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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:

[ Administrative | Choir/Music Group | Counseling | Fellowship | General Involvement | Prayer/Bible Study | Sunday School | Time Spent ]

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MEMSTUDY from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

Now we would like to know something about the groups or organization to which you belong. Here is a list of various kinds of organizations. For each type, please tell me whether you belong to any club or organization that fits into that category. - Discussion or study group (MEMSTUDY)
TOTAL%
0) No1,42193.0
1) Yes1077.0
TOTAL1528100.0


I-GROUP from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

Group typology (for use with on-line analysis) (I-GROUP)
TOTAL%
1) Sunday school class28229.0
2) Bible study19219.7
3) Self help14615.0
4) Special interest group35436.3
Missing46 
TOTAL974100.0


CNGSHARE from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

[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 discussed how to share your faith with others? (CNGSHARE)
TOTAL%
1) Yes86336.0
2) No1,52463.6
3) Don’t know100.4
4) Refused10.0
Missing511 
TOTAL2,398100.0



Category 1:Administrative
 

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

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Q14E from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - e. Church upkeep and maintenance (Q14E)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,37885.2
2) 1-2 times17510.8
3) 3-4 times372.3
4) 5 or more times281.7
TOTAL1618100.0


Q14G from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - g. Committee or administrative work at your church (Q14G)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,34783.3
2) 1-2 times17811.0
3) 3-4 times563.5
4) 5 or more times372.3
TOTAL1618100.0


ROLECC from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECC)
TOTAL%
0) Not check55,86788.2
1) Check7,51011.8
TOTAL63377100.0


CA_29 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

In the past three years, have you served on committees or boards at your congregation? (CA_29)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know50.3
1) Yes29519.9
2) No1,18279.8
Missing1,128 
TOTAL1,482100.0


CHRCHBRD from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Served on a church board or committee (CHRCHBRD)
TOTAL%
0) No1,32386.6
1) Yes20513.4
TOTAL1528100.0


LEADERSH from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

[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”]Do you hold any leadership positions at your (main) place of worship, such as serving on a committee, serving as an elder or deacon, or teaching a class? (LEADERSH)
TOTAL%
1) Yes42817.8
2) No1,96882.0
3) Don’t know30.1
Missing511 
TOTAL2,399100.0



Category 2:Choir/Music Group
 

In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a choir or other musical group at church.

Some questions fit within the "Choir/Music Group" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

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Q14B from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - b. Choir practice or other musical programs (Q14B)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,47290.6
2) 1-2 times694.2
3) 3-4 times472.9
4) 5 or more times372.3
TOTAL1625100.0


CHOIR from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,06586.5
2) One to two times695.6
3) Three to four times534.3
4) Five or more times443.6
Missing417 
TOTAL1,231100.0


ROLECM from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM)
TOTAL%
0) Not check55,81388.1
1) Check7,56411.9
TOTAL63377100.0


CHOIR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(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)
TOTAL%
0) No1,51958.3
1) Yes64324.7
666) Invalid skip230.9
888) Refused10.0
999) Not asked41816.1
TOTAL2604100.0


CHOIR from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
0) No1,52960.4
1) Yes44417.5
888) Refused10.0
999) Legitimate skip55822.0
TOTAL2532100.0


Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week3,21512.2
2) Once or twice a month9863.7
3) Several times a year1,0554.0
4) Seldom2,2148.4
5) Never18,75271.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)1280.5
TOTAL26350100.0


Q28A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week3716.1
2) Once or twice a month104.3
3) Several times a year167.0
4) Seldom3314.3
5) Never13257.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)20.9
TOTAL230100.0


FREQMUSC from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently47016.6
2) Sometimes33011.7
3) Hardly ever2809.9
4) Never1,69860.1
5) Does not apply291.0
9) Dont know/Refused180.6
Missing1,857 
TOTAL2,825100.0


F_QN16C from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes193.2
2) No57596.6
8) Dont know10.2
TOTAL595100.0



Variant:Growing Up (Choir/Music Group variant)
 

In this question respondents are asked if they were involved in a choir or other musical group when they were younger.

