Questions/Variables on Surveys
  • RDSCINT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on the Internet?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCEDEV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on an e-device such as iPad, Kindle, phone app, etc.?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCMEM from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past year, have you made an intentional effort to commit any parts of [scripture] to memory?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCWWW from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: Internet site?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCTV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: television or radio program?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCMOST from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past year, which scripture have you read most often, the Bible, Torah, Koran or some other scripture?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Bible
    2) Torah
    3) Koran
    6) Buddhist
    7) Book of Mormon
    8) Tao te ching
    9) Wiccan Bible
    10) Apocrypha
    11) Gita
    12) Scientology
    19) Other
    99) No answer

  • RDSCLDR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: study group leader or members?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCBK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: published commentary in a book, CD or DVD?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCCLGY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: your pastor, priest or other clergy?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCRPT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    We are interested in whether or not people read the Bible, Torah or other religious scriptures such as the Koran or any others, in addition to the reading that often happens in worship services. Within the last year, have you read the Bible, Torah, Koran or other religious scriptures, not counting any reading that happened during a worship service?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCPER from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] as a matter of personal prayer and devotion?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCTCH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to prepare to teach or participate in a study group?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCWLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining wealth or prosperity?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCHLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining health or healing?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCFUT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about what the future holds?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCISS1 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like abortion or homosexuality?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCISS2 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like poverty or war?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCUND from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, when reading the [scripture], have you turned to other people, books or other sources for help in interpreting and understanding what you read?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Yes
    2) No
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCLRN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past year, to what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about your religion?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCDEC from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to make decisions about your relationship with your spouse, parents, children or friends?

    0) Inapplicable
    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCORG from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    We are now going to ask about the more recent past, the past 30 days. Remember, all of these questions are about reading done outside of a worship service: In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read the [scripture] as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    -1) Inapplicable
    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    9) 9
    10) 10
    12) 12
    13) 13
    14) 14
    15) 15
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    28) 28
    30) 30
    98) Don't know
    99) No answer

  • RDSCOWN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined
    In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read scripture as an individual activity where you chose and read the passage on your own, not as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    -1) Inapplicable
    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    10) 10
    12) 12
    14) 14
    15) 15
    16) 16
    17) 17
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    26) 26
    27) 27
    28) 28
    30) 30
    98) Don't know
    99) No answer

  • H1RE2 from National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use In-Home, In-School, and Parent Questionnaire Data, Wave I
    Do you agree or disagree that the sacred scriptures of your religion are the word of God and are completely without any mistakes?

    1) Agree
    2) Disagree
    3) Religion doesn't have sacred scriptures.
    6) Refused
    7) Legitimate skip [no religion]
    8) Don't know

  • PA26 from National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use In-Home, In-School, and Parent Questionnaire Data, Wave I
    Do you agree or disagree that the sacred scriptures of your religion are the work of God and are completely without mistakes?

    1) Agree
    2) Disagree
    3) Religion has no sacred scriptures.
    6) Respondent refused to answer.
    7) Legitimate skip [no religion]
    8) Don't know

  • OFTGRPS from Exploring Religious America, 2002
    (NOT ASKED OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THEY "SELDOM OR NEVER" ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES BESIDES WEDDINGS AND FUNERALS) How often do you attend prayer group meetings or Bible or Scripture study groups?

    1) Frequently
    2) Sometimes
    3) Hardly ever
    4) Never
    9) Don't know/Not applicable/Refused

  • PH16W1 from Portraits of American Life Study, Merged Dataset, 2006-2012
    [Wave 1] Do you, personally, believe the following about the holy scriptures of your religion?

