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Q18 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005
Q18 How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals (Q18)
TOTAL%
1) Never15410.2
2) Only on certain occasions71347.4
3) At least once a week1369.0
4) At least once a day24616.4
5) At all meals25517.0
TOTAL1504100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mixed-mode


GRACE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
(grace_w2) Q:12. Do you regularly pray to give thanks before or after mealtimes, or not? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
0) No1,33751.3
1) Yes1,24347.7
666) Invalid skip230.9
777) Dont know10.0
TOTAL2604100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GRACE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
(grace_w3) Q:12. Do you regularly pray to give thanks before mealtimes, or not? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
0) No1,47258.1
1) Yes1,04941.4
777) Dont know10.0
999) Legitimate skip100.4
TOTAL2532100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


ARBL_12 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006
At your meals at home, how often does someone say grace or give thanks aloud? (ARBL_12)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused331.3
-4) Dont know50.2
1) Never68526.3
2) A few times a year68626.3
3) Once a month1054.0
4) 2-3 times a month1074.1
5) Once a week823.1
6) A few times a week but less than every day2529.7
7) Once a day29111.2
8) More than once a day35913.8
Missing5 
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GRACENOW from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000
How about now? Do you usually say grace at family meals? (GRACENOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes22047.2
2) No23951.3
3) Dont Know/No answer71.5
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GRACENOW from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000
How about now--do you usually say grace at family meals? (GRACENOW)
TOTAL%
1) Yes62561.7
2) No37436.9
3) Dont know/No answer141.4
TOTAL1013100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


BLSSMEAL 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 -- Blessing on meals (BLSSMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily65472.4
2) Almost Every Day819.0
3) At Least Once a Week353.9
4) Once or Twice a Month192.1
5) Several Times a Year465.1
6) Rarely or Never687.5
TOTAL903100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


OFNGRACE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963
Turning now to other religious activities besides attending church, how often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (OFNGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals.76526.9
2) We say grace at least once a day.68023.9
3) We say grace at least once a week.1595.6
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions.70824.9
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace.53318.7
TOTAL2845100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:Congregations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


BLSSMEAL 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 -- Blessing on meals (BLSSMEAL)
TOTAL%
1) Daily11141.6
2) Almost Every Day176.4
3) At Least Once a Week114.1
4) Once or Twice a Month134.9
5) Several Times a Year2910.9
6) Rarely or Never8632.2
TOTAL267100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame:Denominations
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Mailed


TABLPRAY from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988
How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (TABLPRAY)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals2222.2
2) We say grace at least once a day2222.2
3) We say grace at least once a week55.1
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions1919.2
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace3131.3
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC11 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986
How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (RELGC11)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals2529.1
2) We say grace at least once a day2023.3
3) We say grace at least once a week67.0
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions2023.3
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace1517.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


RELGC11 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987
How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (RELGC11)
TOTAL%
1) We say grace at all meals2929.6
2) We say grace at least once a day2424.5
3) We say grace at least once a week55.1
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions2121.4
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace1919.4
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:Other
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Other


GRACE16 from General Social Survey, 1988
When you were growing up, did anyone usually say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals at home? (GRACE16)
TOTAL%
1) Yes99267.0
2) No47932.3
8) Dont know30.2
9) No answer70.5
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


CHLDGRAC from Economic Values Survey, 1992
When you were a child, did your parents do any of the things on this card? -- say grace at meals (CHLDGRAC)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,00859.9
2) No1,72834.4
3) Dont know2835.6
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GRACEKID from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Spring 2000
When you were growing up, did your family usually say grace at meals? (GRACEKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes26156.0
2) No20143.1
3) Dont Know/No answer40.9
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GRACEKID from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Spring 2000
When you were growing up, did your family usually say grace at meals? (GRACEKID)
TOTAL%
1) Yes67466.5
2) No32832.4
3) Dont know/No answer111.1
TOTAL1013100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Regional Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


GRACE from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996
At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace, or give thanks to God aloud, before the meal? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes2,52660.4
2) No1,62438.9
3) Dont know/Refused290.7
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


SAYGRACE from General Social Survey, 1988
At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals? (SAYGRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes73749.8
2) No73249.4
9) No answer120.8
TOTAL1481100.0
Survey Details
Scope:U.S. Sample
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:In-Person


GRACE from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988
Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- At your meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud? (GRACE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes, always or usually1,01038.6
2) Yes, sometimes or on special occasions62724.0
3) No98037.4
TOTAL2617100.0
Survey Details
Scope:Other
Frame:U.S. Adults
Sample:Random Sample
Mode:Phone


 

Subcategories
FrequencyQuestion asks respondents about the frequency of table prayer or grace being said at their home
Growing UpQuestion asks whether there was usual table prayer or grace said at home when the respondent was a child
OccurrenceQuestion asks whether table prayer or grace is said at any time at the adult respondentís home, without specification of frequency

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