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How frequently does the respondent pray (sometimes also worded as meditate)?

Below are 85 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day53882.6
2) More than once a week639.7
3) Once a week142.2
4) At least once a month81.2
5) Several times a year71.1
6) Less often162.5
7) Never50.8
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL651100.0


RELI792O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (RELI792O)
TOTAL%
1) Daily16535.0
2) Weekly11023.4
3) Monthly5311.3
4) Less than monthly6012.7
5) Never7916.8
7) Refused40.8
Missing1,562 
TOTAL471100.0


REL697 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (REL697)
TOTAL%
1) Daily58354.9
2) Weekly21620.4
3) Monthly625.8
4) Less than once a month938.8
5) Never1039.7
8) Dont know30.3
9) Refused10.1
Missing972 
TOTAL1,061100.0


RELI797O from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (RELI797O)
TOTAL%
1) Daily15736.9
2) Weekly11827.7
3) Monthly358.2
4) Less than monthly4711.0
5) Never6816.0
8) Dont know10.2
Missing1,607 
TOTAL426100.0


RELG797N from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (RELG797N)
TOTAL%
1) Daily7132.3
2) Weekly5424.5
3) Monthly2410.9
4) Less than monthly2210.0
5) Never4922.3
Missing1,813 
TOTAL220100.0


PRAY88 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (PRAY88)
TOTAL%
1) Daily67150.0
2) Weekly29722.1
3) Monthly926.9
4) Less than once a month1078.0
5) Never16412.2
6) Dont Know60.4
7) Refused30.2
97) Inapplicable10.1
Missing692 
TOTAL1,341100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day6510.8
2) More than once a week498.2
3) Once a week6310.5
4) At least once a month355.8
5) Several times a year8013.3
6) Less often7412.3
7) Never23439.0
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


RELI692 from Marital Instability Over the Life Course [United States]: A Five-Wave Panel Study, 1980, 1983, 1988, 1992-1994, 1997

How often in the last few months did you engage in prayer? Would you say daily, weekly, monthly, less than monthly, or never? (RELI692)
TOTAL%
1) Daily61852.0
2) Weekly26021.9
3) Monthly786.6
4) Less than once a month937.8
5) Never13711.5
6) Dont know30.3
Missing844 
TOTAL1,189100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day27137.3
2) More than once a week385.2
3) Once a week567.7
4) At least once a month476.5
5) Several times a year324.4
6) Less often608.3
7) Never22230.6
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


Q18 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q18 How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals (Q18)
TOTAL%
1) Never15410.2
2) Only on certain occasions71347.4
3) At least once a week1369.0
4) At least once a day24616.4
5) At all meals25517.0
TOTAL1504100.0


PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

Now thinking about the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
0) Inapplicable2,19461.6
1) Never1383.9
2) Less than once a year280.8
3) About once or twice a year250.7
4) Several times a year681.9
5) About once a month381.1
6) Two to three times a month631.8
7) Nearly every week270.8
8) Every week661.9
9) Several times a week1494.2
10) Once a day35610.0
11) Several times a day39111.0
98) Dont know60.2
99) No answer100.3
TOTAL3559100.0


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


PRAY from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,03929.2
2) Once a day1,05629.7
3) Several times a week40411.4
4) Once a week2146.0
5) Less than once a week42311.9
6) Never39311.0
8) Dont know120.3
9) No answer180.5
TOTAL3559100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel Combined

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,42729.1
2) Once a day1,44129.4
3) Several times a week57211.7
4) Once a week2745.6
5) Less than once a week54111.0
6) Never60512.3
8) Dont know240.5
9) No answer170.3
TOTAL4901100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 2002

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day34825.4
2) Once a day42430.9
3) Several times a week15411.2
4) Once a week1178.5
5) Less than once a week30222.0
6) Never70.5
8) Dont know100.7
9) No answer100.7
TOTAL1372100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day7,03263.8
2) More than once a week1,27011.5
3) Once a week7797.1
4) At least once a month3733.4
5) Several times a year2962.7
6) Less often4434.0
7) Never8157.4
8) Dont know90.1
9) Refused110.1
TOTAL11028100.0


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

Y230. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone?[READ LIST] (PRAYALON)
TOTAL%
1) Never48714.5
2) Less than once a month2577.6
3) One to two times a month44913.3
4) About once a week41812.4
5) A few times a week49914.8
6) About once a day72321.5
7) Many times a day52715.6
777) Dont know70.2
888) Refused30.1
TOTAL3370100.0


PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day12714.5
2) Daily42048.0
3) Occasionally or sometimes28232.2
4) Seldom or never424.8
5) Dont know40.5
TOTAL875100.0


PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999

How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (Open-ended and code) (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day72215.7
2) Daily2,52755.0
3) Occasionally or sometimes1,04322.7
4) Seldom or never3066.7
Missing14 
TOTAL4,598100.0


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


PRAYFREQ from American National Election Studies, 2004

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, ONCE A DAY, A FEW TIMES A WEEK, ONCE A WEEK OR LESS, or NEVER? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day37731.1
2) Once a day26621.9
3) A few times a week23019.0
4) Once a week or less18515.3
5) Never13411.1
7) Other60.5
8) Dont know40.3
9) Refused100.8
TOTAL1212100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 2006

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day92630.9
2) Once a day86328.8
3) Several times a week33211.1
4) Once a week1926.4
5) Less than once a week34211.4
6) Never31610.6
8) Dont know110.4
9) No answer100.3
TOTAL2992100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 2004

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day41631.0
2) Once a day36927.5
3) Several times a week18914.1
4) Once a week775.7
5) Less than once a week14410.7
6) Never13710.2
8) Dont know40.3
9) No answer40.3
TOTAL1340100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 2000

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day37626.9
2) Once a day40228.8
3) Several times a week19614.0
4) Once a week906.4
5) Less than once a week30922.1
6) Never120.9
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer120.9
TOTAL1398100.0


PRAY from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

How often do you pray, every day, once or twice a week, a few times a month, or hardly ever? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Every day3,56163.6
2) Once or twice a week75213.4
3) A few times a month5189.2
4) Hardly ever5439.7
5) (VOL) Never1733.1
6) Dont know/refused561.0
TOTAL5603100.0


PRAYOFT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (PRAYOFT)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,26634.9
2) Once a day85823.7
3) A few times a week54315.0
4) Once a week or less57916.0
5) Never3118.6
9) Dont know/Refused701.9
TOTAL3,627100.0


ARBL_13 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the past twelve months how often have you typically prayed, not including before meals and at religious services? (ARBL_13)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused351.3
-4) Dont know80.3
1) Never40515.5
2) A few times43816.8
3) Once a month1224.7
4) 2-3 times a month2098.0
5) Once a week1154.4
6) A few times a week (but less than every day)37014.2
7) Once a day44617.1
8) 2-3 times a day29311.2
9) More than 3 times a day1646.3
Missing5 
TOTAL2,605100.0


ARH_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the past year, how often would you say you and your spouse/partner pray together, not including before meals and at religious services? (ARH_6)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused271.6
-4) Dont know10.1
1) Never75645.2
2) Rarely40324.1
3) Once or twice a month1639.7
4) Once a week633.8
5) A few times a week1036.2
6) Once a day1026.1
7) More than once a day553.3
Missing937 
TOTAL1,673100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day26944.8
2) More than once a week8113.5
3) Once a week6110.2
4) At least once a month427.0
5) Several times a year294.8
6) Less often406.7
7) Never7512.5
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused30.5
TOTAL600100.0


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

(prayalon_w2) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON)
TOTAL%
1) Never44917.2
2) Less than once a month26010.0
3) One to two times a month42416.3
4) About once a week31312.0
5) A few times a week37514.4
6) About once a day45817.6
7) Many times a day30011.5
666) Invalid skip230.9
777) Dont know20.1
TOTAL2604100.0


PRAYFREQ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,07335.2
2) Once a day65021.3
3) A few times a week45414.9
4) Once a week1073.5
5) A few times a month1755.7
6) Seldom33911.1
7) Never1916.3
9) Dont Know/Refused632.1
TOTAL3,052100.0


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

(prayalon_w3) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON)
TOTAL%
1) Never52720.8
2) Less than once a month27310.8
3) One to two times a month36514.4
4) About once a week27410.8
5) A few times a week33713.3
6) About once a day39415.6
7) Many times a day35213.9
999) Legitimate skip100.4
TOTAL2532100.0


PRAYER from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

People practice their religion in different ways... Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (PRAYER)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,23029.4
2) Once a day93522.4
3) A few times a week78118.7
4) Once a week or less75017.9
5) Never42310.1
6) Dont know/Refused601.4
TOTAL4,179100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day46967.0
2) More than once a week7310.4
3) Once a week486.9
4) At least once a month314.4
5) Several times a year111.6
6) Less often365.1
7) Never324.6
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