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GR0_SNG2 from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

When you were growing up, did you do any of the following? - Sang in a choir or ensemble at church (GR0_SNG2)
TOTAL%
0) No248,93358.8
1) Yes174,78041.2
TOTAL423,713100.0



Category 3:Counseling
 

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

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Q14C from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - c. Church-sponsored counseling programs (Q14C)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,54195.2
2) 1-2 times533.3
3) 3-4 times171.1
4) 5 or more times70.4
TOTAL1618100.0


COUNSEL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,14893.5
2) One to two times604.9
3) Three to four times141.1
4) Five or more times60.5
Missing421 
TOTAL1,228100.0



Category 4:Fellowship
 

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

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SOCIAL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

Q14d. How often did you participate in the following religious or faith-based activities in the last month? Social gatherings at your place of worship like fellowships or potlucks (SOCIAL)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all64252.2
2) One to two times45537.0
3) Three to four times856.9
4) Five or more times494.0
Missing416 
TOTAL1,231100.0


INVLVDFS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
TOTAL%
0) Not check90,69574.1
1) Check31,70925.9
TOTAL122404100.0


ACTVFLSH from Economic Values Survey, 1992

What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- participated regularly in a fellowship or support group (ACTVFLSH)
TOTAL%
1) Done97619.4
2) Not done3,77675.2
3) Dont know/Refused2675.3
TOTAL5,019100.0



Category 5:General Involvement
 

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

Some questions fit within the "General Involvement " subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

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CHURCHTX from General Social Survey, 2004

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes23952.0
2) No21546.7
8) Dont know10.2
9) No answer51.1
TOTAL460100.0


CHRCHACT from American National Election Studies, 2004

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes32626.9
5) No88272.8
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused30.2
TOTAL1212100.0


LEADPSTN from Religion and Politics Survey, 2000

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes83526.2
2) No2,34573.6
3) Dont know/refused40.1
TOTAL3184100.0


OFTINVLV from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2002

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved58521.6
2) Somewhat involved85031.3
3) Not too involved76528.2
4) Not at all involved50318.5
9) Dont know/Refused100.4
Missing915 
TOTAL2,713100.0


SCHLPRAY from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(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)
TOTAL%
0) No1,32150.7
1) Yes84232.3
666) Invalid skip230.9
999) Not asked41816.1
TOTAL2604100.0


V085130 from American National Election Studies, Time Series Study, 2008

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)
TOTAL%
-9) Refused10.0
-2) No Post-election IW2219.5
1) Yes54223.3
5) No1,55967.1
TOTAL2323100.0


CA_28 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know50.3
1) Yes31020.9
2) No1,16678.7
Missing1,128 
TOTAL1,481100.0


RELACT1 from American National Election Studies, 2002

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)
TOTAL%
0) NA30.2
1) Yes48532.1
5) No1,02167.6
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1511100.0


INVLACT from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved82422.8
2) Somewhat involved1,13531.4
3) Not too involved93425.8
4) Not at all involved71319.7
9) Dont know/Refused120.3
Missing1,064 
TOTAL3,618100.0


RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Benchmark Survey, 2000

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes11,49145.9
2) No13,48153.9
8) Dont know280.1
9) Refused140.1
TOTAL25014100.0


RELPART1 from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,88346.4
2) No4,47053.4
8) Dont know110.1
9) Refused10.0
Missing1,381 
TOTAL8,365100.0


GRPREL from Social Capital Community Survey, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
0) No5,82080.9
1) Yes1,36018.9
8) Dont know60.1
9) Refused50.1
Missing2,553 
TOTAL7,191100.0


CHACTIVI from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

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)
TOTAL%
0) None70030.5
1) One66929.2
2) Two42418.5
3) Three26211.4
4) Four1325.8
5) Five683.0
6) Six291.3
7) Seven60.3
8) Eight10.0
9) Nine10.0
TOTAL2292100.0



Variant:Frequency (General Involvement variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent how often they have been involved in non-worship service activities

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PRLACTIV from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

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)
TOTAL%
1) 3 times a week or more1634.8
2) 2 times a week2256.7
3) Once a week37411.1
4) 2-3 Times a month38311.4
5) Once a month3039.0
6) Few times a year78823.4
7) Never60117.8
777) Dont know50.1
888) Refused30.1
999) Not asked52515.6
TOTAL3370100.0


