5969100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MOBEYHLP from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
What do you think God most wants people to do with their lives? (MOBEYHLP)
TOTAL%
1) God most wants people to obey Gods rules and commandments.3,37756.6
2) God wants both of these things in exactly the same amount.2,24837.7
3) God most wants people to help persons of every race get a fair chance.3425.7
TOTAL5967100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


IDEAS 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. Which of the following statements most clearly describes your ideas about God? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in a divine God, creator of the universe, who knows my inner-most thoughts, and to whom I will be accountable.6969.7
2) I believe in a power greater than myself which some people call God and others call nature.99.1
3) The universal mysteries can be explained by the scientific method; for example, the Big Bang theory.22.0
4) I am not quite sure what I believe.1919.2
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


IDEAS 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. Which of the following statements most clearly describes your ideas about God? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in a divine God, creator of the universe, who knows my inner-most thoughts, and to whom I will be accountable.6265.3
2) I believe in a power greater than myself which some people call God and others call nature.1717.9
3) The universal mysteries can be explained by the scientific method; for example, the Big Bang theory.55.3
4) I am not quite sure what I believe.1111.6
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


IDEAS 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. Which of the following statements most clearly describes your ideas about God? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in a divine God, creator of the universe, who knows my inner-most thoughts, and to whom I will be accountable.6666.0
2) I believe in a power greater than myself which some people call God and others call nature.1111.0
3) The universal mysteries can be explained by the scientific method; for example, the Big Bang theory.77.0
4) I am not quite sure what I believe.1616.0
TOTAL100100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


IDEAS 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. Which of the following statements most clearly describes your ideas about God? (IDEAS)
TOTAL%
1) I believe in a divine God, creator of the universe, who knows my inner-most thoughts, and to whom I will be accountable.5455.7
2) I believe in a power greater than myself which some people call God and others call nature.2323.7
3) The universal mysteries can be explained by the scientific method; for example, the Big Bang theory.77.2
4) I am not quite sure what I believe.1313.4
TOTAL97100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


DESCGOD1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD1)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe3348.1
3) Father1112.7
4) Savior/Redeemer952.3
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers531.3
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon801.9
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence310.8
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning852.1
9) Hope100.2
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love3137.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent3648.8
12) Infallible/Perfect290.7
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate791.9
14) Forgiving/merciful631.5
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient1343.3
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite180.4
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega290.7
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life922.2
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler481.2
21) The Word/The Way/way to salvation/heaven190.5
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity110.3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy982.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power2746.7
26) Everything/In everything/everyone1964.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Cant be expressed in words/Mysterious1122.7
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good721.8
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Cant do anything without him1904.6
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful1403.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing1243.0
44) The man/guy above/the good guy380.9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only691.7
48) She/A woman/A black woman120.3
50) Not listening/Not paying attention100.2
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness431.0
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared200.5
59) God/Allah/Buddha/I Am/Jesus441.1
60) I believe/God is real/He exists1864.5
62) Dont believe in God/Dont care/Nothing380.9
64) Im not sure there is a God/May or may not exist461.1
66) Personal/Different things to different people390.9
95) Other2456.0
98) Dont know/No idea721.8
99) No answer/Refused481.2
Missing570 
TOTAL4,114100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DESCGOD2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD2)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe1058.6
3) Father514.2
4) Savior/Redeemer756.2
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers483.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon494.0
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence121.0
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning201.6
9) Hope60.5
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love12910.6
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent463.8
12) Infallible/Perfect70.6
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate534.3
14) Forgiving/merciful615.0
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient554.5
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite80.7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega131.1
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life463.8
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler171.4
21) The Word/The Way/way to salvation/heaven80.7
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity161.3
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy302.5
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power242.0
26) Everything/In everything/everyone322.6
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Cant be expressed in words/Mysterious272.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good211.7
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Cant do anything without him725.9
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful141.1
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing70.6
44) The man/guy above/the good guy30.2
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only191.6
55) A social construct/designed for humans to have a moral guide/a metaphor for human kindness20.2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared100.8
59) God/Allah/Buddha/I Am/Jesus191.6
60) I believe/God is real/He exists282.3
64) Im not sure there is a God/May or may not exist80.7
66) Personal/Different things to different people40.3
95) Other746.1
Missing3,465 
TOTAL1,219100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DESCGOD3 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD3)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe286.7
3) Father204.8
4) Savior/Redeemer286.7
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers122.9
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon327.6
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence92.1
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning81.9
9) Hope92.1
10) Love/All loving/Unconditional love409.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent92.1
12) Infallible/Perfect61.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate225.3
14) Forgiving/merciful296.9
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient163.8
16) Everlasting/Eternal/Always was and always will be/Infinite10.2
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega51.2
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life133.1
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler122.9
21) The Word/The Way/way to salvation/heaven51.2
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity20.5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy71.7
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power51.2
26) Everything/In everything/everyone61.4
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Cant be expressed in words/Mysterious51.2
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good51.2
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Cant do anything without him286.7
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful20.5
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing122.9
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only10.2
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared71.7
59) God/Allah/Buddha/I Am/Jesus61.4
60) I believe/God is real/He exists20.5
66) Personal/Different things to different people81.9
95) Other194.5
Missing4,266 
TOTAL419100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DESCGOD4 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD4)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe32.1
3) Father74.8
4) Savior/Redeemer1611.0
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers85.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon74.8
7) Peace/Peace of mind/Comforting presence42.7
8) Faith/A belief/Someone/Something to believe in/Gives meaning10.7
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love74.8
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent64.1
12) Infallible/Perfect21.4
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate96.2
14) Forgiving/merciful53.4
15) Omnipresent/Everywhere/All-seeing/All-knowing/Omniscient42.7
17) Beginning and end/Alpha and Omega74.8
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life21.4
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler21.4
22) Father, Son, and Holy Spirit/The Trinity21.4
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy21.4
25) Higher power/Supreme Being/Divine power74.8
28) Beyond comprehension/Indescribable/Cant be expressed in words/Mysterious21.4
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good32.1
35) Important/Most important part of my life/Cant do anything without him106.8
40) Great/Terrific/Wonderful53.4
42) Magnificent/Awesome/Amazing64.1
46) #1/1st above everything/One and only42.7
58) Demanding/Judgmental/To be feared21.4
59) God/Allah/Buddha/I Am/Jesus53.4
95) Other85.5
Missing4,536 
TOTAL146100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


