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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. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes12216.8
2) No59682.1
8) Dont know81.1
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes193.2
2) No56994.8
8) Dont know111.8
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL600100.0


REVELAT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26941.3
2) No36656.2
8) Dont know162.5
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL651100.0


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


Q28F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...f. I heard the voice of God speaking to me (Q28F)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24014.6
2) No1,40885.4
TOTAL1648100.0


Q28E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...e. I felt called by God to do something (Q28E)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68341.2
2) No97558.8
TOTAL1658100.0


Q22I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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


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


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


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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,79734.4
2) No6,99663.4
8) Dont know2121.9
9) Refused230.2
TOTAL11028100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely distant1083.2
2) Very distant1554.6
3) Somewhat distant58117.2
4) Somewhat close1,16934.7
5) Very close83624.8
6) Extremely close40111.9
777) Dont know90.3
888) Refused60.2
999) Not asked1053.1
TOTAL3370100.0


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

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


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


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


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


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


FELTCALL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q26d. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I felt called by God to do something (FELTCALL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes71444.4
2) No89355.6
Missing40 
TOTAL1,607100.0


HEARDGOD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q26e. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I heard the voice of God speaking to me (HEARDGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31819.9
2) No1,28380.1
Missing47 
TOTAL1,601100.0


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


CLOSRGOD from General Social Survey, 2004

I desire to be closer to God or in union with Him. (CLOSRGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day23517.5
2) Every day44433.1
3) Most days18914.1
4) Some days16112.0
5) Once in a while13910.4
6) Never or almost never14410.7
8) Dont know110.8
9) No answer171.3
TOTAL1340100.0


GODCLOSE from General Social Survey, 2004

In general, how close do you feel to God? (GODCLOSE)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all close14310.7
2) Somewhat close47835.7
3) Very close47335.3
4) As close as possible22316.6
8) Dont know60.4
9) No answer171.3
TOTAL1340100.0


GODLVOTH from General Social Survey, 2004

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


GODGUIDE from General Social Survey, 2004

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


FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 2004

The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day29622.1
2) Every day34725.9
3) Most days18613.9
4) Some days14811.0
5) Once in a while16612.4
6) Never or almost never16912.6
8) Dont know90.7
9) No answer191.4
TOTAL1340100.0


GODLVDIR from General Social Survey, 2004

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


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

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


ARA_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the last three years how often have you wondered whether God had abandoned you? (ARA_7)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused321.4
-4) Dont know140.6
1) Never1,34758.1
2) Rarely49221.2
3) Sometimes37516.2
4) Very often441.9
5) Every day or almost every day150.6
Missing291 
TOTAL2,319100.0


ARA_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the last three years how often have you felt angry at God? (ARA_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused331.4
-4) Dont know70.3
1) Never1,28555.4
2) Rarely59925.8
3) Sometimes36115.6
4) Very often311.3
5) Every day or almost every day30.1
Missing291 
TOTAL2,319100.0


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


ARA_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

I have a personally meaningful relationship with God. (ARA_2)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.5
-4) Dont know90.4
1) Strongly disagree1114.8
2) Somewhat disagree1446.2
3) Neither agree nor disagree42118.2
4) Somewhat agree69630.0
5) Strongly agree90339.0
Missing291 
TOTAL2,318100.0


Q67C from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q67C [HAVE YOU EVERů?] received a direct revelation from God? (Q67C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes7,16928.6
2) No16,93267.6
8) Dont know6402.6
9) Refused2911.2
TOTAL25,032100.0


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

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


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

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely distant1234.9
2) Very distant1947.7
3) Somewhat close55021.7
4) Somewhat close80831.9
5) Very close49919.7
6) Extremely close1927.6
777) Dont know80.3
888) Refused40.2
999) Legitimate skip1546.1
TOTAL2532100.0


REVELAT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes13121.8
2) No45876.3
8) Dont know61.0
9) Refused50.8
TOTAL600100.0


REVELAT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes24234.6
2) No44964.1
8) Dont know81.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL700100.0


NEARGOD from General Social Survey, 1988

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)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely close42828.9
2) Somewhat close77552.3
3) Not very close1429.6
4) Not close at all845.7
5) Does not believe in God241.6
8) Dont know221.5
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1481100.0


MADATGOD from General Social Survey, 1988

Place yourself from: 1) I often feel angry at God; to 7) I have never felt angry at God. (MADATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Often angry372.5
2) 2493.3
3) 31037.0
4) 424216.3
5) 521714.7
6) 627118.3
7) Never angry52635.5
8) Dont know70.5
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1481100.0


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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes27227.2
2) No71571.5
8) Dont know131.3
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26533.1
2) No50663.3
8) Dont know273.4
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL800100.0


