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FSD1127 Prayer Study 1998

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  • Church Research Institute

Keywords

attitudes, beliefs, christianity, religion, religious behaviour, religious beliefs, religious doctrines, religious experience, religious practice

Abstract

The Prayer Study surveyed 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, among others. In addition, the frequency of praying for different people and things (e.g. relatives, the unemployed, nature, 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.

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