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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) No 0 0
1) Yes 107 100
TOTAL107100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Group typology (for use with on-line analysis) (I-GROUP)
  TOTAL %
1) Sunday school class 282 29
2) Bible study 192 19.7
3) Self help 146 15
4) Special interest group 354 36.3
TOTAL974100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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) Yes 863 36
2) No 1,524 63.6
3) Dont know 10 0.4
4) Refused 1 0
TOTAL2,398100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - e. Church upkeep and maintenance (Q14E)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,378 85.2
2) 1-2 times 175 10.8
3) 3-4 times 37 2.3
4) 5 or more times 28 1.7
TOTAL1,618100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 1,347 83.3
2) 1-2 times 178 11
3) 3-4 times 56 3.5
4) 5 or more times 37 2.3
TOTAL1,618100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Member of a congregational committee or task force (ROLECC)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 7,510 100
TOTAL7,510100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


In the past three years, have you served on committees or boards at your congregation? (CA_29)
  TOTAL %
-4) Dont know 5 0.3
1) Yes 295 19.9
2) No 1,182 79.8
TOTAL1,482100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Served on a church board or committee (CHRCHBRD)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 205 100
TOTAL205100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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) Yes 428 17.8
2) No 1,968 82
3) Dont know 3 0.1
TOTAL2,399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 all 1,472 90.6
2) 1-2 times 69 4.2
3) 3-4 times 47 2.9
4) 5 or more times 37 2.3
TOTAL1,625100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 1,065 86.5
2) One to two times 69 5.6
3) Three to four times 53 4.3
4) Five or more times 44 3.6
TOTAL1,231100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Choir member (ROLECM)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 7,564 100
TOTAL7,564100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


(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) No 0 0
1) Yes 643 59.3
666) Invalid skip 23 2.1
888) Refused 1 0.1
999) Not asked 418 38.5
TOTAL1,085100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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) No 0 0
1) Yes 444 44.3
888) Refused 1 0.1
999) Legitimate skip 558 55.6
TOTAL1,003100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 3,215 12.2
2) Once or twice a month 986 3.7
3) Several times a year 1,055 4
4) Seldom 2,214 8.4
5) Never 18,752 71.2
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 128 0.5
TOTAL26,350100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 37 16.1
2) Once or twice a month 10 4.3
3) Several times a year 16 7
4) Seldom 33 14.3
5) Never 132 57.4
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 2 0.9
TOTAL230100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Frequently 470 16.6
2) Sometimes 330 11.7
3) Hardly ever 280 9.9
4) Never 1,698 60.1
5) Does not apply 29 1
9) Dont know/Refused 18 0.6
TOTAL2,825100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 19 3.2
2) No 575 96.6
8) Dont know 1 0.2
TOTAL595100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


