Single-Item Measures


Religious Experiences (visions, dreams, voices, etc), Frequency of

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Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (RELEXP)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,535 43.1
2) No 1,995 56.1
8) Dont know 20 0.6
9) No answer 9 0.3
TOTAL3,559100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (RELEXP)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 477 35.6
2) No 848 63.3
8) Dont know 4 0.3
9) No answer 11 0.8
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (RELEXP)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,237 41.3
2) No 1,730 57.8
8) Dont know 18 0.6
9) No answer 7 0.2
TOTAL2,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Im going to ask you just a few final questions on spiritual experiences you may have had. Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (SP_1)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 5 0.2
-4) Dont know 7 0.3
1) Yes 1,184 45.5
2) No 1,409 54.1
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Did you ever have a religious or spiritual experience that changed your life? (RELEXP)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 557 38.5
2) No 867 60
8) Dont know 5 0.3
9) No answer 16 1.1
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...g. I had a dream of religious significance (Q28G)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 383 23.2
2) No 1,267 76.8
TOTAL1,650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q75 As an adult, have you ever done any of the following...Had a dream that later came true (Q75F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 685 40.4
2) No 1,009 59.6
TOTAL1,694100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q26f. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I had a dream of religious significance (DREAMREL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 427 26.8
2) No 1,168 73.2
TOTAL1,595100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...f. I heard the voice of God speaking to me (Q28F)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 240 14.6
2) No 1,408 85.4
TOTAL1,648100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q26e. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I heard the voice of God speaking to me (HEARDGOD)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 318 19.9
2) No 1,283 80.1
TOTAL1,601100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD)
  TOTAL %
1) Many times a day 296 22.1
2) Every day 347 25.9
3) Most days 186 13.9
4) Some days 148 11
5) Once in a while 166 12.4
6) Never or almost never 169 12.6
8) Dont know 9 0.7
9) No answer 19 1.4
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often: Felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
1) Never in my life 994 67.1
2) Once or twice 266 18
3) Several times 125 8.4
4) Often 66 4.5
8) I cannot answer this answer 25 1.7
9) No answer 5 0.3
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often have you had any of the following experiences? Felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
1) Never in my life 766 56.4
2) Once or twice 203 14.9
3) Several times 109 8
4) Often 61 4.5
8) Cannot answer 185 13.6
9) No answer 35 2.6
TOTAL1,359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


The following questions deal with possible daily spiritual experiences. To what extent can you say you experience the following...I feel Gods presence. (FEELGOD)
  TOTAL %
1) Many times a day 245 17
2) Every day 361 25
3) Most days 195 13.5
4) Some days 193 13.4
5) Once in a while 237 16.4
6) Never or almost never 167 11.6
8) Dont know 18 1.2
9) No answer 29 2
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


During the past week, how frequently have you felt close to God or some other spiritual force? (CLOSEGOD)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 59 11.5
2) A few times 145 28.2
3) Just about every day 302 58.8
9) Dont know 8 1.6
TOTAL514100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


