if you scored high in religious belief, do you attend church regularly?

Please put a number next to each item to indicate how much you agree or disagree with that item. Use the numbers as indicated below. There are no right or wrong answers. This is a sample of your own beliefs and attitudes.

  1. Strongly Disagree

  2. Moderately Disagree

  3. Slightly Disagree

  4. Uncertain

  5. Slightly Agree

  6. Moderately Agree

  7. Strongly Agree

_____1. The soul continues to exist though the body may die.

_____2. Some individuals are able to levitate (lift) objects through mental forces.

_____3. Black magic really exists.

_____4. Black cats bring bad luck.

_____5. Your mind or soul can leave your body and travel (astral projection)

_____6. Bigfoot exists.

_____7. Astrology is a way to accurately predict the future.

_____8. There is a devil

_____9. Psychokinesis, the movement of objects through psychic powers, does exist.

_____10. Witches do exist.

_____11. If you break a mirror, you will have bad luck.

_____12. During altered states, such as sleep or trances, the spirit can leave the body.

_____13. The Loch Ness monster of Scotland exists.

_____14. The horoscope accurately tells a person’s future.

_____15. I believe in God

_____16. A person’s thoughts can influence the movement of a physical object.

_____17. Through the use of formulas and incantations, it is possible to cast spells on persons

_____18. The number “13” is unlucky

_____19. Reincarnation does occur.

_____20. Ghosts do exist.

_____21. Some psychics can accurately predict the future.

_____22. There is a heaven and a hell.

_____23. Mind reading is possible.

_____24. There are actual cases of witchcraft.

_____25. It is possible to communicate with the dead

_____26. Some people have an unexplained ability to predict the future.

Okay, time to do some math.

Add up your total score and divide by 26  _________

Traditional religious belief score

Add up your score for questions 1, 8, 15, 22 and divide by 4 ________

Belief in Psi

Add up your score for questions 2, 9, 16, 23 and divide by 4 _________

Belief in Witchcraft

Add up your score for questions 3, 10, 17, 24 and divide by 4 _________

Belief in Spiritualism

Add up your score for questions 5, 12, 19, 25 and divide by 4 _________

Belief in Precognition

Add up your score for questions 7, 14, 21, 26 and divide by 4 _________

Belief in Superstition

Add up your score for questions 4, 11, 18 and divide by 3 __________

Belief in Extraordinary life forms

Add up your score for questions 6, 13, 20 and divide by 3 ________

Answer the following questions

Questions:

  1. What is your highest area of belief?

  2. What is your lowest area of belief?

  3. What do you think accounts for this difference?

After you have completed the Paranormal Belief Scale, answer the following questions about your belief scores.

  1. Which is/are your highest area(s) of belief?

  2. Which is/are your lowest area(s) of belief?

  3. Does this correlate with any of your behaviors or habits? For instance, if you scored high in religious belief, do you attend church regularly? Of if you scored high in superstition, do you regularly read your horoscope? Explain, be specific.

 
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