DESCGOD5 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (DESCGOD5)
TOTAL%
1) Creator/Maker/Architect of the universe12.5
4) Savior/Redeemer410.0
5) Friend/Always here for me/Hears my prayers512.5
6) Protector/Provider/Takes care of/Watches over/Helps me/Who I depend upon410.0
10) Love/All-loving/Unconditional love512.5
11) Almighty/All-powerful/Omnipotent37.5
13) All-caring/kind/understanding/compassionate12.5
14) Forgiving/merciful615.0
19) Guiding force/Way to live your life12.5
20) The Lord/Lord and Master/Ruler12.5
23) A spirit/Spirit we carry within us/Soul/Spiritual/Holy12.5
26) Everything/In everything/everyone410.0
30) Good/All good things/Spirit of good25.0
95) Other25.0
Missing4,643 
TOTAL40100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GODWORD1 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD1)
TOTAL%
1) Number one230.6
2) All-knowing541.3
3) All-powerful1303.2
4) All-seeing60.1
5) All-encompassing80.2
6) Almighty1122.7
7) Alpha and omega120.3
8) Amazing130.3
9) Awesome1022.5
10) Being320.8
12) Higher180.4
13) Caring431.0
14) Comforting130.3
15) Compassionate100.2
16) Creator2626.4
17) Energy130.3
18) Eternal120.3
19) Everything1403.4
20) Everywhere310.8
21) Exists80.2
22) Faith110.3
23) Father1132.7
24) Feeling90.2
25) Force250.6
26) Forgiving531.3
27) Friend150.4
28) God300.7
29) Good591.4
30) Great872.1
32) Guide150.4
33) Giving90.2
34) Supreme150.4
35) Sovereign70.2
36) Higher power601.5
37) Holy40.1
38) Hope50.1
39) Human70.2
41) I believe832.0
42) Important942.3
43) Maker250.6
44) Indescribable240.6
46) Leader80.2
47) Judge20.0
48) King40.1
49) Life280.7
50) Light40.1
51) Lord220.5
52) Love3027.3
53) Magnificent100.2
54) Merciful90.2
55) Provider70.2
56) Mysterious80.2
57) Myth90.2
58) Nothing130.3
59) Omnipotent691.7
60) Omnipresent100.2
61) Omniscient90.2
62) One and only190.5
63) Peace110.3
64) Perfect250.6
65) Personal310.8
66) Power340.8
67) Person100.2
68) Protector50.1
69) Real190.5
70) Ruler50.1
71) Savior611.5
72) She80.2
73) Spirit621.5
74) Supreme Being1293.1
75) The man60.1
77) The Way100.2
78) Ultimate190.5
79) Understanding30.1
80) Wise10.0
81) Wonderful521.3
82) Belief80.2
83) Kind100.2
84) Redeemer30.1
85) Soul20.0
86) Man160.4
87) Benevolent100.2
88) Divine130.3
89) Is there591.4
90) Master60.1
91) Beginning and End140.3
92) Beautiful70.2
93) Support30.1
94) Other one-word description2395.8
95) Not/Cant be expressed in one word72717.7
96) Dont believe in God/Dont care250.6
97) Im not sure there is a God/May or may not exist350.9
98) Dont know/No idea751.8
99) No answer/Refused481.2
Missing570 
TOTAL4,116100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GODWORD2 from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001
If you had to describe God in your own words, what would you say? (See summary document for more information.) (GODWORD2)
TOTAL%
1) Number one111.0
2) All-knowing373.5
3) All-powerful191.8
4) All-seeing20.2
6) Almighty141.3
7) Alpha and omega60.6
9) Awesome70.7
10) Being767.1
11) Black40.4
12) Higher40.4
13) Caring383.6
14) Comforting30.3
15) Compassionate90.8
16) Creator797.4
17) Energy40.4
19) Everything201.9
20) Everywhere40.4
21) Exists40.4
22) Faith50.5
23) Father464.3
25) Force70.7
26) Forgiving444.1
27) Friend232.2
29) Good121.1
30) Great90.8
32) Guide201.9
33) Giving20.2
34) Supreme10.1
36) Higher power70.7
37) Holy40.4
38) Hope60.6
39) Human30.3
40) I Am20.2
41) I believe222.1
42) Important90.8
43) Maker40.4
46) Leader30.3
47) Judge60.6
49) Life50.5
50) Light60.6
51) Lord70.7
52) Love11210.5
53) Magnificent50.5
54) Merciful80.8
55) Provider10.1
59) Omnipotent70.7
60) Omnipresent30.3
61) Omniscient20.2
62) One and only60.6
63) Peace30.3
65) Personal20.2
66) Power373.5
67) Person121.1
69) Real50.5
70) Ruler30.3
71) Savior363.4
72) She30.3
73) Spirit171.6
74) Supreme Being60.6
76) The Trinity40.4
78) Ultimate20.2
79) Understanding40.4
80) Wise50.5
81) Wonderful70.7
82) Belief20.2
83) Kind121.1
84) Redeemer90.8
85) Soul80.8
86) Man100.9
89) Is there30.3
90) Master40.4
91) Beginning and End20.2
92) Beautiful70.7
93) Support121.1
94) Other one-word description777.2
95) Not/Cant be expressed in one word292.7
97) Im not sure there is a God/May or may not exist60.6
Missing3,616 
TOTAL1,065100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q22A 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....a. A cosmic force in the universe (Q22A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45729.8
2) Agree43128.1
3) Disagree15910.4
4) Strongly disagree26617.3
5) Undecided22314.5
TOTAL1536100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODVIEW from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
Y131. [If teen does not answer no to the believe in God question][IF Y126<>2] Which of the following views comes closest to your own view of God?[READ ALL LIST] (GODVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) Personal being involved in lives of people2,15764.0
2) Created world, but NOT involved in world46113.7
3) Not personal, like a cosmic life force48214.3
4) NONE OF THESE VIEWS341.0
777) Dont know972.9
888) Refused341.0
999) Not asked1053.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GODFORCE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20a. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? A cosmic force in the universe (GODFORCE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree23416.2
2) Disagree20113.9
3) Agree40928.3
4) Strongly agree35324.4
8) Undecided25017.3
Missing200 
TOTAL1,447100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODDIST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21c. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Distant (GODDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76351.3
2) Not very well28719.3
3) Somewhat well16110.8
4) Very well946.3
8) Undecided18212.2
Missing162 
TOTAL1,487100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q49 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
Q49 [ASK IF BELIEVE IN GOD] Which comes closest to your view of God? God is a being with whom people can have a relationship or God is an impersonal force? (Q49)
TOTAL%
1) God is a being with whom people can have a relationship14,68260.3
2) God is an impersonal force7,93032.6
3) Both/Neither/Other1,0844.5
8) Dont know5342.2
9) Refused1060.4
Missing694 
TOTAL24,336100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GODVIEW from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(godview_w3) [IF BELIEVES IN GOD OR IS UNSURE/DK OR REF] I:5. Which of the following views comes closest to your own view of God? (GODVIEW)
TOTAL%
1) God is a personal being involved in the lives of people today1,56962.0
2) God created the world, but is not involved in the world now2469.7
3) God is not personal, but something like a cosmic life force47718.8
4) None of these views351.4
777) Dont know331.3
888) Refused180.7
999) Legitimate skip1546.1
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q32 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: Which comes closest to your view of God? God is a person with whom people can have a relationship or God is an impersonal force? (Q32)
TOTAL%
1) God is a person21,58965.6
2) God is an impersonal force8,58326.1
3) Both/neither/other (Vol.)1,5034.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1,2383.8
TOTAL32913100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RA_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
God is not a personal being, but more like an impersonal spiritual force. (RA_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused90.3
-4) Dont know532.0
1) Strongly agree77629.8
2) Somewhat agree49218.9
3) Neither agree nor disagree34713.3
4) Somewhat disagree1827.0
5) Strongly disagree74928.7
Missing3 
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


