FSD1127 Prayer Study 1998Detailed description (collection | citation | publications)
Research Centre of the Evangelical-Lutheran Church
Keywords: atheism, attitudes, belief, christianity, prayer, religion, religious behaviour, religious beliefs, religious doctrines, religious education, religious experience
This prayer survey studied prayer habits and beliefs associated with praying in Finland. The respondents were asked how often they prayed for health, life-companion, world peace, God's grace, etc. In addition, the frequency of praying for different people and things (e.g. relatives, the unemployed, nature, the decision-makers, other churches) was studied. Types of prayer used were charted. The survey also carried a number of statements relating to prayers and praying.
Background variables included the respondent's year of birth, marital status, gross annual income, place of residence, occupational group, line of business, trade union membership, mother tongue, number of children, party identification, and social class.