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how many times do you go to services

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by nesnesflip2, Dec 23, 2006.

  1. nesnesflip2

    nesnesflip2 New Member

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    :rainbow1: Survey
    I am doing a project for one of my school assignments. The assignment was to pick a question and ask it in a biased way and a non-biased way. By asking my question on an online chat room I am asking it in a non-biased way, making sure that where I ask the question does not persuade some ones answer one way or another. I also had to make shore that the answer I got was in number form so that at the end I could calculate my data, find the mean, median, mode, and range and then display it.
    Please read the question and then answer in a number form about how many times you think that you go.
    :D

    Question: About how many times a year do you go to synagogue/church/temple?
    About: 0 times 1 time 3 times 6 times
    9 times 12 times
    18 times 24 times 27 times 30 times 33 times
     
  2. Bishka

    Bishka Veteran Member

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    Every Sunday I try to attend, and I also go to conferences, devotionals, potlucks, etc.

    So the number is 52+ (it's hard to guesstimate the actual amount)
     
  3. ayani

    ayani member

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    hey, dear. while not a Christian, i do attend Mass at a local Catholic church twice a month or so. i love the community there, and find the services beautiful and uplifting.

    so about 20 times a year.
     
  4. Todd

    Todd Rajun Cajun

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    I typically try to go every Sunday, so that would be 52 times a year. However, I have to subtract about 5 to 10 times a year due to being sick, being out of town, weekend overtime at my job, etc. Because of this, I'd probably say about 42 times a year.

    BTW, welcome to the forum :).
     
  5. athanasius

    athanasius Well-Known Member

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    I go to mass every sunday and holy day of obligation. My dad goes almost every day to Mass.
     
  6. Mathematician

    Mathematician Reason, and reason again

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    Are you including all religious types?

    If so, mark me down as 0.
     
  7. nesnesflip2

    nesnesflip2 New Member

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    Thanks very much for the response
    im trying to get about 20 answers by the end of the break. i appreciate all the information: hamster : thanks for welcoming me so kindly.
    i will enjoy every response and yes I do mean all religions.
    :newyear: happy new year to all and hope that you have fun during the holiday season. :tigger: :snoopy: no matter what you're doing for it.
     
  8. rocka21

    rocka21 Brother Rock

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    I am , i guess, not the norm.

    3 times a week
    sunday morning, sunday night, wednesday night,
    Jail ministry on monday night,

    also , a few months out of the year i teach bible collage ( tuesdays and thursday nights).

    at my local church - 156 times a year ( for the last 10 years), ( i miss around 10 or services a year for various reasons).
     
  9. Shadow Wolf

    Shadow Wolf Rival's Wife

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    If it's any type of religious services, and includes private meditation, study, and rituals, then 60+ a year.
     
  10. michel

    michel Administrator Emeritus
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    To Church ? I was married in one, and both my sons were baptised in one.........I think that covers the last thirty years of my life.....

    Actually, I go into churches when there is no one else there; I don't enjoy congregations.
     
  11. Engyo

    Engyo Prince of Dorkness!

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    I am a Buddhist, and we typically have at least two services a week at the Temple, so it is at least 100....................
     
  12. painted wolf

    painted wolf Grey Muzzle

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    we don't have services per-say.
    For our faith the way we live is a form of worship.
    faith and worship isn't something you only do at a church its the way you live.

    wa:do
     
  13. andyjamal

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    I'm not sure which, if any, of the functions that I attend at my local Baha'i center would be considered "services", as we have no clergy. As far as the more formal events (Feasts and Holy Day celebrations): approx. 15, children's classes: approx. 30, and deepenings: approx. 45. So, I go to the Baha'i center approx. 90 times a year, total. I also attend meetings (study circles and devotionals) in the homes of individual Baha'is approx. 20 times a year. This makes a grand total of approx. 110 events, which might possibly be considered services, that I attend yearly.
     
  14. nesnesflip2

    nesnesflip2 New Member

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    :trampo: Thanks Sooooooooooo much for yor help:help:
    i am now halfway done on this part of my project.
    I had no idea that there was such a variety of ways people went to services and how
    many times they could or did not go. :bunny:
    With the data Ihave now, Ican see that most people go about...50 times a year. With all the responses I get, I am rounding to the nearest tens so I can get a better understanding on the graph. Thank you again.
    Enjoy the holiday season.:grill: hope you have a relaxing one!!!
     
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  15. Katzpur

    Katzpur Not your average Mormon

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    I go to church most every Sunday for three hours. I try to go to the temple (which is not the same thing) once a month, but lately I've been kind of negligent about doing so.
     
  16. arthra

    arthra Baha'i

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    As a Baha'i I attend Feasts every nineteen days so that's nineteen times a year. I think I missed one Feast.

    We have a Sunday public program at the Baha'i Center and my son and I go to that so that's maybe forty eight times in the past year.

    Also have a Ruhi study class that met last Summer and Fall so that's about twelve times.

    - Art
     
  17. Zephyr

    Zephyr Moved on

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    As long as the blood of my ancestors flows through me, I'm always at service. :) So does that count as once or as some huge number?
     
  18. AllMantra

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    20 times a year on average I attend a Baha'I Faith devotional, and about 10 times I show up at a UU church, so about 30 in all.
     
  19. Lindsey-Loo

    Lindsey-Loo Steel Magnolia

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    About 148 times a year.

    I go to church services three times a week, and that is 156 times a year, I think, but I allowed a few days for being sick or out of town.
     
  20. twirlybirdy

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    well about 30 sundays a year, and yeah i attend different church functions besides church.
     
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