Q32 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: Which comes closest to your view of God? God is a person with whom people can have a relationship or God is an impersonal force? (Q32)
TOTAL%
1) God is a person21860.7
2) God is an impersonal force11231.2
3) Both/neither/other (Vol.)164.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)133.6
TOTAL359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q22F 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....f. Angered by human sin (Q22F)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree45629.1
2) Agree42627.2
3) Disagree27617.6
4) Strongly disagree20513.1
5) Undecided20413.0
TOTAL1567100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q22G 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....g. Angered by my sins (Q22G)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree38124.6
2) Agree41226.6
3) Disagree31620.4
4) Strongly disagree22714.7
5) Undecided21213.7
TOTAL1548100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God f. Forgiving (Q23F)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,21674.2
2) Somewhat well18711.4
3) Not very well342.1
4) Not at all905.5
5) Undecided1116.8
TOTAL1638100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23M from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God m. Punishing (Q23M)
TOTAL%
1) Very well26617.0
2) Somewhat well27217.4
3) Not very well34922.3
4) Not at all47430.3
5) Undecided20513.1
TOTAL1566100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23O from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God o. Wrathful (Q23O)
TOTAL%
1) Very well21813.9
2) Somewhat well20813.3
3) Not very well32720.9
4) Not at all61139.0
5) Undecided20112.8
TOTAL1565100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODANGER from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20e. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by human sin (GODANGER)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15910.9
2) Disagree27919.2
3) Agree38026.1
4) Strongly agree44430.5
8) Undecided19213.2
Missing195 
TOTAL1,454100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODMYSIN from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q20f. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Angered by my sins (GODMYSIN)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17512.0
2) Disagree31721.8
3) Agree38526.5
4) Strongly agree37525.8
8) Undecided20213.9
Missing194 
TOTAL1,454100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODFORGV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21f. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Forgiving (GODFORGV)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all644.2
2) Not very well463.0
3) Somewhat well17111.2
4) Very well1,12373.7
8) Undecided1207.9
Missing125 
TOTAL1,524100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODPUNSH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21m. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Punishing (GODPUNSH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all40827.2
2) Not very well32721.8
3) Somewhat well28519.0
4) Very well28118.7
8) Undecided19913.3
Missing147 
TOTAL1,500100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODWRATH from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21o. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Wrathful (GODWRATH)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all53335.6
2) Not very well30320.2
3) Somewhat well23215.5
4) Very well21114.1
8) Undecided21814.6
Missing151 
TOTAL1,497100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODRESRV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q22e. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God reserves his judgment for the afterlife (GODRESRV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1429.6
2) Disagree23115.6
3) Agree49133.2
4) Strongly agree39626.7
8) Undecided22114.9
Missing167 
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


