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Proselytization (speaking to others about faith), Frequency of

Measures how often one professes their religious beliefs to others


Below are 72 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - d. Community or missionary outreach programs (Q14D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14I from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - i. Witnessing/sharing your faith with friends (Q14I) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14J from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - j. Witnessing/sharing your faith with strangers (Q14J) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42D from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q42 How important is it to do the following.. in order to be a good person; d. Convert others to your religious faith (Q42D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WTNSSFR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14e. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with friends (WTNSSFR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WTNSSST from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14f. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with strangers (WTNSSST) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y234. How many times, if any, have you ever gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.][RECORD NUMBER, RANGE= 0-20, 98=DK, 99=REFUSED, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (mission_w2) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE = 0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (mission_w3) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE=0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHGL from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which do you think is most important for the church to do -- to convert people to a spiritual belief so that they can earn a happy life after death, or to teach people how to live better every day with all other people? (CHRCHGL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1): How often do you share your faith with non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42G from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, OR NO RELIGION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: How often do you share your views on God and religion with religious people - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42G) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42D from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1): How often do you share your faith with non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42D) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42G from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, OR NO RELIGION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: How often do you share your views on God and religion with religious people - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42G) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELA2_11 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Go on a religious mission to another country (RELA2_11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELA2_12 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Do a religious project in the United States (RELA2_12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT11 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Go on a religious mission to another country (RELALT11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT12 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Do a religious project in the United States (RELALT12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT28 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could become a Christian (RELALT28) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT29 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT29) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT7 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Tried to defend your religious worldview to people of other faiths (RELALT7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT8 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could accept your faith (RELALT8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELALT9 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Given money or time to a religious organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT9) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIMP32 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • Now I am going to read to you a list of statements about religion. For each one, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with it. (FOLLOWUP) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? It is important to convert others (RELIMP32) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV1 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Friends (WHOCONV1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV2 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Family (WHOCONV2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV3 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Co-workers (WHOCONV3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV4 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Children (WHOCONV4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV5 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Strangers (WHOCONV5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WHOCONV6 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • (IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) (OTHER) (WHOCONV6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • WITNESS from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be resisted by most members. Stressing in your congregations preaching and teaching the importance of [witnessing] to others about ones faith (WITNESS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MISSION from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • Have you ever participated in missionary work, in the United States or abroad, on behalf of your religion or church? If respondent says yes- Was the missionary work in the United States, outside the United States, or have you done both? (MISSION) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SHARE_F from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTEVANG from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could become a Christian? (ACTEVANG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTGOSP from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • [ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas? (ACTGOSP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BECOMECH from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • In your view, how important is it for Christians to encourage people from other faiths--such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists--to become Christians? (BECOMECH) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • C_BURELG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONT_BUD = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Buddhists, how often do you discuss religion? (C_BURELG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • C_HIRELG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONT_HIN = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Hindus, how often do you discuss religion? (C_HIRELG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • C_JWRELG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONT_JEW = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Jews, how often do you discuss religion? (C_JWRELG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • C_MURELG from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONT_MUS = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Muslims, how often do you discuss religion? (C_MURELG) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CNG_COUN from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: a meeting at which a missionary or religious leader spoke about efforts to bring Christianity to people in other countries? (CNG_COUN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CNG_TELL from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: any organized program to tell people of other faiths--such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists--about Jesus? (CNG_TELL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PERSUADE from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF CONSCHRS = 1 YES] In the past year, how many times have you talked specifically with anyone who was not a Christian to persuade them to become a Christian? (PERSUADE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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