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

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes19225.9
2) No50668.4
8) Dont know385.1
9) Refused40.5
TOTAL740100.0


RELATGOD from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

IF ANSWERED THERE IS A GOD, ASK: Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (RELATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes88294.0
2) No566.0
TOTAL938100.0


NEARGOD from General Social Survey, 1991

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)
TOTAL%
1) Extremely close44933.0
2) Somewhat close61645.3
3) Not very close1218.9
4) Not close at all564.1
5) Does not believe in God251.8
8) Dont know664.9
9) No answer261.9
TOTAL1359100.0


RELATGOD from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (RELATGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,41686.5
2) No1006.1
3) Not sure1217.4
TOTAL1637100.0


WORTHGOD from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely essential1,85837.0
2) Very important1,61432.2
3) Somewhat important92818.5
4) Not very important57811.5
5) Dont know400.8
TOTAL5,018100.0


COPE2 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I work together with God as partners. (COPE2)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal31221.6
2) Quite a bit31621.9
3) Somewhat50234.7
4) Not at all26718.5
8) Dont know292.0
9) No answer191.3
TOTAL1445100.0


COPE4 from General Social Survey, 1998

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


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


GODREL from Life Choices, 1990

[ASKED IF RESPONDENT ANSWERED THERE IS A GOD IN VARIABLE GOD] Do you feel that you have a personal relationship with God? (GODREL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,43680.4
2) No22512.6
3) Not sure1267.1
TOTAL1787100.0


AGGODCAL from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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


THGTGOD from Economic Values Survey, 1992

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)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal1,73134.5
2) A fair amount1,33826.7
3) A little1,09821.9
4) Hardly any76015.1
5) Dont know921.8
TOTAL5,019100.0


FORGIVE3 from General Social Survey, 1998

How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I know that God forgives me. (FORGIVE3)
TOTAL%
1) Always or almost always1,04472.2
2) Often24517.0
3) Seldom463.2
4) Never684.7
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer372.6
TOTAL1445100.0


COPE5 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I wonder whether God has abandoned me. (COPE5)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal171.2
2) Quite a bit241.7
3) Somewhat1349.3
4) Not at all1,23285.3
8) Dont know151.0
9) No answer231.6
TOTAL1445100.0


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

I am sometimes very conscious of the presence of God. (Q87D) (GODPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree5,50544.7
2) Mostly agree4,42635.9
3) Mostly disagree1,41111.5
4) Completely disagree5324.3
9) Dont know/Refused4383.6
Missing20,257 
TOTAL12,312100.0


ARTGOD from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree16111.1
2) Agree74151.3
3) Disagree31121.5
4) Strongly disagree805.5
8) Dont know1349.3
9) No answer181.2
TOTAL1445100.0


UNIONGOD from General Social Survey, 1998

How often does respondent experience the following: I desire to be closer to or in union with God. (UNIONGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day23015.9
2) Every day38726.8
3) Most days22715.7
4) Some days20414.1
5) Once in a while18212.6
6) Never or almost never15810.9
8) Dont know221.5
9) No answer352.4
TOTAL1445100.0


COPE3 from General Social Survey, 1998

How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I look to God for strength, support, guidance. (COPE3)
TOTAL%
1) A great deal61642.6
2) Quite a bit29120.1
3) Somewhat32422.4
4) Not at all18512.8
8) Dont know80.6
9) No answer211.5
TOTAL1445100.0


GODLOVE from General Social Survey, 1998

How often does respondent experience the following: I feel Gods love for me, directly or through others. (GODLOVE)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day23716.4
2) Every day37225.7
3) Most days24617.0
4) Some days21014.5
5) Once in a while18212.6
6) Never or almost never1439.9
8) Dont know211.5
9) No answer342.4
TOTAL1445100.0


GODWATCH from General Social Survey, 1998

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


F_QN19D from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (F_QN19D)
TOTAL%
1) Yes21432.9
2) No41664.0
8) Dont know182.8
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL650100.0


Q17G from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

IF CONVERT NOW AFFILIATED, ASK: You felt called by God. Is this an important reason you became (CURREL), or not? (Q17G)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, important reason52249.7
2) No, not important reason50848.3
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)212.0
TOTAL1051100.0


FEELGOD from General Social Survey, 1998

The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day24517.0
2) Every day36125.0
3) Most days19513.5
4) Some days19313.4
5) Once in a while23716.4
6) Never or almost never16711.6
8) Dont know181.2
9) No answer292.0
TOTAL1445100.0


REVELAT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25639.2
2) No37657.6
8) Dont know203.1
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL653100.0


REVELAT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Have you ever received a direct revelation from God? (REVELAT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39339.1
2) No60460.1
8) Dont know50.5
9) Refused30.3
TOTAL1,005100.0