JUDGE from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996
ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO BELIEVE A GOD EXISTS: I believe God is: (JUDGE)
TOTAL%
1) Judgmental10.4
2) Forgiving12043.5
3) Both judgmental and forgiving13147.5
4) Neither judgmental nor forgiving82.9
9) Other165.8
TOTAL276100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


YSTOPLOV from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
I believe that if I do a lot of wrong things, God will stop loving me. (YSTOPLOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree4,57156.4
2) Disagree2,28228.2
3) Not sure7619.4
4) Agree2923.6
5) Strongly agree1982.4
TOTAL8104100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


AGREE6 from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Do you agree with this statement --For I the Lord thy God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me? (AGREE6)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,09744.5
2) No1,36755.5
TOTAL2464100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


FDOWRONG from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
I believe that if I do a lot of wrong things, God will stop loving me. (FDOWRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree1,69239.6
2) Disagree2,04347.8
3) Not sure2916.8
4) Agree2074.8
5) Strongly agree411.0
TOTAL4274100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MDOWRONG from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
I believe that if I do a lot of wrong things, God will stop loving me. (MDOWRONG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3,04551.0
2) Disagree2,52742.3
3) Not sure2083.5
4) Agree1452.4
5) Strongly agree440.7
TOTAL5969100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


SEXDESIR from Middletown Area Study, 1990
Please indicate how much you agree or disagree with the following statement. Not controlling ones sexual desires is a sin that God will eventually punish. (SEXDESIR)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree with this statement6114.9
2) Agree11628.4
3) Are you neutral about this statement7217.6
4) Disagree11127.1
5) Strongly disagree286.8
6) Dont know215.1
TOTAL409100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q23A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words… describe God a. Absolute (Q23A)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,01063.1
2) Somewhat well20212.6
3) Not very well835.2
4) Not at all1358.4
5) Undecided17110.7
TOTAL1601100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words... describe God b. Critical (Q23B)
TOTAL%
1) Very well19012.2
2) Somewhat well20313.1
3) Not very well36623.6
4) Not at all60939.2
5) Undecided18411.9
TOTAL1552100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God e. Fatherly (Q23E)
TOTAL%
1) Very well99461.6
2) Somewhat well23314.4
3) Not very well905.6
4) Not at all1529.4
5) Undecided1448.9
TOTAL1613100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God g. Friendly (Q23G)
TOTAL%
1) Very well92257.7
2) Somewhat well29418.4
3) Not very well905.6
4) Not at all1157.2
5) Undecided17611.0
TOTAL1597100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God h. Just (Q23H)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,10067.9
2) Somewhat well22614.0
3) Not very well563.5
4) Not at all1006.2
5) Undecided1378.5
TOTAL1619100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God i. Kind (Q23I)
TOTAL%
1) Very well1,09767.7
2) Somewhat well23214.3
3) Not very well543.3
4) Not at all1016.2
5) Undecided1378.5
TOTAL1621100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God j. Kingly (Q23J)
TOTAL%
1) Very well74247.1
2) Somewhat well20112.7
3) Not very well18811.9
4) Not at all25115.9
5) Undecided19512.4
TOTAL1577100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23L from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God l. Motherly (Q23L)
TOTAL%
1) Very well46730.2
2) Somewhat well24115.6
3) Not very well21614.0
4) Not at all37224.0
5) Undecided25116.2
TOTAL1547100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23N from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God n. Severe (Q23N)
TOTAL%
1) Very well18511.9
2) Somewhat well17711.4
3) Not very well37624.2
4) Not at all59738.4
5) Undecided22114.2
TOTAL1556100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


Q23P from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q23 How well do you feel that each of the following words.. describe God p. Yielding (Q23P)
TOTAL%
1) Very well29218.6
2) Somewhat well31219.9
3) Not very well24515.6
4) Not at all39125.0
5) Undecided32620.8
TOTAL1566100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODABSOL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21a. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Absolute (GODABSOL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1026.8
2) Not very well976.4
3) Somewhat well22514.9
4) Very well91260.6
8) Undecided17011.3
Missing142 
TOTAL1,506100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODCRIT from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21b. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Critical (GODCRIT)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all50333.8
2) Not very well38625.9
3) Somewhat well20613.8
4) Very well18112.2
8) Undecided21214.2
Missing159 
TOTAL1,488100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODFTHR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21e. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Fatherly (GODFTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1006.6
2) Not very well946.2
3) Somewhat well21314.1
4) Very well93862.2
8) Undecided16410.9
Missing138 
TOTAL1,509100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODFRND from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21g. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Friendly (GODFRND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all604.0
2) Not very well795.2
3) Somewhat well26217.4
4) Very well91460.7
8) Undecided19112.7
Missing143 
TOTAL1,506100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODJUST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21h. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Just (GODJUST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all694.6
2) Not very well624.1
3) Somewhat well18912.5
4) Very well1,03268.4
8) Undecided15710.4
Missing138 
TOTAL1,509100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODKIND from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21i. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kind (GODKIND)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all583.8
2) Not very well604.0
3) Somewhat well21514.2
4) Very well1,03268.0
8) Undecided15210.0
Missing131 
TOTAL1,517100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODKING from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21j. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Kingly (GODKING)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all17111.4
2) Not very well17711.8
3) Somewhat well19312.9
4) Very well76150.8
8) Undecided19613.1
Missing150 
TOTAL1,498100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODMTHR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21l. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Motherly (GODMTHR)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all29319.8
2) Not very well22815.4
3) Somewhat well25517.2
4) Very well46131.1
8) Undecided24416.5
Missing166 
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GODSEVER from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q21n. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Severe (GODSEVER)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all54136.1
2) Not very well34623.1
3) Somewhat well19513.0
4) Very well19312.9
8) Undecided22214.8
Missing151 
TOTAL1,497100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


