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Measures belief in reality of apocalyptic events

Below are 36 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

RAPTURE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29488.0
2) No185.4
8) Dont know206.0
9) Refused20.6
Missing316 
TOTAL334100.0


RETURN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree10932.6
2) Mostly agree5917.7
3) Mostly disagree133.9
4) Completely disagree185.4
8) Dont know13440.1
9) Refused10.3
Missing316 
TOTAL334100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11052.1
2) No8741.2
8) Dont know146.6
9) Refused00.0
Missing389 
TOTAL211100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree178.1
2) Mostly agree9444.5
3) Mostly disagree4923.2
4) Completely disagree83.8
8) Dont know4119.4
9) Refused20.9
Missing389 
TOTAL211100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes16664.3
2) No8633.3
8) Dont know62.3
9) Refused00.0
Missing468 
TOTAL258100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree11042.6
2) Mostly agree3513.6
3) Mostly disagree2911.2
4) Completely disagree5420.9
8) Dont know3011.6
9) Refused00.0
Missing468 
TOTAL258100.0


Q26H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist h. Armageddon (Q26H)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely50631.7
2) Probably37123.2
3) Probably not45028.2
4) Absolutely not26916.9
TOTAL1596100.0


Q26I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q26 In your opinion, does each of the following ... exist i. The Rapture (Q26I)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely51632.5
2) Probably26216.5
3) Probably not50231.6
4) Absolutely not30819.4
TOTAL1588100.0


ARMAGEDD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23e. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? Armageddon (ARMAGEDD)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not23615.3
2) Probably not43027.8
3) Probably41326.7
4) Absolutely46630.2
Missing102 
TOTAL1,545100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree2,86831.5
2) Mostly agree1,79019.7
3) Mostly disagree1,06211.7
4) Completely disagree1,42915.7
8) Dont know1,88920.8
9) Refused540.6
TOTAL9092100.0


RAPTURE from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q23h. In your opinion, does each of the following exist? The Rapture (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Absolutely not29218.9
2) Probably not43228.0
3) Probably32320.9
4) Absolutely49732.2
Missing104 
TOTAL1,544100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6,99977.0
2) No1,56117.2
8) Dont know4965.5
9) Refused360.4
TOTAL9092100.0


RETURN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree16633.7
2) Mostly agree8216.6
3) Mostly disagree5110.3
4) Completely disagree8116.4
8) Dont know10721.7
9) Refused61.2
Missing107 
TOTAL493100.0


RAPTURE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29960.6
2) No14128.6
8) Dont know428.5
9) Refused112.2
Missing107 
TOTAL493100.0


Q51L from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q51L [ASK IF CHRISTIAN: WHICH, IF ANY, OF THE FOLLOWING DO YOU BELIEVE IN?] That Jesus will return to earth during your lifetime? (Q51L)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9,55959.8
2) No3,46921.7
8) Dont know2,83017.7
9) Refused1150.7
Missing9,058 
TOTAL15,973100.0


RAPTURE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes31156.2
2) No20537.1
8) Dont know336.0
9) Refused40.7
Missing147 
TOTAL553100.0


RETURN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree9617.4
2) Mostly agree7313.2
3) Mostly disagree6511.8
4) Completely disagree22340.3
8) Dont know9517.2
9) Refused10.2
Missing147 
TOTAL553100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes36463.0
2) No15226.3
8) Dont know579.9
9) Refused50.9
Missing160 
TOTAL578100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree9316.1
2) Mostly agree11219.3
3) Mostly disagree12321.2
4) Completely disagree10418.0
8) Dont know14024.2
9) Refused71.2
Missing160 
TOTAL579100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree15323.6
2) Mostly agree12819.8
3) Mostly disagree497.6
4) Completely disagree12218.8
8) Dont know19229.6
9) Refused40.6
Missing153 
TOTAL648100.0


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

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree30031.2
2) Mostly agree22623.5
3) Mostly disagree12713.2
4) Completely disagree25326.3
8) Dont know535.5
9) Refused20.2
Missing39 
TOTAL961100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes47473.3
2) No9715.0
8) Dont know7010.8
9) Refused60.9
Missing153 
TOTAL647100.0


