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Luck/Fate, Beliefs about

Beliefs about the nature of luck or fate.


Below are 91 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAY from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • Which do you think is the most important reason why people get ahead: their own hard work or lucky breaks and help from other people? (GETAHEAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MOSTLUCK from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • The following are some statements that people have made. For each one, please tell me if you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with the statement. C. The really good things that happen to me are mostly luck. (MOSTLUCK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1976LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1980LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUPERSTS from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or jinxing themselves. How superstitious are you? -- Would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious? (SUPERSTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUPERSTS from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or jinxing themselves. How superstitious are you -- would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious? (SUPERSTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GETAHEAD from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • Some people say that people get ahead by their own hard work; others say that lucky breaks or help from other people are more important. Which do you think is most important? (GETAHEAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUPERSTS from Southern Focus Poll, Combined Sample, Spring 1998LEARN MORE
    • Some people are superstitious and try to behave in such a way as to avoid bad luck or jinxing themselves. How superstitious are you? -- Would you say you are very, somewhat, not very, or not at all superstitious? (SUPERSTS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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