    0) No religion

  • PH16AW1 from Portraits of American Life Study, Merged Dataset, 2006-2012
    [Wave 1] Do you, personally, believe the following about the holy scriptures of your religion: fully inspired by God?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Don't know
    4) No religion

  • PH16BW1 from Portraits of American Life Study, Merged Dataset, 2006-2012
    [Wave 1] Do you, personally, believe the following about the holy scriptures of your religion: contain errors regarding science or history?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Don't know
    4) No religion

  • PH16CW1 from Portraits of American Life Study, Merged Dataset, 2006-2012
    [Wave 1] Do you, personally, believe the following about the holy scriptures of your religion: contain errors on moral, spiritual, or religious matters?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Don't know
    4) No religion

  • RESPORD1 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    Category number of response category that was displayed first in G:1

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    666) Invalid skip

  • RESPORD2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    Category number of response category that was displayed second in G:1

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    666) Invalid skip

  • RESPORD3 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    Category number of response category that was displayed third in G:1

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    666) Invalid skip

  • RESPORD4 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    Category number of response category that was displayed fourth in G:1

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    666) Invalid skip

  • TALKREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y256. How often, if ever, does your family talk about God, the Scriptures, prayer, or other religious or spiritual things together?[READ LIST]

    1) Every day
    2) A few times a week
    3) About once a week
    4) A few times a month
    5) A few times a year
    6) Never
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused

  • CHTEENS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y262. [IF (1 scripture or praying out loud [IF JEWISH:" not including a bar or bat mitzvah"]?

    0) No
    1) Yes
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • P_H17W1 from Portraits of American Life Study, Merged Dataset, 2006-2012
    [Wave 1] How often, if at all, have you typically read the holy scriptures of your religion in the past 12 months?

    0) N/A; no religion
    1) Once
    2) A few times
    3) Once a month
    4) Two-three times a month
    5) Once a week
    6) A few times a week
    7) Once a day
    8) Greater than once a day

  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y231. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? [READ LIST]

    1) Never
    2) Less than once a month
    3) One to two times a month
    4) About once a week
    5) A few times a week
    6) About once a day
    7) Many times a day
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused

  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    (readbibl_w3) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it:

    1) Never
    2) Less than once a month
    3) One to two times a month
    4) About once a week
    5) A few times a week
    6) About once a day
    7) Many times a day
    777) 777
    888) Refused
    999) Legitimate skip

  • HOWDECID from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y95. If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do? Would you MOST likely [ROTATE LIST 1-4][READ ALL LIST]

    1) Make me feel happy
    2) Help me get ahead
    3) Follow advice of adult
    4) God or Scripture says is right
    5) Something else
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused

  • Q43 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave III (2010)
    If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do?

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of an authority, such as a parent, relative, or person you respect
    4) Do what you think God or scripture tells you is right

  • READREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    (readrel_w3) [IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES, DK OR REF OR RESPONDENT CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS OR RELIGIOUS FAITH IS VERY OR EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE RESPONDENT] Q:2. In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST H-N] [READ STEM FOR H' AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY]? M. read a devotional, religious, or spiritual book other than the [SCRIPTURES B]

    0) No
    1) Yes
    777) Don't know
    999) Legitimate skip

  • Q26 from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave IV (2014)
    If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do? Would you: (Please mark only one box.)

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of an authority, such as a parent, relative, or person you respect
    4) Do what you think God or scripture tells you is right

  • PRAYGRP from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y229. [If teen attends religious services more than twice a year or and answered "don't know" or "refused" OR if teen identifies with a religion OR if religious beliefs are very or extremely important in shaping daily life or major life decisions][IF Y60 <> 0 OR Y62 <8 OR Y57A <3 OR Y57B <3] In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST I-P]?: Been a part of any other [SCRIPTURES A] study or prayer group.

    0) No
    1) Yes
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • READREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    Y229. [If teen attends religious services more than twice a year or and answered "don't know" or "refused" OR if teen identifies with a religion OR if religious beliefs are very or extremely important in shaping daily life or major life decisions][IF Y60 <> 0 OR Y62 <8 OR Y57A <3 OR Y57B <3] In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST I-P]?: Read a devotional, religious, or spiritual book other than the [SCRIPTURES B].

