Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Religiosity, Multi-Dimensional Scales > Brief Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness/Spirituality (BMMRS)

Exposure to psychophysical religious/spiritual states.

Data File: General Social Survey, 1998

Source: Fetzer Institute, National Institute on Aging Working Group. 2003. Multidimensional Measurement of Religiousness, Spirituality for Use in Health Research. A Report of a National Working Group. Supported by the Fetzer Institute in Collaboration with the National Institute on Aging. Kalamazoo, MI.


General Instructions:

Alpha when items are combined = .91.

Any special instructions related to individual items will be listed below those items.


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

Item Instructions (FEELGOD):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


RELCMFRT from General Social Survey, 1998

How often does respondent experience the following: I find strength and comfort in my religion. (RELCMFRT)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day22615.6
2) Every day36225.1
3) Most days24316.8
4) Some days19313.4
5) Once in a while17912.4
6) Never or almost never19313.4
8) Dont know191.3
9) No answer302.1
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (RELCMFRT):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


HARMONY from General Social Survey, 1998

How often does respondent experience the following: I feel deep inner peace and harmony. (HARMONY)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day16311.3
2) Every day26918.6
3) Most days39227.1
4) Some days28319.6
5) Once in a while20414.1
6) Never or almost never896.2
8) Dont know141.0
9) No answer312.1
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (HARMONY):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


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

Item Instructions (UNIONGOD):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


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

Item Instructions (GODLOVE):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.


BEAUSPRT from General Social Survey, 1998

How often does respondent experience the following: I am spiritually touched by the beauty of creation. (BEAUSPRT)
TOTAL%
1) Many times a day35724.7
2) Every day40127.8
3) Most days24517.0
4) Some days17612.2
5) Once in a while1359.3
6) Never or almost never866.0
8) Dont know130.9
9) No answer322.2
TOTAL1445100.0

Item Instructions (BEAUSPRT):

Code item as follows: Convert '8) Don't know' and '9) No answer' to missing data.




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