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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. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 5 types:

[ Importance | Other Materials | Read Bible | Read Sacred Books | Study Groups ]

Mouse over a survey name to see further details on a survey. Click on "More" to see the response frequencies for a question, or click here to view all frequency tables.



Category 1:Importance
 

How important is reading sacred scriptures?

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QE10_4 from Muslim American Survey, 2007

GRO_BIBL from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999


Category 2:Other Materials
 

How often do respondents read devotional or spiritual material other than sacred scriptures?

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

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


Category 3:Read Bible
 

How often do respondents read the Bible?

Some questions fit within the "Read Bible" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

[ Private Devotion ]

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

READBIBL from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

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

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

READWORD from General Social Survey, 1988

READBIBL from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1987

READWORD from General Social Survey, 1998

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

READBIBL from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 1997

READBIBL from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

OFT_READ from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985

READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986

READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987

READBIB from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988


Variant:Private Devotion (Read Bible variant)
 

In this variant, respondents report how often they participate in private devotional activities where scripture reading is one possible component (along with prayer, meditation).

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


Category 4:Read Sacred Books
 

In this question respondents are asked how often they read sacred scriptures (they are given a list of possible scriptures, Bible, Torah, Koran).

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

READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

Q15 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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

SACREDBK from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q66A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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

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

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

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

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

QN34A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010

RELCON6 from America's Evangelicals

QN31A_C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

RELCON3 from Religion and America's Role in the World

READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

RELCON3 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

READSCRP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

READSCRP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)


Category 5:Study Groups
 

How often do respondents participate in scripture study groups?

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

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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

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

Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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

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

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

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

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

FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala



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