CA_33 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
-4) Dont know120.8
1) Never38626.1
2) A few times a year52935.7
3) About once a month17812.0
4) More than once a month1399.4
5) About once a week1278.6
6) More than once a week1047.0
7) About once a day40.3
8) More than once a day20.1
Missing1,128 
TOTAL1,481100.0


CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, South Survey, Fall 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Never35844.8
2) Several times a year14718.4
3) 2-3 times a month799.9
4) Once a week10613.3
5) More than once a week8811.0
6) DK/No Answer222.8
TOTAL800100.0


CHRCHACT from Southern Focus Poll, Non-South Survey, Fall 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Never22453.1
2) Several times a year8520.1
3) 2-3 times a month4210.0
4) Once a week389.0
5) More than once a week266.2
6) Dont know/ No answer71.7
TOTAL422100.0


CONGACT from Lilly Survey of Attitudes and Social Networks

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)
TOTAL%
0) Refused30.3
1) Never26824.1
2) A few times a year27925.1
3) Once a month13111.8
4) 2-3 times a month11310.2
5) Once a week19517.5
6) 2 times a week756.7
7) 3 or more times a week393.5
99) Dont know100.9
Missing1,448 
TOTAL1,113100.0


CHRCHACT from Campaign 2000 Typology Survey

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very involved1,15425.0
2) Somewhat involved1,55033.6
3) Not too involved1,13524.6
4) Not at all involved76616.6
9) Dont know/refused40.1
Missing3,875 
TOTAL4,609100.0


CONGACTV from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) None26331.8
2) One or two36444.0
3) Three to five15318.5
4) More than five415.0
5) Dont know/Refused70.8
Missing192 
TOTAL828100.0


CHRCHACT from Religious Influence and Identity Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Three times a week1988.7
2) Two times a week28512.5
3) Once a week39917.5
4) 2-3 times a month38216.7
5) Once a month23610.3
6) Few times a year40817.9
7) Never36015.8
8) DK110.5
9) Refused50.2
TOTAL2284100.0



Variant:Menu (General Involvement variant)
 

This variant asks the respondent to select activities from a list.

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OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes9710.2
2) No78482.4
9) No answer707.4
TOTAL951100.0


OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Bible study, Bible class1819.8
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play2022.0
3) Discussion group44.4
4) Lecture11.1
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership99.9
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry55.5
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting1011.0
8) Counseling22.2
9) Worship service1011.0
10) Other religious66.6
11) Other, non-religious55.5
99) No answer11.1
TOTAL91100.0


OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
1) Bible study, Bible class834.8
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play14.3
3) Discussion group14.3
4) Lecture14.3
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership14.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry14.3
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting313.0
8) Counseling
9) Worship service14.3
10) Other religious626.1
TOTAL23100.0


OTHREL3 from General Social Survey, 1996

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)
TOTAL%
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play116.7
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership233.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry116.7
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting116.7
9) Worship service116.7
TOTAL6100.0


OTHREL from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes18012.5
2) No1,22384.6
8) Dont know10.1
9) No answer412.8
TOTAL1445100.0


OTHREL1 from General Social Survey, 1998

Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days?...First mention (OTHREL1)
TOTAL%
1) Bible study, Bible class5128.7
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play1910.7
3) Discussion group147.9
4) Lecture21.1
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership105.6
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry21.1
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting179.6
8) Counseling10.6
9) Worship service105.6
10) Other, religion3117.4
11) Other, non-religious105.6
98) Dont know
99) No answer116.2
TOTAL178100.0


OTHREL2 from General Social Survey, 1998

Besides the regular, weekly worship service, what type of religious events or meetings did you attend during the last seven days?...Second Mention (OTHREL2)
TOTAL%
1) Bible study, Bible class421.1
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play210.5
3) Discussion group15.3
4) Lecture15.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry15.3
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting736.8
10) Other, religion315.8
TOTAL19100.0



Category 6:Prayer/Bible Study
 

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

Some questions fit within the "Prayer/Bible Study" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 2 such variants.

