Devotion to divine scale

Devotion to divine scale
Hansen. Ian G. and Norenzayan. Ara
Fiorito‚ B. & Ryan‚ K. 1998
1. An important part of my religious practice is to feel the presence of the Divine in everything I do.
2. I have no interest in feeling a sense of awe about ‘the truth and greatness of the Divine’.*
3. An important aspect of my prayer experience is to feel a deep sense of connectedness with the Divine.
4. Fundamental to my religious experience is an absolute trust in the Divine.
5. It is not important for me to feel an intimate personal relationship with the Divine.*
6. For me‚ an important part of religious practice is experiencing the power and majesty of the Divine.
7. I never try to achieve the feeling of oneness with the Divine.*
8. I do not have much faith in ‘Divine will’.*
9. Part of my being religious involves a constant search for deeper truths behind the words of my sacred texts.
10. I try to avoid centering my thoughts and will around Divine principles.*
11. An essential aspect of my religious practice is to try to understand Divine law.
12. I almost never think about the Divine during the day.*
13. It is not very important for me to search for knowledge about what the Divine would have me do.*
14. I rarely or never think about ways to improve myself to be more attuned to Divine law.*
15. I ask religious questions in order to better understand my relationship to the Divine.
16. My search for Divine guidance is an important religious activity.
* Reversed item
This instrument can be found on page 57 of When How You Believe Matters More than What You Believe: Religiosity and Religious. Available online at:

Hansen. Ian G. and Norenzayan. Ara. When How You Believe Matters More than What You Believe: Religiosity and Religious Intolerance among Christians and Buddhists. Religion and Religious Tolerance. University of British Columbia

Fiorito‚ B. & Ryan‚ K. (1998‚ August). Development and preliminary reliability of a newmeasure of religiosity: Religiousness and spirituality questionnaires. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American PsychologicalAssociation‚ San Francisco‚ CA.