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Meditation, Frequency of

Measures how often one meditates


Below are 22 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • Q16 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q16 About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services (Q16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q17. About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MEDITATE from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y229. TEXT: Now I want to read you a list of different religious and spiritual activities. Please tell me whether you have done them during the last YEAR or not. Just yes or no…In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST A-H]: Practiced any religious or spiritual meditation technique, not including prayer. (MEDITATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42C from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • How often do you meditate - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON5 from Americas EvangelicalsLEARN MORE
    • 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? Spend time in prayer or meditation (RELCON5) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • STSRELPR from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Thinking specifically about job-related stress, how often do you use these measures to relieve feelings of stress from your job: never, rarely, sometimes, or often? -- pray or meditate (STSRELPR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYG_Y1 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, One-time, short-term, or occasional event (PRAYG_Y1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYG_Y2 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, On-going during a particular season (PRAYG_Y2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYG_Y3 from Faith Communities Today (FACT) 2000, Combined FileLEARN MORE
    • During the past 12 months, did your congregation have any of the following programs or activities in addition to your regular [weekend/Sunday] school? Prayer or meditation groups, On-going throughout the year (PRAYG_Y3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • MEDITATE from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Within your religious or spiritual tradition, how often do you meditate? (MEDITATE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELHRS1 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • In the past month, about how many hours have you spent doing religious activities in your home (such as time spent praying, meditating, reading religious books, listening to religious broadcasts, etc.) (RELHRS1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFT_MED from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How often do you meditate? (OFT_MED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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