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How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (Open-ended and code) (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) More than once a day 722 15.7
2) Daily 2,527 55
3) Occasionally or sometimes 1,043 22.7
4) Seldom or never 306 6.7
TOTAL4,598100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Daily 671 50
2) Weekly 297 22.1
3) Monthly 92 6.9
4) Less than once a month 107 8
5) Never 164 12.2
6) Dont Know 6 0.4
7) Refused 3 0.2
97) Inapplicable 1 0.1
TOTAL1,341100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Daily 618 52
2) Weekly 260 21.9
3) Monthly 78 6.6
4) Less than once a month 93 7.8
5) Never 137 11.5
6) Dont know 3 0.3
TOTAL1,189100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Daily 165 35
2) Weekly 110 23.4
3) Monthly 53 11.3
4) Less than monthly 60 12.7
5) Never 79 16.8
7) Refused 4 0.8
TOTAL471100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Daily 583 54.9
2) Weekly 216 20.4
3) Monthly 62 5.8
4) Less than once a month 93 8.8
5) Never 103 9.7
8) Dont know 3 0.3
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,061100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Daily 157 36.9
2) Weekly 118 27.7
3) Monthly 35 8.2
4) Less than monthly 47 11
5) Never 68 16
8) Dont know 1 0.2
TOTAL426100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Daily 71 32.3
2) Weekly 54 24.5
3) Monthly 24 10.9
4) Less than monthly 22 10
5) Never 49 22.3
TOTAL220100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) More than once a day 127 14.5
2) Daily 420 48
3) Occasionally or sometimes 282 32.2
4) Seldom or never 42 4.8
5) Dont know 4 0.5
TOTAL875100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 377 31.1
2) Once a day 266 21.9
3) A few times a week 230 19
4) Once a week or less 185 15.3
5) Never 134 11.1
7) Other 6 0.5
8) Dont know 4 0.3
9) Refused 10 0.8
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you pray, every day, once or twice a week, a few times a month, or hardly ever? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 3,561 63.6
2) Once or twice a week 752 13.4
3) A few times a month 518 9.2
4) Hardly ever 543 9.7
5) (VOL) Never 173 3.1
6) Dont know/refused 56 1
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 1,266 34.9
2) Once a day 858 23.7
3) A few times a week 543 15
4) Once a week or less 579 16
5) Never 311 8.6
9) Dont know/Refused 70 1.9
TOTAL3,627100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 1,230 29.4
2) Once a day 935 22.4
3) A few times a week 781 18.7
4) Once a week or less 750 17.9
5) Never 423 10.1
6) Dont know/Refused 60 1.4
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 210 22.6
2) Once a day 261 28.1
3) Several times a week 124 13.4
4) Once a week 77 8.3
5) Less than once a week 229 24.7
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) No answer 25 2.7
TOTAL928100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Refused 13 0.6
-8) Dont know 1 0
1) Several times a day 806 34.7
2) Once a day 525 22.6
3) A few times a week 416 17.9
4) Once a week or less 321 13.8
5) Never 235 10.1
7) Other (SPECIFY) 6 0.3
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 1,730 36.9
2) Once a day 1,017 21.7
3) A few times a week 818 17.5
4) Once a week or less 660 14.1
5) Never 350 7.5
9) Dont know/Refused 108 2.3
TOTAL4,683100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 821 51
2) Once or twice a week 216 13.4
3) Once or twice a month 127 7.9
4) Once or twice a year 136 8.4
5) Never 300 18.6
6) Dont know/Refused 10 0.6
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 859 53.4
2) Once or twice a week 338 21
3) Once or twice a month 137 8.5
4) Once or twice a year 79 4.9
5) Never 183 11.4
6) Dont know/Refused 14 0.9
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 759 54.2
2) Once or twice a week 252 18
3) Once or twice month 111 7.9
4) Once or twice a year 64 4.6
5) Never 187 13.4
6) Dont know/refused 27 1.9
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you do the following - Pray. (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 2,038 38.3
2) Several times a week 1,062 19.9
3) Once a week 642 12
4) Once a month or less 706 13.3
5) Never 554 10.4
6) Dont know 326 6.1
TOTAL5,328100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (YPRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Never, or less than once a month 970 11.9
2) 1 to 3 times a month 695 8.5
3) About once a week 819 10.1
4) Most days, but not every day 2,547 31.3
5) Every day 3,105 38.2
TOTAL8,136100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (FPRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Never, or less than once a month 873 20.4
2) 1 to 3 times a month 468 11
3) About once a week 527 12.3
4) Most days, but not every day 1,190 27.9
5) Every day 1,214 28.4
