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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

[ 4 Categories | 5 Categories | 6 Categories | 7 Categories | 8+ Categories | Grace | Pray with Family | Shrine ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:4 Categories
 

This question type asks the respondent to indicate how often he/she prays using four categories.

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PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1999


Category 2:5 Categories
 

This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 5 categories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005

PRAYFREQ from American National Election Studies, 2004

PRAY from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

PRAYOFT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

PRAYER from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1990

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

FREQPRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

RELCON3 from America's Evangelicals

RELCON5 from America's Evangelicals

RELCON7 from Religion and America's Role in the World

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

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

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

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


Category 3:6 Categories
 

This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 6 categories.

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

Q16 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

PRAY from General Social Survey, 2002

PRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

PRAY from General Social Survey, 2004

PRAY from General Social Survey, 2006

PRAY from General Social Survey, 2000

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1996

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1988

OFTPRAY from Politics of Character Survey, 2000

OFTPRAY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1998

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

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

PRAY from Life Choices, 1990

PRAY from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007

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

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

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1994

PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993

PRAY from General Social Survey, 1993

PRAY from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

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

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

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

RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986


Category 4:7 Categories
 

This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 7 categories.

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PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

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

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

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

Q64 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

PRAYFREQ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007

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

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

PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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

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

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

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

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

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

PRAY_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

PRAY_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

PRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009

PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

PRAYPRIV from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

PRIVPRAY from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988

RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987

OFT_PRAY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 5:8+ Categories
 

This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 8 or more categories.

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

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

PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1991

PRIVPRAY from General Social Survey, 1998

PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1998


Category 6:Grace
 

This question type asks the respondent how often he/she says table prayers or grace.

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Q18 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

OFNGRACE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963


Category 7:Pray with Family
 

This question type asks the respondent how often he/she prays with the "whole family."

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


Category 8:Shrine
 

This question type asks the respondent how often he/she prays at a shrine or relgious symbol in the home.

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

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



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