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Q14F from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - f. Prayer meetings (Q14F)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,30480.3
2) 1-2 times17911.0
3) 3-4 times925.7
4) 5 or more times483.0
TOTAL1623100.0


Q14H from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - h. Small group or Discipleship (Q14H)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,36884.8
2) 1-2 times1418.7
3) 3-4 times724.5
4) 5 or more times332.0
TOTAL1614100.0


INVLVDPR from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
TOTAL%
0) Not check99,82981.6
1) Check22,57518.4
TOTAL122404100.0


GRPMTGS from Religion and Politics Survey, 1996

Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible study groups (GRPMTGS)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,32031.6
2) No2,85068.2
3) Dont know90.2
TOTAL4,179100.0


YTHGR2_2 from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
0) No2,13784.4
1) Yes38515.2
999) Legitimate skip100.4
TOTAL2532100.0


Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week8,40723.6
2) Once or twice a month3,0868.7
3) Several times a year2,8308.0
4) Seldom5,67115.9
5) Never15,17042.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)3921.1
TOTAL35556100.0


Q42A from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week8521.2
2) Once or twice a month184.5
3) Several times a year287.0
4) Seldom9323.2
5) Never17242.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.)51.2
TOTAL401100.0


FREQGRPS from Religion and Public Life Survey, 2001

Please indicate how often, if ever, you do each of the following activities. -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible or scripture study groups. (FREQGRPS)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently83417.8
2) Sometimes92519.8
3) Hardly ever68314.6
4) Never2,15946.1
5) Does not apply250.5
9) Dont know/Refused571.2
TOTAL4,683100.0


RELCON1 from America's Evangelicals

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day432.7
2) Once or twice a week36322.5
3) Once or twice a month25015.5
4) Once or twice a year24014.9
5) Never69343.0
6) Dont know/Refused211.3
TOTAL1610100.0


QN31A_E from Changing Faiths: Latinos and the Transformation of American Religion

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day3229.4
2) At least once a week92026.9
3) Once or twice a month37711.0
4) A few times a year3309.6
5) Seldom49714.5
6) Never94727.7
8) Dont know130.4
9) Refused150.4
TOTAL3421100.0


RELCON1 from Religion and America's Role in the World

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day332.4
2) Once or twice a week38127.2
3) Once or twice month22716.2
4) Once or twice a year29521.1
5) Never43931.4
6) Dont know/refused251.8
TOTAL1400100.0


BIBLSTDY from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Attended a Bible study or fellowship group (BIBLSTDY)
TOTAL%
0) No1,16776.4
1) Yes36123.6
TOTAL1528100.0


RELCON1 from Faith and Family in America, 2005

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day262.3
2) Once/twice week25322.4
3) Once/twice month16014.1
4) Once/twice year20017.7
5) Never47942.4
6) Dont know/refused131.1
TOTAL1131100.0


BIBSTDY from December 2006 Values Update Survey

Do you attend Bible study or prayer group meetings? (BIBSTDY)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,51436.9
2) No2,56162.5
9) Dont know/Refused240.6
TOTAL4,099100.0


DESCRP6 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes44944.0
2) No54453.3
3) Dont know/Refused272.6
TOTAL1,020100.0


DESCRP7 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes45144.3
2) No53752.7
3) Dont know/Refused313.0
TOTAL1,019100.0


CNG_STUD from Religion and Diversity Survey, 2002-2003

[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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes25210.5
2) No2,12988.7
3) Don’t know170.7
4) Refused10.0
Missing511 
TOTAL2,399100.0


GRO_STDY from Arts and Religion Survey, 1999

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)
TOTAL%
1) Very Important111,55126.3
2) Fairly Important85,88720.3
3) Not Very Important108,48125.6
4) Not At All Important104,85724.7
5) Dont Know, Refused12,9373.1
TOTAL423,713100.0



Variant:Growing Up (Prayer/Bible Study variant)
 

In this variant respondents are asked if they were involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group when they were younger.

[ Back to Prayer/Bible Study ]


Q11 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes1,28444.8
2) No1,56854.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)150.5
TOTAL2867100.0



Variant:Outside Congregation (Prayer/Bible Study variant)
 

In this variant respondents are asked if they are involved in a small group, Bible study, prayer, or discipleship group not connected to their congregation.

[ Back to Prayer/Bible Study ]


COMMPRAY from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,06386.4
2) One to two times1219.8
3) Three to four times241.9
4) Five or more times231.9
Missing417 
TOTAL1,231100.0


COMMBIBL from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,11790.9
2) One to two times746.0
3) Three to four times231.9
4) Five or more times151.2
Missing419 
TOTAL1,229100.0



Category 7:Sunday School
 

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

Some questions fit within the "Sunday School" subcategory but varied in a notable way. ARDA staff identified 1 such variant.

