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Church Involvement, Non-Worship Service, Frequency of

Measures a respondent's level of invovement with activities in a religious group that occur outside of worship services


Below are 117 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept. The ARDA staff further categorized these questions into 8 types:

AdministrativeChoir/Music GroupCounselingFellowshipGeneral Involvement Prayer/Bible StudySunday SchoolTime Spent

AdministrativeIs the respondent involved in a committee, maintenance or other administrative duties in their congregation?


Choir/Music GroupIn this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a choir or other musical group at church.

  • FREQMUSC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH ONCE OR TWICE A MONTH OR MORE (ANSWERED 1-3 FOR FREQATND). Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. How often do you participate in a church choir or other musical program: frequently, sometimes, hardly ever or never? (FREQMUSC) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GR0_SNG2 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • When you were growing up, did you do any of the following? - Sang in a choir or ensemble at church (GR0_SNG2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROLECM from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random AttendersLEARN MORE
    • Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHOIR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (choir_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]? H. Played or sung in a religious music group or choir (CHOIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHOIR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (choir_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]? H. played or sung in a religious music group or choir (CHOIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - b. Choir practice or other musical programs (Q14B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • F_QN16C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT REPORTS ATTENDING RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT ALL (on both F_QN14 and QN23): And still thinking of the Catholic Church that you attend most often, are you a member of the choir there? (F_QN16C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you participate in a choir or other musical program there? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • IF WORSHIP MORE THAN SELDOM (Q.20=1-4), ASK: And still thinking about the church or house of worship where you attend religious services most often, please tell me how often, if ever, you do each of the following. How often do you participate in a choir or other musical program there? Would you say at least once a week, once or twice a month, several times a year, seldom or never? (Q28A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHOIR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14b. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Choir practice or other musical programs (CHOIR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

CounselingIn this question respondents are asked if they are involved in counseling in their congregation.

  • Q14C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - c. Church-sponsored counseling programs (Q14C) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COUNSEL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14c. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Counseling programs sponsored by a place of worship (COUNSEL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

FellowshipIn this question respondents are asked if they are involved in fellowships or potlucks in their congregation.


General Involvement This question type asks the respondent about their level of involvement at their congregation outside of weekly services.

  • OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Asked only of respondents who attended religious services during the last seven days: during the last seven days did the respondent - Attend some other type of religious event or meeting (e.g. prayer breakfasts, Bible study groups, choir practices, church sponsored lectures, adult fellowship meetings)? (OTHREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days?...First mention (OTHREL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days?...Second Mention (OTHREL2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONGACTV from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT, AND IS CURRENTLY A MEMBER OF A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: How many special activities, programs, or committees are you currently involved with in your congregation? (CONGACTV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • LEADPSTN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ATTENDED RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR AND ARE MEMBERS OF A PLACE OF WORSHIP. Do you hold any leadership positions at your place of worship, such as serving on a committee, serving as an elder or deacon, or teaching a class? (LEADPSTN) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INVLACT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO INDICATED THEY ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR (ANSWERED 1-4 FOR FREQATND). Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in activities at your church or house of worship ... would you say youre very involved, somewhat involved, not too involved, or not at all involved? (INVLACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELACT1 from American National Election Studies, 2002LEARN MORE
    • Aside from attending services, in the PAST SIX MONTHS have you been an active member at your place of worship - I mean, have you done things like serve on committees, give time for special projects, or help organize meetings? (RELACT1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHACTIVI from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Please list the number of all church organizations, groups, or activities in which you participate, such as choir, church committees and boards, mens clubs, etc. (CHACTIVI) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OFTINVLV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002LEARN MORE
    • (ASKED ONLY OF RESPONDENTS WHO ANSWERED THAT THEY ATTEND CHURCH AT LEAST A FEW TIMES A YEAR) Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in activities at your church or house of worship?/D (OFTINVLV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000LEARN MORE
    • 32. In the past 12 months, have you participated in church activities other than attending services? This might include teaching Sunday school, serving on a committee, attending a choir rehearsal, retreat, etc. (RELPART1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHACT from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • How often do you go to church activities other than your Sunday morning worship service, such as potlucks, Bible studies, choir practice, small groups, etc.? [READ LIST] (CHRCHACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHURCHTX from General Social Survey, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Besides belonging to a congregation or religion, do you belong to any church-related groups such as a fellowship or study group, a choir, board, or committee? (CHURCHTX) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHACT from American National Election Studies, 2004LEARN MORE
    • Aside from attending services, in the PAST SIX MONTHS have you been an active member at your place of worship -- I mean, have you done things like serve on committees, give time for special projects, or help organize meetings? (CHRCHACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • How often do you take part in the activities and organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? I mean things like youth groups, community work, or choir practice. (CHRCHACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONGACT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social NetworksLEARN MORE
    • How often, if at all, do you go to congregational activities other than your main worship service, such as potlucks, Bible studies, choir practice, small groups, etc.? (CONGACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SCHLPRAY from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (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 (SCHLPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRLACTIV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • 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] (PRLACTIV) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHACT from Campaign 2000 Typology SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Aside from attending religious services, how involved are you in church activities, would you say youre very involved, somewhat involved, not too involved, or not at all involved? (CHRCHACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996LEARN MORE
    • How often do you take part in the activities and organizations of a church or place of worship other than attending services? I mean things like youth groups, community work, or choir practice? (CHRCHACT) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • During the last seven days did you do the following: C. Attend some other type of religious event or meeting (e.g., prayer breakfasts, Bible study groups, choir practices, church sponsored lectures, adult fellowship meetings)? (OTHREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days? 1. First mention (OTHREL1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days? 2. Second Mention (OTHREL2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • OTHREL3 from General Social Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days? 3. Third mention (OTHREL3) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • V085130 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008LEARN MORE
    • Aside from attending services, in the past six months have you been an active member at your place of worship -- I mean, have you done things like serve on committees, give time for special projects, or help organize meetings? (V085130) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 32. In the past twelve months, have you taken part in any sort of activity with people at your church or place of worship other than attending services? This might include teaching Sunday school, serving on a committee, attending choir rehearsal, retreat, or other things. (RELPART1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRPREL from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006LEARN MORE
    • 33A. Now Id like to ask about other kinds of groups and organizations. Im going to read a list; just answer yes if you have been involved in the past twelve months with this kind of group. (IF Q30=1 DISPLAY: Besides your local place of worship,) Any organization affiliated with religion, such as the Knights of Columbus or Bnai Brith (BA-NAY BRITH), or a Bible study group? (GRPREL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CA_28 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past three years, have you held a leadership position in your congregation such as teacher, elder, deacon, small group or youth group leader, worship leader, or choir director? (CA_28) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CA_33 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past three years, not including attending worship services, how often have you participated in activities, groups, or organizations of this congregations? Such as social gatherings, choir, small groups or prayer meetings, outreach or social service groups, etc.? (CA_33) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Prayer/Bible StudyIn this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group in their congregation.

