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Prayer, Frequency of

How frequently does the respondent pray (sometimes also worded as meditate)?


Below are 85 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q16 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q16 About how often do you pray or meditate outside of religious services (Q16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q18 from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q18 How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals (Q18) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey 2008 Cross-Section and Panel CombinedLEARN MORE
    • Now thinking about the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) 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
  • PRAYALON from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y230. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone?[READ LIST] (PRAYALON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYFREQ from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray SEVERAL TIMES A DAY, ONCE A DAY, A FEW TIMES A WEEK, ONCE A WEEK OR LESS, or NEVER? (PRAYFREQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray, every day, once or twice a week, a few times a month, or hardly ever? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYOFT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (PRAYOFT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V083183 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Please look at page 16 of the booklet. People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (V083183) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1990LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYALON from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (prayalon_w2) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYALON from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (prayalon_w3) Q:3. How often, if ever, do you pray by yourself alone? Is it: (PRAYALON) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARBL_13 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past twelve months how often have you typically prayed, not including before meals and at religious services? (ARBL_13) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ARH_6 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past year, how often would you say you and your spouse/partner pray together, not including before meals and at religious services? (ARH_6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways... Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYFREQ from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (PRAYFREQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q64 from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • Q64 People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few time a month, seldom or never? (Q64) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q41 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q41) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42F from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF HINDU OR BUDDHIST (Q.16=7, 8), ASK: How often do you pray at a shrine or religious symbol in your home - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1991LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFTPRAY from Politics of Character Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray -- daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (OFTPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q41 from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways.  Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q41) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42F from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF HINDU OR BUDDHIST (Q.16=7, 8), ASK: How often do you pray at a shrine or religious symbol in your home - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFTPRAY from State of Disunion Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray-daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 to 3 times a month, once a month or less, never? (OFTPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON3 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? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Pray before meals (RELCON3) 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
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYFREQ from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Now thinking of the present, about how often do you pray? (PRAYFREQ) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRIVPRAY from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray privately in places other than at church or synagogue? (PRIVPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Life Choices, 1990LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray - daily, several times a week, once a week, 2 or 3 times a month, once a month or less, or never? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON7 from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN MORE
    • 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: Say prayers or read daily devotions (RELCON7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FREQPRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray: several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week or less, or never? (FREQPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Combination of PRAY_A and PRAY_B) (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_A from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q188) (PRAY_A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_B from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2009LEARN MORE
    • People practice their religion in different ways. Outside of attending religious services, do you pray several times a day, once a day, a few times a week, once a week, a few times a month, seldom, or never? (Q288) (PRAY_B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY_OUT from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray to God 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.] (PRAY_OUT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1994LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 1993LEARN MORE
    • How regularly do you pray, apart from Mass? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from General Social Survey, 1993LEARN MORE
    • About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAY from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- About how often do you pray? (PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFNGRACE from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • 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) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYPRIV from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray privately? (Check the answer that comes closest to what you do.) (PRAYPRIV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRIVPRAY from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1988LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (PRIVPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1986LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (RELGC12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELGC12 from Dimensions of Religious Commitment, 1987LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray privately? (Choose the answer which comes closest to what you do.) (RELGC12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFT_PRAY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How often do you pray? (OFT_PRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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