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As a Catholic, how important is each of the following to you? Would you say spirituality and personal growth are very important, somewhat important, or not important at all? (SPIRITL)
  TOTAL %
1) Not important at all 112 2.4
2) Somewhat important 975 21.2
3) Very important 3,509 76.3
TOTAL4,596100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How important has it been to you as an adult to grow in your spiritual life? Would you say...? (SPGROWTH)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely important 2,241 40
2) Very important 1,684 30.1
3) Fairly important 1,088 19.4
4) Not very important 377 6.7
5) Not at all important 166 3
6) Dont know/refused 47 0.8
TOTAL5,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How does each of the following statements describe you: very well, fairly well, not very well, or not at all? -- Id like to spend more time exploring spiritual issues. (DSCSLFEX)
  TOTAL %
1) Very well 611 12.2
2) Fairly well 1,600 31.9
3) Not very well 1,696 33.8
4) Not at all 1,008 20.1
5) Dont know 104 2.1
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How interested are you at present in developing your faith or spirituality? Are you (SPIRITL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very interested 461 48.9
2) Fairly interested 292 31
3) Fairly uninterested 98 10.4
4) Very uninterested 68 7.2
5) Dont know/Refused 23 2.4
TOTAL942100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How interested are you at present in developing your faith or spirituality? Are you (SPIRITL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very interested 217 22.7
2) Fairly interested 314 32.9
3) Fairly uninterested 206 21.6
4) Very uninterested 177 18.5
5) Dont know/Refused 41 4.3
TOTAL955100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How about your interest in spirituality? Has it been increasing, staying about the same, or decreasing? (INT_INCR)
  TOTAL %
1) Increasing 1,447 49.7
2) Staying about the same 1,318 45.3
3) Decreasing 111 3.8
4) Dont know 33 1.1
5) Refused 1 0
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How important has it been to you as an adult to grow in your spiritual life? Would you say... (SPRTGROW)
  TOTAL %
1) Extremely important 1,007 34.6
2) Very important 930 32
3) Fairly important 691 23.7
4) Not very important 183 6.3
5) Not at all important 80 2.7
6) Dont know 17 0.6
7) Refused 2 0.1
TOTAL2,910100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


How interested are you in each of the following - Would you say you are very interested, fairly interested, not very interested, or not at all interested? - Learning more about spiritual direction (INT_SPIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Very Interested 128,314 30.3
2) Fairly Interested 136,115 32.1
3) Not Very Interested 92,326 21.8
4) Not At All Interested 58,257 13.7
5) Dont Know, Refused 8,701 2.1
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How much effort have you devoted to your spiritual life during the past year - Would you say a great deal, a fair amount, only a little, hardly any, or none? (EFF_SPIR)
  TOTAL %
1) A Great Deal 97,389 23
2) A Fair Amount 139,942 33
3) Only a Little 97,153 22.9
4) Hardly Any 56,672 13.4
5) None 29,628 7
6) Dont Know, Refused 2,929 0.7
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


In the past five years, has your interest in each of the following been increasing, staying the same, or decreasing? - Spirituality (INC_SPIR)
  TOTAL %
1) Increasing 180,400 42.6
2) Staying The Same 204,482 48.3
3) Decreasing 30,532 7.2
4) Dont Know, Refused 8,299 2
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What best describes you? (RELSPRT)
  TOTAL %
0) Inapplicable 0 0
1) I follow a religion and consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred and the supernatural. 528 38.7
2) I follow a religion but dont consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred and the supernatural. 304 22.3
3) I dont follow a religion, but consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred and the supernatural. 312 22.9
4) I dont follow a religion and dont consider myself to be a spiritual person interested in the sacred and the supernatural. 154 11.3
8) Dont know 48 3.5
9) No answer 19 1.4
TOTAL1,365100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Y132. Some teenagers say that they are spiritual but not religious. How true or not would you say that is of you? [READ LIST] (SPIRITUA)
  TOTAL %
1) Very true 307 9.1
2) Somewhat true 1,555 46.1
3) Not true at all 1,433 42.5
777) Dont know 63 1.9
888) Refused 12 0.4
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(spiritual_w2) I:11. Some people say that they are spiritual but not religious. How true or not would you say that is of you? (SPIRITUA)
  TOTAL %
1) Very true 300 11.5
2) Somewhat true 1,236 47.5
3) Not true at all 1,024 39.3
666) Invalid skip 18 0.7
777) Dont know 21 0.8
888) Refused 5 0.2
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(spirtual_w3) I:11. Some people say that they are spiritual but not religious. How true or not would you say that is of you? (SPIRTUAL)
  TOTAL %
1) Very true 390 15.4
2) Somewhat true 1,136 44.9
3) Not true at all 978 38.6
777) Dont know 19 0.8
888) Refused 4 0.2
999) Legitimate skip 5 0.2
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Which of the following statements comes closest to describing your beliefs – you are religious, you are spiritual but not religious, or you are neither? (SPIRIT)
  TOTAL %
1) Religious 563 49.8
2) Spiritual, not religious 387 34.2
3) Neither 114 10.1
4) Both 49 4.3
5) Dont know/refused 18 1.6
TOTAL1,131100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Overall, how religious or spiritual would you say you are? Would you say: (REL7)
  TOTAL %
1) Very religious 324 40.2
2) Somewhat religious 372 46.2
3) Not too religious 73 9.1
4) Not at all religious 33 4.1
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 3 0.4
TOTAL806100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


