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Pain and Suffering

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Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: My suffering was purification of my sins. (PURIFY)
  TOTAL %
0) Not at all 0 0
1) A little bit 38 22
2) Somewhat 50 28.9
3) Quite a bit 55 31.8
4) A great deal 30 17.3
TOTAL173100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Iranian sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Convenience Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: Suffering and difficulties strengthened my faith. (STRNGTHN)
  TOTAL %
0) Not at all 0 0
1) A little bit 37 20.8
2) Somewhat 54 30.3
3) Quite a bit 60 33.7
4) A great deal 27 15.2
TOTAL178100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Iranian sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Convenience Sample
Mode: Other


Please read each item below and indicate, by circling the appropriate category, to what extent you used it in the situation you have just described: Thought suffering may bring me closer to God. (SUFFRNG)
  TOTAL %
0) Not at all 0 0
1) A little bit 24 13.3
2) Somewhat 43 23.8
3) Quite a bit 70 38.7
4) A great deal 44 24.3
TOTAL181100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Iranian sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Convenience Sample
Mode: Other


Some beliefs and practices may be more important to you than others. Please circle the response which indicates the level of importance you personally attach to each of the following. -- Believing in the spiritual benefits of suffering (SUFERIMP)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely important 813 19
2) Very important 1,241 28.9
3) Somewhat important 1,491 34.8
4) Not very important 509 11.9
5) Not important at all 234 5.5
TOTAL4,288100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Which of the following have had the most positive influence on your religious faith? - The pain and suffering I have experienced in my life (INFPAIN)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 579 100
TOTAL579100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (FBELCARE)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all true 254 6
2) A little true 450 10.6
3) Somewhat true 946 22.2
4) Quite true 1,286 30.2
5) Very true 1,324 31.1
TOTAL4,260100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (MBELCARE)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all true 223 3.7
2) A little true 349 5.8
3) Somewhat true 851 14.3
4) Quite true 1,744 29.2
5) Very true 2,803 47
TOTAL5,970100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Personal suffering (DOUBTS2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 130 8.8
2) Sometimes 650 43.9
3) Never 657 44.4
8) Dont know 26 1.8
9) No answer 18 1.2
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith -- often, sometimes, or never. Personal suffering (DOUBTS2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 126 8.7
2) Sometimes 527 36.5
3) Never 743 51.4
8) Dont know 37 2.6
9) No answer 12 0.8
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often have these problems caused doubts about your religious faith - often, sometimes, or never? - Personal suffering (DBTSUFFR)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 69 6.8
2) Sometimes 583 57.3
3) Never 348 34.2
4) Dont know 18 1.8
TOTAL1,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Mailed


