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Q16 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q16 About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services (Q16)
TOTAL%
1) Never22113.0
2) Only on certain occasions24114.2
3) Once a week or less1176.9
4) A few times a week29517.4
5) Once a day34820.5
6) Several times a day47528.0
TOTAL1697100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


PRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)
Q17. About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
0) Never18211.1
1) Only on certain occasions26916.5
2) Once a week or less1257.6
3) A few times a week25915.8
4) Once a day29117.8
5) Several times a day50931.1
Missing14 
TOTAL1,635100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


DEVOTION from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders
How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day53,94945.2
2) Few week21,39717.9
3) Once week6,1165.1
4) Occasion23,17619.4
5) Hardly evr10,7529.0
6) Never3,9483.3
TOTAL119338100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


Q42C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
How often do you meditate - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42C)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week15,03342.3
2) Once or twice a month2,6137.3
3) Several times a year1,5174.3
4) Seldom4,28212.0
5) Never11,16531.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)9462.7
TOTAL35556100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


Q42C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset
How often do you meditate - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42C)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week15338.2
2) Once or twice a month369.0
3) Several times a year215.2
4) Seldom6115.2
5) Never11829.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)123.0
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


RELHRS1 from General Social Survey, 1998
In the past month, about how many hours have you spent doing religious activities in your home (such as time spent praying, meditating, reading religious books, listening to religious broadcasts, etc.) (RELHRS1)
TOTAL%
TOTAL0100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEDITATE from General Social Survey, 1998
Within your religious or spiritual tradition, how often do you meditate? (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day1238.5
2) Once a day18813.0
3) A few times a week1309.0
4) Once a week684.7
5) A few times a month604.2
6) Once a month463.2
7) Less than once a month956.6
8) Never66045.7
98) Dont know473.3
99) No answer281.9
TOTAL1445100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


RELCON5 from America's Evangelicals
Now I am going to read you a list of things that people do as part of their religious life. How often have you done each of the following activities in the last 12 months -- every day, once or twice a week, once or twice a month, once or twice a year, or never? Spend time in prayer or meditation (RELCON5)
TOTAL%
1) Every day85953.4
2) Once or twice a week33821.0
3) Once or twice a month1378.5
4) Once or twice a year794.9
5) Never18311.4
6) Dont know/Refused140.9
TOTAL1610100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


PRAY from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990
How often do you pray or meditate privately? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Seldom or never911.5
2) Only on very special occasions961.6
3) About once a week1722.8
4) Several times a week1,09618.0
5) Daily (regardless of number of times)4,58875.5
6) Other360.6
TOTAL6079100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


YOGA from Middletown Area Study, 1990
How often do you meditate or practice yoga? (YOGA)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently235.5
2) Occasionally174.1
3) Seldom225.3
4) Never35284.6
5) Dont know20.5
TOTAL416100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


OFT_MED from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999
How often do you meditate? (OFT_MED)
TOTAL%
1) Every Day104,42824.6
2) Nearly Every Day33,0667.8
3) About Once a Week35,5688.4
4) Several Times a Month15,6813.7
5) About Once a Month10,8142.6
6) Several Times a Year12,7603.0
7) Hardly Ever or Never192,00045.3
8) Dont Know, Refused19,3964.6
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


PRAYG_NO from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, No (PRAYG_NO)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled2,68730.6
2) Not circled6,09769.4
Missing5,517 
TOTAL8,784100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PRAYG_Y1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, One-time, short-term, or occasional event (PRAYG_Y1)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled1,58828.4
2) Not circled3,99971.6
Missing8,715 
TOTAL5,587100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PRAYG_Y2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, On-going during a particular season (PRAYG_Y2)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled1,25022.8
2) Not circled4,23077.2
Missing8,821 
TOTAL5,480100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


PRAYG_Y3 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File
During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, On-going throughout the year (PRAYG_Y3)
TOTAL%
0) Does not apply00.0
1) Circled6,31564.2
2) Not circled3,52235.8
Missing4,464 
TOTAL9,837100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Other
Mode:Mixed-mode


MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
Y229. TEXT: Now I want to read you a list of different religious and spiritual activities. Please tell me whether you have done them during the last YEAR or not. Just yes or noIn the last year, have you [INSERT LIST A-H]: Practiced any religious or spiritual meditation technique, not including prayer. (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
0) No3,00689.2
1) Yes35010.4
777) Dont know120.4
888) Refused20.1
TOTAL3370100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(meditate_w2) Q:1. In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST B-F] [READ STEM FOR B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY]? B. Practiced any religious or spiritual meditation techniques, not including prayer (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
0) No2,22685.5
1) Yes35513.6
666) Invalid skip230.9
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(meditate_w3) Q:1. In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST B-F] [READ STEM FOR B AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY]? B. practiced any religious or spiritual meditation techniques, not including prayer (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
0) No2,11983.7
1) Yes40115.8
777) Dont know20.1
999) Legitimate skip100.4
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


INVOLV11 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)
Are you currently involved in any of the following? -- Meditating (INVOLV11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes28329.7
2) No66769.9
3) Dont know/Refused40.4
Missing66 
TOTAL954100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


INVOLV11 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Individuals Not in Groups Sample)
Are you currently involved in any of the following? -- Meditating (INVOLV11)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18119.0
2) No77080.6
3) Dont know/Refused40.4
Missing5 
TOTAL955100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


MEDITATE from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Do you practice any meditation techniques, like those taught by Transcendental Meditation, Zen, the Divine Light Mission, or others? (MEDITATE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33712.9
2) No2,27787.1
TOTAL2614100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


STSRELPR from Economic Values Survey, 1992
Thinking specifically about job-related stress, how often do you use these measures to relieve feelings of stress from your job: never, rarely, sometimes, or often? -- pray or meditate (STSRELPR)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,80435.9
2) Rarely91618.2
3) Sometimes1,20824.1
4) Often1,03620.6
5) Dont Know561.1
TOTAL5,020100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


 

Subcategories
FrequencyQuestion asks respondents about the frequency of meditation
GroupsThis question type asks whether the respondent's congregation offers opportunities for meditation, outside of regular services
OccurrenceQuestion asks whether the respondent ever meditates, without reference to frequency
ReasonsThis question type asks whether respondents use meditation in response to a specific situation in their life

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