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Measures how often one meditates 

Below are 22 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 4 types:

[ Frequency | Groups | Occurrence | Reasons ]

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Category 1:Frequency
 

Question asks respondents about the frequency of meditation

Some questions fit within the "Frequency" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

[ Pray or Meditate | Private Devotion ]

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Q42C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

Q42C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

MEDITATE from General Social Survey, 1998

YOGA from Middletown Area Study, 1990

OFT_MED from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Variant:Pray or Meditate (Frequency variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent if they pray or meditate

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Q16 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

PRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

RELCON5 from America's Evangelicals

PRAY from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990


Variant:Private Devotion (Frequency variant)
 

This variant includes meditation in a list of private devotions.

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DEVOTION from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

RELHRS1 from General Social Survey, 1998


Category 2:Groups
 

This question type asks whether the respondent's congregation offers opportunities for meditation, outside of regular services

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PRAYG_NO from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

PRAYG_Y1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

PRAYG_Y2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

PRAYG_Y3 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File


Category 3:Occurrence
 

Question asks whether the respondent ever meditates, without reference to frequency

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MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

INVOLV11 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

INVOLV11 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Individuals Not in Groups Sample)

MEDITATE from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988


Category 4:Reasons
 

This question type asks whether respondents use meditation in response to a specific situation in their life

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STSRELPR from Economic Values Survey, 1992



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