Q64 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

Q64 People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few time a month, seldom or never? (Q64)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day13,84255.3
2) Once a day4,48717.9
3) A few times a week2,4469.8
4) Once a week1,3465.4
5) A few times a month9063.6
6) Seldom1,1074.4
7) Never5102.0
8) Dont know2581.0
9) Refused1290.5
TOTAL25,031100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1996

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day25625.9
2) Once a day31231.5
3) Several times a week13413.5
4) Once a week798.0
5) Less than once a week17818.0
6) Never252.5
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer50.5
TOTAL990100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1990

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day21022.6
2) Once a day26128.1
3) Several times a week12413.4
4) Once a week778.3
5) Less than once a week22924.7
8) Dont know20.2
9) No answer252.7
TOTAL928100.0


Q42F from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

IF HINDU OR BUDDHIST (Q.16=7, 8), ASK: How often do you pray at a shrine or religious symbol in your home - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42F)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week28943.3
2) Once or twice a month395.8
3) Several times a year416.1
4) Seldom7511.2
5) Never21231.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)121.8
TOTAL668100.0


V083183 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

Please look at page 16 of the booklet. People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (V083183)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused130.6
-8) Dont know10.0
1) Several times a day80634.7
2) Once a day52522.6
3) A few times a week41617.9
4) Once a week or less32113.8
5) Never23510.1
7) Other (SPECIFY)60.3
TOTAL2323100.0


Q41 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q41)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day13,98139.3
2) Once a day7,15720.1
3) A few times a week4,89913.8
4) Once a week8902.5
5) A few times a month1,8735.3
6) Seldom3,64910.3
7) Never2,5117.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)5961.7
TOTAL35556100.0


Q42F from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

IF HINDU OR BUDDHIST (Q.16=7, 8), ASK: How often do you pray at a shrine or religious symbol in your home - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42F)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week861.5
3) Several times a year17.7
5) Never323.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)17.7
TOTAL13100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day77177.2
2) More than once a week11311.3
3) Once a week787.8
4) At least once a month161.6
5) Several times a year40.4
6) Less often171.7
7) Never00.0
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL999100.0


OFTPRAY from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

How often do you pray -- daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily67757.2
2) Several times a week20016.9
3) Once a week574.8
4) Two or three times a month595.0
5) Once a month or less1028.6
6) Never887.4
TOTAL1183100.0


PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1991

Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Never1057.7
2) Less than once a year372.7
3) About once or twice a year735.4
4) Several times a year1108.1
5) About once a month654.8
6) 2-3 times a month715.2
7) Nearly every week775.7
8) Every week614.5
9) Several times a week16612.2
10) Once a day28921.3
11) Several times a day27119.9
98) Cant say/cant remember10.1
99) No answer332.4
TOTAL1359100.0


Q41 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q41)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day12831.9
2) Once a day6516.2
3) A few times a week5112.7
4) Once a week102.5
5) A few times a month266.5
6) Seldom6716.7
7) Never4310.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)112.7
TOTAL401100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day47363.9
2) More than once a week7410.0
3) Once a week385.1
4) At least once a month273.6
5) Several times a year182.4
6) Less often354.7
7) Never679.1
8) Dont know50.7
9) Refused30.4
TOTAL740100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day49962.4
2) More than once a week9912.4
3) Once a week688.5
4) At least once a month263.3
5) Several times a year202.5
6) Less often496.1
7) Never394.9
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL800100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1988

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day34623.4
2) Once a day45030.4
3) Several times a week22915.5
4) Once a week1137.6
5) Less than once a week32622.0
6) Never40.3
8) Dont know50.3
9) No answer80.5
TOTAL1481100.0


OFTPRAY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

How often do you pray-daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 to 3 times a month, once a month or less, never? (OFTPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily95949.0
2) Several times a week38219.5
3) Once a week1427.3
4) Two or three times a month1366.9
5) Once a month or less19810.1
6) Never1417.2
TOTAL1958100.0


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


RELCON7 from Religion and America's Role in the World

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: Say prayers or read daily devotions (RELCON7)
TOTAL%
1) Every day75954.2
2) Once or twice a week25218.0
3) Once or twice month1117.9
4) Once or twice a year644.6
5) Never18713.4
6) Dont know/refused271.9
TOTAL1400100.0


PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1998

Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
TOTAL%
1) Never13210.3
2) Less than once a year413.2
3) About once or twice a year413.2
4) Several times a year544.2
5) About once a month493.8
6) 2-3 times a month574.4
7) Nearly every week624.8
8) Every week634.9
9) Several times a week16412.8
10) No father/father not present30623.8
11) 1127521.4
98) Cant say/cant remember
99) No answer403.1
TOTAL1284100.0