  • GRPMTGS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996LEARN MORE
    • Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible study groups (GRPMTGS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BIBLSTDY from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Attended a Bible study or fellowship group (BIBLSTDY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DESCRP6 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. Would any of these descriptions apply to your group? -- Bible study group (DESCRP6) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DESCRP7 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. Would any of these descriptions apply to your group? -- Prayer fellowship (DESCRP7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GRO_STDY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999LEARN MORE
    • How important has each of the following been in your efforts to grow spiritually and to develop a closer relationship with God - very important, fairly important, not very important, or not at all important? - Participating in small Bible study or prayer groups (GRO_STDY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON1 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) Attend an informal religious or prayer group (RELCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INVLVDPR from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random AttendersLEARN MORE
    • Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • YTHGR2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (ythgrp2_2_w3) O:5. Are you involved in any organized religious groups such as Bible study, prayer group, or religious group, not including regular worship service attendance? (YTHGR2_2) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - f. Prayer meetings (Q14F) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - h. Small group or Discipleship (Q14H) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON1 from Faith and Family in America, 2005LEARN 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? - Attend an informal religious or prayer group. (RELCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CNG_STUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003LEARN MORE
    • [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 class or study group that focused on the beliefs and practices of some other religion besides Christianity or Judaism, such as Islam, Hinduism, or Buddhism? (CNG_STUD) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • BIBSTDY from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Do you attend Bible study or prayer group meetings? (BIBSTDY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QN31A_E from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American ReligionLEARN MORE
    • IF RESPONDENT REPORTED BEING A MEMBER OF A RELIGION (from RELIG): How often do you participate in prayer or Bible study groups? Would you say...? (QN31A_E) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • 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? (Q42A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • 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? (Q42A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELCON1 from Religion and Americas Role in the WorldLEARN 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: Attend an informal religious or prayer group? (RELCON1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COMMPRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14g. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Community prayer group not affiliated or sponsored by a congregation (e.g., in the neighborhood, at work, etc.) (COMMPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • COMMBIBL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14h. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Community Bible study not affiliated or sponsored by a congregation (e.g., in the community or workplace) (COMMBIBL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q11 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • And when you were a teenager, did you participate in any religious youth groups, Bible study groups, prayer groups, or other religious groups for young people? (Q11) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Sunday SchoolThis question type asks the respondent if he/she is involved in a religious education program or Sunday school program