When you were growing up, did you do any of the following? - Sang in a choir or ensemble at church (GR0_SNG2)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 174,780 100
TOTAL174,780100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - c. Church-sponsored counseling programs (Q14C)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,541 95.2
2) 1-2 times 53 3.3
3) 3-4 times 17 1.1
4) 5 or more times 7 0.4
TOTAL1,618100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 1,148 93.5
2) One to two times 60 4.9
3) Three to four times 14 1.1
4) Five or more times 6 0.5
TOTAL1,228100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 642 52.2
2) One to two times 455 37
3) Three to four times 85 6.9
4) Five or more times 49 4
TOTAL1,231100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in fellowships, clubs, or other social groups. (INVLVDFS)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 31,709 100
TOTAL31,709100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- participated regularly in a fellowship or support group (ACTVFLSH)
  TOTAL %
1) Done 976 19.4
2) Not done 3,776 75.2
3) Dont know/Refused 267 5.3
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 more 163 4.8
2) 2 times a week 225 6.7
3) Once a week 374 11.1
4) 2-3 Times a month 383 11.4
5) Once a month 303 9
6) Few times a year 788 23.4
7) Never 601 17.8
777) Dont know 5 0.1
888) Refused 3 0.1
999) Not asked 525 15.6
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 239 52
2) No 215 46.7
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) No answer 5 1.1
TOTAL460100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Yes 326 26.9
5) No 882 72.8
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 3 0.2
TOTAL1,212100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Yes 835 26.2
2) No 2,345 73.6
3) Dont know/refused 4 0.1
TOTAL3,184100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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 involved 585 21.6
2) Somewhat involved 850 31.3
3) Not too involved 765 28.2
4) Not at all involved 503 18.5
9) Dont know/Refused 10 0.4
TOTAL2,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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) No 0 0
1) Yes 842 65.6
666) Invalid skip 23 1.8
999) Not asked 418 32.6
TOTAL1,283100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 97 10.2
2) No 784 82.4
9) No answer 70 7.4
TOTAL951100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 class 18 19.8
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play 20 22
3) Discussion group 4 4.4
4) Lecture 1 1.1
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership 9 9.9
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry 5 5.5
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting 10 11
8) Counseling 2 2.2
9) Worship service 10 11
10) Other religious 6 6.6
11) Other, non-religious 5 5.5
99) No answer 1 1.1
TOTAL91100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 class 8 34.8
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play 1 4.3
3) Discussion group 1 4.3
4) Lecture 1 4.3
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership 1 4.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry 1 4.3
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting 3 13
8) Counseling 0 0
9) Worship service 1 4.3
10) Other religious 6 26.1
TOTAL23100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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, play 1 16.7
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership 2 33.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry 1 16.7
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting 1 16.7
9) Worship service 1 16.7
TOTAL6100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Refused 1 0
-2) No Post-election IW 221 9.5
1) Yes 542 23.3
5) No 1,559 67.1
TOTAL2,323100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 know 5 0.3
1) Yes 310 20.9
2) No 1,166 78.7
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 know 12 0.8
1) Never 386 26.1
2) A few times a year 529 35.7
3) About once a month 178 12
4) More than once a month 139 9.4
5) About once a week 127 8.6
6) More than once a week 104 7
7) About once a day 4 0.3
8) More than once a day 2 0.1
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Never 358 44.8
2) Several times a year 147 18.4
3) 2-3 times a month 79 9.9
4) Once a week 106 13.3
5) More than once a week 88 11
6) DK/No Answer 22 2.8
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) NA 0 0
1) Yes 485 32.2
5) No 1,021 67.7
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,508100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 180 12.5
2) No 1,223 84.6
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) No answer 41 2.8
TOTAL1,445100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 class 51 28.7
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play 19 10.7
3) Discussion group 14 7.9
4) Lecture 2 1.1
5) Governing board, administration, congregational leadership 10 5.6
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry 2 1.1
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting 17 9.6
8) Counseling 1 0.6
9) Worship service 10 5.6
10) Other, religion 31 17.4
11) Other, non-religious 10 5.6
98) Dont know 0 0
99) No answer 11 6.2
TOTAL178100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 class 4 21.1
2) Choir practice, choral, concert, play 2 10.5
3) Discussion group 1 5.3
4) Lecture 1 5.3
6) Preaching, taught Sunday school, ministry 1 5.3
7) Prayer group, prayer breakfast, prayer meeting 7 36.8
10) Other, religion 3 15.8
TOTAL19100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 involved 824 22.8
2) Somewhat involved 1,135 31.4
3) Not too involved 934 25.8
4) Not at all involved 713 19.7
9) Dont know/Refused 12 0.3
TOTAL3,618100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 11,491 45.9
2) No 13,481 53.9
8) Dont know 28 0.1
9) Refused 14 0.1
TOTAL25,014100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 3,883 46.4
2) No 4,470 53.4
8) Dont know 11 0.1
9) Refused 1 0
TOTAL8,365100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) No 2,553 65.1
1) Yes 1,360 34.7
8) Dont know 6 0.2
9) Refused 5 0.1
TOTAL3,924100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Never 224 53.1
2) Several times a year 85 20.1
3) 2-3 times a month 42 10
4) Once a week 38 9
5) More than once a week 26 6.2
6) Dont know/ No answer 7 1.7
TOTAL422100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Refused 1,448 56.6
1) Never 268 10.5
2) A few times a year 279 10.9
3) Once a month 131 5.1
4) 2-3 times a month 113 4.4
5) Once a week 195 7.6
6) 2 times a week 75 2.9
7) 3 or more times a week 39 1.5
99) Dont know 10 0.4
TOTAL2,558100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 involved 1,154 25
2) Somewhat involved 1,550 33.6
3) Not too involved 1,135 24.6
4) Not at all involved 766 16.6
9) Dont know/refused 4 0.1
TOTAL4,609100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) None 263 31.8
2) One or two 364 44
3) Three to five 153 18.5
4) More than five 41 5
5) Dont know/Refused 7 0.8
TOTAL828100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 week 198 8.7
2) Two times a week 285 12.5
3) Once a week 399 17.5
4) 2-3 times a month 382 16.7
5) Once a month 236 10.3
6) Few times a year 408 17.9
7) Never 360 15.8
8) DK 11 0.5
9) Refused 5 0.2
TOTAL2,284100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) None 0 0
1) One 669 42
2) Two 424 26.6
3) Three 262 16.5
4) Four 132 8.3
5) Five 68 4.3
6) Six 29 1.8
7) Seven 6 0.4
8) Eight 1 0.1
9) Nine 1 0.1
TOTAL1,592100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - f. Prayer meetings (Q14F)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,304 80.3
2) 1-2 times 179 11
3) 3-4 times 92 5.7
4) 5 or more times 48 3
TOTAL1,623100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Q14 How often did you participate in the following religious activities last month - h. Small group or Discipleship (Q14H)
  TOTAL %
1) Not at all 1,368 84.8
2) 1-2 times 141 8.7
3) 3-4 times 72 4.5
4) 5 or more times 33 2
TOTAL1,614100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 1,063 86.4
2) One to two times 121 9.8
3) Three to four times 24 1.9
4) Five or more times 23 1.9
TOTAL1,231100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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 all 1,117 90.9
2) One to two times 74 6
3) Three to four times 23 1.9
4) Five or more times 15 1.2
TOTAL1,229100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in prayer, discussion, or Bible study groups. (INVLVDPR)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 22,575 100
TOTAL22,575100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Which of the following, if any, do you personally do -- Attend prayer group meetings or Bible study groups (GRPMTGS)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,320 31.6
2) No 2,850 68.2
3) Dont know 9 0.2
TOTAL4,179100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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) No 0 0
1) Yes 385 97.5
999) Legitimate skip 10 2.5
TOTAL395100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 8,407 23.6
2) Once or twice a month 3,086 8.7
3) Several times a year 2,830 8
4) Seldom 5,671 15.9
5) Never 15,170 42.7
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 392 1.1
TOTAL35,556100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 85 21.2
2) Once or twice a month 18 4.5
3) Several times a year 28 7
4) Seldom 93 23.2
5) Never 172 42.9
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol.) 5 1.2
TOTAL401100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Frequently 834 17.8
2) Sometimes 925 19.8
3) Hardly ever 683 14.6
4) Never 2,159 46.1
5) Does not apply 25 0.5
9) Dont know/Refused 57 1.2
TOTAL4,683100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 43 2.7
2) Once or twice a week 363 22.5
3) Once or twice a month 250 15.5
4) Once or twice a year 240 14.9
5) Never 693 43
6) Dont know/Refused 21 1.3
TOTAL1,610100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 322 9.4
2) At least once a week 920 26.9
3) Once or twice a month 377 11
4) A few times a year 330 9.6
5) Seldom 497 14.5
6) Never 947 27.7
8) Dont know 13 0.4
9) Refused 15 0.4
TOTAL3,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 33 2.4
2) Once or twice a week 381 27.2
3) Once or twice month 227 16.2
4) Once or twice a year 295 21.1
5) Never 439 31.4
6) Dont know/refused 25 1.8
TOTAL1,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 1,284 44.8
2) No 1,568 54.7
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 15 0.5
TOTAL2,867100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Attended a Bible study or fellowship group (BIBLSTDY)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 361 100
TOTAL361100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 26 2.3
2) Once/twice week 253 22.4
3) Once/twice month 160 14.1
4) Once/twice year 200 17.7
5) Never 479 42.4
6) Dont know/refused 13 1.1
TOTAL1,131100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Do you attend Bible study or prayer group meetings? (BIBSTDY)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 1,514 36.9
2) No 2,561 62.5
9) Dont know/Refused 24 0.6
TOTAL4,099100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 449 44
2) No 544 53.3
3) Dont know/Refused 27 2.6
TOTAL1,020100.0
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: 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) Yes 451 44.3
2) No 537 52.7
3) Dont know/Refused 31 3
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


