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Table prayers (Demographic Patterns)

How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals?. Results weighted by WGT (Baylor Religion Survey, 2005)


Table prayers by Gender


MaleFemaleTOTAL
Never12.8%
84
9.9%
83
11.2%
167
Only on certain occasions47.2%
309
43.6%
365
45.1%
674
At least once a week5.8%
38
9.4%
79
7.8%
117
At least once a day17.6%
115
16.5%
138
16.9%
253
At all meals16.6%
109
20.6%
173
18.9%
282
Missing15573228
TOTAL 100.0%
655
100.0%
838

1493



Table prayers by Race


WhiteBlackOtherMissingTOTAL
Never12.0%
150
0.8%
1
16.9%
14

2
11.3%
165
Only on certain occasions46.8%
585
20.3%
26
53.0%
44

19
44.8%
655
At least once a week7.8%
98
8.6%
11
7.2%
6

2
7.9%
115
At least once a day16.9%
212
21.1%
27
12.0%
10

4
17.0%
249
At all meals16.5%
206
49.2%
63
10.8%
9

5
19.0%
278
Missing2037110221
TOTAL 100.0%
1251
100.0%
128
100.0%
83

32

1462



Table prayers by Religion


CatholicProtestantOtherNoneMissingTOTAL
Never10.0%
33
7.2%
68
17.7%
20
55.6%
40

6
11.0%
161
Only on certain occasions57.1%
189
42.1%
400
38.1%
43
41.7%
30

14
45.2%
662
At least once a week6.9%
23
8.0%
76
12.4%
14
1.4%
1

2
7.8%
114
At least once a day18.1%
60
18.0%
171
15.9%
18
1.4%
1

4
17.1%
250
At all meals7.9%
26
24.7%
235
15.9%
18
0.0%
0

3
19.0%
279
Missing2669111090215
TOTAL 100.0%
331
100.0%
950
100.0%
113
100.0%
72

29

1466



Table prayers by Age


18-3031-4445-6465+MissingTOTAL
Never18.6%
35
9.9%
39
11.3%
64
7.4%
24

5
11.0%
162
Only on certain occasions33.5%
63
47.4%
186
47.0%
265
45.5%
148

12
45.1%
662
At least once a week10.6%
20
11.0%
43
6.0%
34
5.5%
18

2
7.8%
115
At least once a day21.3%
40
16.1%
63
17.4%
98
14.8%
48

4
17.0%
249
At all meals16.0%
30
15.6%
61
18.3%
103
26.8%
87

2
19.1%
281
Missing258875350223
TOTAL 100.0%
188
100.0%
392
100.0%
564
100.0%
325

25

1469



Table prayers by Church attendance


Never< 1 Month< 1 a WeekWeekly +MissingTOTAL
Never40.9%
94
10.4%
44
7.8%
15
1.7%
11

2
11.0%
164
Only on certain occasions49.1%
113
67.7%
287
44.8%
86
29.2%
187

1
45.3%
673
At least once a week0.9%
2
4.0%
17
19.3%
37
9.4%
60

0
7.8%
116
At least once a day7.0%
16
10.8%
46
14.1%
27
25.5%
163

1
17.0%
252
At all meals2.2%
5
7.1%
30
14.1%
27
34.2%
219

1
18.9%
281
Missing14059590213
TOTAL 100.0%
230
100.0%
424
100.0%
192
100.0%
640

5

1486



Table prayers by Political ideology


George W. BushJohn KerryRalph NaderSomebody elseNo preferenceMissingTOTAL
Never6.4%
48
17.1%
95
15.4%
4
13.1%
14
15.6%
7

0
11.4%
168
Only on certain occasions42.4%
316
48.0%
266
73.1%
19
43.9%
47
46.7%
21

7
45.3%
669
At least once a week7.8%
58
7.6%
42
3.8%
1
12.1%
13
4.4%
2

1
7.9%
116
At least once a day19.9%
148
12.3%
68
3.8%
1
17.8%
19
22.2%
10

7
16.7%
246
At all meals23.5%
175
15.0%
83
3.8%
1
13.1%
14
11.1%
5

4
18.8%
278
Missing6711553050222
TOTAL 100.0%
745
100.0%
554
100.0%
26
100.0%
107
100.0%
45

19

1477



Table prayers by Education


< High schoolHS gradSome collegeJr collegeCollege graduatePostgraduate work/DegreeMissingTOTAL
Never14.7%
20
16.4%
46
8.6%
35
7.1%
10
10.0%
27
12.0%
28

1
11.3%
166
Only on certain occasions41.9%
57
42.1%
118
46.0%
188
55.3%
78
45.4%
122
41.0%
96

14
44.9%
659
At least once a week0.0%
0
5.4%
15
6.8%
28
9.9%
14
11.9%
32
11.5%
27

1
7.9%
116
At least once a day14.0%
19
15.4%
43
20.8%
85
12.1%
17
17.1%
46
17.1%
40

3
17.0%
250
At all meals29.4%
40
20.7%
58
17.8%
73
15.6%
22
15.6%
42
18.4%
43

4
18.9%
278
Missing629673844380222
TOTAL 100.0%
136
100.0%
280
100.0%
409
100.0%
141
100.0%
269
100.0%
234

23

1469



Table prayers by Marital status


Never marriedMarriedLiving as marriedSeparated/DivorcedWidowedMissingTOTAL
Never18.0%
41
8.1%
68
29.6%
16
13.5%
31
9.0%
11

1
11.4%
167
Only on certain occasions46.9%
107
44.8%
375
44.4%
24
43.5%
100
45.1%
55

13
44.9%
661
At least once a week6.1%
14
8.2%
69
7.4%
4
8.7%
20
7.4%
9

1
7.9%
116
At least once a day17.5%
40
18.6%
156
3.7%
2
15.2%
35
13.9%
17

3
17.0%
250
At all meals11.4%
26
20.2%
169
14.8%
8
19.1%
44
24.6%
30

4
18.8%
277
Missing34127943100223
TOTAL 100.0%
228
100.0%
837
100.0%
54
100.0%
230
100.0%
122

22

1471



Table prayers by Household income


< $20,000$20,001-$35,000$35,001-$50,000$50,001 - $100,000$100,001+MissingTOTAL
Never12.6%
32
11.4%
24
13.8%
35
9.7%
44
10.7%
25

7
11.4%
160
Only on certain occasions39.8%
101
42.4%
89
40.9%
104
52.8%
239
44.6%
104

37
45.4%
637
At least once a week8.3%
21
6.7%
14
7.5%
19
5.7%
26
14.2%
33

5
8.0%
113
At least once a day15.0%
38
15.7%
33
19.3%
49
15.5%
70
17.6%
41

21
16.5%
231
At all meals24.4%
62
23.8%
50
18.5%
47
16.3%
74
12.9%
30

18
18.7%
263
Missing26284862480212
TOTAL 100.0%
254
100.0%
210
100.0%
254
100.0%
453
100.0%
233

88

1404



Notes

The Baylor Religion Survey (BRS) is national population survey of religious characteristics, orientations, and attitudes modeled after the General Social Survey. The 2005 BRS data includes 1,721 responses collected by the Gallup Organization. A third of the survey is dedicated solely to religion items; focusing on affiliation, identity, belief, experience, and commitment. Two-thirds of the survey is dedicated to topical modules which will be rotated in subsequent administrations. The 2005 survey includes modules on moral and political attitudes, the consumption of religious goods, the paranormal and civic engagement.