GODHEARS from American Jewish Committee Religious Right Survey, 1996

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


EXPER_4 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67165.8
2) No34133.4
3) Dont know/Refused80.8
TOTAL1,020100.0


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

Listed below are certain inner experiences or feelings that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences? If so, how sure are you about it? (Please indicate below) -- A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God or the Savior (SAVRPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have15618.2
2) Yes, I think that I have17420.3
3) No, I dont think so52761.5
TOTAL857100.0


GODPRSNC from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Many times42441.5
2) A few times24023.5
3) Only once, or80.8
4) Never27226.6
5) Dont know/Refused777.5
TOTAL1,021100.0


PUNISHED from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

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


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


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


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


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

How much do you want the following? - To have God at the center of my life (YGODCENT)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all2813.5
2) Somewhat1,01712.7
3) Quite a bit1,38617.3
4) Very much1,96224.6
5) At the top of the list3,34541.9
TOTAL7991100.0


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

How often do you ask God to help you with your problems? (YASKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never2933.7
2) Once in a while98712.6
3) Sometimes1,90724.3
4) Often2,26828.9
5) Very often2,40330.6
TOTAL7858100.0


PNSHBYGD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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


GODSPRES from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? -- A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God (GODSPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I am sure that I have.1,29348.6
2) Yes, I think that I have.77729.2
3) No.59222.2
TOTAL2662100.0


AFRAIGOD from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature that people have reported having. Since you have been an adult, have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? -- A feeling of being afraid of God (AFRAIGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, I am sure that I have.46619.1
2) Yes, I think that I have.54522.4
3) No.1,42758.5
TOTAL2438100.0


EXPRNC10 from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A feeling of being at one with God or Christ (EXPRNC10)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently, if not always1,60425.6
2) Fairly often2,38238.0
3) Sometimes1,45623.2
4) Once in a while65710.5
5) Not at all1652.6
TOTAL6264100.0


EXPRNC2 from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A feeling of being afraid of God (EXPRNC2)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently, if not always430.7
2) Fairly often1592.5
3) Sometimes86313.7
4) Once in a while1,67626.6
5) Not at all3,56356.5
TOTAL6304100.0


EXPRNC7 from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A feeling of being embraced by God (EXPRNC7)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently, if not always1,32421.2
2) Fairly often2,28836.6
3) Sometimes1,59625.5
4) Once in a while72811.6
5) Not at all3145.0
TOTAL6250100.0


EXPRNC1 from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990

During the past two or three years, how often have you experienced each of the following? -- A sense of being in the presence of God (EXPRNC1)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently, if not always2,02432.0
2) Fairly often2,83244.7
3) Sometimes1,04716.5
4) Once in a while3796.0
5) Not at all470.7
TOTAL6329100.0


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

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


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


FEARGOD from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being afraid of God. (FEARGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2323.2
2) Yes, I think I have2323.2
3) No5353.5
TOTAL99100.0


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

How often do you ask God to help you with your problems? (FASKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never2275.3
2) Once in a while72517.0
3) Sometimes95222.3
4) Often1,07225.1
5) Very often1,30030.4
TOTAL4276100.0


PUNISHED from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being punished by God for something you had done. (PUNISHED)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1818.2
2) Yes, I think I have3030.3
3) No5151.5
TOTAL99100.0


PRESGOD from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God. (PRESGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2020.2
2) Yes, I think I have3030.3
3) No4949.5
TOTAL99100.0


CLOSEGOD from Middletown Area Study, 1998

During the past week, how frequently have you felt close to God or some other spiritual force? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all5911.5
2) A few times14528.2
3) Just about every day30258.8
9) Dont know81.6
TOTAL514100.0


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

For the following, indicate how much you would want it - To have God at the center of my life (MIMPGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Very little or not at all1021.7
2) Somewhat5689.6
3) Quite a bit73812.4
4) Very much1,27821.6
5) At the top of my list3,24454.7
TOTAL5930100.0


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

How often do you ask God to help you with your problems? (MASKGOD)
TOTAL%
1) Never651.1
2) Once in a while3445.7
3) Sometimes89815.0
4) Often1,55526.0
5) Very often3,12952.2
TOTAL5991100.0


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

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


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


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


RELGC14 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God. (RELGC14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2630.2
2) Yes, I think I have3540.7
3) No2529.1
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC16 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being afraid of God. (RELGC16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2124.4
2) Yes, I think I have2023.3
3) No4552.3
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC17 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being punished by God for something you had done. (RELGC17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1618.6
2) Yes, I think I have3136.0
3) No3945.3
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC14 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling that you were somehow in the presence of God. (RELGC14)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have2727.6
2) Yes, I think I have3535.7
3) No3636.7
TOTAL98100.0


