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: Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Source: Chapman Universitty. 2014. The Chapman University Survey of American Fears. Orange, CA: Earl Babbie Research Center.


General Instructions:

Reverse code all items such that 1=4; 2=3; 3=2; 4=1. Sum all items.

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


ATLANTIS from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Ancient advanced civilizations, such as Atlantis, once existed. (ATLANTIS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1449.6
2) Agree83856.0
3) Disagree38725.9
4) Strongly disagree1278.5
Missing77 
TOTAL1,496100.0

POSTHINK from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: It is possible to influence the physical world through the power of positive thinking. [POSTHINKING] (POSTHINK)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree17511.7
2) Agree91060.6
3) Disagree32121.4
4) Strongly disagree966.4
Missing70 
TOTAL1,502100.0

FORTUNET from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Astrologers, palm readers, tarot card readers, fortune tellers and psychics can foresee the future. [FORTUNETELLERS] (FORTUNET)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree241.6
2) Agree24816.5
3) Disagree72247.9
4) Strongly disagree51334.0
Missing66 
TOTAL1,507100.0

ASTROLOG from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Astrology impacts my life and personality. [ASTROLOGY] (ASTROLOG)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree201.3
2) Agree18712.4
3) Disagree67344.8
4) Strongly disagree62341.5
Missing70 
TOTAL1,503100.0

HAUNTING from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Houses or rooms can be haunted by spirits. [HAUNTINGS] (HAUNTING)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1197.9
2) Agree72448.1
3) Disagree44329.5
4) Strongly disagree21814.5
Missing69 
TOTAL1,504100.0

DREAMS from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Dreams sometimes foretell the future. (DREAMS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree1107.3
2) Agree80653.6
3) Disagree44129.3
4) Strongly disagree1469.7
Missing69 
TOTAL1,503100.0

UFOS from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Some UFOs are probably spaceships from other worlds. (UFOS)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree744.9
2) Agree56837.8
3) Disagree56137.4
4) Strongly disagree29919.9
Missing70 
TOTAL1,502100.0

BIGFOOT from Chapman Survey of American Fears, Wave 1 (2014)

Please indicate your level of agreement with the following statements: Bigfoot is a real creature that has yet to be discovered by science. (BIGFOOT)
TOTAL%
1) Strongly agree251.7
2) Agree29919.9
3) Disagree77951.9
4) Strongly disagree39826.5
Missing72 
TOTAL1,501100.0



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