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

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Buddhist Catholic Evangelical Protestant Hindu Historically Black Protestant Jehovah's Witness Jewish Mainline Protestant Mormon Muslim Orthodox Christian Other Christian Other Faiths Other World Religions Unaffiliated (religious "nones") Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. 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 1% 15% 45% < 1% 11% 2% 1% 13% 4% 1% < 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 6% < 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 1% 23% 29% 1% 8% < 1% 1% 19% 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 13% < 1% 3,457
Several times a year 1% 26% 21% 1% 6% < 1% 2% 21% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2% < 1% 16% < 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 1% 24% 10% 1% 3% < 1% 3% 14% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2% < 1% 40% 1% 16,085
Don't know < 1% 19% 23% 1% 7% 2% 3% 16% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 3% < 1% 11% 10% 299

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