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GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Nigeria

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day416.3
2) More than once a week14622.4
3) Once a week12719.5
4) At least once a month8913.7
5) Several times a year365.5
6) Less often446.8
7) Never6810.4
8) Dont know375.7
9) Refused639.7
TOTAL651100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chosen Regions of India

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day517.0
2) More than once a week648.8
3) Once a week12316.9
4) At least once a month506.9
5) Several times a year486.6
6) Less often9112.5
7) Never29941.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL726100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Korea

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day81.3
2) More than once a week335.5
3) Once a week569.3
4) At least once a month366.0
5) Several times a year437.2
6) Less often9916.5
7) Never32554.2
8) Dont know00.0
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL600100.0


Q14A from Baylor Religion Survey, 2005

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all1,16270.1
2) 1-2 times16910.2
3) 3-4 times19111.5
4) 5 or more times1368.2
TOTAL1658100.0


SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,01330.1
2) A few times a year60117.8
3) Once a month1875.5
4) A few times a month35910.7
5) Almost every week38811.5
6) Once a week57617.1
7) More than once a week2336.9
777) Dont know80.2
888) Refused50.1
TOTAL3370100.0


TEACHESS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 1 (2003)

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)
TOTAL%
0) No2,06261.2
1) Yes69520.6
777) Dont know10.0
999) Not asked61218.2
TOTAL3370100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: A 10-Country Survey of Pentecostals

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day7747.0
2) More than once a week1,78416.2
3) Once a week2,15319.5
4) At least once a month8137.4
5) Several times a year5505.0
6) Less often9858.9
7) Never3,77134.2
8) Dont know690.6
9) Refused1291.2
TOTAL11028100.0


RELIGED from Baylor Religion Survey, Wave II (2007)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Not at all76261.8
2) One to two times17414.1
3) Three to four times16413.3
4) Five or more times13310.8
Missing416 
TOTAL1,233100.0


INVLVDSS from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
TOTAL%
0) Not check96,99079.2
1) Check25,41420.8
TOTAL122404100.0


ROLEED from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher. (ROLEED)
TOTAL%
0) Not check56,60895.9
1) Check2,4194.1
TOTAL59027100.0


ROLERE from U.S. Congregational Life Survey, 2001, Random Attenders

Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE)
TOTAL%
0) Not check56,13288.6
1) Check7,24511.4
TOTAL63377100.0


Q66B from Sub-Saharan Africa Religion Survey, 2010

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)
TOTAL%
1) At least once a week9,03036.1
2) Once or twice a month5,44821.8
3) Several times a year3,22312.9
4) Seldom3,98315.9
5) Never3,12212.5
8) Dont know1420.6
9) Refused820.3
TOTAL25,030100.0


SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,21546.7
2) A few times a year47318.2
3) Once a month1295.0
4) A few times a month2338.9
5) Almost every week1746.7
6) Once a week2539.7
7) More than once a week1164.5
666) Invalid skip100.4
777) Dont know10.0
TOTAL2604100.0


TEACHSS from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 2 (2005)

(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)
TOTAL%
0) No1,65463.5
1) Yes50919.5
666) Invalid skip230.9
999) Not asked41816.1
TOTAL2604100.0


SSCHL from National Study of Youth and Religion, Wave 3 (2007-2008)

(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)
TOTAL%
1) Never1,41055.7
2) A few times a year48019.0
3) Once a month1154.5
4) A few times a month1636.4
5) Almost every week1194.7
6) Once a week1576.2
7) More than once a week853.4
777) Dont know20.1
999) Legitimate skip10.0
TOTAL2532100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Brazil

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day142.0
2) More than once a week7310.4
3) Once a week588.3
4) At least once a month243.4
5) Several times a year91.3
6) Less often476.7
7) Never46866.9
8) Dont know60.9
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL700100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Chile

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day111.8
2) More than once a week305.0
3) Once a week579.5
4) At least once a month254.2
5) Several times a year193.2
6) Less often355.8
7) Never41969.8
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused30.5
TOTAL600100.0


Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Continental Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6,64962.1
2) No3,99337.3
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol).630.6
TOTAL10705100.0


ART_7 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

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)
TOTAL%
-7) Refused341.3
-4) Dont know70.3
1) Never1,61962.2
2) Once or twice33512.9
3) Several times (but less than once a month)1445.5
4) Once a month783.0
5) 2-3 times a month1114.3
6) Once a week1776.8
7) Twice a week682.6
8) Three times a week or more301.2
Missing5 
TOTAL2,603100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the Philippines

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day363.6
2) More than once a week787.8
3) Once a week12912.9
4) At least once a month868.6
5) Several times a year777.7
6) Less often16016.0
7) Never43243.2
8) Dont know20.2
9) Refused00.0
TOTAL1,000100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in South Africa

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day384.8
2) More than once a week698.6
3) Once a week16620.8
4) At least once a month506.3
5) Several times a year253.1
6) Less often799.9
7) Never33041.3
8) Dont know101.3
9) Refused334.1
TOTAL800100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in the United States

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day243.2
2) More than once a week9012.2
3) Once a week11115.0
4) At least once a month456.1
5) Several times a year506.8
6) Less often8411.4
7) Never33044.7
8) Dont know30.4
9) Refused20.3
TOTAL739100.0


Q55B from U.S. Religious Landscape Survey - Alaska and Hawaii Dataset

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes6047.6
2) No6652.4
TOTAL126100.0


ACTVATND from Economic Values Survey, 1992

What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (ACTVATND)
TOTAL%
1) Done90218.0
2) Not done3,86377.0
3) Dont know/Refused2545.1
TOTAL5,019100.0


SUNSCHL from Civic Involvement Survey, 1997

During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (SUNSCHL)
TOTAL%
0) No1,23580.8
1) Yes29319.2
TOTAL1528100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Kenya

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day619.3
2) More than once a week15724.0
3) Once a week19930.5
4) At least once a month456.9
5) Several times a year233.5
6) Less often619.3
7) Never10516.1
8) Dont know10.2
9) Refused10.2
TOTAL653100.0


GROUPS from Spirit and Power: Survey of Pentecostals in Guatemala

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)
TOTAL%
1) Every day919.1
2) More than once a week15014.9
3) Once a week17417.3
4) At least once a month656.5
5) Several times a year444.4
6) Less often454.5
7) Never43443.2
8) Dont know10.1
9) Refused10.1
TOTAL1,005100.0


RELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

Have you ever attended a religious school or Sunday school at a church or synagogue? (RELSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes4,49183.2
2) No74913.9
3) Dont know1603.0
Missing23 
TOTAL5,400100.0


FRELSCHL from Survey On the Beliefs and Moral Values of America's Children, 1989

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)
TOTAL%
1) 3 or 4 times a month2,67660.5
2) Once or twice a month49411.2
3) A few times a year or less84719.2
4) Dont know4049.1
Missing1,002 
TOTAL4,421100.0


SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Every Week28934.4
2) Almost Every Week15718.7
3) At Least Twice a Month495.8
4) About Once a Month374.4
5) Several Times a Year9311.1
6) Seldom or Never21525.6
TOTAL840100.0


DESCRP12 from Small Groups Survey, 1991 (Groups Sample)

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)
TOTAL%
1) Yes29528.9
2) No69568.2
3) Dont know/Refused292.8
TOTAL1,019100.0


SUNSKOOL from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL)
TOTAL%
1) Every Week6322.6
2) Almost Every Week3813.6
3) At Least Twice a Month82.9
4) About Once a Month103.6
5) Several Times a Year3713.3
6) Seldom or Never12344.1
TOTAL279100.0



Variant:Growing Up (Sunday School variant)
 

This variant asks respondents if they attended Sunday school or religious education classes when they were growing up.

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SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1988

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)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly76351.5
2) Most of the time24716.7
3) Some of the time30520.6
4) Never1137.6
5) Attend parochial school473.2
9) No answer60.4
TOTAL1481100.0


SUNSCH16 from General Social Survey, 1998

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)
TOTAL%
1) Regularly78154.0
2) Most of the times18612.9
3) Some of the times28419.7
4) Never1379.5
5) Attend parochial school483.3
9) No answer90.6
TOTAL1445100.0


CHLDSCHL from Economic Values Survey, 1992

When you were a child, did your parents do any of the things on this card? -- send you to Sunday school (CHLDSCHL)
TOTAL%
1) Yes3,80775.9
2) No96819.3
3) Dont know2444.9
TOTAL5,019100.0


Q8 from Faith in Flux: Changes in Religious Affiliation in the U.S.

