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  Religious Observance, Republic of Ireland, ISSP - 1998

Variable Listing for Module: Religious Observance

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V4: How happy are you?

V5: Should the government provide a job for everyone who wants one?

V6: Should the government reduce income differences between the rich and poor?

V7: Is it wrong to have sexual relations before marriage?

V8: Is adultery wrong?

V9: Are sexual relations between adults of the same sex wrong?

V10: Is abortion wrong if there is a strong chance of a serious defect in the baby?

V11: Is abortion wrong if the family cannot afford any more children?

V12: Is a husband's job to earn money, and a wife's to look after the home?

V13: Does family life suffer when the woman has a full-time job?

V14: Is it all right for a couple to live together?

V15: Do you agree or disagree that it is all right for a couple to live together without intending to get married?

V16: Is it wrong for a tax payer not to report all their income to avoid income tax?

V17: Is it wrong to give incorrect information to get government benefits?

V18: Would people try to take advantage of you if they got the chance?

V19: Can people be trusted?

V20: Have you confidence in the Dail?

V21: Have you confidence in business and industry?

V22: Have you confidence in churches and religious organisations?

V23: Have you confidence in courts and the legal system?

V24: Have you confidence in schools and the educational system?

V25: Should religious leaders try to influence how people vote in elections?

V26: Should religious leaders try to influence government decisions?

V27: Does modern science do more harm than good?

V28: Do we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith?

V29: Does religion bring more conflict than peace?

V30: Are people with strong religious beliefs too intolerant?

V31: Would Northern Ireland be a better country if religion had less influence?

V32: Have you done volunteer work related to political activities?

V33: Have you done volunteer work related to charitable activities?

V34: Have you done volunteer work related to religious activities?

V35: Have you done volunteer work for other activities?

V36: Have churches too much power?

V37: Do you believe in God?

V38: Which best describes your beliefs about God?

V39: Do you believe in life after death?

V40: Do you believe in Heaven?

V41: Do you believe in Hell?

V42: Do you believe in religious miracles?

V43: What are your feelings about the Bible?

V44: Is there a God concerned with every human being personally?

V45: Is there little that people can do to change the course of their lives?

V46: Is life meaningful only because God exists?

V47: Does life serve any purpose?

V48: Is life only meaningful if you provide the meaning yourself?

V49: Do we each make our own fate?

V50: Has there been a turning point when you made a new and personal commitment to religion?

V51: What was your mother's religion when you were a child?

V52: What was your father's religion when you were a child?

V53: What religion, if any, were you raised in?

V54: What is your spouse's/partner's religion?

V55: How often did your mother attend religious services when you were a child?

V56: How often did your father attend religious services when you were a child?

V57: How often did you attend religious services where you were 11?

V58: How often to you pray?

V59: How often to you take part in activities of a church?

V60: Are you religious?

V61: Is there truth in religion?

V62: What has friend a right to expect from you in given situation?

V63: What would you do in given situation?

V64: Have you ever been born again?

V65: Picture of God: mother - father

V66: Picture of God: master - spouse

V67: Picture of God: judge - lover

V68: Picture of God: friend - king

V69: Do good luck charms bring good luck?

V70: Can fortune tellers foresee the future?

V71: Do some faith healers have God-given powers?

V72: Can a person's star sign affect the course of their future?

V73: World image: much evil vs. much good

V74: World image: Man is good vs. corrupt

V75: Law conflicts with religious principles

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