    0) No
    1) Yes
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • HOWDECID from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)
    (howdecid_w3) G:1. If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do? Would you most likely . . . [RANDOMIZE LIST 1-4]

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    666) Invalid skip
    777) Don't know

  • PRLACTIV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)
    P112. [If parent respondent has been attending religious services at least a few times a year][IF P80 <7] How often do you participate in activities of your [PARENT CHURCH] OTHER THAN your regular worship service, such as potlucks, [PARENT SCRIPTURE] studies, choir practice, small groups, etc.?:[READ LIST]

    1) 3 times a week or more
    2) 2 times a week
    3) Once a week
    4) 2-3 Times a month
    5) Once a month
    6) Few times a year
    7) Never
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • LITERAL from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    12-12. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about holy scripture . . .?

    0) Scripture is an ancient book recorded by men
    1) Scripture is the inspired word of God
    2) Scripture is actual word of God and is to be taken literally
    8) Don't know/No opinion
    9) No answer/Refused

  • LITERA11 from Faith Matters Survey, 2011
    12-12. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about holy scripture: Scripture is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; OR Scripture is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; OR Scripture is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men? (LITERAL_11)

    1) Scripture is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word
    2) Scripture is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word
    3) Scripture is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men

  • READINGS from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, and 2012), Version 2
    Does your congregation follow a lectionary or some other schedule or scripture readings when it comes to what passages are read in worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations.

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • MEMSCRIP from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, and 2012), Version 2
    In the past 12 months, have there been any events during which children from your congregation recited scripture from memory? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations.

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • R_11_1_1 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_01 (ROT11_1_01)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_2 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_02 (ROT11_1_02)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_3 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_03 (ROT11_1_03)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_4 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_04 (ROT11_1_04)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_5 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_05 (ROT11_1_05)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_6 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_06 (ROT11_1_06)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_7 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_07 (ROT11_1_07)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • R_11_1_8 from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    Question order: 11_1_08 (ROT11_1_08)

    1) Pray outside of religious services
    2) Read the holy scripture
    3) Say grace or give thanks to God before meals
    4) Tune into religious programs
    5) Read religious books, magazines, or newspapers
    6) Visit religious websites or participate in religious groups on the Internet
    7) Participate in religious services at work
    8) Participate in religious services at home

  • RDHOLY from Faith Matters Survey, 2006
    11-1b. We'd like to ask about various ways in which some people practice religion, whether or not they belong to a particular congregation. The first/next item is: read holy scriptures. Do you do this . . .?

    1) Never
    2) Occasionally
    3) Roughly once a week
    4) A few times a week
    5) Roughly once a day
    6) Several times a day
    8) Don't know/No opinion
    9) No answer/Refused

  • HOWDCD11 from Faith Matters Survey, 2011
    19-4d. If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do? Would you most likely? (HOWDCDE_11)

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other person you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scriptures tells you is right

  • RDHOLY11 from Faith Matters Survey, 2011
    11-1b. We'd like to ask about various ways in which some people practice religion, whether or not they belong to a particular congregation. The next item is read holy scripture. Do you do this several times a day, roughly once a day, a few times a week, roughly once a week, occasionally , or never? (RDHOLY_11)

    1) Never
    2) Occasionally
    3) Roughly once a week
    4) A few times a week
    5) Roughly once a day
    6) Several times a day

  • RELACTIV from Religious Human Rights NGOs
    Evidence of Religious Association: Religious Activities (REL_ACTIV)

    0) No, evidence did not suggest that the NGO engages in activities such as prayer, worship, observance of religious practice, or religious teaching. There were no scriptural or other explicitly religious references on the organization's website.
    1) Yes, the NGO engages in activities such as prayer, worship, observance of religious practice, religious teaching, or the use of religious references (such as scripture) on its website.
    9) N/A

  • H2RE2 from National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health, Public Use In-Home Questionnaire Data, Wave II
    Do you agree or disagree that the sacred scriptures of your religion are the word of God and are completely without any mistakes?

