Measurement Wizard > Multi-Item Measures > Paranormalism > Paranormal Beliefs

This scale attempts to measure the extent to which the respondent believes in UFOs, ghosts and other paranormal subjects.

Data File: Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Source: Baylor University. 2005. The Baylor Religion Survey. Waco, TX: Baylor Institute for Studies of Religion


General Instructions:

Code all items as follows: 1=5, 2=4, 5-3, 4=2, 5=1. This coding will reverse code each item while moving "undecided" to the middle category.

Sum all items once recoded.

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


Q74A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..a. We are approaching an entirely new age that will radically change our view of science, spiritual knowledge, or humanity (Q74A)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree18711.4
2) Agree50030.6
3) Disagree47128.8
4) Strongly disagree17610.8
5) Undecided30018.4
TOTAL1634100.0

Q74B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..b. Ancient advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis, once existed (Q74B)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1358.3
2) Agree56134.3
3) Disagree29918.3
4) Strongly disagree1428.7
5) Undecided49730.4
TOTAL1634100.0

Q74C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..c. Some alternative treatments are at least as effective as traditional medicine (Q74C)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree30318.5
2) Agree1,02062.2
3) Disagree1368.3
4) Strongly disagree362.2
5) Undecided1458.8
TOTAL1640100.0

Q74D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..d. It is possible to influence the physical world through the mind alone (Q74D)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree804.9
2) Agree40124.5
3) Disagree58936.0
4) Strongly disagree21012.9
5) Undecided35421.7
TOTAL1634100.0

Q74E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..e. Astrologers, palm-readers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers, and psychics can foresee the future (Q74E)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree221.3
2) Agree17210.5
3) Disagree59236.0
4) Strongly disagree61537.4
5) Undecided24214.7
TOTAL1643100.0

Q74F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..f. Astrology impacts ones life and personality (Q74F)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree281.7
2) Agree20312.5
3) Disagree59736.6
4) Strongly disagree56634.7
5) Undecided23614.5
TOTAL1630100.0

Q74G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..g. It is possible to communicate with the dead (Q74G)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree482.9
2) Agree25315.4
3) Disagree49830.4
4) Strongly disagree53432.6
5) Undecided30518.6
TOTAL1638100.0

Q74H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..h. Places can be haunted (Q74H)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree835.1
2) Agree51431.4
3) Disagree40824.9
4) Strongly disagree36322.2
5) Undecided26916.4
TOTAL1637100.0

Q74I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..i. Dreams sometimes foretell the future or reveal hidden truths (Q74I)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1388.4
2) Agree72444.1
3) Disagree30518.6
4) Strongly disagree19912.1
5) Undecided27516.8
TOTAL1641100.0

Q74J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..j. Some UFOs are probably spaceships from other worlds (Q74J)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree603.7
2) Agree33020.2
3) Disagree39624.2
4) Strongly disagree40124.6
5) Undecided44627.3
TOTAL1633100.0

Q74K from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q74 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements..k. Creatures such as Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster will one day be discovered by science (Q74K)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree452.7
2) Agree23314.2
3) Disagree53032.2
4) Strongly disagree39624.1
5) Undecided44226.9
TOTAL1646100.0



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