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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 3 types:

[ Belief in | Consultation with | Validity of Professions ]

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Category 1:Belief in
 

Question asks whether respondents believe in psychic powers/ESP or psychic healing

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PSYCHIC from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

BLFHEAL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

BLFESP from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998

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

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

BLFHEAL from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998

BELESP from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998


Category 2:Consultation with
 

Question asks whether respondents have consulted with psychic powers/ESP professionals

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Q75C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

BPSYCH_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

PSYCHIC from Middletown Area Study, 1998


Category 3:Validity of Professions
 

Question asks whether respondents believe in the validity of psychic powers/ESP professions

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Q74E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q77 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

MEDIUMS from Winthrop University Student Religion Survey, 1996



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