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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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Other
Sample:Non-Random
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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 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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Other
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
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


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Youth
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Unknown
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


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
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


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
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
4 CategoriesThis question type asks the respondent to indicate how often he/she prays using four categories.
5 CategoriesThis question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 5 categories.
6 CategoriesThis question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 6 categories.
7 CategoriesThis question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 7 categories.
8+ CategoriesThis question type asks the respondent to indicate his/her frequency of prayer using 8 or more categories.
GraceThis question type asks the respondent how often he/she says table prayers or grace.
Pray with FamilyThis question type asks the respondent how often he/she prays with the 'whole family.'
ShrineThis question type asks the respondent how often he/she prays at a shrine or relgious symbol in the home.

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