Reincarnation Revisited: Question format and the distribution of belief in reincarnation in survey research

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Siegers, Pascal (2013)
  • Publisher: DEU
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.13094/SMIF-2013-00007
  • Subject: Sociology & anthropology | Social sciences, sociology, anthropology | Sozialwissenschaften, Soziologie | Soziologie, Anthropologie | Religionssoziologie | Erhebungstechniken und Analysetechniken der Sozialwissenschaften | Sociology of Religion | Methods and Techniques of Data Collection and Data Analysis, Statistical Methods, Computer Methods | statistical analysis | ISSP | survey research | data | EVS | religiousness | statistische Analyse | Religiosität | Umfrageforschung | Daten

Comparing frequency of belief in reincarnation from different international survey projects (RAMP, EVS, ISSP) reveals differences of about 15 to 20 percent depending on the specific question format. If single binary questions are used, then belief in reincarnation is mo... View more
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