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Measures how often one reads sacred scriptures

Below are 58 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey.

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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day81.3
2) More than once a week335.5
3) Once a week569.3
4) At least once a month366.0
5) Several times a year437.2
6) Less often9916.5
7) Never32554.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day345.7
2) More than once a week488.0
3) Once a week488.0
4) At least once a month416.8
5) Several times a year396.5
6) Less often9315.5
7) Never29749.5
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day416.3
2) More than once a week14622.4
3) Once a week12719.5
4) At least once a month8913.7
5) Several times a year365.5
6) Less often446.8
7) Never6810.4
8) Dont know375.7
9) Refused639.7
TOTAL651100.0


READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day17627.1
2) More than once a week15924.5
3) Once a week9414.5
4) At least once a month9314.3
5) Several times a year578.8
6) Less often396.0
7) Never284.3
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused40.6
TOTAL650100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day517.0
2) More than once a week648.8
3) Once a week12316.9
4) At least once a month506.9
5) Several times a year486.6
6) Less often9112.5
7) Never29941.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day11616.0
2) More than once a week415.6
3) Once a week537.3
4) At least once a month506.9
5) Several times a year375.1
6) Less often9412.9
7) Never33546.1
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


Q15 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q15 Outside of attending religious services, about how often do you read the Bible, Koran, Torah, or other sacred book (Q15)
TOTAL%
1) Never41024.1
2) Less than once a year24014.1
3) Once or twice a year19111.2
4) Several times a year23113.6
5) Once a month422.5
6) 2-3 times a month1015.9
7) About weekly1166.8
8) Weekly824.8
9) Several times a week or more often28516.8
TOTAL1698100.0


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

Y231. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? [READ LIST] (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,40441.7
2) Less than once a month45713.6
3) One to two times a month62318.5
4) About once a week3159.3
5) A few times a week2667.9
6) About once a day2046.1
7) Many times a day892.6
777) Dont know70.2
888) Refused50.1
TOTAL3370100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
0) No1,74651.8
1) Yes1,00229.7
777) Dont know90.3
888) Refused10.0
999) Not asked61218.2
TOTAL3370100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day7747.0
2) More than once a week1,78416.2
3) Once a week2,15319.5
4) At least once a month8137.4
5) Several times a year5505.0
6) Less often9858.9
7) Never3,77134.2
8) Dont know690.6
9) Refused1291.2
TOTAL11028100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day2,77325.1
2) More than once a week1,76316.0
3) Once a week1,27311.5
4) At least once a month9008.2
5) Several times a year6776.1
6) Less often1,13310.3
7) Never2,40521.8
8) Dont know430.4
9) Refused610.6
TOTAL11028100.0


SACREDBK from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q16. Outside of attending religious services, about how often do you read the Bible, Koran, Torah, or other sacred book? (SACREDBK)
TOTAL%
0) Never44427.3
1) Less than once a year23214.3
2) Once or twice a year18011.1
3) Several times a year16410.1
4) Once a month493.0
5) 2-3 times a month986.0
6) About weekly925.7
7) Weekly1157.1
8) Several times a week or more often25415.6
Missing20 
TOTAL1,628100.0


DEVOTION from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

How often do you spend time in private devotional activities (such as prayer, meditation, reading the Bible alone)? (DEVOTION)
TOTAL%
1) Every day53,94945.2
2) Few week21,39717.9
3) Once week6,1165.1
4) Occasion23,17619.4
5) Hardly evr10,7529.0
6) Never3,9483.3
TOTAL119338100.0


READBIBL from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day85115.2
2) Once or twice a week1,00417.9
3) A few times a month98017.5
4) Hardly ever2,23940.0
5) (VOL) Never4958.8
6) Dont know/refused340.6
TOTAL5603100.0


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

(readbibl_w3) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it: (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,28850.9
2) Less than once a month40416.0
3) One to two times a month33313.2
4) About once a week1857.3
5) A few times a week1586.2
6) About once a day1174.6
7) Many times a day351.4
777) 77710.0
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip100.4
TOTAL2532100.0


Q66A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week12,40749.6
2) Once or twice a month4,09016.3
3) Several times a year2,3319.3
4) Seldom3,33013.3
5) Never2,65210.6
8) Dont know1300.5
9) Refused910.4
TOTAL25,031100.0


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

(readbibl_w2) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it: (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,25248.1
2) Less than once a month40915.7
3) One to two times a month39515.2
4) About once a week1887.2
5) A few times a week1686.5
6) About once a day1365.2
7) Many times a day291.1
666) Invalid skip230.9
777) Dont know40.2
TOTAL2604100.0


Q42B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week12,77735.9
2) Once or twice a month3,54310.0
3) Several times a year2,9048.2
4) Seldom6,03017.0
5) Never9,82727.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)4751.3
TOTAL35556100.0


Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week8,40723.6
2) Once or twice a month3,0868.7
3) Several times a year2,8308.0
4) Seldom5,67115.9
5) Never15,17042.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)3921.1
TOTAL35556100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day142.0
2) More than once a week7310.4
3) Once a week588.3
4) At least once a month243.4
5) Several times a year91.3
6) Less often476.7
7) Never46866.9
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL700100.0


READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day11015.7
2) More than once a week7711.0
3) Once a week639.0
4) At least once a month466.6
5) Several times a year365.1
6) Less often8512.1
7) Never27939.9
8) Dont know40.6
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL700100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day111.8
2) More than once a week305.0
3) Once a week579.5
4) At least once a month254.2
5) Several times a year193.2
6) Less often355.8
7) Never41969.8
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused30.5
TOTAL600100.0


Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week9,03036.1
2) Once or twice a month5,44821.8
3) Several times a year3,22312.9
4) Seldom3,98315.9
5) Never3,12212.5
8) Dont know1420.6
9) Refused820.3
TOTAL25,030100.0


READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day589.7
2) More than once a week549.0
3) Once a week518.5
4) At least once a month488.0
5) Several times a year518.5
6) Less often6911.5
7) Never26644.3
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused30.5
TOTAL600100.0


QE10_4 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very important719,40758.8
2) Somewhat important291,18023.8
3) Not too important to you130,17010.6
4) Not at all important83,0496.8
Missing24,506 
TOTAL1,223,806100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day999.9
2) More than once a week10310.3
3) Once a week12712.7
4) At least once a month11711.7
5) Several times a year717.1
6) Less often17117.1
7) Never30730.7
8) Dont know50.5
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


READWORD from General Social Survey, 1988

How often have you read the Bible in the last year? (READWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day493.3
2) Once a day1359.1
3) Several times a week15710.6
4) Once a week1308.8
5) Less than once a week44630.2
6) Not read55737.7
9) No answer30.2
TOTAL1477100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day16420.5
2) More than once a week9311.6
3) Once a week9411.7
4) At least once a month759.4
5) Several times a year587.2
6) Less often8010.0
7) Never20425.5
8) Dont know111.4
9) Refused222.7
TOTAL801100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day243.2
2) More than once a week9012.2
3) Once a week11115.0
4) At least once a month456.1
5) Several times a year506.8
6) Less often8411.4
7) Never33044.7
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL739100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day363.6
2) More than once a week787.8
3) Once a week12912.9
4) At least once a month868.6
5) Several times a year777.7
6) Less often16016.0
7) Never43243.2
8) Dont know20.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day384.8
2) More than once a week698.6
3) Once a week16620.8
4) At least once a month506.3
5) Several times a year253.1
6) Less often799.9
7) Never33041.3
8) Dont know101.3
9) Refused334.1
TOTAL800100.0


Q42B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week11328.2
2) Once or twice a month317.7
3) Several times a year379.2
4) Seldom8821.9
5) Never12430.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)82.0
TOTAL401100.0


Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week8521.2
2) Once or twice a month184.5
3) Several times a year287.0
4) Seldom9323.2
5) Never17242.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)51.2
TOTAL401100.0


QN34A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

34a. How often do you... Read scripture outside of religious services? (QN34A)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week94027.5
2) Once a week35110.3
3) Once or twice a month36210.6
4) A few times a year42612.5
5) Seldom, or58317.1
6) Never72421.2
8) Dont know160.5
9) Refused100.3
TOTAL3412100.0


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

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day13518.3
2) More than once a week9813.3
3) Once a week8111.0
4) At least once a month739.9
5) Several times a year709.5
6) Less often8912.1
7) Never18424.9
8) Dont know70.9
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL738100.0


READWORD from General Social Survey, 1998

How often have you read the Bible in the last year? (READWORD)
TOTAL%
1) Several times a day372.6
2) Once a day1168.0
3) Several times a week1439.9
4) Once a week1329.1
5) Less than once a week40628.1
6) Not read60241.7
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1445100.0


FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently83417.8
2) Sometimes92519.8
3) Hardly ever68314.6
4) Never2,15946.1
5) Does not apply250.5
9) Dont know/Refused571.2
TOTAL4,683100.0


QN31A_C 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 read the scripture outside of worship? Would you say...? (QN31A_C)
TOTAL%
1) Every day86725.3
2) At least once a week76922.5
3) Once or twice a month42912.5
4) A few times a year35110.3
5) Seldom50414.7
6) Never47013.7
8) Dont know180.5
9) Refused130.4
TOTAL3421100.0


RELCON6 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) Read the (HOLY BOOK: IF JEWISH=Torah, IF MUSLIM=Koran, IF PROTESTANTS,ROMAN CATHOLICS, MORMONS,ORTHODOX CHURCH, AND OTHER CHRISTIANS=Bible) (RELCON6)
TOTAL%
1) Every day38323.8
2) Once or twice a week45228.1
3) Once or twice a month24115.0
4) Once or twice a year24014.9
5) Never28217.5
6) Dont know/Refused120.7
TOTAL1610100.0


