Frequency of reading scripture among Christians

% of Christians who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 25,048. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 45% 12% 9% 33% 1% 25,048
2007 41% 11% 9% 38% 1% 28,279

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,998. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 33% 30% 23% 10,998
Once or twice a month 23% 34% 26% 17% 2,839
Several times a year 19% 36% 28% 17% 2,185
Seldom/never 18% 32% 30% 20% 8,322
Don't know 8% 21% 22% 49% 176

Generational cohort among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,998. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 9% 11% 28% 35% 15% 2% 10,998
Once or twice a month 15% 13% 28% 31% 11% 1% 2,839
Several times a year 12% 13% 30% 32% 11% 1% 2,185
Seldom/never 12% 12% 26% 36% 13% 1% 8,322
Don't know 6% 5% 18% 32% 34% 5% 176

Gender composition among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 60% 11,262
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 2,896
Several times a year 48% 52% 2,225
Seldom/never 50% 50% 8,462
Don't know 44% 56% 203

Racial and ethnic composition among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 11,091. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 61% 17% 1% 16% 4% 11,091
Once or twice a month 62% 15% 2% 18% 3% 2,869
Several times a year 68% 11% 2% 16% 3% 2,196
Seldom/never 73% 7% 2% 16% 3% 8,385
Don't know 63% 14% < 1% 20% 4% 196

Immigrant status among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 11,125. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 14% 7% 79% 11,125
Once or twice a month 16% 9% 75% 2,857
Several times a year 14% 9% 77% 2,201
Seldom/never 14% 11% 76% 8,371
Don't know 19% 7% 74% 195

Income distribution among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,650. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 21% 26% 14% 9,650
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 26% 17% 2,556
Several times a year 32% 20% 29% 20% 1,971
Seldom/never 31% 20% 27% 21% 7,324
Don't know 51% 19% 23% 7% 115

Educational distribution among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 11,196. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 33% 15% 9% 11,196
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 15% 9% 2,888
Several times a year 40% 33% 16% 11% 2,210
Seldom/never 44% 29% 17% 10% 8,411
Don't know 60% 25% 10% 5% 193

Marital status among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 11,202. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 4% 14% 9% 18% 11,202
Once or twice a month 48% 7% 14% 7% 25% 2,888
Several times a year 51% 7% 13% 6% 23% 2,217
Seldom/never 51% 8% 12% 7% 22% 8,436
Don't know 50% 4% 16% 18% 12% 195

Parent of children under 18 among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 11,209. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 11,209
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 2,885
Several times a year 30% 70% 2,222
Seldom/never 28% 72% 8,436
Don't know 13% 87% 199

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 79% 18% 2% 1% < 1% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 73% 23% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 57% 32% 7% 1% 2% 1% 8,462
Don't know 76% 14% < 1% 6% < 1% 4% 203

Importance of religion in one's life among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 71% 26% 2% 1% < 1% 2,896
Several times a year 57% 38% 3% 1% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 39% 43% 13% 3% < 1% 8,462
Don't know 72% 15% 1% 2% 10% 203

Attendance at religious services among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 74% 20% 6% 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 40% 49% 11% < 1% 2,896
Several times a year 27% 57% 15% < 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 19% 47% 33% < 1% 8,462
Don't know 46% 24% 13% 18% 203

Frequency of prayer among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 69% 23% 4% 3% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 56% 28% 9% 6% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 41% 25% 11% 23% 1% 8,462
Don't know 65% 11% 1% 2% 21% 203

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 14% 8% 19% 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 19% 23% 15% 43% < 1% 2,896
Several times a year 8% 9% 25% 56% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 8,462
Don't know 33% 8% 8% 32% 19% 203

Frequency of meditation among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 6% 2% 26% 2% 11,262
Once or twice a month 38% 15% 4% 41% 2% 2,896
Several times a year 29% 12% 12% 46% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 25% 8% 4% 62% 1% 8,462
Don't know 35% 2% 2% 28% 33% 203