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)
TOTAL%
1) Frequently1,68058.6
2) Occasionally42614.9
3) Rarely29610.3
4) Never40514.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.)602.1
TOTAL2867100.0


ATTEND10 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

When you were young, say 8 or 10 years old, how often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue? (ATTEND10)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week55821.8
2) Once a week1,62063.2
3) Two or three times a month1546.0
4) Once a month632.5
5) Less than once a month321.2
6) Hardly ever, except holidays712.8
7) Never642.5
TOTAL2562100.0


ATTEND20 from Four-State Church Involvement Study, 1988

What about when you were older, in your early 20s, say. How often did you attend Sunday school or church/synagogue? (ATTEND20)
TOTAL%
1) More than once a week2529.8
2) Once a week72528.3
3) Two or three times a month28711.2
4) Once a month2399.3
5) Less than once a month1957.6
6) Hardly ever, except holidays42016.4
7) Never44717.4
TOTAL2565100.0



Category 8:Time Spent
 

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

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CA_31 from Portraits of American Life Study, 1st Wave, 2006

[ASK CA_31 IF CA_28=1 OR CA_29=1 OR IF CA_30=1, ELSE SKIP TO CA_34.] In a typical month does your work at your congregation in leadership positions, organizing events, or serving on committees take up more than one hour of your time? (CA_31)
TOTAL%
1) Yes33868.6
2) No15531.4
Missing2,117 
TOTAL493100.0


AUXPART from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

By circling the appropriate number, please estimate about how many hours a week, on the average, you spend in each of the following LDS Church activities -- Participating in the activities of the various auxiliary organizations such as MIA, Primary, Relief Society, etc. (but not including Sunday School here) (AUXPART)
TOTAL%
1) None34441.0
2) Up to 1 Hr10412.4
3) 1 to 3 Hrs19523.2
4) 3 to 5 Hrs10812.9
5) 5 to 10 Hrs556.6
6) Over 10 Hrs333.9
TOTAL839100.0


MTGPREP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (Salt Lake City Sample)

By circling the appropriate number, please estimate about how many hours a week, on the average, you spend in each of the following LDS Church activities -- Preparation meetings, council meetings, committee meetings, etc. (MTGPREP)
TOTAL%
1) None39354.0
2) Up to 1 Hr17724.3
3) 1 to 3 Hrs10013.7
4) 3 to 5 Hrs395.4
5) 5 to 10 Hrs141.9
6) Over 10 Hrs50.7
TOTAL728100.0


EVENING from Survey of Northern California Church Bodies, 1963

In an average week, how many evenings do you spend in church, including church meetings such as study groups that may not actually meet in the church building? (EVENING)
TOTAL%
0) None63634.5
1) One83845.5
2) Two25413.8
3) Three925.0
4) Four150.8
5) Five50.3
7) Seven30.2
TOTAL1843100.0


AUXPART from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

By circling the appropriate number, please estimate about how many hours a week, on the average, you spend in each of the following LDS Church activities -- Participating in the activities of the various auxiliary organizations such as MIA, Primary, Relief Society, etc. (but not including Sunday School here) (AUXPART)
TOTAL%
1) None20072.5
2) Up to 1 Hr238.3
3) 1 to 3 Hrs2910.5
4) 3 to 5 Hrs93.3
5) 5 to 10 Hrs124.3
6) Over 10 Hrs31.1
TOTAL276100.0


MTGPREP from Salt Lake City and San Francisco Surveys of Mormons, 1967-1969 (San Francisco Sample)

By circling the appropriate number, please estimate about how many hours a week, on the average, you spend in each of the following LDS Church activities -- Preparation meetings, council meetings, committee meetings, etc. (MTGPREP)
TOTAL%
1) None21179.0
2) Up to 1 Hr238.6
3) 1 to 3 Hrs217.9
4) 3 to 5 Hrs31.1
5) 5 to 10 Hrs41.5
6) Over 10 Hrs51.9
TOTAL267100.0




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