Forty-one percent (41%) of American adults pray daily. A ScottRasmussen.com national survey found that another 22% pray at least once a week. At the other extreme, 15% rarely or never pray.
Forty-four percent (44%) of American women pray daily along with 38% of men. Those under 35 are far less likely to pray daily than their elders. Among those young adults, just 25% pray daily. That figure rises to 49% for those over 50 (see crosstab results).
In terms of their daily life, 68% consider their religion important. That total includes 33% who say it’s Very Important. When we ask about “spiritual faith” rather than “religion,” we find that 40% say it’s Very Important.
Thirty-four percent (34%) read the Bible or another religious text at least once a week. Twenty-seven percent (27%) regularly meet with a small group of others who share their faith for study, fellowship, or accountability.
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The national survey of 1,060 U.S. Adults was conducted June 3-4, 2019 by ScottRasmussen.com and HarrisX, a polling company specializing in online surveys (see Methodologyand a Demographic Profile of the sample). Results from the full sample have +/-3.1 Margin of Sampling Error with a 95% level of confidence.
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