PRIVPRAY from General Social Survey, 1998

How often do you pray privately in places other than at church or synagogue? (PRIVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day34323.7
2) Once a day37325.8
3) A few times a week19513.5
4) Once a week694.8
5) A few times a month785.4
6) Once a month332.3
7) Less than once a month1298.9
8) Never18612.9
98) Dont know141.0
99) No answer251.7
TOTAL1445100.0


RELCON3 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? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Pray before meals (RELCON3)
TOTAL%
1) Every day82151.0
2) Once or twice a week21613.4
3) Once or twice a month1277.9
4) Once or twice a year1368.4
5) Never30018.6
6) Dont know/Refused100.6
TOTAL1610100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1998

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day35524.6
2) Once a day42629.5
3) Several times a week20214.0
4) Once a week1087.5
5) Less than once a week31321.7
6) Never241.7
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer141.0
TOTAL1445100.0


FREQPRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray: several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (FREQPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day1,73036.9
2) Once a day1,01721.7
3) A few times a week81817.5
4) Once a week or less66014.1
5) Never3507.5
9) Dont know/Refused1082.3
TOTAL4,683100.0


F_QN3 from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

About how often do you pray the rosary... would you say more than once a week, once a week, once or twice a month, a few times a year, seldom, or never? (F_QN3)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week13420.6
2) Once a week8412.9
3) Once or twice a month8713.4
4) A few times a year11718.0
5) Seldom10816.6
6) Never11517.7
8) Dont know50.8
TOTAL650100.0


PRAY from Life Choices, 1990

How often do you pray - daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily1,09850.5
2) Several times a week26412.1
3) Once a week1647.5
4) 2 or 3 times a month1527.0
5) Once a month or less25311.6
6) Never1868.6
7) Dont know572.6
TOTAL2174100.0


PRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Combination of PRAY_A and PRAY_B) (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day6,38936.2
2) Once a day3,42419.4
3) A few times a week2,42613.7
4) Once a week6363.6
5) A few times a month1,0455.9
6) Seldom1,90110.8
7) Never1,4208.0
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)4162.4
TOTAL17,657100.0


PRAY_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q288) (PRAY_B)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day3,28837.2
2) Once a day1,67619.0
3) A few times a week1,17413.3
4) Once a week3524.0
5) A few times a month5035.7
6) Seldom95710.8
7) Never6677.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)2132.4
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,830100.0


PRAY_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q188) (PRAY_A)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day3,10135.1
2) Once a day1,74919.8
3) A few times a week1,25214.2
4) Once a week2843.2
5) A few times a month5426.1
6) Seldom94410.7
7) Never7538.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.)2032.3
Missing8,829 
TOTAL8,828100.0


QN31A_A from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): How often do you pray at home? Would you say...? (QN31A_A)
TOTAL%
1) Every day2,56775.0
2) At least once a week41412.1
3) Once or twice a month1053.1
4) A few times a year1002.9
5) Seldom1253.7
6) Never892.6
8) Dont know100.3
9) Refused110.3
TOTAL3421100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day46070.6
2) More than once a week8412.9
3) Once a week436.6
4) At least once a month243.7
5) Several times a year111.7
6) Less often213.2
7) Never81.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL652100.0


PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

How often do you pray to God outside of religious services: would you say every day, more than once a week, once a week, at least once a month, several times a year, less often or never? [Question asked in all countries.] (PRAY_OUT)
TOTAL%
1) Every day70069.7
2) More than once a week11511.4
3) Once a week606.0
4) At least once a month232.3
5) Several times a year161.6
6) Less often303.0
7) Never606.0
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1,005100.0


PRAY from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

How often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never61.5
2) Rarely174.3
3) Once a week338.3
4) Several times a week10225.7
5) Every day14636.8
6) Several times a day9323.4
Missing127 
TOTAL397100.0


PRAY from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

How often do you do the following - Pray. (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Daily2,03838.3
2) Several times a week1,06219.9
3) Once a week64212.0
4) Once a month or less70613.3
5) Never55410.4
6) Dont know3266.1
Missing95 
TOTAL5,328100.0


FAMPRAYR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Family prayer (FAMPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Daily28337.7
2) Almost Every Day10313.7
3) At Least Once a Week608.0
4) Once or Twice a Month435.7
5) Several Times a Year537.1
6) Rarely or Never20827.7
TOTAL750100.0


PRVPRAYR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Private prayer (PRVPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Daily54261.1
2) Almost Every Day12013.5
3) At Least Once a Week586.5
4) Once or Twice a Month434.8
5) Several Times a Year353.9
6) Rarely or Never8910.0
TOTAL887100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1994