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

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes72275.1
2) No19720.5
8) Dont know434.5
9) Refused00.0
Missing39 
TOTAL962100.0


TIMEBIB from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Do you believe that the specific time of Jesus Christs return to earth is revealed in the prophecies contained in the Bible, or dont you think so? [Answered if SECCOM = 1.] (TIMEBIB)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, the specific time of Christs return to earth is revealed in the prophecies in the Bible.53841.6
2) Dont think the prophecies in the Bible reveal the specific time of Christs return.65350.5
9) Dont know/Refused1027.9
Missing710 
TOTAL1,293100.0


SECCOM from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Do you believe in the second coming of Jesus Christ - that is, that Jesus will return to earth someday, or dont you believe this? [Answered if RELIGION = 1,2,4,5, or 7.] (SECCOM)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in the second coming1,29378.9
2) No, dont believe in the second coming27416.7
9) Dont know/Refused724.4
Missing365 
TOTAL1,639100.0


F_QN35 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

Some Catholics believe in a teaching known as the Rapture of the Church. How much have you heard about this? (F_QN35)
TOTAL%
1) A lot396.0
2) A little12919.8
3) Nothing at all47272.6
8) Dont know30.5
9) Refused71.1
TOTAL650100.0


F_QN36 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

IF RESPONDENT HAS HEARD OF THE RAPTURE OF THE CHURCH: Do you yourself believe in the Rapture of the Church, or havent you heard enough about it to say? (F_QN36)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, believe in Rapture of the Church2917.3
2) No, do not believe in Rapture of the Church2414.3
3) Havent heard enough to say11266.7
8) Dont know21.2
9) Refused10.6
TOTAL168100.0


RETLIFE from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2006

Do you believe that Jesus will return to earth in your lifetime? [Answered if SECCOM = 1.] (RETLIFE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33025.5
2) No63048.7
3) Unknowable/No one knows when Jesus will return22917.7
9) Dont know/Refused1048.0
Missing710 
TOTAL1,293100.0


RETURN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree41148.3
2) Mostly agree19623.0
3) Mostly disagree839.8
4) Completely disagree9511.2
8) Dont know647.5
9) Refused20.2
Missing154 
TOTAL851100.0


RAPTURE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes68680.6
2) No11813.9
8) Dont know455.3
9) Refused20.2
Missing154 
TOTAL851100.0


RAPTURE from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

Which, if any, of the following do you believe in? Do you believe in the Rapture of the Church, that is, that before the world comes to an end, the religiously faithful will be saved and taken up to Heaven? [Question asked only if respondent is Christian.] (RAPTURE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes50887.3
2) No539.1
8) Dont know213.6
9) Refused00.0
Missing71 
TOTAL582100.0


RETURN from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

[Question asked if respondent is Christian.] Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each one, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly disagree with it, or completely disagree with it. Jesus will return to earth in my lifetime. (RETURN)
TOTAL%
1) Completely agree17029.2
2) Mostly agree10017.2
3) Mostly disagree5810.0
4) Completely disagree7212.4
8) Dont know18131.1
9) Refused10.2
Missing71 
TOTAL582100.0


ENDWORLD 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? -- The world will end in the battle of Armageddon between Jesus and Satan. (ENDWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree649.8
2) Agree19630.1
3) Neither11016.9
4) Disagree13921.4
5) Strongly disagree538.1
6) Dont know8913.7
TOTAL651100.0


LORDRTRN from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Do you believe Jesus will actually return to the earth some day? (LORDRTRN)
TOTAL%
1) Definitely1,27346.2
2) Probably28510.3
3) Possibly55520.1
4) Probably not35412.8
5) Definitely not29110.6
TOTAL2758100.0


JESUS from Middletown Area Study, 1986

Eventually Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the Earth to defeat the anti-Christ. (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree102.7
2) Disagree5815.7
3) Uncertain5715.4
4) Agree16745.1
5) Strongly agree7821.1
TOTAL370100.0


JESUS from Middletown Area Study, 1987

Eventually, Jesus Christ will personally and visibly return to the Earth to defeat the anti-Christ. (JESUS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree92.3
2) Disagree4411.4
3) Uncertain8822.7
4) Agree16342.1
5) Strongly agree8321.4
TOTAL387100.0




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