[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) Yes 252 10.5
2) No 2,129 88.7
3) Dont know 17 0.7
4) Refused 1 0
TOTAL2,399100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 Important 111,551 26.3
2) Fairly Important 85,887 20.3
3) Not Very Important 108,481 25.6
4) Not At All Important 104,857 24.7
5) Dont Know, Refused 12,937 3.1
TOTAL423,713100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 41 6.3
2) More than once a week 146 22.4
3) Once a week 127 19.5
4) At least once a month 89 13.7
5) Several times a year 36 5.5
6) Less often 44 6.8
7) Never 68 10.4
8) Dont know 37 5.7
9) Refused 63 9.7
TOTAL651100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Nigeria
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 51 7
2) More than once a week 64 8.8
3) Once a week 123 16.9
4) At least once a month 50 6.9
5) Several times a year 48 6.6
6) Less often 91 12.5
7) Never 299 41.2
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL726100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: India
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 8 1.3
2) More than once a week 33 5.5
3) Once a week 56 9.3
4) At least once a month 36 6
5) Several times a year 43 7.2
6) Less often 99 16.5
7) Never 325 54.2
8) Dont know 0 0
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Korea
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 all 1,162 70.1
2) 1-2 times 169 10.2
3) 3-4 times 191 11.5
4) 5 or more times 136 8.2
TOTAL1,658100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


