For most Americans, Thanksgiving isn’t the only time for thankfulness
From the Pew Research Center FactTank
But it’s not the only time they do so. A large majority of Americans (78%) feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness on aweekly basis, according to a new poll by the Pew Research Center. And only 6% of Americans say they seldom or never experience these feelings.
That being said, some groups are more likely than others to express gratitude. For example, 84% of women regularly feel a strong sense of gratitude or thankfulness, compared to 72% of men. And nearly nine-in-ten Mormons, Jehovah’s Witnesses and evangelical Protestants – traditionally some of the most observant religious groups – say they feel gratitude or thankfulness at least once a week.
While the survey question about gratitude did not ask explicitly about gratitude to God, regular feelings of gratitude are more common among those who are highly religious than among those who are not. For example, eight-in-ten or more Americans who believe in God, or who say religion is “very” or “somewhat” important in their lives, experience feelings of gratitude or thankfulness on a weekly basis. About nine-in-ten Americans who regularly attend religious services, pray, participate in prayer groups or read scripture say they regularly feel a strong sense of gratitude. …