YGRULES from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
I believe God has a lot of rules about how people should live their lives. (YGRULES)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree7889.7
2) Disagree1,41617.5
3) Not sure2,51431.0
4) Agree2,28528.2
5) Strongly agree1,10013.6
TOTAL8103100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


YGSTRICT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component
I believe God is very strict. (YGSTRICT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree2,31128.5
2) Disagree2,66132.9
3) Not sure2,06825.5
4) Agree6888.5
5) Strongly agree3684.5
TOTAL8096100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FGODRULE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
I believe God has a lot of rules about how people should live their lives. (FGODRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3017.1
2) Disagree1,40032.9
3) Not sure47611.2
4) Agree1,67139.2
5) Strongly agree4109.6
TOTAL4258100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


FGDSTRCT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component
I believe God is very strict. (FGDSTRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3127.3
2) Disagree1,46534.5
3) Not sure69016.2
4) Agree1,35932.0
5) Strongly agree42410.0
TOTAL4250100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


MGODRULE from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
I believe God has a lot of rules about how people should live their lives. (MGODRULE)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree3936.6
2) Disagree1,84931.0
3) Not sure62310.5
4) Agree2,38740.1
5) Strongly agree70411.8
TOTAL5956100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MGDSTRCT from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component
I believe God is very strict. (MGDSTRCT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree5188.7
2) Disagree2,05134.5
3) Not sure92715.6
4) Agree1,84531.0
5) Strongly agree60610.2
TOTAL5947100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GDPLSURE from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Here are several pairs of statements. For each pair, tell me which one comes closest to your own view. (GDPLSURE)
TOTAL%
1) God Above All Wants Us To Avoid Worldly Pleasures70,75017.6
2) God Above All Wants Us To Enjoy Life332,10982.4
Missing20,854 
TOTAL402,859100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


AGGODUSE from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each statement on this card? -- God doesnt care how I use my money. (AGGODUSE)
TOTAL%
1) Mostly agree1,11722.3
2) Mostly disagree3,34666.7
3) Dont know55611.1
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