How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 86 6.1
2) Sometimes 794 56.1
3) Never 536 37.9
TOTAL1,416100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 57 5.6
2) Sometimes 450 44
3) Never 516 50.4
TOTAL1,023100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How often has the following problem caused doubts about your religious faith?- personal suffering (OFTSFRNG)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 51 5.8
2) Sometimes 393 44.9
3) Never 432 49.3
TOTAL876100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 122 10.9
2) Agree 517 46.2
3) Disagree 441 39.4
4) Strongly disagree 33 2.9
8) Undecided 3 0.3
9) Varies 3 0.3
TOTAL1,119100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 67 6.1
2) Agree 181 16.5
3) Disagree 539 49
4) Strongly disagree 304 27.6
8) Undecided 2 0.2
9) Varies 7 0.6
TOTAL1,100100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 99 8.8
2) Agree 500 44.4
3) Disagree 454 40.3
4) Strongly disagree 64 5.7
8) Undecided 4 0.4
9) Varies 5 0.4
TOTAL1,126100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 97 9.7
2) Agree 398 39.8
3) Disagree 452 45.2
4) Strongly disagree 43 4.3
8) Undecided 6 0.6
9) Varies 5 0.5
TOTAL1,001100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 62 6.3
2) Agree 154 15.6
3) Disagree 520 52.6
4) Strongly disagree 243 24.6
8) Undecided 5 0.5
9) Varies 5 0.5
TOTAL989100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 69 6.9
2) Agree 386 38.7
3) Disagree 469 47
4) Strongly disagree 61 6.1
8) Undecided 6 0.6
9) Varies 6 0.6
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 50 9.3
2) Agree 201 37.6
3) Disagree 259 48.4
4) Strongly disagree 19 3.6
8) Undecided 3 0.6
9) Varies 3 0.6
TOTAL535100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 32 6
2) Agree 78 14.7
3) Disagree 280 52.9
4) Strongly disagree 132 25
8) Undecided 4 0.8
9) Varies 3 0.6
TOTAL529100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 33 6.2
2) Agree 210 39.3
3) Disagree 256 47.9
4) Strongly disagree 29 5.4
8) Undecided 3 0.6
9) Varies 4 0.7
TOTAL535100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 32 9.2
2) Agree 138 39.5
3) Disagree 165 47.3
4) Strongly disagree 11 3.2
8) Undecided 1 0.3
9) Varies 2 0.6
TOTAL349100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 28 8.1
2) Agree 49 14.2
3) Disagree 175 50.9
4) Strongly disagree 87 25.3
8) Undecided 3 0.9
9) Varies 2 0.6
TOTAL344100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 23 6.6
2) Agree 132 37.7
3) Disagree 171 48.9
4) Strongly disagree 20 5.7
8) Undecided 2 0.6
9) Varies 2 0.6
TOTAL350100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering results from people today being greedy for riches and power. (SUFGREED)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 46 12.4
2) Agree 147 39.5
3) Disagree 165 44.4
4) Strongly disagree 13 3.5
9) Varies 1 0.3
TOTAL372100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering comes because people dont obey God. (SUFOBEY)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 24 6.5
2) Agree 58 15.8
3) Disagree 180 48.9
4) Strongly disagree 104 28.3
9) Varies 2 0.5
TOTAL368100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - People usually bring suffering on themselves. (SUFSELF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 24 6.4
2) Agree 167 44.4
3) Disagree 161 42.8
4) Strongly disagree 23 6.1
9) Varies 1 0.3
TOTAL376100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 430 37.4
2) Agree 605 52.6
3) Disagree 82 7.1
4) Strongly disagree 21 1.8
8) Undecided 1 0.1
9) Varies 11 1
TOTAL1,150100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 323 31.7
2) Agree 606 59.5
3) Disagree 68 6.7
4) Strongly disagree 18 1.8
8) Undecided 2 0.2
9) Varies 2 0.2
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 171 31.4
2) Agree 320 58.8
3) Disagree 40 7.4
4) Strongly disagree 10 1.8
8) Undecided 1 0.2
9) Varies 2 0.4
TOTAL544100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 113 32.1
2) Agree 204 58
3) Disagree 24 6.8
4) Strongly disagree 8 2.3
8) Undecided 1 0.3
9) Varies 2 0.6
TOTAL352100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How much do you agree or disagree with the following statement? - Suffering is simply a fact of life, experienced by virtually all of us in the course of a lifetime. (SUFFACT)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 129 34.3
2) Agree 220 58.5
3) Disagree 16 4.3
4) Strongly disagree 7 1.9
8) Undecided 1 0.3
9) Varies 3 0.8
TOTAL376100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 204 7.8
2) Rarely true 333 12.8
3) True once in a while 428 16.5
4) Sometimes true 658 25.3
5) Often true 442 17
6) Almost always true 291 11.2
7) Always true 243 9.3
TOTAL2,599100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Please tell us how much you agree or disagree with each of the following statements. -- Suffering is Gods way of testing our faith. (SUFERTST)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 969 21.7
2) Agree somewhat 1,417 31.7
3) Uncertain 971 21.7
4) Disagree somewhat 641 14.3
5) Strongly disagree 472 10.6
TOTAL4,470100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 406 10.4
2) Rarely true 676 17.3
3) True once in a while 729 18.7
4) Sometimes true 1,018 26.1
5) Often true 642 16.4
6) Almost always true 225 5.8
7) Always true 209 5.4
TOTAL3,905100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 63 14.1
2) Rarely true 84 18.8
3) True once in a while 102 22.9
4) Sometimes true 119 26.7
5) Often true 45 10.1
6) Almost always true 16 3.6
7) Always true 17 3.8
TOTAL446100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 1,098 10.1
2) Rarely true 1,916 17.6
3) True once in a while 2,102 19.3
4) Sometimes true 2,840 26.1
5) Often true 1,600 14.7
6) Almost always true 697 6.4
7) Always true 631 5.8
TOTAL10,884100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 488 11.1
2) Rarely true 907 20.7
3) True once in a while 945 21.6
4) Sometimes true 1,164 26.6
5) Often true 516 11.8
6) Almost always true 181 4.1
7) Always true 179 4.1
TOTAL4,380100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 74 14.3
2) Rarely true 149 28.9
3) True once in a while 123 23.8
4) Sometimes true 93 18
5) Often true 46 8.9
6) Almost always true 17 3.3
7) Always true 14 2.7
TOTAL516100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I dont understand how a loving God can allow so much pain and suffering in the world. (WHYPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 351 10.3
2) Rarely true 674 19.7
3) True once in a while 720 21.1
4) Sometimes true 952 27.9
5) Often true 425 12.4
6) Almost always true 148 4.3
7) Always true 148 4.3
TOTAL3,418100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I believe that everything that happens to me, including my suffering, is part of Gods plan for me. Do you: (GODSPLAN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly disagree 9 2.4
2) Disagree 129 34.8
3) Uncertain 20 5.4
4) Agree 181 48.8
5) Strongly agree 32 8.6
TOTAL371100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Agree or disagree: I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (LESSPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 239 16.5
2) Agree 640 44.3
3) Disagree 433 30
4) Strongly disagree 97 6.7
8) Dont know 12 0.8
9) No answer 24 1.7
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (REDPNWLD)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly disagree 9 7.1
2) Disagree 24 18.9
3) Agree 63 49.6
4) Strongly agree 31 24.4
TOTAL127100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United Kingdom
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 70 2.7
2) Somewhat less now 165 6.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 1,286 50.4
4) Somewhat greater now 778 30.5
5) Much greater now 255 10
TOTAL2,554100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 178 6.8
2) Rarely true 451 17.3
3) True once in a while 461 17.7
4) Sometimes true 725 27.8
5) Often true 421 16.1
6) Almost always true 214 8.2
7) Always true 160 6.1
TOTAL2,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true are each of these statements for you? Be as honest as possible, describing how true it really is and not how true you would like it to be. -- I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PAINSUFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 62 5.5
2) Rarely true 165 14.7
3) Sometimes true 317 28.3
4) Often true 284 25.3
5) Always true 293 26.1
TOTAL1,121100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