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) Never 1,013 30.1
2) A few times a year 601 17.8
3) Once a month 187 5.5
4) A few times a month 359 10.7
5) Almost every week 388 11.5
6) Once a week 576 17.1
7) More than once a week 233 6.9
777) Dont know 8 0.2
888) Refused 5 0.1
TOTAL3,370100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) No 0 0
1) Yes 695 53.1
777) Dont know 1 0.1
999) Not asked 612 46.8
TOTAL1,308100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Youth
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 774 7
2) More than once a week 1,784 16.2
3) Once a week 2,153 19.5
4) At least once a month 813 7.4
5) Several times a year 550 5
6) Less often 985 8.9
7) Never 3,771 34.2
8) Dont know 69 0.6
9) Refused 129 1.2
TOTAL11,028100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: United States; Brazil, Chile and Guatemala in Latin America; Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa in Africa; and India, the Philippines and South Korea in Asia.
Frame: Other
Sample: Unknown
Mode: Other


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 all 762 61.8
2) One to two times 174 14.1
3) Three to four times 164 13.3
4) Five or more times 133 10.8
TOTAL1,233100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mixed-mode


Are you regularly involved in any group activities here? Yes, in Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school. (INVLVDSS)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 25,414 100
TOTAL25,414100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher. (ROLEED)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 2,419 100
TOTAL2,419100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


Do you currently have any of the following roles here? Sunday school, church school, or Sabbath school teacher (ROLERE)
  TOTAL %
0) Not check 0 0
1) Check 7,245 100
TOTAL7,245100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Other


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 week 9,030 36.1
2) Once or twice a month 5,448 21.8
3) Several times a year 3,223 12.9
4) Seldom 3,983 15.9
5) Never 3,122 12.5
8) Dont know 142 0.6
9) Refused 82 0.3
TOTAL25,030100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: sub-Saharan Africa (Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Kenya, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania)
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


(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) Never 1,215 46.7
2) A few times a year 473 18.2
3) Once a month 129 5
4) A few times a month 233 8.9
5) Almost every week 174 6.7
6) Once a week 253 9.7
7) More than once a week 116 4.5
666) Invalid skip 10 0.4
777) Dont know 1 0
TOTAL2,604100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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) No 0 0
1) Yes 509 53.6
666) Invalid skip 23 2.4
999) Not asked 418 44
TOTAL950100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