And how often have you felt as though you were very close to a powerful, spiritual force that seemed to lift you out of yourself. Have you had this experience: (THEFORCE)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 214 56.8
2) Once or twice 78 20.7
3) Several times 37 9.8
4) Often 44 11.7
5) Dont know 4 1.1
TOTAL377100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 62 10.3
2) No 527 87.8
8) Dont know 11 1.8
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 401 61.6
2) No 240 36.9
8) Dont know 9 1.4
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 318 43.8
2) No 401 55.2
8) Dont know 7 1
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...a. I witnessed or experienced a miraculous, physical healing (Q28A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 367 22.1
2) No 1,292 77.9
TOTAL1,659100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 5,565 50.5
2) No 5,357 48.6
8) Dont know 93 0.8
9) Refused 13 0.1
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Q26a. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I witnessed a miraculous, physical healing (WITNHEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 369 23
2) No 1,233 77
TOTAL1,602100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q26b. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I received a miraculous, physical healing (RECHEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 255 15.9
2) No 1,346 84.1
TOTAL1,601100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q67A [HAVE YOU EVER…?] experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (Q67A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 11,900 47.5
2) No 12,708 50.8
8) Dont know 280 1.1
9) Refused 143 0.6
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 264 37.7
2) No 432 61.7
8) Dont know 4 0.6
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 158 26.3
2) No 437 72.8
8) Dont know 3 0.5
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: And have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (Q43D)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 11,808 35.9
2) No 20,422 62
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 683 2.1
TOTAL32,913100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 376 37.6
2) No 620 62.1
8) Dont know 3 0.3
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL999100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 306 38.3
2) No 486 60.8
8) Dont know 7 0.9
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL799100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 215 29.1
2) No 514 69.6
8) Dont know 8 1.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL738100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF BELIEVE IN GOD/UNIVERSAL SPIRIT (Q.30=1), ASK: And have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (Q43D)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 123 34.3
2) No 228 63.5
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 8 2.2
TOTAL359100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you yourself ever received a divine healing of an illness or injury? (F_QN19A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 204 31.4
2) No 436 67.1
8) Dont know 9 1.4
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (F_QN19B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 207 31.8
2) No 438 67.4
8) Dont know 3 0.5
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 461 70.5
2) No 189 28.9
8) Dont know 3 0.5
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL654100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever experienced or witnessed a divine healing of an illness or injury? (HEALING)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 565 56.2
2) No 439 43.7
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer? (PRAYHEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) YES, HAVE BEEN HEALED BY PRAYER 389 47.2
2) NO, HAVE NOT 436 52.8
TOTAL825100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer? (PRAYHEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) YES, HAVE BEEN HEALED BY PRAYER 119 30.1
2) NO, HAVE NOT 277 69.9
TOTAL396100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you personally ever experienced having an illness cured by prayer? (PRAYHEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, have been healed by prayer 421 34.7
2) No, have not 791 65.3
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Y59. Have you ever [INSERT LIST A-D], or not: Witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? (MIRACLE)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,576 97.9
777) Dont know 30 1.9
888) Refused 3 0.2
TOTAL1,609100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(miracle_w2) F:2. In the last two years have you . . . [INSERT LIST A-C] B. Witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (MIRACLE)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,103 98.7
666) Invalid skip 8 0.7
777) Dont know 6 0.5
888) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,118100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(miracle_w3) F:2. In the last two years have you . . . [INSERT LIST A-C] B. witnessed or experienced what you believe was a miracle from God? [INTERVIEWER: IF R SAYS MAYBE, PROBE ONCE. IF HE/SHE STILL SAYS MAYBE, CODE YES.] (MIRACLE)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,018 99.3
777) Dont know 3 0.3
888) Refused 4 0.4
TOTAL1,025100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I have experienced a supernatural miracle, an event that could not have happened without the intervention of God or a spiritual force. (RA_6)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 10 0.4
-4) Dont know 26 1
1) Strongly agree 863 33.1
2) Somewhat agree 485 18.6
3) Neither agree nor disagree 518 19.9
4) Somewhat disagree 173 6.6
5) Strongly disagree 533 20.4
TOTAL2,608100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 34 5.7
