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Proselytization (speaking to others about faith), Frequency of

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In addition to the outreach activities of your denomination, did your congregation do any of the following during the past 12 months to reach out to new or inactive participants, or to make your congregation better known in your community? If no, is the item: A) Something that probably would not be resisted by most members if you tried it; or B) Something that probably would be resisted by most members. Stressing in your congregations preaching and teaching the importance of [witnessing] to others about ones faith (WITNESS)
  TOTAL %
0) Does not apply 4,485 31.4
1) Yes, done in the last 12 months 8,194 57.3
2) No, but members would support this activity 1,346 9.4
3) No, and members would not support this activity 271 1.9
TOTAL14,296100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Other
Mode: Mixed-mode


[IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: any organized program to tell people of other faiths--such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists--about Jesus? (CNG_TELL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 250 10.4
2) No 2,129 88.7
3) Dont know 17 0.7
4) Refused 3 0.1
TOTAL2,399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[IF ATTEND = 1 MORE THAN ONCE A WEEK OR 2 ONCE A WEEK OR 3 ALMOST EVERY WEEK OR 4 ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR 5 A FEW TIMES A YEAR] During the past year, have you personally participated in any of the following at your congregation: a meeting at which a missionary or religious leader spoke about efforts to bring Christianity to people in other countries? (CNG_COUN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,025 42.7
2) No 1,360 56.7
3) Dont know 12 0.5
4) Refused 3 0.1
TOTAL2,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 20 3.3
2) More than once a week 27 4.5
3) Once a week 33 5.5
4) At least once a month 50 8.3
5) Several times a year 62 10.3
6) Less often 136 22.7
7) Never 271 45.2
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 40 6.2
2) More than once a week 96 14.8
3) Once a week 73 11.2
4) At least once a month 117 18
5) Several times a year 108 16.6
6) Less often 117 18
7) Never 91 14
8) Dont know 2 0.3
9) Refused 6 0.9
TOTAL650100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 24 3.3
2) More than once a week 33 4.5
3) Once a week 42 5.8
4) At least once a month 50 6.9
5) Several times a year 52 7.2
6) Less often 143 19.7
7) Never 382 52.6
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - i. Witnessing/sharing your faith with friends (Q14I)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,053 64.3
2) 1-2 times 364 22.2
3) 3-4 times 127 7.8
4) 5 or more times 94 5.7
TOTAL1,638100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - j. Witnessing/sharing your faith with strangers (Q14J)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,292 79.1
2) 1-2 times 231 14.1
3) 3-4 times 69 4.2
4) 5 or more times 41 2.5
TOTAL1,633100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 1,387 12.6
2) More than once a week 1,307 11.9
3) Once a week 1,324 12
4) At least once a month 1,234 11.2
5) Several times a year 1,057 9.6
6) Less often 1,580 14.3
7) Never 2,977 27
8) Dont know 97 0.9
9) Refused 65 0.6
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


Q14e. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with friends (WTNSSFR)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 621 50.4
2) One to two times 386 31.3
3) Three to four times 134 10.9
4) Five or more times 91 7.4
TOTAL1,232100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q14f. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Witnessing/sharing your faith with strangers (WTNSSST)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 846 69.6
2) One to two times 258 21.2
3) Three to four times 63 5.2
4) Five or more times 48 4
TOTAL1,215100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 78 11.1
2) More than once a week 71 10.1
3) Once a week 51 7.3
4) At least once a month 42 6
5) Several times a year 46 6.6
6) Less often 88 12.6
7) Never 317 45.3
8) Dont know 7 1
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 75 12.5
2) More than once a week 40 6.7
3) Once a week 40 6.7
4) At least once a month 51 8.5
5) Several times a year 72 12
6) Less often 90 15
7) Never 223 37.2
8) Dont know 2 0.3
9) Refused 7 1.2
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1): How often do you share your faith with non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42D)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 6,655 22
2) Once or twice a month 4,048 13.4
