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Q18 How often, if at all, do you participate in table prayers or grace before or after meals (Q18)
  TOTAL %
1) Never 154 10.2
2) Only on certain occasions 713 47.4
3) At least once a week 136 9
4) At least once a day 246 16.4
5) At all meals 255 17
TOTAL1,504100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


(grace_w2) Q:12. Do you regularly pray to give thanks before or after mealtimes, or not? (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,243 98.1
666) Invalid skip 23 1.8
777) Dont know 1 0.1
TOTAL1,267100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(grace_w3) Q:12. Do you regularly pray to give thanks before mealtimes, or not? (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 1,049 99
777) Dont know 1 0.1
999) Legitimate skip 10 0.9
TOTAL1,060100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


At your meals at home, how often does someone say grace or give thanks aloud? (ARBL_12)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 33 1.3
-4) Dont know 5 0.2
1) Never 685 26.3
2) A few times a year 686 26.3
3) Once a month 105 4
4) 2-3 times a month 107 4.1
5) Once a week 82 3.1
6) A few times a week but less than every day 252 9.7
7) Once a day 291 11.2
8) More than once a day 359 13.8
TOTAL2,605100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How about now? Do you usually say grace at family meals? (GRACENOW)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 220 47.2
2) No 239 51.3
3) Dont Know/No answer 7 1.5
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How about now--do you usually say grace at family meals? (GRACENOW)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 625 61.7
2) No 374 36.9
3) Dont know/No answer 14 1.4
TOTAL1,013100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Blessing on meals (BLSSMEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 654 72.4
2) Almost Every Day 81 9
3) At Least Once a Week 35 3.9
4) Once or Twice a Month 19 2.1
5) Several Times a Year 46 5.1
6) Rarely or Never 68 7.5
TOTAL903100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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)
  TOTAL %
1) We say grace at all meals. 765 26.9
2) We say grace at least once a day. 680 23.9
3) We say grace at least once a week. 159 5.6
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions. 708 24.9
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace. 533 18.7
TOTAL2,845100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Please indicate how often you participate in each of the following practices -- Blessing on meals (BLSSMEAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Daily 111 41.6
2) Almost Every Day 17 6.4
3) At Least Once a Week 11 4.1
4) Once or Twice a Month 13 4.9
5) Several Times a Year 29 10.9
6) Rarely or Never 86 32.2
TOTAL267100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (TABLPRAY)
  TOTAL %
1) We say grace at all meals 22 22.2
2) We say grace at least once a day 22 22.2
3) We say grace at least once a week 5 5.1
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions 19 19.2
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace 31 31.3
TOTAL99100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (RELGC11)
  TOTAL %
1) We say grace at all meals 25 29.1
2) We say grace at least once a day 20 23.3
3) We say grace at least once a week 6 7
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions 20 23.3
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace 15 17.4
TOTAL86100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


How often, if at all, are table prayers or grace said before or after meals in your home? (RELGC11)
  TOTAL %
1) We say grace at all meals 29 29.6
2) We say grace at least once a day 24 24.5
3) We say grace at least once a week 5 5.1
4) We say grace, but only on special occasions 21 21.4
5) We never, or hardly ever, say grace 19 19.4
TOTAL98100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Undergraduates at University of North Carolina
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


When you were growing up, did anyone usually say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals at home? (GRACE16)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 992 67
2) No 479 32.3
8) Dont know 3 0.2
9) No answer 7 0.5
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you were a child, did your parents do any of the things on this card? -- say grace at meals (CHLDGRAC)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 3,008 59.9
2) No 1,728 34.4
3) Dont know 283 5.6
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


When you were growing up, did your family usually say grace at meals? (GRACEKID)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 261 56
2) No 201 43.1
3) Dont Know/No answer 4 0.9
TOTAL466100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When you were growing up, did your family usually say grace at meals? (GRACEKID)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 674 66.5
2) No 328 32.4
3) Dont know/No answer 11 1.1
TOTAL1,013100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace, or give thanks to God aloud, before the meal? (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 2,526 60.4
2) No 1,624 38.9
3) Dont know/Refused 29 0.7
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


At your family meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud before meals? (SAYGRACE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 737 49.8
2) No 732 49.4
9) No answer 12 0.8
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Now a few questions of a more personal, religious sort -- At your meals at home, does anyone say grace or give thanks to God aloud? (GRACE)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes, always or usually 1,010 38.6
2) Yes, sometimes or on special occasions 627 24
3) No 980 37.4
TOTAL2,617100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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Frequency: Question asks respondents about the frequency of table prayer or grace being said at their home
Growing Up: Question asks whether there was usual table prayer or grace said at home when the respondent was a child
Occurrence: Question asks whether table prayer or grace is said at any time at the adult respondent’s home, without specification of frequency

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