TOTAL4,272100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How often do you pray, other than at meals or at church or synagogue? (MPRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Never, or less than once a month 521 8.7
2) 1 to 3 times a month 440 7.4
3) About once a week 564 9.5
4) Most days, but not every day 1,978 33.2
5) Every day 2,462 41.3
TOTAL5,965100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 1,039 29.2
2) Once a day 1,056 29.7
3) Several times a week 404 11.4
4) Once a week 214 6
5) Less than once a week 423 11.9
6) Never 393 11
8) Dont know 12 0.3
9) No answer 18 0.5
TOTAL3,559100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q16 About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services (Q16)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 221 13
2) Only on certain occasions 241 14.2
3) Once a week or less 117 6.9
4) A few times a week 295 17.4
5) Once a day 348 20.5
6) Several times a day 475 28
TOTAL1,697100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 348 25.4
2) Once a day 424 30.9
3) Several times a week 154 11.2
4) Once a week 117 8.5
5) Less than once a week 302 22
6) Never 7 0.5
8) Dont know 10 0.7
9) No answer 10 0.7
TOTAL1,372100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q17. About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
0) Never 14 1
1) Only on certain occasions 269 18.3
2) Once a week or less 125 8.5
3) A few times a week 259 17.7
4) Once a day 291 19.8
5) Several times a day 509 34.7
TOTAL1,467100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 416 31
2) Once a day 369 27.5
3) Several times a week 189 14.1
4) Once a week 77 5.7
5) Less than once a week 144 10.7
6) Never 137 10.2
8) Dont know 4 0.3
9) No answer 4 0.3
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 926 30.9
2) Once a day 863 28.8
3) Several times a week 332 11.1
4) Once a week 192 6.4
5) Less than once a week 342 11.4
6) Never 316 10.6
8) Dont know 11 0.4
9) No answer 10 0.3
TOTAL2,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 376 26.9
2) Once a day 402 28.8
3) Several times a week 196 14
4) Once a week 90 6.4
5) Less than once a week 309 22.1
6) Never 12 0.9
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) No answer 12 0.9
TOTAL1,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 256 25.9
2) Once a day 312 31.5
3) Several times a week 134 13.5
4) Once a week 79 8
5) Less than once a week 178 18
6) Never 25 2.5
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) No answer 5 0.5
TOTAL990100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 346 23.4
2) Once a day 450 30.4
3) Several times a week 229 15.5
4) Once a week 113 7.6
5) Less than once a week 326 22
6) Never 4 0.3
8) Dont know 5 0.3
9) No answer 8 0.5
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Daily 677 57.2
2) Several times a week 200 16.9
3) Once a week 57 4.8
4) Two or three times a month 59 5
5) Once a month or less 102 8.6
6) Never 88 7.4
TOTAL1,183100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Daily 959 49
2) Several times a week 382 19.5
3) Once a week 142 7.3
4) Two or three times a month 136 6.9
5) Once a month or less 198 10.1
6) Never 141 7.2
TOTAL1,958100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 355 24.6
2) Once a day 426 29.5
3) Several times a week 202 14
4) Once a week 108 7.5
5) Less than once a week 313 21.7
6) Never 24 1.7
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 14 1
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 week 134 20.6
2) Once a week 84 12.9
3) Once or twice a month 87 13.4
4) A few times a year 117 18
5) Seldom 108 16.6
6) Never 115 17.7
8) Dont know 5 0.8
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 2,567 75
2) At least once a week 414 12.1
3) Once or twice a month 105 3.1
4) A few times a year 100 2.9
5) Seldom 125 3.7
6) Never 89 2.6
8) Dont know 10 0.3
9) Refused 11 0.3
TOTAL3,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Daily 1,098 50.5
2) Several times a week 264 12.1
3) Once a week 164 7.5
4) 2 or 3 times a month 152 7
5) Once a month or less 253 11.6
6) Never 186 8.6
7) Dont know 57 2.6
TOTAL2,174100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Other
Mode: In-Person


How often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 6 1.5
2) Rarely 17 4.3
3) Once a week 33 8.3
4) Several times a week 102 25.7
5) Every day 146 36.8
6) Several times a day 93 23.4
TOTAL397100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Family prayer (FAMPRAYR)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 283 37.7
2) Almost Every Day 103 13.7
3) At Least Once a Week 60 8
4) Once or Twice a Month 43 5.7
5) Several Times a Year 53 7.1
6) Rarely or Never 208 27.7
TOTAL750100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Private prayer (PRVPRAYR)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 542 61.1
2) Almost Every Day 120 13.5
3) At Least Once a Week 58 6.5
4) Once or Twice a Month 43 4.8
5) Several Times a Year 35 3.9