3) Several times a year 4,450 14.7
4) Seldom 6,910 22.9
5) Never 7,209 23.8
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 964 3.2
TOTAL30,236100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, OR NO RELIGION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: How often do you share your views on God and religion with religious people - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42G)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 615 11.6
2) Once or twice a month 523 9.8
3) Several times a year 539 10.1
4) Seldom 1,607 30.2
5) Never 1,820 34.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 216 4.1
TOTAL5,320100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 45 4.5
2) More than once a week 56 5.6
3) Once a week 65 6.5
4) At least once a month 108 10.8
5) Several times a year 72 7.2
6) Less often 185 18.5
7) Never 460 46
8) Dont know 8 0.8
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL999100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 84 10.5
2) More than once a week 90 11.3
3) Once a week 80 10
4) At least once a month 73 9.1
5) Several times a year 77 9.6
6) Less often 118 14.8
7) Never 248 31
8) Dont know 9 1.1
9) Refused 20 2.5
TOTAL799100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 75 10.1
2) More than once a week 55 7.4
3) Once a week 74 10
4) At least once a month 97 13.1
5) Several times a year 80 10.8
6) Less often 97 13.1
7) Never 227 30.7
8) Dont know 32 4.3
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL740100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF HAS A RELIGIOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=1-8, 11, 13-14 OR CHR=1): How often do you share your faith with non-believers or people from other religious backgrounds - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42D)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 74 24.2
2) Once or twice a month 38 12.4
3) Several times a year 43 14.1
4) Seldom 70 22.9
5) Never 68 22.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 13 4.2
TOTAL306100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF ATHEIST, AGNOSTIC, OR NO RELIGION (Q.16=9, 10, 12) OR AMBIGUOUS AFFILIATION (Q.16=99 AND CHR=2,9), ASK: How often do you share your views on God and religion with religious people - would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom, or never? (Q42G)
  TOTAL %
1) At least once a week 7 7.4
2) Once or twice a month 9 9.5
3) Several times a year 7 7.4
4) Seldom 30 31.6
5) Never 37 38.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 5 5.3
TOTAL95100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Tried to defend your religious worldview to people of other faiths (RELALT7)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 197 66.3
2) 1-2 35 11.8
3) 3-5 23 7.7
4) More than 5 37 12.5
5) Dont know/Refused 5 1.7
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could accept your faith (RELALT8)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 222 74.7
2) 1-2 20 6.7
3) 3-5 15 5.1
4) More than 5 31 10.4
5) Dont know/Refused 9 3
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could become a Christian (RELALT28)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 631 48.1
2) 1-2 229 17.4
3) 3-5 128 9.7
4) More than 5 301 22.9
5) Dont know/Refused 24 1.8
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


IF RESPONDENT REPORTS BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): How often do you share your faith with non-believers? Would you say...? (QN31A_B)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 710 20.8
2) At least once a week 573 16.7
3) Once or twice a month 376 11
4) A few times a year 350 10.2
5) Seldom 664 19.4
6) Never 660 19.3
8) Dont know 68 2
9) Refused 20 0.6
TOTAL3,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 78 11.9
2) More than once a week 107 16.4
3) Once a week 128 19.6
4) At least once a month 90 13.8
5) Several times a year 42 6.4
6) Less often 91 13.9
7) Never 113 17.3
8) Dont know 4 0.6
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How often do you share your faith with non-believers: 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.] (SHARE_F)
  TOTAL %
1) Every day 189 18.8
2) More than once a week 148 14.7
3) Once a week 136 13.5
4) At least once a month 97 9.7
5) Several times a year 72 7.2
6) Less often 90 9
7) Never 266 26.5
8) Dont know 6 0.6
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever personally tried to convert someone to the LDS faith (outside of periods of actual missionary service)? (MBRMISS)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, often 101 10.8
2) Yes, once in a while 349 37.2
3) No, not really 487 52