    1) Agree
    2) Disagree
    3) Religion doesn't have sacred scriptures.
    6) Refused
    7) Legitimate skip [no religion]
    8) Don't know

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
    How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals
    How often do you read scripture outside of religious services: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • RDSCINT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on the Internet?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCINT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on the Internet?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCEDEV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on an e-device such as iPad, Kindle, phone app, etc.?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCMEM from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past year, have you made an intentional effort to commit any parts of [scripture] to memory?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCLDR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: study group leader or members?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCBK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: published commentary in a book, CD or DVD?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCWWW from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: Internet site?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCTV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: television or radio program?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCEDEV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past year, have you read the [scripture] on an e-device such as iPad, Kindle, phone app, etc.?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCMEM from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past year, have you made an intentional effort to commit any parts of [scripture] to memory?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCLDR from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: study group leader or members?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCWWW from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: Internet site?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCTV from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: television or radio program?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCCLGY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: your pastor, priest or other clergy?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCCLGY from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: your pastor, priest or other clergy?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCRPT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    We are interested in whether or not people read the Bible, Torah or other religious scriptures such as the Koran or any others, in addition to the reading that often happens in worship services. Within the last year, have you read the Bible, Torah, Koran or other religious scriptures, not counting any reading that happened during a worship service?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCMOST from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past year, which scripture have you read most often, the Bible, Torah, Koran or some other scripture?

    1) Bible
    2) Torah
    3) Koran
    6) Buddhist
    7) Book of Mormon
    8) Tao te ching
    9) Wiccan Bible
    10) Apocrypha
    11) Gita
    12) Scientology
    19) Other

  • RDSCRPT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    We are interested in whether or not people read the Bible, Torah or other religious scriptures such as the Koran or any others, in addition to the reading that often happens in worship services. Within the last year, have you read the Bible, Torah, Koran or other religious scriptures, not counting any reading that happened during a worship service?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCMOST from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past year, which scripture have you read most often, the Bible, Torah, Koran or some other scripture?

    1) Bible
    2) Torah
    3) Koran
    6) Buddhist
    7) Book of Mormon
    8) Tao te ching
    9) Wiccan Bible
    10) Apocrypha
    11) Gita
    12) Scientology
    19) Other
    99) No answer

  • RDSCUND from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, when reading the [scripture], have you turned to other people, books or other sources for help in interpreting and understanding what you read?

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • RDSCUND from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, when reading the [scripture], have you turned to other people, books or other sources for help in interpreting and understanding what you read?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCBK from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, have you received help in interpreting and understanding scripture from: published commentary in a book, CD or DVD?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) No answer

  • RDSCLRN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past year, to what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about your religion?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCPER from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] as a matter of personal prayer and devotion?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCTCH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to prepare to teach or participate in a study group?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCWLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining wealth or prosperity?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCHLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining health or healing?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCFUT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about what the future holds?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCISS1 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like abortion or homosexuality?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCISS2 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like poverty or war?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCPER from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] as a matter of personal prayer and devotion?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCTCH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to prepare to teach or participate in a study group?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCWLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining wealth or prosperity?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCHLTH from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about attaining health or healing?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCFUT from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about what the future holds?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCISS1 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like abortion or homosexuality?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCISS2 from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about issues like poverty or war?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know

  • RDSCDEC from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to make decisions about your relationship with your spouse, parents, children or friends?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent

  • RDSCLRN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past year, to what extent did you read [scripture] to learn about your religion?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCDEC from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    (In the past year,) To what extent did you read [scripture] to make decisions about your relationship with your spouse, parents, children or friends?

