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Reading Scriptures, Frequency of

Measures how often one reads sacred scriptures


Below are 58 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q15 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q15 Outside of attending religious services, about how often do you read the Bible, Koran, Torah, or other sacred book (Q15) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SACREDBK from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q16. Outside of attending religious services, about how often do you read the Bible, Koran, Torah, or other sacred book? (SACREDBK) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y231. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? [READ LIST] (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y229. [If teen attends religious services more than twice a year or and answered dont know or refused OR if teen identifies with a religion OR if religious beliefs are very or extremely important in shaping daily life or major life decisions][IF Y60<>0 OR Y62<8 OR Y57A<3 OR Y57B<3] In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST I-P]?: Read a devotional, religious, or spiritual book other than the [SCRIPTURES B]. (READREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How often do you read the Bible in your daily life when you are at home, every day, once or twice a week, a few times a month, or hardly ever? (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (readbibl_w2) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it: (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (readbibl_w3) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it: (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q66A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q66A [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Read scripture outside of religious services (Q66A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q66B [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs (Q66B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QE10_4 from Muslim American Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Is reading or listening to Koran daily very important to you, somewhat important to you, not too important to you, or not at all important? (QE10_4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READWORD from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How often have you read the Bible in the last year? (READWORD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN34A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 34a. How often do you... Read scripture outside of religious services? (QN34A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON6 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • 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) Read the (HOLY BOOK: IF JEWISH=Torah, IF MUSLIM=Koran, IF PROTESTANTS,ROMAN CATHOLICS, MORMONS,ORTHODOX CHURCH, AND OTHER CHRISTIANS=Bible) (RELCON6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GOODPRAY from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • How much does your congregation, in its worship and education, emphasize the following home and personal practices? Personal [prayer, scripture study, devotions, and other spiritual practices] (GOODPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READWORD from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often have you read the Bible in the last year? (READWORD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON3 from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • 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: Read (if Protestant, Catholic, Orthodox, or other Christian in variable RELIG1A, insert the Bible; if Muslim/Islam, insert the Koran; if Jewish, insert the Torah; if Morman, insert the Book of Mormon; if other non-Christian religion, no preference, or dont know refused then insert a religious or holy book) (RELCON3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you read scripture 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.] (READ_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON3 from Faith and Family in America, 2005LEARN MORE
    • 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? - Read the (holy book). (RELCON3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997LEARN MORE
    • How often, if at all, do you read from the Bible? Would you say you read the Bible every day, two to six days a week, once a week, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997LEARN MORE
    • How often, if at all, do you read from the Bible? Would you say you read the Bible every day, two to six days a week, once a week, a few times a month, a few times a year, or less often than that? (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIBL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • How often do you read the Bible at home? (READBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_BIBL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Reading the Bible on your own (GRO_BIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFT_READ from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How often do you read the Bible in your daily life when you are at home? (OFT_READ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How much time during the week do you spend reading the Bible or other religious material? (READBIB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How much time during the week do you spend reading the Bible or other religious material? (READBIB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How much time during the week do you spend reading the Bible or other religious material? (READBIB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. How much time during the week do you spend reading the Bible or other religious material? (READBIB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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