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God, Respondent's Relationship to

Measures a respondent's perception of her/his relationship to a god or gods


Below are 122 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q22C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q22E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q22G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q22I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODPUNSM from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODWOES from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q22c. To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements about God? God punishes sinners with terrible woes (GODWOES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODCLOSE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y128. [If teen does not answer no to the believe in God question][IF Y126<>2] How distant or close do you feel to God most of the time? Would you say extremely distant, very distant, somewhat distant, somewhat close, very close, or extremely close? (GODCLOSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLOSRGOD from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I desire to be closer to God or in union with Him. (CLOSRGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODCLOSE from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • In general, how close do you feel to God? (GODCLOSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODGUIDE from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I feel guided by God in the midst of daily activities. (GODGUIDE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODLVDIR from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I feel Gods love for me, directly. (GODLVDIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODLVOTH from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I feel Gods love for me, through others. (GODLVOTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODCLOSE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (godclose_w3) [IF BELIEVES IN GOD OR IS UNSURE/DK OR REF] I:3. How distant or close do you feel to God most of the time? Would you say . . . (GODCLOSE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARA_5 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the last few years, how often have you felt that God is punishing you for your sins or lack of spirituality? (ARA_5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MADATGOD from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Place yourself from: 1) I often feel angry at God; to 7) I have never felt angry at God. (MADATGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEARGOD from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How close do you feel to God most of the time? Would you say extremely close, somewhat close, not very close, or not close at all? (NEARGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEARGOD from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • How close do you feel to God most of the time? Would you say extremely close, somewhat close, not very close, or not close at all? (NEARGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGGODCAL from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGGODHAP from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • THGTGOD from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • In the past year, how much have you thought about each of the following: a great deal, a fair amount, a little, or hardly any? -- your relationship with God (THGTGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WORTHGOD from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • How important is each of the following to your basic sense of worth as a person: absolutely essential, very important, somewhat important, not very important? -- your relation to God (WORTHGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARTGOD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Im going to read several statements. After I read each one, please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with it...Through such things as art and music, we come closer to God. (ARTGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COPE2 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I work together with God as partners. (COPE2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COPE3 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I look to God for strength, support, guidance. (COPE3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COPE4 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COPE5 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I wonder whether God has abandoned me. (COPE5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FORGIVE3 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I know that God forgives me. (FORGIVE3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODLOVE from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often does respondent experience the following: I feel Gods love for me, directly or through others. (GODLOVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODWATCH from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • UNIONGOD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often does respondent experience the following: I desire to be closer to or in union with God. (UNIONGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODREL from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED THERE IS A GOD IN VARIABLE GOD] Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (GODREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODHEARS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EXPER_4 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. As a result of being in this group, which of these, if any, have you experienced? -- Feeling closer to God (EXPER_4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODPRSNC from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. Have you sensed Gods presence in the group? (GODPRSNC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AFRAIGOD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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 afraid of God (AFRAIGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GODSPRES from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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 that you were somehow in the presence of God (GODSPRES) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PNSHBYGD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FEARGOD from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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 afraid of God. (FEARGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRESGOD from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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 that you were somehow in the presence of God. (PRESGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PUNISHED from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC14 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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 that you were somehow in the presence of God. (RELGC14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC16 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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 afraid of God. (RELGC16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC17 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC14 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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 that you were somehow in the presence of God. (RELGC14) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC16 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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 afraid of God. (RELGC16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC17 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_CONF from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Attending seminars, conferences, or retreats (GRO_CONF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_MUSI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - Very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Listening to music (GRO_MUSI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_READ from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - Very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Reading literature or poetry (GRO_READ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_SERV from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - Very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Attending services at your place of worship (GRO_SERV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_SING from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - Very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Singing or playing a musical instrument (GRO_SING) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLOSEGOD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLOSEGOD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLOSEGOD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CLOSEGOD from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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