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Coping

How religion impacts ability of respondent to cope with problems.


Below are 32 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 7 types:

AbandonmentAngerLarger Force?Look to GodNo Reliance on GodPunishmentWork with God

AbandonmentThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by wondering if God has abandoned them.


AngerThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by feeling angry at God.


Larger Force?This question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by thinking about life as part of a larger, spiritual force.


Look to GodThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by looking to God.


No Reliance on GodThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems without relying on God.

  • COPE6 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How much is the following involved in how you cope with problems...I try to make sense of the situation and decide what to do without relying on God. (COPE6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

PunishmentThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by feeling that God is punishing them.


Work with GodThis question type asks respondents if they cope with life's problems by working with God.

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