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Prayer, Salience of

How important is prayer to the respondent?


Below are 34 questions from surveys in the ARDA that attempt to measure this concept.

  • DEVO from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? I. Participating in devotions, such as the Eucharistic Adoration or praying the rosary (DEVO) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • REGPRAY from Gallup Poll of Catholics, 2005LEARN MORE
    • As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say the following is or are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? F. Having a regular daily prayer life (REGPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • AGGODPRY from Economic Values Survey, 1992LEARN MORE
    • Do you mostly agree or mostly disagree with each statement on this card? -- Praying in the morning helps me have a better day at work. (AGGODPRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • TOPRAY from Trends in Political Values and Core Attitudes, 1987-2009LEARN MORE
    • Im going read you some more statements on a different topic. Please tell me how much you agree or disagree with aech of these statements. The first one is: Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (Q16A) (TOPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • DAILYPRY from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how important each aspect of Catholicism is to your Catholic identity? Is it very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all? How important is . . .? Daily prayer (DAILYPRY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • NOPRAY from Survey of Chicago Catholics, 2007LEARN MORE
    • Please tell me how important a factor each of the following is as a reason why you dont attend church more often. Is each very important, somewhat important, not too important, or not important at all? How important is…? You cant pray there (NOPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYIMP from December 2006 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • Do you completely agree, mostly agree, mostly disagree, or completely disagree? Prayer is an important part of my daily life. (PRAYIMP) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • QC4 from Harris 1967 Survey on Catholics View of their ChurchLEARN MORE
    • We prove our love for God especially by: (QC4) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IREGPRAY from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Praying irregularly or not at all (IREGPRAY) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • ISSUE1 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: Compared to 5 years ago, has each of the following become a lot more important to you, somewhat more important, stayed the same, become somewhat less important, or a lot less important to you -- Prayer (ISSUE1) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • CONTPRYR from National Survey of the Religious Life Futures Project, 1990LEARN MORE
    • How do you evaluate the following activities as contributing to your spiritual and personal fulfillment? If you do not engage in a particular activity, choose the I do not do this code. -- Resting in contemplative prayer (CONTPRYR) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYANSW from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Do you feel your prayers are answered? (PRAYANSW) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963LEARN MORE
    • Would you please read each of the items listed below and decide whether you think it is absolutely necessary for salvation, probably would help in gaining salvation, or probably has no influence on salvation. -- Prayer (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • IREGPRAY from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)LEARN MORE
    • Most of us probably feel that failure to live up to the Lords commandments will have an adverse effect on our standing in His eyes, but that weakness in some commandments might be more serious than weakness in others. By circling the appropriate numbers below, please indicate how serious you believe each of the following to be -- Praying irregularly or not at all (IREGPRAY) 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
  • AGREE2A from July 2003 Values Update SurveyLEARN MORE
    • [ASK ONLY IF FORM= 2 2]Now I am going to read you another series of statements on some different topics. For each statement, please tell me if you completely agree with it, mostly agree with it, mostly DISagree with it or completely disagree with it. : Prayer is an important part of my daily life (AGREE2A) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1985LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Prayer to you is (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1986LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Prayer to you is (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1987LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Prayer to you is (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
  • PRAYER from Dimensions of Religiosity, 1988LEARN MORE
    • The following question deals with religion. Please read the question carefully and select the response which most accurately represents your beliefs. Prayer to you is (PRAYER) EXPAND/COLLAPSE
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