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School Prayer, Attitude about

Measures one's support or opposition to prayer in public schools


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

  • Q39M from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q39 To what extent do you agree or disagree that the federal government should..m. Allow prayer in public schools (Q39M) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this? Do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey 2010 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this? Do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF9043 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following views comes closest to your opinion on the issue of school prayer? (VCF9043) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VCF9051 from American National Election Studies, Cumulative Data File, 1948-2004LEARN MORE
    • Which do you think -- schools should be allowed to start each day with a prayer or religion does not belong in the schools? (VCF9051) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PAPRAY from State of the First Amendment, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Students should be allowed to lead prayers over the public address system at public school-sponsored events such as football games. (PAPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYGRAD from State of the First Amendment, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me whether you agree or disagree with each of the following statements: Its O.K. for a prayer to be said at a high school graduation if a majority of the graduating class favors it. (PRAYGRAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TCHPRAY from State of the First Amendment, 2000LEARN MORE
    • Teachers or other public school officials should be allowed to lead prayers in school. (TCHPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this -- do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CL_SPRYR from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH: Do you think it is a good thing or a bad thing that your clergy speaks out on this issue? -- Prayer in public schools (CL_SPRYR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCHLPRAY from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • In your opinion, should there be daily prayers in all public schools? (SCHLPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCLDPRAY from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Now, please tell me whether you agree or disagree with the following statements: Teachers and other public school officials should be allowed to lead prayers in public school. (SCLDPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN50A from U.S. Religious Knowledge Study, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 50a. According to rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court, is a public school teacher permitted to lead a class in prayer, or not? (QN50A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • I5SCHPRY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how much you think each of the following would help to improve things in this country. How about . . . e. if organized prayer were allowed in the public schools? Would that help a lot, somewhat, only a little or not at all? (I5SCHPRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • L9SCLPRY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Since our founding, different levels of our government have had different responsibilities. For each of the following, I want you to tell me whether you think it should be mainly the responsibility of the federal government in Washington, the state government in [respondents state], your local government, or private organizations. Or do you think it should be mainly left up to individuals? I. Deciding when prayer is permissible in the public schools (L9SCLPRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • P3SCLPRY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Im going to read you some proposals that are now being discussed nationally. As I read each one, please select the number that best expresses how much you favor or oppose it. If you dont really care about the issue, please say so. C. Allowing voluntary prayer in the public schools (P3SCLPRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this--do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRREL3 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997LEARN MORE
    • Im going to read you some ways people might exercise their First Amendment right of freedom of religion. For each, tell me if you agree or disagree that someone should be free to do it. Teachers or other public school officials should be allowed to lead prayers in school. Do you agree or disagree that people should be free to do this? PROBE: do you strongly or mildly (agree/disagree)? (FRREL3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • HSPRGRAD from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997LEARN MORE
    • Do you agree or disagree with the following statement: Its OK for a prayer to be said at a high school graduation ceremony if a majority of the graduation class favors it. PROBE: Do you strongly or mildly (agree/disagree) with this? (HSPRGRAD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYCOM1 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997LEARN MORE
    • Some people feel that the U.S. Constitution should be amended to let local communities decide on whether or not prayer should be allowed in public schools. Others say that the U.S. Constitution should not be amended to allow local communities to decide on prayer in the schools. Do you think the U.S. Constitution should or should not be amended to allow local communities to decide on prayer in the schools? (PRAYCOM1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYCOM2 from State of the First Amendment Survey 1997LEARN MORE
    • If an amendment allowing communities to decide on school prayer were approved, it would be the first time any of the freedoms in the First Amendment have been amended in over 200 years. Knowing this, would you still support an amendment to let local communities decide on prayer in their local schools? (PRAYCOM2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCHPRAY2 from State of the First Amendment Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Students should be allowed to lead prayers over the public address system at public school-sponsored events such as football games. (SCHPRAY2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this- do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCHLPRAY from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Im going to read you four different beliefs about prayer in public school. Please tell me which one represents your own belief: 1) The first is: prayer should not be allowed in public schools. 2) The second is: schools should not sponsor prayer, but kids should be allowed to pray together in groups. 3) The third is: teachers should lead in moment of silence for unspoken prayers. 4) The last is: teachers should lead their classes in spoken Christian prayers. (SCHLPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • The United States Supreme Court has ruled that no state or local government may require the reading of the Lords Prayer or Bible verses in public schools. What are your views on this—do you approve or disapprove of the court ruling? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHVTPRAY from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, VotersLEARN MORE
    • Today, there are evangelical preachers and some Catholic bishops in the country who have become involved in politics. They have a whole series of laws they want to see passed. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for such religious leaders to urge members of their churches to vote for candidates who follow their stands on a constitutional amendment to require daily prayer to be recited in public school classrooms? (CHVTPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STDPRYAB from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, VotersLEARN MORE
    • Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to take stands on issues such as banning abortion ad requiring school prayer (STDPRYAB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • VTPRYAB from Harris 1984 (September) Business-Week Survey, Study No. 842112, VotersLEARN MORE
    • Now here is what this question comes down to - - the difference between churches taking a stand on an issue such as abortion and prayer, on the one hand, and urging their church members to vote for candidates who follow their church stands, on the other. Do you think it is fitting and proper or not for religious leaders to urge their church members to vote for specific candidates who follow their stands on issues such as banning abortion and requiring school prayer? (VTPRYAB) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Middletown Area Study (Autumn), 1981LEARN MORE
    • Now I would like to ask you about your beliefs and values. For each of the following questions please indicate how much you agree or disagree with it. -- Teachers should be allowed to lead children in prayer in public schools. (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PROBPRAY from Middletown Area Study, 1982LEARN MORE
    • The following are 8 possible concerns of people in America today. Please indicate how important each is to you. -- Bringing back prayer in schools (PROBPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SPRAY from Middletown Area Study, 1984LEARN MORE
    • To what extent would you be for or against a law which stated that an adult can lead children in prayer in public schools? Would you be: (SPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCPRAYER from Middletown Area Study, 1985LEARN MORE
    • To what extent would you be for or against a law which stated that an adult can lead children in prayer in public schools? Would you be: (SCPRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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