My religious beliefs help me care about the pain and suffering of other people. (YBELCARE)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all true 467 5.8
2) A little true 1,116 13.8
3) Somewhat true 1,962 24.3
4) Quite true 2,175 27
5) Very true 2,345 29.1
TOTAL8,065100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How true are each of these statements for you? Be as honest as possible, describing how true it really is and not how true you would like it to be. -- I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PAINSUFF)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 62 3
2) Rarely true 136 6.6
3) Sometimes true 429 20.8
4) Often true 531 25.7
5) Always true 906 43.9
TOTAL2,064100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: Mailed


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 42 1.1
2) Somewhat less now 154 4
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 2,567 66
4) Somewhat greater now 911 23.4
5) Much greater now 215 5.5
TOTAL3,889100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 101 2.6
2) Rarely true 485 12.3
3) True once in a while 649 16.5
4) Sometimes true 960 24.4
5) Often true 870 22.1
6) Almost always true 463 11.8
7) Always true 403 10.3
TOTAL3,931100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 3 0.7
2) Somewhat less now 11 2.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 296 67
4) Somewhat greater now 105 23.8
5) Much greater now 27 6.1
TOTAL442100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 8 1.8
2) Rarely true 38 8.5
3) True once in a while 85 19.1
4) Sometimes true 111 24.9
5) Often true 109 24.5
6) Almost always true 61 13.7
7) Always true 33 7.4
TOTAL445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 139 1.3
2) Somewhat less now 489 4.5
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 6,710 62.1
4) Somewhat greater now 2,756 25.5
5) Much greater now 705 6.5
TOTAL10,799100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 348 3.2
2) Rarely true 1,394 12.7
3) True once in a while 1,852 16.9
4) Sometimes true 2,761 25.2
5) Often true 2,347 21.5
6) Almost always true 1,320 12.1
7) Always true 914 8.4
TOTAL10,936100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 27 0.6
2) Somewhat less now 170 3.9
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 2,857 65.6
4) Somewhat greater now 1,067 24.5
5) Much greater now 235 5.4
TOTAL4,356100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 69 1.6
2) Rarely true 458 10.4
3) True once in a while 742 16.9
4) Sometimes true 1,076 24.5
5) Often true 1,056 24
6) Almost always true 643 14.6
7) Always true 351 8
TOTAL4,395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 3 0.6
2) Somewhat less now 36 7
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 311 60.7
4) Somewhat greater now 134 26.2
5) Much greater now 28 5.5
TOTAL512100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
2) Rarely true 12 2.3
3) True once in a while 37 7.2
4) Sometimes true 78 15.1
5) Often true 180 34.8
6) Almost always true 138 26.7
7) Always true 72 13.9
TOTAL517100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


