Religiosity: Definition & Measures


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What is the sociological term used to describe the role of religion in society?

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1. Which of the following is a reason that a study of religiosity might be undertaken?

2. Which of the following is a category of measurement that analyzes how often a person prays?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz/worksheet combo let you test your understanding of religious study terminology. Topics you'll need to know pass this quiz include reasons religious studies are conducted and categories of measurement in religious surveys.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These tools will assess your knowledge of the following:

  • Sociological term for religion in society
  • Reason(s) to study religion in society
  • Measurement of how often a person prays
  • Ways the Bible can be interpreted
  • Self-perception of religious faith

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related psychology lesson
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about the role of religion in society in a different light
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the reason(s) supporting the study of religion

Additional Learning

To learn more about the impact religion has on communities and society as a whole, review the accompanying lesson titled Religiosity: Definition and Measures. The lesson covers the following topics:

  • Influence religion has on certain geographical locations
  • Uses of religious studies
  • Role of religion in charitable giving
  • Religious fervor and personal intelligence