6) Rarely or Never 89 10
TOTAL887100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 454 23
2) Once a day 640 32.4
3) Several times a week 226 11.4
4) Once a week 167 8.4
5) Less than once a week 440 22.3
6) Never 26 1.3
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 21 1.1
TOTAL1,977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) More than once a day 176 9.6
2) Daily 1,052 57.2
3) At least once a week 255 13.9
4) Occasionally 158 8.6
5) Seldom 130 7.1
6) Never 43 2.3
7) Dont know/No answer/Refused 24 1.3
TOTAL1,838100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Several times a day 281 26
2) Once a day 311 28.8
3) Several times a week 143 13.2
4) Once a week 81 7.5
5) Less than once a week 224 20.7
6) Never 16 1.5
9) No answer 24 2.2
TOTAL1,080100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- About how often do you pray? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) More than once a day 431 16.7
2) Daily 1,070 41.4
3) Several times a week 291 11.3
4) About once a week 236 9.1
5) Less than once a week 291 11.3
6) Never 266 10.3
TOTAL2,585100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you pray or meditate privately? (PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Seldom or never 91 1.5
2) Only on very special occasions 96 1.6
3) About once a week 172 2.8
4) Several times a week 1,096 18
5) Daily (regardless of number of times) 4,588 75.5
6) Other 36 0.6
TOTAL6,079100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Family prayer (FAMPRAYR)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 47 20.9
2) Almost Every Day 13 5.8
3) At Least Once a Week 5 2.2
4) Once or Twice a Month 6 2.7
5) Several Times a Year 21 9.3
6) Rarely or Never 133 59.1
TOTAL225100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Private prayer (PRVPRAYR)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 132 47.1
2) Almost Every Day 32 11.4
3) At Least Once a Week 23 8.2
4) Once or Twice a Month 17 6.1
5) Several Times a Year 21 7.5
6) Rarely or Never 55 19.6
TOTAL280100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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. 14 16.3
2) I pray only on very special occasions. 7 8.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals. 21 24.4
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times. 17 19.8
5) I pray regularly once a day or more. 16 18.6
6) I pray regularly several times a week. 11 12.8
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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 day 538 82.6
2) More than once a week 63 9.7
3) Once a week 14 2.2
4) At least once a month 8 1.2
5) Several times a year 7 1.1
6) Less often 16 2.5
7) Never 5 0.8
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 271 37.3
2) More than once a week 38 5.2
3) Once a week 56 7.7
4) At least once a month 47 6.5
5) Several times a year 32 4.4
6) Less often 60 8.3
7) Never 222 30.6
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 65 10.8
2) More than once a week 49 8.2
3) Once a week 63 10.5
4) At least once a month 35 5.8
5) Several times a year 80 13.3
6) Less often 74 12.3
7) Never 234 39
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Y230. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone?[READ LIST] (PRAYALON)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 487 14.5
2) Less than once a month 257 7.6
3) One to two times a month 449 13.3
4) About once a week 418 12.4
5) A few times a week 499 14.8
6) About once a day 723 21.5
7) Many times a day 527 15.6
777) Dont know 7 0.2
888) Refused 3 0.1
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 7,032 63.8
2) More than once a week 1,270 11.5
3) Once a week 779 7.1
4) At least once a month 373 3.4
5) Several times a year 296 2.7
6) Less often 443 4
7) Never 815 7.4
8) Dont know 9 0.1
9) Refused 11 0.1
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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 day 13,842 55.3
2) Once a day 4,487 17.9
3) A few times a week 2,446 9.8
4) Once a week 1,346 5.4
5) A few times a month 906 3.6
6) Seldom 1,107 4.4
7) Never 510 2
8) Dont know 258 1
9) Refused 129 0.5
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 1,073 35.2
2) Once a day 650 21.3
3) A few times a week 454 14.9
4) Once a week 107 3.5
5) A few times a month 175 5.7
6) Seldom 339 11.1
7) Never 191 6.3
9) Dont Know/Refused 63 2.1
TOTAL3,052100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(prayalon_w2) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 449 17.2
2) Less than once a month 260 10
3) One to two times a month 424 16.3
4) About once a week 313 12
5) A few times a week 375 14.4
6) About once a day 458 17.6
7) Many times a day 300 11.5
666) Invalid skip 23 0.9
777) Dont know 2 0.1
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(prayalon_w3) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 527 20.8