    1) Not at all
    2) To a small extent
    3) To a moderate extent
    4) To a considerable extent
    5) To a great extent
    8) Don't know
    9) No answer

  • RDSCORG from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    We are now going to ask about the more recent past, the past 30 days. Remember, all of these questions are about reading done outside of a worship service: In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read the [scripture] as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    9) 9
    10) 10
    12) 12
    13) 13
    14) 14
    15) 15
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    28) 28
    30) 30

  • RDSCORG from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    We are now going to ask about the more recent past, the past 30 days. Remember, all of these questions are about reading done outside of a worship service: In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read the [scripture] as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    9) 9
    10) 10
    12) 12
    13) 13
    14) 14
    15) 15
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    28) 28
    30) 30
    98) Don't know
    99) No answer

  • RDSCOWN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read scripture as an individual activity where you chose and read the passage on your own, not as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    10) 10
    12) 12
    14) 14
    15) 15
    16) 16
    17) 17
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    26) 26
    27) 27
    28) 28
    30) 30

  • RDSCOWN from General Social Survey 2012 Cross-Section and Panel Combined, (Inapplicable Responses Coded as Missing)
    In the past 30 days, on how many days have you read scripture as an individual activity where you chose and read the passage on your own, not as part of an organized study group of any kind?

    0) None
    1) One day
    2) 2
    3) 3
    4) 4
    5) 5
    6) 6
    7) 7
    8) 8
    10) 10
    12) 12
    14) 14
    15) 15
    16) 16
    17) 17
    18) 18
    20) 20
    21) 21
    25) 25
    26) 26
    27) 27
    28) 28
    30) 30
    98) Don't know
    99) No answer

  • LITER07 from Faith Matters Survey, 2007
    12-12. Which of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about holy scripture: Scripture is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word; OR Scripture is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word; OR Scripture is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men? (LITERAL_07)

    1) Scripture is the actual word of God and is to be taken literally, word for word;
    2) Scripture is the inspired word of God but not everything in it should be taken literally, word for word;
    3) Scripture is an ancient book of fables, legends, history, and moral precepts recorded by men

  • TEXTS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Seventh-Day Adventist Leaders
    In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary?

    1) Always
    2) Most of the time
    3) Occasionally
    4) Never

  • TEXTS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Random Sample Leader Survey
    In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary?

    1) Always
    2) Most of the time
    3) Occasionally
    4) Never

  • TEXTS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Leader Survey
    In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary?

    1) Always
    2) Most of the time
    3) Occasionally
    4) Never

  • QG7 from U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014
    Q.G7. Which comes closet to your view? [READ, IN ORDER] [Holy book: If Christian or no religion (RELTRAD less than 500000 or RELTRAD=1000000 OR RELTRAD=900000) insert 'the Bible'; if Jewish (RELTRA=50000), insert 'the Torah'; if Muslim (RELTRAD=60000), insert 'the Koran'; if other non-Christian affiliations (RELTRAD great than 60000 AND RELTRAD lesss than 100000)), insert 'the Holy Scripture']

    1) [The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is the word of God, OR
    2) [The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is a book written by men and is not the word of God.
    3) (VOL) Other
    9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

  • Q68B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
    Q68B [AND DO YOU?] ever read religious materials other than scripture, such as religious pamphlets, magazines, newspapers or books?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • READINGS from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, and 2012), Version 2 - Instructional Dataset
    Does your congregation follow a lectionary or some other schedule or scripture readings when it comes to what passages are read in worship services? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations.

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • MEMSCRIP from National Congregations Study, Cumulative Dataset (1998, 2006-2007, and 2012), Version 2 - Instructional Dataset
    In the past 12 months, have there been any events during which children from your congregation recited scripture from memory? Remarks: This item was asked only of Christian congregations.

    1) Yes
    2) No

  • QG7B from U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014
    Q.G7b. [ASK IF BELIEVE HOLY BOOK IS WORD OF GOD] And would you say that [READ, IN ORDER]

    1) [The Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] is to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) Not everything in [the Bible/the Torah/the Koran/the Holy Scripture] should be taken literally, word for word
    3) (VOL) Other
    9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

  • Q42B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
    How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

  • QK10A from U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014
    Q.K10a. [ASK IF RESPONDENT IS PARENT/GUARDIAN OF CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS (CHILDRENREC=1-4):] As I read a list, please tell me if you do any of the following things with [your child/your children]. First, do you pray or read the Scripture with [your child/any of your children]?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) Don't know/Refused (VOL)