2) No 553 92.2
8) Dont know 13 2.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 192 29.5
2) No 444 68.2
8) Dont know 13 2
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 171 23.6
2) No 545 75.1
8) Dont know 10 1.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,473 22.4
2) No 8,379 76
8) Dont know 157 1.4
9) Refused 19 0.2
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Q67B [HAVE YOU EVER…?] given or interpreted prophecy? (Q67B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 5,282 21.1
2) No 19,137 76.5
8) Dont know 460 1.8
9) Refused 152 0.6
TOTAL25,031100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 73 10.4
2) No 621 88.7
8) Dont know 5 0.7
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 40 6.7
2) No 552 92
8) Dont know 5 0.8
9) Refused 3 0.5
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 104 10.4
2) No 891 89.1
8) Dont know 5 0.5
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 218 27.3
2) No 567 70.9
8) Dont know 15 1.9
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 93 12.6
2) No 623 84.3
8) Dont know 22 3
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 140 21.4
2) No 494 75.7
8) Dont know 18 2.8
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever given or interpreted prophecy? (PROPHECY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 205 20.4
2) No 794 79
8) Dont know 5 0.5
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 10 1.5
2) More than once a week 33 5.1
3) Once a week 14 2.2
4) At least once a month 12 1.9
5) Several times a year 39 6
6) Less often 33 5.1
7) Never 493 76.1
8) Dont know 11 1.7
9) Refused 3 0.5
TOTAL648100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 19 2.6
2) More than once a week 14 1.9
3) Once a week 20 2.8
4) At least once a month 25 3.4
5) Several times a year 30 4.1
6) Less often 70 9.7
7) Never 543 74.9
8) Dont know 4 0.6
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL725100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 7 2
2) More than once a week 4 1.2
3) Once a week 5 1.4
4) At least once a month 4 1.2
5) Several times a year 13 3.8
6) Less often 78 22.5
7) Never 231 66.8
8) Dont know 4 1.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL346100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...c. I spoke in tongues at a place of worship (Q28C)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 96 5.8
2) No 1,559 94.2
TOTAL1,655100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 1,066 10.4
2) More than once a week 680 6.6
3) Once a week 514 5
4) At least once a month 423 4.1
5) Several times a year 581 5.7
6) Less often 620 6
7) Never 6,176 60.2
8) Dont know 170 1.7
9) Refused 26 0.3
TOTAL10,256100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Q26c. Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences: I spoke or prayed in tongues (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 121 7.5
2) No 1,489 92.5
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q66D [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVEAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Speak or pray in tongues (Q66D)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 2,214 13.9
2) Once or twice a month 1,610 10.1
3) Several times a year 983 6.2
4) Seldom 1,618 10.1
5) Never 9,205 57.6
8) Dont know 276 1.7
9) Refused 67 0.4
TOTAL15,973100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 21 3.3
2) More than once a week 19 3
3) Once a week 12 1.9
4) At least once a month 11 1.7
5) Several times a year 6 0.9
6) Less often 19 3
7) Never 547 85.1
8) Dont know 8 1.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL643100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 16 3.1
2) More than once a week 10 2
3) Once a week 13 2.5
4) At least once a month 13 2.5
5) Several times a year 6 1.2
6) Less often 12 2.4
7) Never 430 84.3
8) Dont know 7 1.4
9) Refused 3 0.6
TOTAL510100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: How often do you speak or pray in tongues - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42E)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 2,233 7.9
2) Once or twice a month 581 2.1
3) Several times a year 451 1.6
4) Seldom 1,484 5.2
5) Never 22,358 79.1
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 1,172 4.1
TOTAL28,279100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 47 4.7
2) More than once a week 28 2.8
3) Once a week 24 2.4
4) At least once a month 10 1
5) Several times a year 13 1.3
6) Less often 47 4.7
7) Never 764 76.6
8) Dont know 64 6.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL997100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 30 4.2
2) More than once a week 23 3.2
3) Once a week 32 4.4
4) At least once a month 15 2.1
5) Several times a year 13 1.8
6) Less often 40 5.5
7) Never 550 76.2
8) Dont know 15 2.1
9) Refused 4 0.6
TOTAL722100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 48 7.9
2) More than once a week 15 2.5
3) Once a week 23 3.8
4) At least once a month 12 2
5) Several times a year 10 1.6
6) Less often 28 4.6
7) Never 448 73.8
8) Dont know 20 3.3
9) Refused 3 0.5
TOTAL607100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF CHRISTIAN (Q.16=1-4, 13 OR CHR=1), ASK: How often do you speak or pray in tongues - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42E)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 28 10
2) Once or twice a month 3 1.1
3) Several times a year 4 1.4
4) Seldom 20 7.1
5) Never 209 74.6
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 16 5.7
TOTAL280100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you, yourself ever speak or pray in tongues? [Answered if CHRISTON = 1 or 2.] (PRAYTON)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 64 13.5
2) No 408 86.3
9) Dont know/Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL473100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