2) Less than once a month 273 10.8
3) One to two times a month 365 14.4
4) About once a week 274 10.8
5) A few times a week 337 13.3
6) About once a day 394 15.6
7) Many times a day 352 13.9
999) Legitimate skip 10 0.4
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 469 67
2) More than once a week 73 10.4
3) Once a week 48 6.9
4) At least once a month 31 4.4
5) Several times a year 11 1.6
6) Less often 36 5.1
7) Never 32 4.6
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 269 44.8
2) More than once a week 81 13.5
3) Once a week 61 10.2
4) At least once a month 42 7
5) Several times a year 29 4.8
6) Less often 40 6.7
7) Never 75 12.5
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 3 0.5
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 13,981 39.3
2) Once a day 7,157 20.1
3) A few times a week 4,899 13.8
4) Once a week 890 2.5
5) A few times a month 1,873 5.3
6) Seldom 3,649 10.3
7) Never 2,511 7.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 596 1.7
TOTAL35,556100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Refused 27 1.6
-4) Dont know 1 0.1
1) Never 756 45.2
2) Rarely 403 24.1
3) Once or twice a month 163 9.7
4) Once a week 63 3.8
5) A few times a week 103 6.2
6) Once a day 102 6.1
7) More than once a day 55 3.3
TOTAL1,673100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 771 77.2
2) More than once a week 113 11.3
3) Once a week 78 7.8
4) At least once a month 16 1.6
5) Several times a year 4 0.4
6) Less often 17 1.7
7) Never 0 0
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL999100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 499 62.4
2) More than once a week 99 12.4
3) Once a week 68 8.5
4) At least once a month 26 3.3
5) Several times a year 20 2.5
6) Less often 49 6.1
7) Never 39 4.9
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 473 63.9
2) More than once a week 74 10
3) Once a week 38 5.1
4) At least once a month 27 3.6
5) Several times a year 18 2.4
6) Less often 35 4.7
7) Never 67 9.1
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL740100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 128 31.9
2) Once a day 65 16.2
3) A few times a week 51 12.7
4) Once a week 10 2.5
5) A few times a month 26 6.5
6) Seldom 67 16.7
7) Never 43 10.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 11 2.7
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 3,101 35.1
2) Once a day 1,749 19.8
3) A few times a week 1,252 14.2
4) Once a week 284 3.2
5) A few times a month 542 6.1
6) Seldom 944 10.7
7) Never 753 8.5
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 203 2.3
TOTAL8,828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 3,288 37.2
2) Once a day 1,676 19
3) A few times a week 1,174 13.3
4) Once a week 352 4
5) A few times a month 503 5.7
6) Seldom 957 10.8
7) Never 667 7.6
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 213 2.4
TOTAL8,830100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 6,389 36.2
2) Once a day 3,424 19.4
3) A few times a week 2,426 13.7
4) Once a week 636 3.6
5) A few times a month 1,045 5.9
6) Seldom 1,901 10.8
7) Never 1,420 8
9) Dont know/Refused (VOL.) 416 2.4
TOTAL17,657100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 460 70.6
2) More than once a week 84 12.9
3) Once a week 43 6.6
4) At least once a month 24 3.7
5) Several times a year 11 1.7
6) Less often 21 3.2
7) Never 8 1.2
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL652100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 700 69.7
2) More than once a week 115 11.4
3) Once a week 60 6
4) At least once a month 23 2.3
5) Several times a year 16 1.6
6) Less often 30 3
7) Never 60 6
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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. 88 3.1
2) I pray only on very special occasions. 92 3.2
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals. 486 17
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times. 931 32.6
5) I pray regularly once a day or more. 1,117 39.1
6) I pray regularly several times a week. 124 4.3
7) I pray regularly once a week. 17 0.6
TOTAL2,855100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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. 24 24.2
2) I pray only on very special occasions. 8 8.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals. 26 26.3
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times. 16 16.2
5) I pray regularly once a day or more. 21 21.2
6) I pray regularly several times a week. 3 3
7) I pray regularly once a week. 1 1
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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. 18 18.4
2) I pray only on very special occasions. 5 5.1
3) I pray once in a while, but not at regular intervals. 31 31.6
4) I pray quite often, but not at regular times. 11 11.2
5) I pray regularly once a day or more. 25 25.5
6) I pray regularly several times a week. 7 7.1
