Death anxiety, exposure to death, mortuary preferences, and religiosity in five countries

Jonathan Jong, Jamin Halberstadt, Matthias Bluemke, Christopher Kavanagh, Christopher Jackson

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We present three datasets from a project about the relationship between death anxiety and religiosity. These include data from 1,838 individuals in the United States (n = 813), Brazil (n = 800), Russia (n = 800), the Philippines (n = 200), South Korea (n = 200), and Japan (n = 219). Measures were largely consistent across samples: they include measures of death anxiety, experience of and exposure to death, religious belief, religious behaviour, religious experience, and demographic information. Responses have also been back-translated into English where necessary, though original untranslated data are also included.

Original languageEnglish
Article number154
Number of pages5
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
Early online date21 Aug 2019
Publication statusPublished - 21 Aug 2019
Externally publishedYes

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences


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