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  Religous Observance III, ISSP, Republic of Ireland, 2008

Variable Listing for Module: Religious_Observance

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V12: A husband's job is to earn money; a wife's job is to look after the home and family

V13: Can people be trusted?

V14: Have you confidence in Dail Eireann / Irish Government?

V15: Have you confidence in business and industry?

V16: Have you confidence in churches and religious organisations?

V17: Have you confidence in courts and the legal system?

V18: Have you confidence in schools and the educational system?

V19: Have you lived in other areas or other countries?

V20: Should religious leaders try to influence how people vote in elections?

V21: Should religious leaders try to influence government decisions?

V22: Does modern science do more harm than good?

V23: Do we trust too much in science and not enough in religious faith?

V24: Does religion bring more conflict than peace?

V25: Are people with strong religious beliefs too intolerant?

V26: Do churches and religious organisations have too much power?

V27: Should all religious groups in Ireland have equal rights?

V28: Should we respect all religions?

V29: Would you accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from yours marrying a relative of yours?

V30: Would you accept a person from a different religion or with a very different religious view from yours being a candidate of the political party you prefer?

V31: Should religious extremists be allowed to hold public meetings to express their views?

V32: Should religious extremists be allowed to publish books expressing their views?

V33: Do you believe in God?

V34: Which best describes your beliefs about God?

V35: Do you believe in life after death?

V36: Do you believe in Heaven?

V37: Do you believe in Hell?

V38: Do you believe in religious miracles?

V39: Do you believe in reincarnation?

V59: About how often do you pray?

V40: Do you believe in nirvana?

V41: Do you believe in the supernatural powers of deceased ancestors?

V42: Is there a God concerned with every human being personally?

V43: Is there little that people can do to change the course of their lives?

V44: Is life meaningful only because God exists?

V45: Does life serve any purpose?

V46: Is life only meaningful if you provide the meaning yourself?

V47: Do you have your own way of connecting with God without churches or religious services?

V48RC: What was your mother's religion when you were a child?

V50RC: What was your father's religion when you were a child?

V52RC: What religion, if any, were you raised in?

V54RC: What is your spouse's/partner's religion?

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

V57: How often did your father attend religious services when you were a child?

V58: How often did you attend religious services where you were 11?

V59: How often do you pray?

V60: How often to you take part in activities of a church?

V61: Do you have a shrine, altar, or a religious object on display in your home?

V62: How often do you visit a holy place for religious reasons?

V63: Are you religious?

V64: Do you follow a religion or consider yourself to be spiritual?

V65: Is there truth in any religion?

V66: Does practising a religion help people to ind inner peace and happiness?

V67: Does practising a religion help people to make friends?

V68: Does practising a religion help people to gain comfort in times of trouble or sorrow?

V69: Does practising a religion help people to meet the right kind of people?

attend: How often do you attend services connected with your religion?

C2: When you were a child, was your father religious?

C3: Is your spouse or partner religious?

C4: How important was religion in your upbringing?

C5: If you have children, how important is or was religion in their upbringing?

C6: How important is religion in your daily life?

C7A: Is God directly involved in your affairs?

C7B: Is God angered by human sin?

C8: Should religious groups have their own schools?

C9: Should books and films that attack religions be banned by law?

C10: Do you approve of cloning the best farm animals to improve breeding stock?

C11: Should scientists be allowed to use cells from human embryos for research?

C12: Is an embryo a human being at the moment of conception?

C13: Should doctors be allowed by law to end the patientís life, if the patient requests it?

C14: Should more be done to promote equality for women?

C15: Do you approve of laws that treat same-sex partnerships like marriage?

C16: Do you approve of allowing same-sex couples to adopt children?

C17: Should people working with the public be allowed to dress in a way that shows their religious faith?

C19: Is immigration a threat to our national identity?

C20: Do nearly all Muslims living in Northern Ireland want to fit in?

V6: How happy are you?

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?

C1: When you were a child, was your mother religious?

V70: Have you ever been 'born again'?

V71: What are you feelings about the Bible?

V72: Has a turning point made you make a commitment to religion?

V73: Did you make a personal sacrifice to express your faith?

V74: Picture of God: mother - father

V75: Picture of God: master - spouse

V76: Picture of God: judge - lover

V77: Picture of God: friend - king

V78: Do good luck charms bring good luck?

V79: Can fortune tellers foresee the future?

V80: Do some faith healers have God-given powers?

V81: Can a person's star sign affect the course of their future?

V82: Law conflicts with religious principles.

V83: What is your attitude to Christians?

V84: What is your attitude to Muslims?

V85: What is your attitude to Hindus?

V86: What is your attitude to Buddhists?

V87: What is your attitude to Jews?

V88: What is your attitude to Atheists?



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