7) I pray regularly once a week. 1 1
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How often do you pray? (OFT_PRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) Every Day 213,200 50.3
2) Nearly Every Day 47,892 11.3
3) About Once a Week 37,208 8.8
4) Several Times a Month 18,077 4.3
5) About Once a Month 13,676 3.2
6) Several Times a Year 23,346 5.5
7) Hardly Ever or Never 62,261 14.7
8) Dont Know, Refused 8,053 1.9
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now thinking about the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) Never 138 10.1
2) Less than once a year 28 2.1
3) About once or twice a year 25 1.8
4) Several times a year 68 5
5) About once a month 38 2.8
6) Two to three times a month 63 4.6
7) Nearly every week 27 2
8) Every week 66 4.8
9) Several times a week 149 10.9
10) Once a day 356 26.1
11) Several times a day 391 28.6
98) Dont know 6 0.4
99) No answer 10 0.7
TOTAL1,365100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the past twelve months how often have you typically prayed, not including before meals and at religious services? (ARBL_13)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 35 1.3
-4) Dont know 8 0.3
1) Never 405 15.5
2) A few times 438 16.8
3) Once a month 122 4.7
4) 2-3 times a month 209 8
5) Once a week 115 4.4
6) A few times a week (but less than every day) 370 14.2
7) Once a day 446 17.1
8) 2-3 times a day 293 11.2
9) More than 3 times a day 164 6.3
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 105 7.7
2) Less than once a year 37 2.7
3) About once or twice a year 73 5.4
4) Several times a year 110 8.1
5) About once a month 65 4.8
6) 2-3 times a month 71 5.2
7) Nearly every week 77 5.7
8) Every week 61 4.5
9) Several times a week 166 12.2
10) Once a day 289 21.3
11) Several times a day 271 19.9
98) Cant say/cant remember 1 0.1
99) No answer 33 2.4
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you pray privately in places other than at church or synagogue? (PRIVPRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) More than once a day 343 23.7
2) Once a day 373 25.8
3) A few times a week 195 13.5
4) Once a week 69 4.8
5) A few times a month 78 5.4
6) Once a month 33 2.3
7) Less than once a month 129 8.9
8) Never 186 12.9
98) Dont know 14 1
99) No answer 25 1.7
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 132 10.3
2) Less than once a year 41 3.2
3) About once or twice a year 41 3.2
4) Several times a year 54 4.2
5) About once a month 49 3.8
6) 2-3 times a month 57 4.4
7) Nearly every week 62 4.8
8) Every week 63 4.9
9) Several times a week 164 12.8
10) No father/father not present 306 23.8
11) 11 275 21.4
98) Cant say/cant remember 0 0
99) No answer 40 3.1
TOTAL1,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q18 How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals (Q18)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 154 10.2
2) Only on certain occasions 713 47.4
3) At least once a week 136 9
4) At least once a day 246 16.4
5) At all meals 255 17
TOTAL1,504100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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. 765 26.9
2) We say grace at least once a day. 680 23.9
3) We say grace at least once a week. 159 5.6
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions. 708 24.9
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace. 533 18.7
TOTAL2,845100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


In your family, do you often pray with the whole family at home? (Q11C1)
  TOTAL %
1) Often do 352 36.1
2) Do not often 610 62.6
3) Not sure 13 1.3
TOTAL975100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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 week 289 43.3
2) Once or twice a month 39 5.8
3) Several times a year 41 6.1
4) Seldom 75 11.2
5) Never 212 31.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 12 1.8
TOTAL668100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 8 61.5
3) Several times a year 1 7.7
5) Never 3 23.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 1 7.7
TOTAL13100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
4 Categories: This question type asks the respondent to indicate how often he/she prays using four categories.
5 Categories: This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 5 categories.
6 Categories: This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 6 categories.
7 Categories: This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 7 categories.
8+ Categories: This question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 8 or more categories.
Grace: This question type asks the respondent how often he/she says table prayers or grace.
Pray with Family: This question type asks the respondent how often he/she prays with the whole family.
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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