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Religious ideology is a multi-item scale that measures orientation toward religion and religious doctrine. It was developed in 1965 by Andrew Comrey and John Newmeyer.

Data File: Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

Source: Comrey, Andrew L. and John A. Newmeyer. 1965. "Measurement of radical-conservatism." Journal of Social Psychology 67(2):357-369.


General Instructions:

Sum all items.

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


REL9 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) Every child should have religious instruction. (REL9)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree1366.7
2) Not specified1658.2
3) Not specified59929.7
4) Agree1,11555.3
TOTAL2015100.0

REL10 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) God exists in the form in which the Bible describes Him. (REL10)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree38319.5
2) Not specified28414.5
3) Not specified46923.9
4) Agree82542.1
TOTAL1961100.0

REL11 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) This country would be better off if religion had a greater influence in daily life. (REL11)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree23911.9
2) Not specified27113.5
3) Not specified58028.9
4) Agree91645.7
TOTAL2006100.0

REL12 from Longitudinal Study of Generations, 1971

(G1, G2, G3) All people alive today are the descendants of Adam and Eve. (REL12)
TOTAL%
1) Disagree59730.8
2) Not specified28414.6
3) Not specified37419.3
4) Agree68635.3
TOTAL1941100.0



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