  • Q72A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
    Q72A [ASK IF HAS CHILDREN: AND THINKING ABOUT YOUR CHILD OR CHILDREN, PLEASE TELL ME IF YOU EVER DO OR EVER DID ANY OF THE FOLLOWING THINGS WITH THEM. DID YOU OR DO YOU?] pray or read the scripture with them?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    3) Not applicable/Children too young
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • TALKREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (talkrel_w2) Q:13. How often, if ever, does your family talk about God, the Scriptures, prayer, or other religious or spiritual things together? Is it:

    1) Every day
    2) A few times a week
    3) About once a week
    4) A few times a month
    5) A few times a year
    6) Never
    666) Invalid skip
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused

  • READBIBL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (readbibl_w2) Q:4. How often, if ever, do you read from [SCRIPTURES C] to yourself alone? Is it:

    1) Never
    2) Less than once a month
    3) One to two times a month
    4) About once a week
    5) A few times a week
    6) About once a day
    7) Many times a day
    666) Invalid skip
    777) Don't know

  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
    How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile
    How often do you read scripture outside of religious services: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
    How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • READ_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil
    How often do you read scripture outside of religious services: 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 in all countries.]

    1) Every day
    2) More than once a week
    3) Once a week
    4) At least once a month
    5) Several times a year
    6) Less often
    7) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • Q66A from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
    Q66A [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Read scripture outside of religious services

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010
    Q66B [PLEASE TELL ME HOW OFTEN YOU DO EACH OF THE FOLLOWING. WOULD YOU SAY AT LEAST ONCE A WEEK, ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH, SEVERAL TIMES A YEAR, SELDOM, OR NEVER?] Participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
    Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

  • QI2A from U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014
    Q.I2a. Please tell me how often you do each of the following. First, how often do you participate in prayer groups, Scripture study groups or religious education programs - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

  • QI2B from U.S. Religious Landscape Study, 2014
    Q.I2b. Please tell me how often you do each of the following. How often do you read scripture outside of religious services - [READ AS NECESSARY] at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never?

    1) At least once a week
    2) Once or twice a month
    3) Several times a year
    4) Seldom
    5) Never
    9) (VOL) Don't know/Refused

  • Q55A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
    IF CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS (CHILDREN=1-50), ASK: As I read a list, please tell me if you do any of the following things with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: your children). First, do you (READ IN ORDER) Pray or read the Scripture with (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children)?

    1) Yes
    2) No
    9) Don't know/Refused (Vol).

  • CHTEENS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (chteens_w2) [IF ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES MORE THAN A FEW TIMES A YEAR OR DK] [IF F:5> 1 OR DK] Q:16. Are there any regular opportunities in your [CHURCH TYPE] for young people to get involved in religious services, such as reading scripture or praying out loud [IF JEWISH: "not including a bar or bat mitvah"]?

    0) No
    1) Yes
    666) Invalid skip
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • HOWDECID from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (howdecid_w2) G:1. If you were unsure of what was right or wrong in a particular situation, how would you decide what to do? Would you most likely . . . [RANDOMIZE LIST 1-4]

    1) Do what would make you feel happy
    2) Do what would help you to get ahead
    3) Follow the advice of a parent or teacher, or other adult you respect
    4) Do what you think God or the scripture tells you is right
    5) Something else
    666) Invalid skip
    777) Don't know
    888) Refused

  • SCHLPRAY from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (schlpray_w2) [IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES, DK OR REF OR RESPONDENT CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS OR RELIGIOUS FAITH IS SOMEWHAT, VERY OR EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE RESPONDENT] [IF F:3 NOT=0 OR (F:10 < > EMPTY AND F:10 < 7) OR F:1 <3] Q:2. In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST H-N] [READ STEM FOR H' AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY]? L. Been a part of any religious support, evangelism, [SCRIPTURES A] study, or prayer group