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 61% 22% 9% 6% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 54% 20% 17% 8% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 44% 18% 14% 22% 1% 8,462
Don't know 62% 4% 3% 6% 25% 203

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 15% 9% 20% 2% 11,262
Once or twice a month 42% 20% 14% 22% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 39% 17% 21% 23% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 34% 15% 16% 34% 1% 8,462
Don't know 40% 7% 6% 20% 26% 203

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 65% 5% 24% 3% 3% 11,262
Once or twice a month 40% 9% 42% 6% 3% 2,896
Several times a year 29% 10% 51% 8% 2% 2,225
Seldom/never 20% 10% 59% 9% 2% 8,462
Don't know 40% 4% 35% 6% 15% 203

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 48% 2% 1% 11,262
Once or twice a month 35% 63% 1% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 28% 70% 1% 1% 8,462
Don't know 33% 58% 3% 6% 203

Interpreting scripture among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 28% 4% 6% 5% 11,262
Once or twice a month 36% 39% 3% 15% 8% 2,896
Several times a year 27% 41% 3% 22% 8% 2,225
Seldom/never 20% 34% 2% 36% 8% 8,462
Don't know 46% 17% 11% 5% 21% 203

Belief in Heaven among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 6% 6% 11,262
Once or twice a month 89% 6% 5% 2,896
Several times a year 87% 8% 5% 2,225
Seldom/never 80% 13% 7% 8,462
Don't know 74% 6% 20% 203

Belief in Hell among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 15% 7% 11,262
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 8% 2,896
Several times a year 71% 22% 7% 2,225
Seldom/never 59% 32% 9% 8,462
Don't know 59% 23% 18% 203

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 17% 35% 11,262
Once or twice a month 43% 15% 43% 2,896
Several times a year 40% 15% 44% 2,225
Seldom/never 39% 17% 44% 8,462
Don't know 29% 30% 41% 203

Political ideology among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 27% 14% 6% 11,262
Once or twice a month 42% 35% 18% 5% 2,896
Several times a year 38% 37% 20% 5% 2,225
Seldom/never 33% 37% 23% 6% 8,462
Don't know 38% 28% 8% 25% 203

Views about size of government among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 38% 3% 4% 11,262
Once or twice a month 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,896
Several times a year 53% 41% 3% 3% 2,225
Seldom/never 53% 41% 3% 4% 8,462
Don't know 42% 38% 6% 13% 203

Views about government aid to the poor among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 44% 4% 2% 11,262
Once or twice a month 46% 49% 4% 1% 2,896
Several times a year 48% 48% 3% 1% 2,225
Seldom/never 48% 46% 3% 2% 8,462
Don't know 44% 41% 5% 10% 203

Views about abortion among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 65% 4% 11,262
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 3% 2,896
Several times a year 54% 41% 5% 2,225
Seldom/never 60% 35% 4% 8,462
Don't know 32% 47% 21% 203

Views about homosexuality among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 54% 5% 4% 11,262
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 4% 4% 2,896
Several times a year 65% 28% 4% 4% 2,225
Seldom/never 72% 21% 4% 3% 8,462
Don't know 33% 47% 7% 12% 203

Views about same-sex marriage among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 65% 8% 11,262
Once or twice a month 48% 42% 9% 2,896
Several times a year 54% 38% 8% 2,225
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 8,462
Don't know 28% 51% 20% 203

Views about environmental regulation among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 48% 3% 4% 11,262
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 2% 3% 2,896
Several times a year 40% 55% 2% 2% 2,225
Seldom/never 39% 57% 2% 3% 8,462
Don't know 40% 35% 7% 18% 203

Views about human evolution among Christians by frequency of reading scripture

% of Christians who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 25% 2% 56% 6% 11,262
Once or twice a month 19% 34% 4% 38% 4% 2,896
Several times a year 24% 36% 4% 32% 3% 2,225
Seldom/never 35% 30% 5% 26% 4% 8,462
Don't know 11% 21% 11% 41% 16% 203