EXPDEVEL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
Please tell me if you agree strongly, agree somewhat, disagree somewhat, or disagree strongly with each of these statements. - God wants every person to develop his or her gifts to the fullest possible extent. (EXPDEVEL)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly Agree11,4012.7
2) Disagree8,7602.1
3) Agree96,25422.7
4) Strongly Disagree279,39365.9
5) Dont Know, Refused27,9056.6
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. The first set of contrasting images shows mother at 1 on the scale and father at 7. If you imagine God as a mother, you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a father, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between Mother and Father, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. (MAPA)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable1,66146.7
1) Mother501.4
2) 2150.4
3) 3431.2
4) 43409.6
5) 51022.9
6) 61183.3
7) Father59916.8
8) Dont know661.9
9) No answer56515.9
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Here are sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your images of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows master at 1 on the scale and spouse at 7. If you imagine God as a master, you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a spouse, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between master and spouse, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Master53214.9
2) 21103.1
3) 31363.8
4) 43209.0
5) 5511.4
6) 6290.8
7) Spouse451.3
8) Dont know1113.1
9) No answer310.9
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Here are sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your images of God between the two contrasting images? This first set of contrasting images shows judge at 1 on the scale and lover at 7. If you imagine God as a judge, you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a lover, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between judge and lover, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Judge44812.6
2) 2942.6
3) 31283.6
4) 435510.0
5) 5571.6
6) 6531.5
7) Lover822.3
8) Dont know1113.1
9) No answer371.0
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
Here are sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your images of God between the two contrasting images? This set of contrasting images shows friend at 1 on the scale and king at 7. If you imagine God as a friend, you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a king, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between friend and king, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Friend2537.1
2) 2691.9
3) 3782.2
4) 438210.7
5) 5862.4
6) 6712.0
7) King3118.7
8) Dont know842.4
9) No answer310.9
TOTAL3559100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1990
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1202.2
2) 2141.5
3) 3141.5
4) 422924.7
5) 5778.3
6) 6919.8
7) Father 743747.1
8) Dont know80.9
9) No answer384.1
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1990
On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 142545.8
2) 211112.0
3) 3717.7
4) 418820.3
5) 5353.8
6) 6131.4
7) Spouse 7303.2
8) Dont know121.3
9) No answer434.6
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1990
On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 134537.2
2) 2818.7
3) 3727.8
4) 422924.7
5) 5343.7
6) 6242.6
7) Lover 7849.1
8) Dont know91.0
9) No answer505.4
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1990
On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 126328.3
2) 2677.2
3) 3414.4
4) 425827.8
5) 5384.1
6) 6293.1
7) King 718019.4
8) Dont know50.5
9) No answer475.1
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1996
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother363.6
2) 2141.4
3) 3222.2
4) 423123.3
5) 5939.4
6) 6828.3
7) Father46747.1
8) Dont know111.1
9) No answer353.5
TOTAL991100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1996
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master45646.0
2) 2959.6
3) 3878.8
4) 421321.5
5) 5303.0
6) 6171.7
7) Spouse393.9
8) Dont know141.4
9) No answer404.0
TOTAL991100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1996
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge35135.4
2) 2858.6
3) 3777.8
4) 426827.0
5) 5323.2
6) 6313.1
7) Lover959.6
8) Dont know121.2
9) No answer404.0
TOTAL991100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1996
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend26927.1
2) 2505.0
3) 3484.8
4) 430430.7
5) 5666.7
6) 6414.1
7) King17117.3
8) Dont know60.6
9) No answer363.6
TOTAL991100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1988
There are many different ways of picturing God. Place God: From (1) Mother; to (7) Father. (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1412.8
2) 2261.8
3) 3261.8
4) 437225.1
5) 51057.1
6) 61047.0
7) Father 772048.6
8) Dont know281.9
9) No answer594.0
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1988
Place god: From (1) Master; to (7) Spouse (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 171047.9
2) 216010.8
3) 31067.2
4) 428919.5
5) 5493.3
6) 6261.8
7) Spouse 7422.8
8) Dont know332.2
9) No answer664.5
