Traumatic life experiences and religiosity in eight countries

Jonathan Jong, Adam Baimel, Robert Ross, Ryan McKay, Matthias Bluemke, Jamin Halberstadt

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    We present two datasets from a project about the relationship between traumatic life experiences and religiosity. These include data from 1,754 individuals in the United States (n = 322), Brazil (n = 205), China (n = 202), India (n = 205), Indonesia (n = 205), Russia (n = 205), Thailand (n = 205), and Turkey (n = 205). Surveys were consistent across samples: they include measures of traumatic life experiences, negative affective traits, existential security, life satisfaction, death anxiety, and various religious beliefs, attitudes, and behaviours. Psychometric evaluations of measures of supernatural belief and death anxiety were conducted.

    Original languageEnglish
    Article number140
    Number of pages8
    JournalScientific data
    Issue number1
    Early online date8 May 2020
    Publication statusPublished - 8 May 2020

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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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