(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) Never 1,410 55.7
2) A few times a year 480 19
3) Once a month 115 4.5
4) A few times a month 163 6.4
5) Almost every week 119 4.7
6) Once a week 157 6.2
7) More than once a week 85 3.4
777) Dont know 2 0.1
999) Legitimate skip 1 0
TOTAL2,532100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 day 14 2
2) More than once a week 73 10.4
3) Once a week 58 8.3
4) At least once a month 24 3.4
5) Several times a year 9 1.3
6) Less often 47 6.7
7) Never 468 66.9
8) Dont know 6 0.9
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL700100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Brazil, urban areas
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 11 1.8
2) More than once a week 30 5
3) Once a week 57 9.5
4) At least once a month 25 4.2
5) Several times a year 19 3.2
6) Less often 35 5.8
7) Never 419 69.8
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) Refused 3 0.5
TOTAL600100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Chile
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Yes 6,649 62.1
2) No 3,993 37.3
9) Dont know/Refused (Vol). 63 0.6
TOTAL10,705100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Refused 34 1.3
-4) Dont know 7 0.3
1) Never 1,619 62.2
2) Once or twice 335 12.9
3) Several times (but less than once a month) 144 5.5
4) Once a month 78 3
5) 2-3 times a month 111 4.3
6) Once a week 177 6.8
7) Twice a week 68 2.6
8) Three times a week or more 30 1.2
TOTAL2,603100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Regularly 763 51.5
2) Most of the time 247 16.7
3) Some of the time 305 20.6
4) Never 113 7.6
5) Attend parochial school 47 3.2
9) No answer 6 0.4
TOTAL1,481100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 36 3.6
2) More than once a week 78 7.8
3) Once a week 129 12.9
4) At least once a month 86 8.6
5) Several times a year 77 7.7
6) Less often 160 16
7) Never 432 43.2
8) Dont know 2 0.2
9) Refused 0 0
TOTAL1,000100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: The Philippines
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 38 4.8
2) More than once a week 69 8.6
3) Once a week 166 20.8
4) At least once a month 50 6.3
5) Several times a year 25 3.1
6) Less often 79 9.9
7) Never 330 41.3
8) Dont know 10 1.3
9) Refused 33 4.1
TOTAL800100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: South Africa
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 24 3.2
2) More than once a week 90 12.2
3) Once a week 111 15
4) At least once a month 45 6.1
5) Several times a year 50 6.8
6) Less often 84 11.4
7) Never 330 44.7
8) Dont know 3 0.4
9) Refused 2 0.3
TOTAL739100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Yes 60 47.6
2) No 66 52.4
TOTAL126100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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) Regularly 781 54
2) Most of the times 186 12.9
3) Some of the times 284 19.7
4) Never 137 9.5
5) Attend parochial school 48 3.3
9) No answer 9 0.6
TOTAL1,445100.0
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? -- send you to Sunday school (CHLDSCHL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 3,807 75.9
2) No 968 19.3
3) Dont know 244 4.9
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


What activities on this card have you done within the past year? -- regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (ACTVATND)
  TOTAL %
1) Done 902 18
2) Not done 3,863 77
3) Dont know/Refused 254 5.1
TOTAL5,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) Frequently 1,680 58.6
2) Occasionally 426 14.9
3) Rarely 296 10.3
4) Never 405 14.1
9) Dont know/refused (Vol.) 60 2.1
TOTAL2,867100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


During the past year, have you done any of the following? - Regularly attended an adult Sunday school class (SUNSCHL)
  TOTAL %
0) No 0 0
1) Yes 293 100
TOTAL293100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 61 9.3
2) More than once a week 157 24
3) Once a week 199 30.5
4) At least once a month 45 6.9
5) Several times a year 23 3.5
6) Less often 61 9.3
7) Never 105 16.1
8) Dont know 1 0.2
9) Refused 1 0.2
TOTAL653100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Kenya
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 day 91 9.1
2) More than once a week 150 14.9
3) Once a week 174 17.3
4) At least once a month 65 6.5
5) Several times a year 44 4.4
6) Less often 45 4.5
7) Never 434 43.2
8) Dont know 1 0.1
9) Refused 1 0.1
TOTAL1,005100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Guatemala
Frame: Other
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