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1988
Place god: From (1) Judge; to (7) Lover (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 152835.7
2) 21439.7
3) 3996.7
4) 440127.1
5) 5483.2
6) 6543.6
7) Lover 71137.6
8) Dont know332.2
9) No answer624.2
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1988
Place god: From (1) Friend; to (7) King (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 141928.3
2) 2956.4
3) 3644.3
4) 442028.4
5) 5694.7
6) 6422.8
7) King 729019.6
8) Dont know281.9
9) No answer543.6
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1991
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Mother; to (7) Father? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1423.1
2) 2261.9
3) 3523.8
4) 432523.9
5) 51148.4
6) 61168.5
7) Father 752238.4
9) No answer16211.9
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1991
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Master; to (7) Spouse? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 143431.9
2) 215311.3
3) 31229.0
4) 429621.8
5) 5614.5
6) 6493.6
7) Spouse 7392.9
9) No answer20515.1
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1991
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Judge; to (7) Lover? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 138528.3
2) 214010.3
3) 31168.5
4) 432023.5
5) 5755.5
6) 6554.0
7) Lover 7594.3
9) No answer20915.4
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1991
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for . . . (1) Friend; to (7) King? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 127720.4
2) 21128.2
3) 3775.7
4) 434125.1
5) 5816.0
6) 6715.2
7) King 719314.2
9) No answer20715.2
TOTAL1359100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1998
There are many different ways of picturing God. Place God: From (1) Mother; to (7) Father. (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1422.9
2) 2161.1
3) 3302.1
4) 435424.5
5) 51198.2
6) 61399.6
7) Father 768147.1
8) Dont know141.0
9) No answer503.5
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1998
Place God: From (1) Master; to (7) Spouse (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 161242.4
2) 218012.5
3) 31168.0
4) 431321.7
5) 5372.6
6) 6342.4
7) Spouse 7644.4
8) Dont know251.7
9) No answer644.4
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1998
Place God: From (1) Judge; to (7) Lover (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 148233.4
2) 21359.3
3) 31087.5
4) 442029.1
5) 5563.9
6) 6594.1
7) Lover 71067.3
8) Dont know221.5
9) No answer573.9
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1998
Place God: From (1) Friend; to (7) King (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 132222.3
2) 2755.2
3) 3704.8
4) 443029.8
5) 5876.0
6) 6795.5
7) King 731721.9
8) Dont know151.0
9) No answer503.5
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1994
There are many different ways of picturing God. Place God: From (1) Mother; to (7) Father. (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) Mother 1482.4
2) 2281.4
3) 3331.7
4) 450425.5
5) 51588.0
6) 61748.8
7) Father 794047.5
8) Dont know201.0
9) No answer723.6
TOTAL1977100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1994
Place God: From (1) Master; to (7) Spouse (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) Master 195048.1
2) 220610.4
3) 31487.5
4) 436918.7
5) 5643.2
6) 6422.1
7) Spouse 7783.9
8) Dont know351.8
9) No answer854.3
TOTAL1977100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1994
Place God: From (1) Judge; to (7) Lover (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) Judge 173737.3
2) 219710.0
3) 31376.9
4) 448524.5
5) 5773.9
6) 6613.1
7) Lover 71728.7
8) Dont know311.6
9) No answer804.0
TOTAL1977100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1994
Place God: From (1) Friend; to (7) King (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) Friend 152526.6
2) 21105.6
3) 3814.1
4) 458529.6
5) 5944.8
6) 6763.8
7) King 741521.0
8) Dont know221.1
9) No answer693.5
TOTAL1977100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MAPA from General Social Survey, 1993
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows Mother at 1 on the scale and Father at 7. If you imagine God as a Mother you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a Father, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between Mother and Father, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for Mother or Father? (MAPA)
TOTAL%
1) 1-Mother333.1
2) 2121.1
3) 3292.7
4) 425123.2
5) 5857.9
6) 61049.6
7) 7-Father50646.9
8) Dont know60.6
9) No answer545.0
TOTAL1080100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MASTERSP from General Social Survey, 1993
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows Master at 1 on the scale and Spouse at 7. If you imagine God as a Master you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a Master, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between Master and Spouse, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for Master or Spouse? (MASTERSP)
TOTAL%
1) 1-Master48945.3
2) 211010.2
3) 3989.1
4) 420018.5
5) 5353.2
6) 6252.3
7) 7-Spouse524.8
8) Dont know80.7
9) No answer635.8
TOTAL1080100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


