Frequency of reading scripture by religious group (2014) Switch to: Religious tradition by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who read scripture…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
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Buddhist 28% 9% 9% 53% 1% 264
Catholic 25% 11% 10% 52% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 63% 12% 7% 18% 1% 8,593
Hindu 10% 11% 18% 60% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 61% 13% 8% 18% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 88% 2% 3% 4% 2% 245
Jewish 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 30% 13% 12% 44% 1% 6,083
Mormon 77% 7% 3% 12% 1% 664
Muslim 46% 13% 11% 28% 2% 237
Orthodox Christian 29% 13% 13% 44% < 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 6% 6% 79% < 1% 7,556

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