TOTAL937100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Told teens or adults explicitly about how they could become a Christian? (ACTEVANG)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 441 19.5
2) Some 1,127 49.8
3) None 676 29.9
4) DK 11 0.5
5) Refused 8 0.4
TOTAL2,263100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you personally ever tried to convert someone to your religious faith? (CONVERT)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, often 260 9.7
2) Yes, a few times 596 22.2
3) Yes, once or twice 529 19.7
4) No, never 1,300 48.4
TOTAL2,685100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Have you ever personally tried to convert someone to the LDS faith (outside of periods of actual missionary service)? (MBRMISS)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, often 20 6.8
2) Yes, once in a while 120 41.1
3) No, not really 152 52.1
TOTAL292100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASK ONLY IF CONSCHRS = 1 YES] In the past year, how many times have you talked specifically with anyone who was not a Christian to persuade them to become a Christian? (PERSUADE)
  TOTAL %
1) None 1,209 51.9
2) Once or twice 388 16.7
3) Several times 417 17.9
4) Many times 298 12.8
5) Dont know 14 0.6
6) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,328100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q42 How important is it to do the following.. in order to be a good person; d. Convert others to your religious faith (Q42D)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 159 9.5
2) Somewhat important 300 17.9
3) Not very important 487 29.1
4) Not at all important 727 43.5
TOTAL1,673100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q35e. How important is it to do the following if one wishes to be a good person? Convert others to your religious faith (CONVOTHR)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important 632 39.2
2) Not very important 442 27.4
3) Somewhat important 321 19.9
4) Very important 217 13.5
TOTAL1,612100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Which do you think is most important for the church to do -- to convert people to a spiritual belief so that they can earn a happy life after death, or to teach people how to live better every day with all other people? (CHRCHGL)
  TOTAL %
1) Convert to spiritual belief 586 14
2) Teach people how to live better 3,029 72.5
3) Both 449 10.7
4) Neither 40 1
5) Undecided 75 1.8
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Now I am going to read to you a list of statements about religion. For each one, please tell me how strongly you agree or disagree with it. (FOLLOWUP) Do you feel that way strongly or somewhat? It is important to convert others (RELIMP32)
  TOTAL %
1) Strongly agree 558 34.7
2) Somewhat agree 396 24.6
3) Somewhat disagree 249 15.5
4) Strongly disagree 354 22
5) Dont know/Refused 53 3.3
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASKED OF THOSE IN GROUP 1 WHO ANSWERED 1 TO TRYCHANG] How important is converting people to Jesus Christ, as a way to change American society? (XCONVERT)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 1,417 83.5
2) Somewhat important 249 14.7
3) Not important 19 1.1
4) DK 10 0.6
5) Refused 3 0.2
TOTAL1,698100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


In your view, how important is it for Christians to encourage people from other faiths--such as Muslims, Hindus, or Buddhists--to become Christians? (BECOMECH)
  TOTAL %
1) Very important 436 29.9
2) Fairly important 272 18.7
3) Not very important 272 18.7
4) Not at all important 441 30.3
5) Dont know 30 2.1
6) Refused 5 0.3
TOTAL1,456100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 18 18.8
2) No 78 81.3
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to persuade others to attend church or synagogue on a religious holiday. (PERSOTHR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 32 33.3
2) No 64 66.7
TOTAL96100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 21 23.9
2) No 67 76.1
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to persuade others to attend church or synagogue on a religious holiday. (PERSOTHR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 30 34.1
2) No 58 65.9
TOTAL88100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to convert others to faith in God. (TRYCONV)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 20 21.5
2) No 73 78.5
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


I have tried to persuade others to attend church or synagogue on a religious holiday. (PERSOTHR)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 22 23.7
2) No 71 76.3
TOTAL93100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - d. Community or missionary outreach programs (Q14D)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,269 78.2