JUDGELUV from General Social Survey, 1993
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows Judge at 1 on the scale and Lover at 7. If you imagine God as a Judge you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a Lover, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between Judge and Lover, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for Judge or Lover? (JUDGELUV)
TOTAL%
1) 1-Judge39636.7
2) 21039.5
3) 3767.0
4) 425023.1
5) 5545.0
6) 6464.3
7) 7-Lover878.1
8) Dont know90.8
9) No answer595.5
TOTAL1080100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


FRNDKING from General Social Survey, 1993
There are many different ways of picturing God. Wed like to know the kinds of images you are most likely to associate with God. Here is a card with sets of contrasting images. On a scale of 1-7 where would you place your image of God between the two contrasting images? The first set of contrasting images shows Friend at 1 on the scale and King at 7. If you imagine God as a Friend you would place yourself at 1. If you imagine God as a King, you would place yourself at 7. If you imagine God as somewhere between Friend and King, you would place yourself at 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6. Where would you place your image of God on the scale for Friend or King? (FRNDKING)
TOTAL%
1) 1-Friend27825.7
2) 2797.3
3) 3595.5
4) 430928.6
5) 5444.1
6) 6454.2
7) 7-King21219.6
8) Dont know30.3
9) No answer514.7
TOTAL1080100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
Answers Prayers?Does God answer prayers?
EngagementIs God concerned about, engaged in, interested in the personal lives of humans?
God's LoveThis question type asks the respondent about God's love or how loving God is.
God's Will?This question type asks the respondent if God desires a certain type of behavior or outcome
Human Characteristics?Does God have human characteristics, such as a body or a gender?
Knowing GodHow does one come to know God?
Multi-StatementThis question type asks the respondent to respond to distinct statements about God..
Open-EndedThese variables summarize God descriptors provided by the respondent.
Personal/ImpersonalThis question type asks respondent's to choose from statements or descriptions of God that vary between a very personal to a very impersonal God/cosmic force.
Sin and PunishmentDoes respondent believe that God is angered by and/or will punish sinful behavior?
Single AdjectiveThis question type asks the respondent how well an adjective describes God
Strict/RulesIs God strict/expect believers to follow rules and commandments?
SuccessDoes God care about or influence our success?
Two-AdjectiveThis question type asks respondents to place God on a scale between two adjectives/descriptions.

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