'Y' students pray often, survey says

Brigham Young University students pray more than students at any other American college, according to the 1994 Princeton Review student access guide.

BYU is ranked No. 1 in the number of students who pray on a regular basis among students at 286 colleges surveyed.Grove City College, a Presbyterian school in Pennsylvania; and Notre Dame were 2nd and 3rd in the number of students who pray regularly.

"These rankings are not scientific," said BYU spokesman Brent Harker. "They talked to 40,000 students, but the way they were chosen wasn't at random."

Authors of the college guide obtained their rankings by sending a questionnaire containing 70 multiple-choice questions to students who took the Princeton Review's scholastic preparation classes. Questionnaires also were sent to counselors, teachers and academic departments.

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