Item Scores for Survey of Beliefs
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1 = Strongly Disagree
Strongly Agree = 9
1The ability to affect objects with one's mind (like bending spoons, etc.), also known as telekinesis or psychokinesis, is just a trick, it isn't real.
2The United States has sent men to the moon and returned them safely to Earth.
3Astrology, if done correctly, can tell us important things about our lives and our futures.
4There is NO such thing as ghosts.
5Trees and plants get most of their fibrous mass (hard bulk) from carbon in the air.
6Some people have a gift that allows them to use the power of their minds to heal others.
7The holocaust actually happened.
8Pyramids have unusual powers (e.g., they can keep razors sharp, or food fresh longer).
9Smoking causes cancer.
10The movements of electrons allow electric lights and appliances to work.
11Some people are born lucky or unlucky.
12It is impossible for your mind or soul to leave your body and travel (astral projection).
13Wearing, touching, or possessing certain objects (e.g., rabbit's foot, horseshoe, etc.) can bring a person good luck.
14We have (our planet has) been visited by extraterrestrials (intelligent aliens).
15No matter how hard you try, just wishing for something will NOT make it happen.
16The spirits of dead people can influence the living.
17The idea of a Santa Claus who lives (even today) in the North Pole with tiny elves that make toys for Santa to deliver (with flying reindeer) is a story made up for children.
18People, including myself, can have their opinions and beliefs easily affected by the stated opinions and beliefs of others.
19Subliminal messages (such as those in self-help tapes) are a scam and do NOT really work.
20There was a time when people believed that it was unhealthy to take a bath or to wash.
21Some people are uncanny predictors (prophets) of future events, such as Nostradamus.
22There is a section of ocean called the Bermuda Triangle where an unusual number of strange disappearances has occurred over the years.
23It is impossible to accurately predict our physical, emotional and intellectual states based on personal biorhythms.
24Careful scientific analyses of psychic phenomena are not possible unless negative vibrations from skeptics or non-believers are prevented.
25The pyramids and other great structures (e.g., Stonehenge, the statues of Easter Island) are too sophisticated to have been built by humans when they were because the technologies available at the time were not sufficient.
26There REALLY IS such a thing as vampires.
27The Earth orbits around the Sun.
28The evidence that man evolved from ape-like beasts, as well as the "million-year-old" dinosaur bones we see in museums were all planted by God when He created Earth about 10,000 years ago.
29There is NO such thing as a real Easter Bunny that delivers candy and decorated eggs to children.
30Elvis Presley is dead.
31If a stranger told me that they received messages from aliens through the braces in their teeth, I would believe them.
32I believe that the Shroud of Turin is a holy relic that shows the imprint left by the crucified body of Jesus Christ.
33Lightning can strike the same place more than one time.
34Although it is a rare event, it is possible for a person to spontaneously, without cause, burst into flames. (This is commonly referred to as spontaneous human combustion.)
35I don't think there is anything wrong with believing in superstitions, supernatural events, or anything paranormal because doing so doesn't harm anyone.