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Spirituality, Strength of

Measures the degree to which a person considers him/herself spiritual


Below are 27 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • RELSPRT from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • What best describes you? (RELSPRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPIRITL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999LEARN MORE
    • As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say spirituality and personal growth are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? (SPIRITL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELSPRT1 from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I find strength in my religion or spirituality. (RELSPRT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELSPRT2 from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • I find comfort in my religion or spirituality (RELSPRT2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPRTPRSN from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you . . . (SPRTPRSN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPGROWTH from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How important has it been to you as an adult to grow in your spiritual life? Would you say...? (SPGROWTH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RM_2 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • How important is God or spirituality in your life? (RM_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • D8RELLIF from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? H. Religious and spiritual life (D8RELLIF) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GF21SPRT from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? U. Spirituality (GF21SPRT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DSCSLFEX from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • How does each of the following statements describe you: very well, fairly well, not very well, or not at all? -- Id like to spend more time exploring spiritual issues. (DSCSLFEX) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPRTPRSN from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you... (SPRTPRSN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPIRIT from Faith and Family in America, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your beliefs – you are religious, you are spiritual but not religious, or you are neither? (SPIRIT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NEED8 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: Im going to read you a list of personal needs. For each one, which statement best describes how well you have met that need. Is this a need you feel you have partly met, fully met, or never experienced? -- Being part of a group that helps you grow spiritually (NEED8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPRTGROW from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • How important has it been to you as an adult to grow in your spiritual life? Would you say... (SPRTGROW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • EFF_SPIR from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How much effort have you devoted to your spiritual life during the past year - Would you say a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, hardly any, or none? (EFF_SPIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INC_SPIR from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • In the past five years, has your interest in each of the following been increasing, staying the same, or decreasing? - Spirituality (INC_SPIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INT_SPIR from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How interested are you in each of the following - Would you say you are very interested, fairly interested, not very interested, or not at all interested? - Learning more about spiritual direction (INT_SPIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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