To how much of a degree have you changed in the last 2 to 3 years - The sense of personal responsibility I feel for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (PERSRSP)
  TOTAL %
1) Much less now 21 0.6
2) Somewhat less now 123 3.6
3) About the same as 2 or 3 years ago 2,250 66.1
4) Somewhat greater now 828 24.3
5) Much greater now 180 5.3
TOTAL3,402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How true is the following statement - I feel a deep sense of responsibility for reducing pain and suffering in the world. (STOPPAIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Never true 61 1.8
2) Rarely true 408 11.9
3) True once in a while 620 18.1
4) Sometimes true 887 25.8
5) Often true 767 22.3
6) Almost always true 444 12.9
7) Always true 246 7.2
TOTAL3,433100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Now I want you to consider a series of opinions on a variety of issues. Please tell me whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree with each statement. N. I believe that suffering and hardship is a necessary part of life and can actually enrich my life. (ASUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 196 9.3
2) Agree 1,113 52.8
3) Disagree 627 29.7
4) Strongly disagree 173 8.2
TOTAL2,109100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 498 43.6
2) Sometimes 489 42.8
3) No longer 119 10.4
4) Never have 34 3
9) Varies 2 0.2
TOTAL1,142100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 363 35.7
2) Sometimes 481 47.2
3) No longer 129 12.7
4) Never have 43 4.2
9) Varies 2 0.2
TOTAL1,018100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 325 31.6
2) Sometimes 512 49.7
3) No longer 101 9.8
4) Never have 91 8.8
9) Varied 1 0.1
TOTAL1,030100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 195 36
2) Sometimes 254 46.9
3) No longer 69 12.7
4) Never have 23 4.2
9) Varies 1 0.2
TOTAL542100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 122 35.1
2) Sometimes 168 48.3
3) No longer 46 13.2
4) Never have 11 3.2
9) Varies 1 0.3
TOTAL348100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 150 38.9
2) Sometimes 181 46.9
3) No longer 39 10.1
4) Never have 16 4.1
TOTAL386100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 82 30
2) Sometimes 136 49.8
3) No longer 27 9.9
4) Never have 28 10.3
TOTAL273100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 425 33.8
2) Sometimes 616 48.9
3) No longer 129 10.2
4) Never have 86 6.8
8) Undecided 3 0.2
9) Varied 0 0
TOTAL1,259100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 233 33.3
2) Sometimes 328 46.9
3) No longer 68 9.7
4) Never have 69 9.9
8) Undecided 1 0.1
9) Varied 1 0.1
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


To what extent would you say you think about the following question? - Why is there suffering in the world? (QSUFFER2)
  TOTAL %
1) Often 135 32
2) Sometimes 208 49.3
3) No longer 41 9.7
4) Never have 38 9
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Canadian Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Other
Mode: Mailed


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Benefits of: This question type asks the respondent about potential benefits of pain and suffering.
Cause Doubt?: Has suffering causes the respondent to doubt their faith?
Causes of Suffering: This question type asks the respondent about different potential root causes of suffering.
Fact of life?: This question type asks respondents if pain and suffering are simply a fact of life.
God's Role: This question type asks the respondent about God's role in suffering/why God allows suffering.
Reduce Sufffering: This question asks the respondent if they feel responsible for reducing pain and suffering.
Why Suffering?: This question type asks the respondent if they think about why suffering occurs.

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