Northern Ireland Life and Times Survey 1998

Module: Religious Observance

This page lists the questions asked within the Religious Observance module in 1998. Clicking on the short variable name printed before every question will bring you to the tables of results for that question. Publications and further information on Religious Observance can be found on the Religious Observance Resources page. This module was asked as part of the International Social Survey Programme.

RUHAPPY: How happy are you?

GOVRESP1: Should the government provide a job for everyone who wants one?

GOVRESP7: Should the government reduce income differences between the rich and poor?

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

ADULTERY: Is adultery wrong?

SEXHOMO: Are sexual relations between adults of the same sex wrong

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

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

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

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

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

PEOPTRST: Can people be trusted?

PARLCONF: Have you confidence in Parliament at Westminster?

BUSCONF: Have you confidence in business and industry?

CHCHCONF: Have you confidence in churches and religious organisations?

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

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

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

RLGINFGV: Should religious leaders try to influence government decisions?

SCIEHARM: Does modern science do more harm than good?

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

RELPROB1: Does religion bring more conflict than peace?

RELPROB2: Are people with strong religious beliefs too intolerant?

RELPROB3: Would Northern Ireland be a better country if religion had less influence?

VOLACT1: Have you done volunteer work related to political activities?

VOLACT2: Have you done volunteer work related to charitable activities?

VOLACT3: Have you done volunteer work related to religious activities?

VOLACT4: Have you done volunteer work for other activities?

CHCHPOWR: Have churches too much power?

GODBELF1: Do you believe in God?

GODBELF2: Which best describes your beliefs about God?

AFTRLIFE: Do you believe in life after death?

HEAVEN: Do you believe in Heaven?

HELL: Do you believe in Hell?

RELGMIRC: Do you believe in religious miracles?

BIBLFEEL: What are your feelings about the Bible?

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

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

GODGMEAN: Is life meaningful only because God exists?

LFNOPURP: Does life serve any purpose?

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

OWNFATE: Do we each make our own fate?

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

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

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

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

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

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

R11ATTCH: How often did you attend religious services where you were 11?

PRAYFREQ: How often do you pray?

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

RELIGIUS: Are you religious?

RELTRUTH: Is there truth in religion?

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

ACCWOULD: What would you do in given situation?

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