RELCON3 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: 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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day31322.4
2) Once or twice a week34424.6
3) Once or twice month23216.6
4) Once or twice a year26518.9
5) Never22115.8
6) Dont know/refused251.8
TOTAL1400100.0


GOODPRAY from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined File

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)
TOTAL%
0) Missing130.1
1) Not at all560.5
2) A little3122.5
3) Some1,53912.5
4) Quite a bit4,16733.8
5) A great deal6,25250.7
Missing1,963 
TOTAL12,339100.0


READBIBL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987

How often do you read the Bible? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily936.4
2) At least once a week14810.2
3) Almost every week362.5
4) About once a month15710.8
5) Seldom67846.8
6) Never33523.1
7) Dont know20.1
TOTAL1,449100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day919.1
2) More than once a week15014.9
3) Once a week17417.3
4) At least once a month656.5
5) Several times a year444.4
6) Less often454.5
7) Never43443.2
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1,005100.0


READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day22522.4
2) More than once a week18718.6
3) Once a week12011.9
4) At least once a month808.0
5) Several times a year575.7
6) Less often10610.5
7) Never22622.5
8) Dont know40.4
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,005100.0


READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day25539.1
2) More than once a week13420.5
3) Once a week8312.7
4) At least once a month446.7
5) Several times a year233.5
6) Less often6810.4
7) Never456.9
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL653100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day619.3
2) More than once a week15724.0
3) Once a week19930.5
4) At least once a month456.9
5) Several times a year233.5
6) Less often619.3
7) Never10516.1
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL653100.0


RELCON3 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day22325.0
2) Once/twice week20923.4
3) Once/twice month14215.9
4) Once/twice year15817.7
5) Never15116.9
6) Dont know/refused101.1
TOTAL893100.0


READSCRP 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 -- Reading the scriptures (READSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily303.6
2) Almost Every Day779.4
3) At Least Once a Week16219.7
4) Once or Twice a Month17321.0
5) Several Times a Year19523.7
6) Rarely or Never18622.6
TOTAL823100.0


READBIBL from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 1997

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)
TOTAL%
1) EVERY DAY4110.1
2) TWO TO SIX DAYS A WEEK4310.6
3) ONCE A WEEK368.8
4) A FEW TIMES A MONTH6115.0
5) A FEW TIMES A YEAR8320.4
6) LESS OFTEN THAN THAT, OR NEVER14335.1
TOTAL407100.0


READBIBL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

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)
TOTAL%
1) EVERY DAY18718.9
2) TWO TO SIX DAYS A WEEK18819.0
3) ONCE A WEEK12913.0
4) A FEW TIMES A MONTH15015.2
5) A FEW TIMES A YEAR14214.4
6) LESS OFTEN THAN THAT, OR NEVER19319.5
TOTAL989100.0


READBIBL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

How often do you read the Bible at home? (READBIBL)
TOTAL%
1) To be frank, I never read the Bible or I read so rarely that it probably shouldnt even count82328.9
2) I read it regularly once a day or more.29610.4
3) I read it regularly several times a week.2037.1
4) I read it regularly once a week.732.6
5) I read it quite often, but not at regular intervals.55519.5
6) I read it once in a while.73425.7
7) I read it only on very special occasions.1675.9
TOTAL2851100.0


READSCRP 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 -- Reading the scriptures (READSCRP)
TOTAL%
1) Daily166.1
2) Almost Every Day197.2
3) At Least Once a Week4115.6
4) Once or Twice a Month3714.1
5) Several Times a Year6825.9
6) Rarely or Never8231.2
TOTAL263100.0


GRO_BIBL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important163,87638.7
2) Fairly Important112,85226.6
3) Not Very Important65,35615.4
4) Not At All Important72,40817.1
5) Dont Know, Refused9,2212.2
TOTAL423,713100.0


OFT_READ from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

How often do you read the Bible in your daily life when you are at home? (OFT_READ)
TOTAL%
1) Every Day55,89013.2
2) Nearly Every Day35,4278.4
3) About Once a Week47,56411.2
4) Several Times a Month30,7747.3
5) About Once a Month22,4495.3
6) Several Times a Year46,91511.1
7) Hardly Ever or Never180,29442.6
8) Dont Know, Refused4,4001.0
TOTAL423,713100.0


READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988

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)
TOTAL%
0) None7072.2
1) One-half hour1515.5
2) One hour or more1212.4
TOTAL97100.0


READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

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)
TOTAL%
0) None5557.9
1) One-half hour2223.2
2) One hour or more1818.9
TOTAL95100.0


READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

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)
TOTAL%
0) None6666.0
1) One-half hour1818.0
2) One hour or more1616.0
TOTAL100100.0


READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

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)
TOTAL%
0) None4949.5
1) One-half hour2424.2
2) One hour or more2626.3
TOTAL99100.0




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