    0) No
    1) Yes
    666) Invalid skip
    999) Not asked

  • READREL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)
    (readrel_w2) [IF RESPONDENT ATTENDS RELIGIOUS SERVICES, DK OR REF OR RESPONDENT CONSIDERS SELF RELIGIOUS OR RELIGIOUS FAITH IS SOMEWHAT, VERY OR EXTREMELY IMPORTANT TO THE RESPONDENT] [IF F:3 NOT=0 OR (F:10 < > EMPTY AND F:10 < 7) OR F:1 <3] Q:2. In the last year, have you [INSERT LIST H-N] [READ STEM FOR H' AND THEN ONLY IF NECESSARY]? M. Read a devotional, religious, or spiritual book other than the [SCRIPTURES B]

    0) No
    1) Yes
    666) Invalid skip
    888) Refused
    999) Not asked

  • RDHOLY07 from Faith Matters Survey, 2007
    11-1b. We'd like to ask about various ways in which some people practice religion, whether or not they belong to a particular congregation. The next item is read holy scripture. Do you do this several times a day, roughly once a day, a few times a week, roughly once a week, occasionally, or never? (RDHOLY_07)

    1) Never
    2) Occasionally
    3) Roughly once a week
    4) A few times a week
    5) Roughly once a day
    6) Several times a day

  • Q37 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset
    Which comes closest to your view? [Holy book: If Christian or no Q.16ion (Q.16=1-4, 9, 10, 12, 13 OR CHR=1) insert 'the Bible'; If Jewish (Q.16=5), insert 'the Torah'; If Muslim (Q.16=6), insert, 'the Koran'; If other non-Christian affiliations (Q.16=7,8,14 OR (Q.16=11 AND CHR=2,9)), insert 'the Holy Scripture'; IF DK/REF IN RELIGION (Q.16=99) AND CHR=2,9, insert 'the Bible']

    1) [Holy book] is the word of God
    2) [Holy book] is a book written by men and is not the word of God
    3) Other (Vol.)
    9) Don't know/Refused (Vol.)

  • LITERAAG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2001-2005)
    According to the Report, does the Government control availability of religious scriptures? [Non-integer responses indicate that the response to this question changed in one or more of the IRF Reports.]

    0) No
    0.333) 0.333
    0.667) 0.667
    1) Yes
    1.333) 1.333
    1.667) 1.667
    2) Yes and confiscation, destruction or banning occurs

  • JAILRSAG from International Religious Freedom Data, Aggregate File (2001-2005)
    According to the Report, are people in jail permitted to practice their religion, including having access to Scripture? [Non-integer responses indicate that the response to this question changed in one or more of the IRF Reports.]

    0) Yes, all are.
    0.333) 0.333
    0.667) 0.667
    1) Yes, but only some are.
    1.333) 1.333
    1.667) 1.667
    2) No

  • TEXTS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, Church of God (Cleveland, TN) Leader Survey
    In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (q31)

    1) Always
    2) Most of the time
    3) Occasionally
    4) Never

  • TEXTS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, Wave 2, 2008/2009, United Church of Christ (UCC) Leader Survey
    In your preaching, do you use the scripture texts from a prescribed lectionary? (q31)

    1) Always
    2) Most of the time
    3) Occasionally
    4) Never

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

  • SCRIPTUR from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa
    Which one of these statements comes closest to describing your feelings about ____ [IF CHRISTIAN: the Bible] [IF MUSLIM: the Koran] [ELSE: sacred scriptures]?

    1) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is][IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the actual word of God and [IS/ARE] to be taken literally, word for word, OR
    2) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] the word of God, but not everything in [IT/THEM] should be taken literally, word for word, OR
    3) [IF CHRISTIAN: The Bible is] [IF MUSLIM: The Koran is] [ELSE: Sacred scriptures are] written by men and [IS/ARE] not the word of God
    4) Other (VOLUNTEERED THIS RESPONSE)
    8) Don't know
    9) Refused

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