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Forgiveness

Beliefs about forgiveness and the importance of forgiving oneself and others.


Below are 44 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • FORGIVE1 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Because of your religious or spiritual beliefs have you always, almost always, often, seldom, or never felt the following ways...I have forgiven myself for things that I have done wrong. (FORGIVE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FORGIVE2 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I have forgiven those who hurt me. (FORGIVE2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FORGIVE3 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often has respondent felt the following way due to religious beliefs: I know that God forgives me. (FORGIVE3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EXPER_13 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. As a result of being in this group, which of these, if any, have you experienced? -- Better able to forgive yourself (EXPER_13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FORGIVE from Middletown Area Study, 1996LEARN MORE
    • What follows are what could be considered guiding principles in peoples lives. Please indicate the extent to which it is a guiding principle in your life. Forgiving, or willingness to pardon others. Is it: (FORGIVE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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