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Measures belief in the reality of psychic phenomena

Below are 14 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

Q77 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q77 Which of the statements below best summarizes your opinion of professional astrologers, psychics, palm readers, and other people who claim to foresee the future (Q77)
TOTAL%
1) At least some really have the power to foresee the future35621.0
2) May believe they can tell the future/mentally ill/deluded24114.2
3) Know they cannot tell the future and are simply lying47528.0
4) I have no opinion62436.8
TOTAL1696100.0


Q75C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Called or consulted a medium, fortune teller, or psychic (Q75C)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23213.7
2) No1,46486.3
TOTAL1696100.0


Q74E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..e. Astrologers, palm-readers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers, and psychics can foresee the future (Q74E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree221.3
2) Agree17210.5
3) Disagree59236.0
4) Strongly disagree61537.4
5) Undecided24214.7
TOTAL1643100.0


PSYCHIC from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23l. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Psychic phenomena, such as ESP (PSYCHIC)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not23214.6
2) Probably not38324.1
3) Probably66842.1
4) Absolutely30519.2
Missing59 
TOTAL1,588100.0


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

Y125. Do you believe [INSERT LIST A-H], definitely, maybe, or not at all: In the power of psychics and fortune tellers? (PSYCHICS)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely2096.2
2) Maybe74422.1
3) Not at all2,40871.5
777) Dont know60.2
888) Refused30.1
TOTAL3370100.0


BPSYCH_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

Have you ever consulted a fortune-teller or psychic? (Q292B) (BPSYCH_B)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,32015.0
2) No7,45684.4
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)530.6
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,829100.0


BLFESP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception? (BLFESP)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE49567.7
2) DONT BELIEVE23632.3
TOTAL731100.0


BLFHEAL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, the power of the human mind to heal the human body? (BLFHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE44058.5
2) DONT BELIEVE31241.5
TOTAL752100.0


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

Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception? (BLFESP)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24670.5
2) DONT BELIEVE10329.5
TOTAL349100.0


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

Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, the power of the human mind to heal the human body? (BLFHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) BELIEVE24668.1
2) DONT BELIEVE11531.9
TOTAL361100.0


MEDIUMS from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996

Do mediums have the power to speak with the spirits of deceased people, or to act as voices for them? (MEDIUMS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, they do.144.6
2) Most cannot, but some of them can.5016.4
3) No, they are all phonies.13343.6
9) Unsure10835.4
TOTAL305100.0


PSYCHIC from Middletown Area Study, 1998

ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO NEVER ATTEND CHURCH: What about spiritualists or psychics; have you talked with someone about such people? (PSYCHIC)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently85.7
2) Sometimes2719.3
3) Not at all10575.0
TOTAL140100.0


BELESP from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

Do you believe in ESP, that is, extra sensory perception? (BELESP)
TOTAL%
1) Believe75370.0
2) Dont Believe32330.0
Missing177 
TOTAL1,076100.0


BLFHEAL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

Do you believe in psychic or spiritual healing, that is, the power of the human mind to heal the human body? (BLFHEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Believe73566.4
2) Dont Believe37233.6
Missing146 
TOTAL1,107100.0




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