  • ATTEND10 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • When you were young, say 8 or 10 years old, how often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue? (ATTEND10) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ATTEND20 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988LEARN MORE
    • What about when you were older, in your early 20s, say. How often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue? (ATTEND20) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of Americas Children, 1989LEARN MORE
    • Have you ever attended a religious school or Sunday school at a church or synagogue? (RELSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • FRELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of Americas Children, 1989LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO HAVE ATTENDED A RELIGIOUS SCHOOL OR SUNDAY SCHOOL AT A CHURCH OR SYNAGOGUE: How often do you attend? (FRELSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1998LEARN MORE
    • When you were growing up, did you attend Sunday school or religious instruction classes regularly, most of the time, some of the time, or never? (SUNSCH16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUNSCHL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997LEARN MORE
    • During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (SUNSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1988LEARN MORE
    • When you were growing up, did you attend Sunday school or religious instruction classes regularly, most of the time, some of the time, or never? (SUNSCH16) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DESCRP12 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)LEARN MORE
    • ASKED ONLY OF THOSE RESPONDENTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY INVOLVED IN ANY SMALL GROUP THAT MEETS REGULARLY AND PROVIDES SUPPORT OR CARING FOR THOSE WHO PARTICIPATE IN IT: Next I would like to discuss the small group that you spoke about earlier that meets regularly and provides support or caring for those who participate in it. If you are currently involved in more than one such group, please think about the group that you are most actively involved in. Would any of these descriptions apply to your group? -- Sunday school class (DESCRP12) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CHLDSCHL from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • When you were a child, did your parents do any of the things on this card? -- send you to Sunday school (CHLDSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ACTVATND from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (ACTVATND) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • INVLVDSS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random AttendersLEARN MORE
    • Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROLEED from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random AttendersLEARN MORE
    • Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher. (ROLEED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ROLERE from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random AttendersLEARN MORE
    • Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010LEARN MORE
    • 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 (Q66B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (sschl_w2) F:22. In the last year, how often, if at all, have you attended a religious Sunday school [IF F:4=10 OR F:7=10 OR F:10=1 OR F:12=1 OR F:15=1 OR F:19=2 THEN INSERT, or CCD] or other religious education class [IF A:2=4,5 OR A:3=2, SAY, not including classes at your school]? Was it: (SSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TEACHSS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)LEARN MORE
    • (teachss_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]? J. Taught a Sunday School or religious education class [IF A:3=2: not including classes at your school] (TEACHSS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)LEARN MORE
    • (sschl_w3) F:22. In the last year, how often, if at all, have you attended a religious Sunday school or other religious education class? [INTERVIEWER: IF R VOLUNTEERS THAT HE/SHE ATTENDS RELIGIOUS ED CLASSES AT SCHOOL, SAY: Please do not include these classes.]? Was it: (SSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q14A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005LEARN MORE
    • Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - a. Religious education programs, such as Bible study or Sunday school (Q14A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y79. In the last year, how often, if at all, have you attended a religious Sunday school [If CATHOLIC, THEN INSERT ,CCD,] or other religious education class (If teen attends a private religious school, INSERT ,not including classes at your school)?[READ LIST] (SSCHL) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TEACHESS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)LEARN MORE
    • Y229. [If teen attends religious services more than twice a year or and answered dont 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]?: Taught a Sunday School or religious education class [If teen attends a religious school: not including classes at your school] (TEACHESS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of PentecostalsLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in BrazilLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in ChileLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in KenyaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in NigeriaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in GuatemalaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the PhilippinesLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of IndiaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South AfricaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United StatesLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South KoreaLEARN MORE
    • 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.] (GROUPS) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental DatasetLEARN MORE
    • 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) Send (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children) to Sunday school or another religious education program? (Q55B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii DatasetLEARN MORE
    • 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) Send (IF CHILDREN=1: your child/IF CHILDREN=2-50: any of your children) to Sunday school or another religious education program? (Q55B) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • RELIGED from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)LEARN MORE
    • Q14a. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Religious education programs, such as Bible study or Sunday school (RELIGED) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ART_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006LEARN MORE
    • In the past twelve months, how often have you attended religious education or religious training classes or groups? (Some examples are Sunday, Sabbath, or Church school, Bible studies, Torah, or Quran class.) (ART_7) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • Q8 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.LEARN MORE
    • And when you were a child, about how often did you attend religious education classes, including programs like Sunday School (IF RASIED CATHOLIC, INSERT: or CCD), or as a part of the curriculum if you attended a religious school? Would you say: (READ IN ORDER) (Q8) EXPAND/COLLAPSE

Time SpentIn this question respondents are asked how much time they spend on non-worship services at their congregation.

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