I find strength in my religion or spirituality. (RELSPRT1)
  TOTAL %
1) Many times a day 252 18.8
2) Every day 387 28.9
3) Most days 238 17.8
4) Some days 135 10.1
5) Once in a while 146 10.9
6) Never or almost never 160 11.9
8) Dont know 6 0.4
9) No answer 16 1.2
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


I find comfort in my religion or spirituality (RELSPRT2)
  TOTAL %
1) Many times a day 254 19
2) Every day 422 31.5
3) Most days 244 18.2
4) Some days 118 8.8
5) Once in a while 143 10.7
6) Never or almost never 136 10.1
8) Dont know 7 0.5
9) No answer 16 1.2
TOTAL1,340100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Different words and images generate different feelings in people, both positive and negative. On a scale from plus 5 all the way down to minus 5, where plus 5 indicates a very positive feeling, minus 5 indicates a very negative feeling, and 0 indicates a neutral feeling, please rate your initial response to each of the following phrases. Does it give you a good feeling, a bad feeling, or neither? U. Spirituality (GF21SPRT)
  TOTAL %
-5) Very negative 9 0.6
-4) -4 12 0.8
-3) -3 18 1.2
-2) -2 21 1.4
-1) -1 15 1
0) Neutral 0 0
1) 1 115 7.5
2) 2 212 13.8
3) 3 310 20.1
4) 4 317 20.6
5) Very positive 510 33.1
TOTAL1,539100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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: Im going to read you a list of personal needs. For each one, which statement best describes how well you have met that need. Is this a need you feel you have partly met, fully met, or never experienced? -- Being part of a group that helps you grow spiritually (NEED8)
  TOTAL %
1) Partially met 358 35.1
2) Fully met 537 52.6
3) Never experienced 105 10.3
4) Dont know/Refused 21 2.1
TOTAL1,021100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you very spiritual, moderately spiritual, slightly spiritual, or not spiritual at all? (SPRTPRSN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very spiritual 987 27.7
2) Moderately spiritual 1,444 40.6
3) Slightly spiritual 746 21
4) Not spiritual 326 9.2
8) Dont know 41 1.2
9) No answer 15 0.4
TOTAL3,559100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q15m. How well do the following terms describe your religious identity? Spiritual (SPIRIT)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 320 21.1
2) Not very well 156 10.3
3) Somewhat well 415 27.4
4) Very well 519 34.3
8) Undecided 104 6.9
TOTAL1,514100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you . . . (SPRTPRSN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very spiritual 877 29.3
2) Moderately spiritual 1,216 40.6
3) Slightly spiritual 595 19.9
4) Not spiritual at all 266 8.9
8) Dont know 29 1
9) No answer 9 0.3
TOTAL2,992100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How important is God or spirituality in your life? (RM_2)
  TOTAL %
-7) Refused 1 0
-4) Dont know 3 0.1
1) Not at all important 140 5.4
2) Somewhat important 542 20.8
3) Very important 822 31.5
4) Extremely important 537 20.6
5) By far the most important part of your life 561 21.5
TOTAL2,606100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


To what extent do you consider yourself a spiritual person? Are you... (SPRTPRSN)
  TOTAL %
1) Very spiritual 314 21.7
2) Moderately spiritual 571 39.5
3) Slightly spiritual 366 25.3
4) Not spiritual at all 171 11.8
8) Dont know 5 0.3
9) No answer 18 1.2
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


How strong would you say the US decline or improvement is in each of the following areas? H. Religious and spiritual life (D8RELLIF)
  TOTAL %
1) Strong decline 277 14.1
2) Moderate decline 575 29.2
3) Holding steady 827 42
4) Moderate improvement 245 12.4
5) Strong improvement 47 2.4
TOTAL1,971100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Interest: How interested is the respondent in developing his/her faith or spirituality?
Religion vs. Spirituality: Is the respondent religions, spiritual, or a combination of both?
Satisfaction with: How satisfied is the respondent with his/her spirituality?
Spirituality: How spiritual is the respondent?
U.S. Spirituality: This question type asks about the status of spirituality in the U.S.

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