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Three, seven-point items are used to measure how much a person believes that GOD supports and comforts people when they are dealing with problems.

Using four, seven-point items, the scale measures the degree to which a person believes that GOD gets directly involved in his/her life.

Using four, seven-point items, the scale measures the degree to which a person believes that GOD gets directly involved in his/her life.

A person’s belief that he/she is supported emotionally and physically in good times and bad is measured with four, seven-point Likert-type items.  The source of the support is not stated in the items.

Five, six-point items are used to measure the extent to which a person describes his/her faith (unspecified) as providing meaning to life and affecting aspects of how he/she lives. 

With three, seven-point items, the scale is intended to measure how much a person engages in particular religious activities: praying, reading scripture, and attending services.

The degree to which a person believes the fundamental tenets of a religion, such as the reality of GOD, is measured using four, seven-point Likert-type items.

The extent to which a person is superstitious is measured based his/her belief in three phenomena that, if genuine, would violate basic limiting principles of science.

A person's strong negative reaction to a decision or action taken by a church is measured using three, seven-point Likert-type items.  Although two of the items use the term "church," they could be easily modified for use with a variety of organizations, religious or not.

Using ten items and a five-point response format, the scale measures the degree to which a person is faithful to a set of religious beliefs and practices in daily life.