RELGC16 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being afraid of God. (RELGC16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1919.4
2) Yes, I think I have1919.4
3) No6061.2
TOTAL98100.0


RELGC17 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

Listed below are a number of experiences of a religious nature which people have reported having. Have you ever had any of these experiences, and how sure are you that you had it? - A feeling of being punished by God for something you had done. (RELGC17)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, Im sure I have1818.4
2) Yes, I think I have2727.6
3) No5354.1
TOTAL98100.0


SAC_BOOK from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Reading an inspirational book (SAC_BOOK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes168,032100.0
Missing255,681 
TOTAL168,032100.0


SAC_MUS2 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Singing or listening to religious music other than during a worship service (SAC_MUS2)
TOTAL%
1) Yes180,302100.0
Missing243,411 
TOTAL180,302100.0


SAC_DK from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Dont know, Refused (SAC_DK)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42,970100.0
Missing380,743 
TOTAL42,970100.0


SAC_HELP from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Helping a needy person (SAC_HELP)
TOTAL%
1) Yes239,992100.0
Missing183,721 
TOTAL239,992100.0


SAC_CRAF from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Doing an artistic craft project (SAC_CRAF)
TOTAL%
1) Yes39,063100.0
Missing384,650 
TOTAL39,063100.0


SAC_POEM from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Reading poetry (SAC_POEM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes54,184100.0
Missing369,529 
TOTAL54,184100.0


SAC_SERM from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Listening to a sermon (SAC_SERM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes235,408100.0
Missing188,305 
TOTAL235,408100.0


SAC_FRND from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Being with close friends (SAC_FRND)
TOTAL%
1) Yes166,425100.0
Missing257,288 
TOTAL166,425100.0


SAC_CONC from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Attending a concert (SAC_CONC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes70,204100.0
Missing353,509 
TOTAL70,204100.0


ART_GOD from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

When you view a fine work of art, does it ever make you feel closer to God? (ART_GOD)
TOTAL%
1) Yes124,68929.4
2) No261,17761.6
3) Dont Know, Refused37,8478.9
TOTAL423,713100.0


SAC_MUS1 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Singing or listening to music during a worship service (SAC_MUS1)
TOTAL%
1) Yes229,745100.0
Missing193,968 
TOTAL229,745100.0


SAC_NATU from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Being out in nature (SAC_NATU)
TOTAL%
1) Yes268,322100.0
Missing155,391 
TOTAL268,322100.0


CONFPUNI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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


CONFLOVE from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Which of these personal issues have you had to deal with? - Feeling that God did not love you (CONFLOVE)
TOTAL%
0) No375,98788.7
1) Yes47,72611.3
TOTAL423,713100.0


GRO_READ from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important48,19311.4
2) Fairly Important102,50524.2
3) Not Very Important138,07832.6
4) Not At All Important122,10928.8
5) Dont Know, Refused12,8283.0
TOTAL423,713100.0


GRO_SING from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important63,28214.9
2) Fairly Important86,35620.4
3) Not Very Important126,89829.9
4) Not At All Important134,96031.9
5) Dont Know, Refused12,2172.9
TOTAL423,713100.0


GRO_MUSI from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important114,94327.1
2) Fairly Important142,66133.7
3) Not Very Important87,87620.7
4) Not At All Important68,33816.1
5) Dont Know, Refused9,8952.3
TOTAL423,713100.0


GRO_CONF from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important56,83113.4
2) Fairly Important80,87519.1
3) Not Very Important136,18832.1
4) Not At All Important136,29232.2
5) Dont Know, Refused13,5273.2
TOTAL423,713100.0


GRO_SERV from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important177,44341.9
2) Fairly Important100,83723.8
3) Not Very Important80,35019.0
4) Not At All Important55,28313.0
5) Dont Know, Refused9,8002.3
TOTAL423,713100.0


SAC_PANT from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

Have any of these ever made you feel especially close to God or to the sacred? - Looking at a painting or sculpture (SAC_PANT)
TOTAL%
1) Yes92,226100.0
Missing331,487 
TOTAL92,226100.0


CLOSEGOD 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. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
0) Never99.1
1) Rarely1818.2
2) Occasionally3737.4
3) Frequently3535.4
TOTAL99100.0


CLOSEGOD 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. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
0) Never1212.6
1) Rarely1414.7
2) Occasionally3738.9
3) Frequently3233.7
TOTAL95100.0


CLOSEGOD 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. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
0) Never1010.0
1) Rarely1919.0
2) Occasionally4848.0
3) Frequently2323.0
TOTAL100100.0


CLOSEGOD 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. Are there particular moments when you would say you feel close to God? (CLOSEGOD)
TOTAL%
0) Never1717.5
1) Rarely1616.5
2) Occasionally4647.4
3) Frequently1818.6
TOTAL97100.0




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