2) 1-2 times 270 16.6
3) 3-4 times 53 3.3
4) 5 or more times 30 1.8
TOTAL1,622100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Y234. How many times, if any, have you ever gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.][RECORD NUMBER, RANGE= 0-20, 98=DK, 99=REFUSED, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 359 36.7
2) 2 251 25.7
3) 3 109 11.2
4) 4 49 5
5) 5 51 5.2
6) 6 22 2.3
7) 7 7 0.7
8) 8 7 0.7
9) 9 4 0.4
10) 10 32 3.3
11) 11 2 0.2
12) 12 6 0.6
15) 15 10 1
16) 16 1 0.1
20) 20 23 2.4
777) Dont know 37 3.8
888) Refused 7 0.7
TOTAL977100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mission_w2) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE = 0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 302 47.6
2) 2 163 25.7
3) 3 58 9.1
4) 4 27 4.3
5) 5 17 2.7
6) 6 12 1.9
7) 7 3 0.5
8) 8 3 0.5
9) 9 2 0.3
10) 10 7 1.1
11) 11 1 0.2
12) 12 2 0.3
15) 15 2 0.3
20) 20 10 1.6
666) Invalid skip 23 3.6
777) Dont know 2 0.3
TOTAL634100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(mission_w3) Q:7. In the last two years, how many times, if any, have you gone on a religious missions team or religious service project? [PROBE: Just give me your best guess.] [RECORD NUMBER, RANGE=0-20, RANGE 20=20 OR MORE] (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
0) 0 0 0
1) 1 210 53.7
2) 2 94 24
3) 3 32 8.2
4) 4 12 3.1
5) 5 9 2.3
6) 6 3 0.8
7) 7 1 0.3
8) 8 1 0.3
10) 10 3 0.8
14) 14 1 0.3
15) 15 1 0.3
18) 18 1 0.3
20) 20 9 2.3
777) Dont know 4 1
999) Legitimate skip 10 2.6
TOTAL391100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Given money or time to a religious organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT9)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 207 69.7
2) 1-2 31 10.4
3) 3-5 17 5.7
4) More than 5 38 12.8
5) Dont know/Refused 4 1.3
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Go on a religious mission to another country (RELALT11)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 283 95.3
2) 1-2 5 1.7
3) 3-5 2 0.7
4) More than 5 2 0.7
5) Dont know/Refused 5 1.7
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF NOT Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? (RANDOMIZE LIST) Do a religious project in the United States (RELALT12)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 237 79.8
2) 1-2 26 8.8
3) 3-5 9 3
4) More than 5 16 5.4
5) Dont know/Refused 9 3
TOTAL297100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas (RELALT29)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 488 37.2
2) 1-2 257 19.6
3) 3-5 149 11.3
4) More than 5 387 29.5
5) Dont know/Refused 32 2.4
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Go on a religious mission to another country (RELA2_11)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,226 93.4
2) 1-2 56 4.3
3) 3-5 11 0.8
4) More than 5 9 0.7
5) Dont know/Refused 11 0.8
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(ASK IF Protestants, Roman Catholics, Mormons, Orthodox Church, and Other Christians IN RELIG1A) Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years 1-2 times, 3-5 times, more than 5 times, or not at all? Do a religious project in the United States (RELA2_12)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 907 69.1
2) 1-2 188 14.3
3) 3-5 74 5.6
4) More than 5 93 7.1
5) Dont know/Refused 51 3.9
TOTAL1,313100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever participated in missionary work, in the United States or abroad, on behalf of your religion or church? If respondent says yes- Was the missionary work in the United States, outside the United States, or have you done both? (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, in the United States 220 15.7
2) Yes, outside of the United States 50 3.6
3) Yes, both in the United States and Internationally 87 6.2
4) No, have not participated in missionary work 1,013 72.4
5) Dont know/refused 30 2.1
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever served a mission for the LDS Church? (If so, which kind(s)?) (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, a full-time mission 140 15.5
2) Yes, a stake mission 66 7.3
3) Yes, both kinds of mission 39 4.3
4) No, no mission 661 73
TOTAL906100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[ASKED OF GROUP 1 AND GROUP 2] Now I want to ask you about some of the activities you are involved in. For each one, please tell me whether you have done the activity within the last two years a lot, some, or none?: Given money or time to a Christian organization to help spread the gospel in the U.S. or overseas? (ACTGOSP)
  TOTAL %
1) A lot 660 29.2
2) Some 1,090 48.2
3) None 498 22
4) DK 12 0.5
5) Refused 3 0.1