Have you ever attended a religious school or Sunday school at a church or synagogue? (RELSCHL)
  TOTAL %
1) Yes 4,491 83.2
2) No 749 13.9
3) Dont know 160 3
TOTAL5,400100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


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 month 2,676 60.5
2) Once or twice a month 494 11.2
3) A few times a year or less 847 19.2
4) Dont know 404 9.1
TOTAL4,421100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: Other
Sample: Non-Random
Mode: In-Person


Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Every Week 289 34.4
2) Almost Every Week 157 18.7
3) At Least Twice a Month 49 5.8
4) About Once a Month 37 4.4
5) Several Times a Year 93 11.1
6) Seldom or Never 215 25.6
TOTAL840100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) Yes 295 28.9
2) No 695 68.2
3) Dont know/Refused 29 2.8
TOTAL1,019100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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 week 558 21.8
2) Once a week 1,620 63.2
3) Two or three times a month 154 6.0
4) Once a month 63 2.5
5) Less than once a month 32 1.2
6) Hardly ever, except holidays 71 2.8
7) Never 64 2.5
TOTAL2,562100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


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 week 252 9.8
2) Once a week 725 28.3
3) Two or three times a month 287 11.2
4) Once a month 239 9.3
5) Less than once a month 195 7.6
6) Hardly ever, except holidays 420 16.4
7) Never 447 17.4
TOTAL2,565100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Ohio, Massachusetts, North Carolina and California
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Phone


Please indicate how often you attend or participate in each of the following -- Sunday School (SUNSKOOL)
  TOTAL %
1) Every Week 63 22.6
2) Almost Every Week 38 13.6
3) At Least Twice a Month 8 2.9
4) About Once a Month 10 3.6
5) Several Times a Year 37 13.3
6) Seldom or Never 123 44.1
TOTAL279100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


[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) Yes 338 68.6
2) No 155 31.4
TOTAL493100.0
Survey Details
Scope: U.S. Sample
Frame: U.S. Adults
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: In-Person


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) None 344 41
2) Up to 1 Hr 104 12.4
3) 1 to 3 Hrs 195 23.2
4) 3 to 5 Hrs 108 12.9
5) 5 to 10 Hrs 55 6.6
6) Over 10 Hrs 33 3.9
TOTAL839100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) None 393 54
2) Up to 1 Hr 177 24.3
3) 1 to 3 Hrs 100 13.7
4) 3 to 5 Hrs 39 5.4
5) 5 to 10 Hrs 14 1.9
6) Over 10 Hrs 5 0.7
TOTAL728100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Other: Regional samples of Mormons in Salt Lake City, UT and San Francisco, CA
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) None 0 0
1) One 838 69.4
2) Two 254 21
3) Three 92 7.6
4) Four 15 1.2
5) Five 5 0.4
7) Seven 3 0.2
TOTAL1,207100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Regional Sample
Frame: Congregations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) None 200 72.5
2) Up to 1 Hr 23 8.3
3) 1 to 3 Hrs 29 10.5
4) 3 to 5 Hrs 9 3.3
5) 5 to 10 Hrs 12 4.3
6) Over 10 Hrs 3 1.1
TOTAL276100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


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) None 211 79
2) Up to 1 Hr 23 8.6
3) 1 to 3 Hrs 21 7.9
4) 3 to 5 Hrs 3 1.1
5) 5 to 10 Hrs 4 1.5
6) Over 10 Hrs 5 1.9
TOTAL267100.0
Survey Details
Scope: Single Unit (State, County, etc.)
Frame: Denominations
Sample: Random Sample
Mode: Mailed


SubCategories [ Back to Top ]
Administrative: Is the respondent involved in a committee, maintenance or other administrative duties in their congregation?
Choir/Music Group: In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in a choir or other musical group at church.
Counseling: In this question respondents are asked if they are involved in counseling in their congregation.
Fellowship: In 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.
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.
Sunday School: This question type asks the respondent if he/she is involved in a religious education program or Sunday school program
Time Spent: In this question respondents are asked how much time they spend on non-worship services at their congregation.

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