Is it common practice to say Grace before a meal in the USA?

Posted by: Zylorarchy

Saying Grace before a meal is an alien concept to me, and I am fairly confident in saying it is virtually non-existent in the UK. However, it seems to be common on US films and TV shows, yet I am obviously aware these are not real life and have had different opinions from Americans some saying it is common, others saying it is not. So I thought I would ask DDO which is of course, a US site.

  • Yes

  • No

43% 9 votes
57% 12 votes
  • Yes, it frequently happens. But most of the time it doesn't. Rain is common in humid parts of the world, but most days it doesn't happen.

  • I do it before ever meal.

  • pretty common in most christian households and most in America are.

  • You rarely see it in public, i.e. a restaurant, but it is a common practice.

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Comrade_Silly_Otter says2014-05-21T09:27:52.0646107-05:00
Its not common.
HeavyReader says2014-05-21T09:30:05.9045146-05:00
People on one side of my family do it but it's not common.
dichotomyslave says2014-05-21T19:53:49.0889921-05:00
I am an atheist so it is uncommon in my home.
Bellatrix1 says2014-06-20T14:14:11.4306083-05:00
I think it is mostly done for holiday meals. It is not uncommon for a family to say grace regularly but most families do not. (I think, I don't exactly know every family in the US, let alone their mealtime routines)

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