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day45423.0
2) Once a day64032.4
3) Several times a week22611.4
4) Once a week1678.4
5) Less than once a week44022.3
6) Never261.3
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer211.1
TOTAL1977100.0


Q11C1 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics' View of their Church

In your family, do you often pray with the whole family at home? (Q11C1)
TOTAL%
1) Often do35236.1
2) Do not often61062.6
3) Not sure131.3
TOTAL975100.0


PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993

How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day1769.6
2) Daily1,05257.2
3) At least once a week25513.9
4) Occasionally1588.6
5) Seldom1307.1
6) Never432.3
7) Dont know/No answer/Refused241.3
TOTAL1,838100.0


PRAY from General Social Survey, 1993

About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day28126.0
2) Once a day31128.8
3) Several times a week14313.2
4) Once a week817.5
5) Less than once a week22420.7
6) Never161.5
9) No answer242.2
TOTAL1080100.0


YPRAY from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Youth Component

How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (YPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never, or less than once a month97011.9
2) 1 to 3 times a month6958.5
3) About once a week81910.1
4) Most days, but not every day2,54731.3
5) Every day3,10538.2
TOTAL8136100.0


OFNGRACE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

Turning now to other religious activities besides attending church, how often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (OFNGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals.76526.9
2) We say grace at least once a day.68023.9
3) We say grace at least once a week.1595.6
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions.70824.9
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace.53318.7
TOTAL2845100.0


PRAY from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a day43116.7
2) Daily1,07041.4
3) Several times a week29111.3
4) About once a week2369.1
5) Less than once a week29111.3
6) Never26610.3
TOTAL2585100.0


PRAYPRIV from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

How often do you pray privately? (Check the answer that comes closest to what you do.) (PRAYPRIV)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray, or only do so at church services.883.1
2) I pray only on very special occasions.923.2
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.48617.0
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.93132.6
5) I pray regularly once a day or more.1,11739.1
6) I pray regularly several times a week.1244.3
7) I pray regularly once a week.170.6
TOTAL2855100.0


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


PRIVPRAY from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (PRIVPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray, or only do so at church services.2424.2
2) I pray only on very special occasions.88.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.2626.3
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.1616.2
5) I pray regularly once a day or more.2121.2
6) I pray regularly several times a week.33.0
7) I pray regularly once a week.11.0
TOTAL99100.0


FPRAY from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Father Component

How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (FPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never, or less than once a month87320.4
2) 1 to 3 times a month46811.0
3) About once a week52712.3
4) Most days, but not every day1,19027.9
5) Every day1,21428.4
TOTAL4272100.0


PRVPRAYR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Private prayer (PRVPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Daily13247.1
2) Almost Every Day3211.4
3) At Least Once a Week238.2
4) Once or Twice a Month176.1
5) Several Times a Year217.5
6) Rarely or Never5519.6
TOTAL280100.0


FAMPRAYR from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Family prayer (FAMPRAYR)
TOTAL%
1) Daily4720.9
2) Almost Every Day135.8
3) At Least Once a Week52.2
4) Once or Twice a Month62.7
5) Several Times a Year219.3
6) Rarely or Never13359.1
TOTAL225100.0


MPRAY from Young Adolescents and Their Parents: A National Study, 1984 - Mother Component

How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (MPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Never, or less than once a month5218.7
2) 1 to 3 times a month4407.4
3) About once a week5649.5
4) Most days, but not every day1,97833.2
5) Every day2,46241.3
TOTAL5965100.0


RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986

How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (RELGC12)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray, or only do so at church services.1416.3
2) I pray only on very special occasions.78.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.2124.4
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.1719.8
5) I pray regularly once a day or more.1618.6
6) I pray regularly several times a week.1112.8
TOTAL86100.0


RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (RELGC12)
TOTAL%
1) I never pray, or only do so at church services.1818.4
2) I pray only on very special occasions.55.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals.3131.6
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times.1111.2
5) I pray regularly once a day or more.2525.5
6) I pray regularly several times a week.77.1
7) I pray regularly once a week.11.0
TOTAL98100.0


OFT_PRAY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

How often do you pray? (OFT_PRAY)
TOTAL%
1) Every Day213,20050.3
2) Nearly Every Day47,89211.3
3) About Once a Week37,2088.8
4) Several Times a Month18,0774.3
5) About Once a Month13,6763.2
6) Several Times a Year23,3465.5
7) Hardly Ever or Never62,26114.7
8) Dont Know, Refused8,0531.9
TOTAL423,713100.0




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