About how often do you speak or pray in tongues? Would you say: once a week or more often, at least once a month, several times a year, or less often? [Answered if PRAYTON = 1.] (PRAYTON2)
  TOTAL %
1) Once a week or more often 28 43.8
2) At least once a month 1 1.6
3) Several times a year 6 9.4
4) A few times a year 10 15.6
5) Less often (than a few times a year) 14 21.9
9) Dont know/Refused 5 7.8
TOTAL64100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): How often do you speak or pray in tongues? Would you say...? (QN31A_D)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 715 20.9
2) At least once a week 271 7.9
3) Once or twice a month 128 3.7
4) A few times a year 97 2.8
5) Seldom 244 7.1
6) Never 1,811 52.9
8) Dont know 122 3.6
9) Refused 33 1
TOTAL3,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 37 5.8
2) More than once a week 46 7.2
3) Once a week 37 5.8
4) At least once a month 39 6.1
5) Several times a year 55 8.6
6) Less often 27 4.2
7) Never 393 61.5
8) Dont know 4 0.6
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL639100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you speak or pray in tongues: 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 only if respondent belongs to a particular religion.] (TONGUES)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 221 25.9
2) More than once a week 63 7.4
3) Once a week 37 4.3
4) At least once a month 20 2.3
5) Several times a year 11 1.3
6) Less often 24 2.8
7) Never 473 55.4
8) Dont know 5 0.6
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL854100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...d. I personally had a vision of a religious figure while awake (Q28D)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 98 5.9
2) No 1,553 94.1
TOTAL1,651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 6 2.9
2) Frequently 17 8.3
3) Occasionally 84 41
4) Never 97 47.3
8) Dont know 1 0.5
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL205100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 72 21.8
2) Frequently 81 24.5
3) Occasionally 115 34.8
4) Never 50 15.2
8) Dont know 11 3.3
9) Refused 1 0.3
TOTAL330100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 6 2.6
2) Frequently 34 14.7
3) Occasionally 80 34.6
4) Never 102 44.2
8) Dont know 9 3.9
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL231100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q28 Please indicate whether or not you have ever had any of the following experiences...b. I witnessed people speaking in tongues at a place of worship (Q28B)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 456 27.5
2) No 1,202 72.5
TOTAL1,658100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(tongues_06) Did people speak in tongues at any service within the past twelve months? (Asked only of Christian congregations) (TONGUE06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 8 3.1
-1) Refused 2 0.8
1) Yes 40 15.3
2) No 212 80.9
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(tongues_98) Did people speak in tongues at any service within the past twelve months? (Asked only of Christian congregations) (TONGUE98)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 7 2.7
1) Yes 42 16
2) No 213 81.3
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(sprgifts_06) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To receive or practice gifts of the Spirit such as tongues or prophesying? (SPRGFT06)
  TOTAL %
-3) All other missing data 1 0.4
-1) Refused 1 0.4
1) Yes 33 12.6
2) No 227 86.6
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(sprgifts_98) Within the past twelve months, have there been any groups or meetings or classes or events specifically focused on the following purposes or activities? To receive or practice gifts of the Spirit such as tongues or prophesying? (SPRGFT98)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 46 17.6
2) No 216 82.4
TOTAL262100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 1,386 15.7
2) Frequently 1,745 19.7
3) Occasionally 2,410 27.3
4) Never 3,134 35.5
8) Dont know 134 1.5
9) Refused 31 0.4
TOTAL8,840100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 73 14.3
2) Frequently 46 9
3) Occasionally 98 19.2
4) Never 279 54.7
8) Dont know 14 2.7
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL510100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 24 5.4
2) Frequently 49 11.1
3) Occasionally 101 22.8
4) Never 264 59.6
8) Dont know 4 0.9
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL443100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 60 6.3
2) Frequently 97 10.2
3) Occasionally 269 28.3
4) Never 510 53.7
8) Dont know 13 1.4
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL949100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 93 15
2) Frequently 99 16
3) Occasionally 138 22.3
4) Never 268 43.3
8) Dont know 20 3.2
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL619100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 46 8.3
2) Frequently 42 7.6
3) Occasionally 72 13.1
4) Never 374 67.9
8) Dont know 11 2
9) Refused 6 1.1
TOTAL551100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF RESPONDENT REPORTS ATTENDING RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (on both F_QN14 and QN23): When you attend Catholic Masses, how often do they include people speaking or praising in tongues, prophesying or receiving a word of knowledge, or praying for miraculous healings and deliverance? Do you see these kinds of things at mass always, frequently, occasionally, or never? (F_QN21)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 80 13.4
2) Frequently 45 7.6
3) Occasionally 198 33.3
4) Never 258 43.4
8) Dont know 12 2
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL595100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF YES TO F_QN22: When you attend religious services at an evangelical or Pentecostal church, how often do they include people speaking or praising in tongues, prophesying or receiving a word of knowledge, or praying for miraculous healings and deliverance? Do you see these kinds of things at the evangelical or Pentecostal church always, frequently, occasionally, or never? (F_QN25)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 51 42.9
2) Frequently 13 10.9
3) Occasionally 37 31.1
4) Never 16 13.4
8) Dont know 2 1.7
TOTAL119100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you ever participate in prayer groups or other small group meetings that include people speaking or praising in tongues? (F_QN31A)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 100 15.4
2) No 542 83.4
8) Dont know 3 0.5
9) Refused 5 0.8
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 46 8
2) Frequently 168 29.2
3) Occasionally 148 25.7
4) Never 202 35.1
8) Dont know 11 1.9
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL575100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you attend religious services, how often do they include people speaking tongues, prophesying, praying for miraculous or divine healings, or displaying physical signs of the spirit such as laughing and shaking: would you say always, frequently, occasionally, or never? [Question only asked if respondent is Christian and attends religious services more than never.] (TONGUES2)
  TOTAL %
1) Always 186 22
2) Frequently 138 16.3
3) Occasionally 151 17.8
4) Never 360 42.6
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) Refused 9 1.1
TOTAL846100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH: Do members of the church you attend speak in tongues at any church service? (TOUNGES)
  TOTAL %
1) No 268 84.3
2) Yes 43 13.5
3) Not sure 7 2.2
TOTAL318100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Any Experience?: This question asks if the respondent has had a religious/spiritual experience without specify the type of experience.
Dream: Has the respondent ever had a dream of religious significance or a dream that later came true?
God's Presence: How often/has the respondent experience God's presence or felt close to God?
Healing: This question type asks the respondent if he has ever witnessed or experienced a miraculous healing.
Miracle: This question type asks the respondent if he/she has ever experience a miracle.
Prophecy: This question type asks if the respondent has given or interpreted prophecy
Spoken in Tongues?: This question type asks the respondent how often he/she has spoken in tongues.
Vision: This question type asks if the respondent has experienced a vision.
Witness Tongues?: How often has the respondent attended a religious service where people have spoken in tongues?

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