Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > God, Conceptions of > God's Engagement

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which an individual believes in a God that is actively involved with human affairs.

Data File: Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Source: Froese, Paul and Christopher D. Bader. 2010. America's Four Gods. New York: Oxford University Press.


General Instructions:

For all items set 8) Undecided to missing. Sum all items.

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


GODREMOV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20b. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Removed from worldly affairs (GODREMOV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree49434.1
2) Disagree41328.5
3) Agree21214.6
4) Strongly agree986.8
8) Undecided23116.0
Missing200 
TOTAL1,448100.0

Item Instructions (GODREMOV):

Reverse code item: 1=Strongly Agree; 2=Agree; 3=Disagree and 4=Strongly Disagree


GODWORLD from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20c. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with the well-being of the world (GODWORLD)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree714.8
2) Disagree896.0
3) Agree41628.0
4) Strongly agree74750.3
8) Undecided16311.0
Missing161 
TOTAL1,486100.0

GODPERS from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20d. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Concerned with my personal well-being (GODPERS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree694.7
2) Disagree1077.3
3) Agree38326.0
4) Strongly agree73750.0
8) Undecided17712.0
Missing175 
TOTAL1,473100.0

GODINVLV from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20g. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in worldly affairs (GODINVLV)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree17111.8
2) Disagree28919.9
3) Agree38226.3
4) Strongly agree37325.7
8) Undecided23716.3
Missing197 
TOTAL1,452100.0

GODMYAFF from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q20h. Based on your personal understanding, what do you think God is like? Directly involved in my affairs (GODMYAFF)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly disagree15010.3
2) Disagree23015.8
3) Agree40727.9
4) Strongly agree45831.4
8) Undecided21514.7
Missing188 
TOTAL1,460100.0

GODDIST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21c. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Distant (GODDIST)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76351.3
2) Not very well28719.3
3) Somewhat well16110.8
4) Very well946.3
8) Undecided18212.2
Missing162 
TOTAL1,487100.0

Item Instructions (GODDIST):

Reverse code item: 1=Very Well; 2=Somewhat Well; 3=Not Very Well and 4=Not at all


GODPRES from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q21d. How well do you feel that each of the following words describe God in your opinion? Ever-present (GODPRES)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all563.7
2) Not very well553.6
3) Somewhat well20713.6
4) Very well1,07570.6
8) Undecided1298.5
Missing127 
TOTAL1,522100.0



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