TOTAL2,263100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Have you ever served a mission for the LDS Church? (If so, which kind(s)?) (MISSION)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, a full-time mission 27 9.4
2) Yes, a stake mission 18 6.3
3) Yes, both kinds of mission 5 1.7
4) No, no mission 237 82.6
TOTAL287100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Friends (WHOCONV1)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 692 91.2
2) No 65 8.6
3) Dont know/Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Family (WHOCONV2)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 647 85.2
2) No 111 14.6
3) Dont know/Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Co-workers (WHOCONV3)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 432 56.9
2) No 322 42.4
3) Dont know/Refused 5 0.7
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Children (WHOCONV4)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 592 78
2) No 166 21.9
3) Dont know/Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) Strangers (WHOCONV5)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 392 51.6
2) No 365 48.1
3) Dont know/Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(IF YES IN CONVERT) Please tell me which of the following people youve tried to convince to accept Jesus into their life: (RANDOMIZE LIST) (OTHER) (WHOCONV6)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 147 19.4
2) No 599 78.9
3) Dont know/Refused 13 1.7
TOTAL759100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF CONT_MUS = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Muslims, how often do you discuss religion? (C_MURELG)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 654 46.6
2) Almost never 270 19.3
3) Occasionally 362 25.8
4) Often 110 7.8
5) Dont know 6 0.4
TOTAL1,402100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF CONT_HIN = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Hindus, how often do you discuss religion? (C_HIRELG)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 530 51.6
2) Almost never 230 22.4
3) Occasionally 206 20
4) Often 50 4.9
5) Dont know 12 1.2
TOTAL1,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF CONT_BUD = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Buddhists, how often do you discuss religion? (C_BURELG)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 373 37.6
2) Almost never 240 24.2
3) Occasionally 288 29
4) Often 86 8.7
5) Dont know 5 0.5
TOTAL992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF CONT_JEW = 1 A GREAT DEAL OR 2 A FAIR AMOUNT OR 3 ONLY A LITTLE OR 4 ALMOST NONE] In your contacts with Jews, how often do you discuss religion? (C_JWRELG)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 858 38.5
2) Almost never 448 20.1
3) Occasionally 691 31
4) Often 228 10.2
5) Dont know 4 0.2
TOTAL2,229100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF PERSUADE= 2 ONCE OR TWICE OR 3 SEVERAL TIMES OR 4 MANY TIMES] Did you try to persuade anyone who was Muslim? (PERS_MUS)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 106 9.6
2) No 968 87.9
3) Dont know 27 2.5
TOTAL1,101100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF PERSUADE = 2 ONCE OR TWICE OR 3 SEVERAL TIMES OR 4 MANY TIMES] Did you try to persuade anyone who was Hindu? (PERS_HIN)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 55 5
2) No 1,021 92.6
3) Dont know 26 2.4
TOTAL1,102100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF PERSUADE = 2 ONCE OR TWICE OR 3 SEVERAL TIMES OR 4 MANY TIMES] Did you try to persuade anyone who was Buddhist? (PERS_BUD)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 78 7.1
2) No 1,003 91
3) Dont know 21 1.9
TOTAL1,102100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF PERSUADE= 2 ONCE OR TWICE OR 3 SEVERAL TIMES OR 4 MANY TIMES] Did you try to persuade anyone who was Jewish? (PERS_JEW)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 192 17.4
2) No 890 80.8
3) Dont know 20 1.8
TOTAL1,102100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


[ASK ONLY IF PERSUADE= 2 ONCE OR TWICE OR 3 SEVERAL TIMES OR 4 MANY TIMES] Did you try to persuade anyone who was an atheist? (PERS_ATH)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 500 45.4
2) No 575 52.2
3) Dont know 27 2.5
TOTAL1,102100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Congregation: Did respondents' congregation take part in evangelistic or outreach activity?
Frequency: How often does respondent share their faith?
Importance: How important is it to share one's faith?
Incidence: Has the respondent ever tried to convert others or ask others to visit his/her church?
Mission: How often has the respondent been involved with a missionary program?
Who?: To whom did the respondent proselytize?

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