Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Religious tradition High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 146. 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.
Buddhist 19% 32% 30% 19% 146
Catholic 45% 27% 18% 10% 3,778
Evangelical Protestant 51% 34% 11% 5% 1,457
Hindu 3% 9% 34% 54% 119
Historically Black Protestant 58% 32% 7% 4% 306
Jewish 16% 22% 33% 29% 578
Mainline Protestant 38% 29% 20% 13% 2,628
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 36% 32% 19% 12% 6,101

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are ages…

Educational distribution 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,499. 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.
High school or less 27% 30% 26% 18% 4,499
Some college 32% 32% 23% 12% 4,037
College 22% 40% 24% 14% 4,323
Post-graduate degree 10% 44% 27% 19% 2,918

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,499. 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.
High school or less 20% 12% 24% 31% 12% 1% 4,499
Some college 22% 19% 25% 27% 7% 1% 4,037
College 9% 22% 31% 29% 8% 1% 4,323
Post-graduate degree 2% 18% 35% 34% 11% 1% 2,918

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 57% 43% 4,541
Some college 52% 48% 4,081
College 51% 49% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 50% 50% 2,982

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Educational distribution White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,502. 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.
High school or less 67% 8% 2% 19% 3% 4,502
Some college 74% 6% 4% 12% 4% 4,032
College 79% 4% 7% 8% 3% 4,341
Post-graduate degree 79% 3% 11% 5% 3% 2,945

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,461. 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.
High school or less 16% 10% 74% 4,461
Some college 10% 13% 77% 4,048
College 12% 12% 75% 4,376
Post-graduate degree 18% 12% 69% 2,953

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have a household income of…

Educational distribution Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,892. 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.
High school or less 47% 22% 20% 10% 3,892
Some college 29% 23% 32% 17% 3,613
College 12% 16% 34% 38% 3,932
Post-graduate degree 8% 10% 29% 53% 2,663

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,521. 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.
High school or less 39% 9% 13% 7% 31% 4,521
Some college 41% 10% 13% 4% 32% 4,075
College 55% 9% 8% 3% 24% 4,381
Post-graduate degree 64% 8% 9% 4% 16% 2,974

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,531. 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.
High school or less 25% 75% 4,531
Some college 26% 74% 4,067
College 28% 72% 4,392
Post-graduate degree 32% 68% 2,975

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they…

Educational distribution 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 = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 47% 28% 9% 1% 13% 2% 4,541
Some college 40% 27% 9% 1% 18% 4% 4,081
College 33% 28% 11% 1% 24% 5% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 27% 29% 12% 1% 26% 5% 2,982

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say religion is…

Educational distribution Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 31% 34% 17% 17% 1% 4,541
Some college 22% 34% 21% 22% 1% 4,081
College 18% 32% 24% 26% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 17% 30% 24% 28% 1% 2,982

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend religious services…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 13% 33% 53% < 1% 4,541
Some college 9% 36% 54% < 1% 4,081
College 11% 37% 51% < 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 11% 38% 50% < 1% 2,982

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who pray…

Educational distribution At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 32% 18% 9% 40% 1% 4,541
Some college 28% 18% 10% 44% 1% 4,081
College 23% 18% 8% 51% < 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 23% 16% 9% 52% 1% 2,982

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend prayer group…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 5% 3% 4% 87% < 1% 4,541
Some college 3% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 4,081
College 3% 2% 4% 92% < 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 3% 3% 4% 91% < 1% 2,982

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who meditate…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 23% 6% 4% 66% 1% 4,541
Some college 25% 10% 4% 61% 1% 4,081
College 25% 9% 6% 58% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 28% 10% 7% 55% 1% 2,982

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 39% 14% 12% 34% 1% 4,541
Some college 42% 19% 12% 27% 1% 4,081
College 41% 20% 15% 23% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 40% 19% 16% 23% 1% 2,982

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Educational distribution At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 34% 13% 14% 38% 1% 4,541
Some college 42% 17% 14% 26% 1% 4,081
College 42% 18% 16% 23% < 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 41% 19% 19% 20% 1% 2,982

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Educational distribution Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 17% 9% 62% 11% 2% 4,541
Some college 11% 14% 61% 12% 2% 4,081
College 8% 17% 55% 18% 2% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 8% 21% 48% 21% 2% 2,982

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 24% 74% 1% 1% 4,541
Some college 24% 74% 2% 1% 4,081
College 22% 76% 1% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 21% 77% 2% < 1% 2,982

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say the holy scripture is…

Educational distribution 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 = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 23% 24% 2% 43% 8% 4,541
Some college 10% 23% 1% 58% 9% 4,081
College 4% 20% 1% 69% 7% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 2% 15% < 1% 75% 7% 2,982

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 67% 25% 8% 4,541
Some college 58% 33% 9% 4,081
College 46% 46% 8% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 39% 52% 8% 2,982

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Educational distribution Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 51% 40% 9% 4,541
Some college 43% 49% 9% 4,081
College 30% 62% 7% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 23% 70% 8% 2,982

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who identify as…

Educational distribution Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 33% 25% 42% 4,541
Some college 32% 18% 50% 4,081
College 31% 12% 57% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 25% 10% 65% 2,982

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who are…

Educational distribution Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 31% 34% 25% 10% 4,541
Some college 24% 39% 31% 6% 4,081
College 20% 39% 38% 3% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 13% 37% 47% 3% 2,982

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Educational distribution Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 48% 45% 3% 4% 4,541
Some college 53% 39% 4% 4% 4,081
College 51% 43% 3% 3% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 44% 49% 4% 3% 2,982

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say government aid to the poor…

Educational distribution Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 46% 47% 4% 3% 4,541
Some college 43% 52% 4% 1% 4,081
College 37% 57% 4% 2% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 30% 65% 3% 2% 2,982

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say abortion should be…

Educational distribution Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 59% 36% 5% 4,541
Some college 71% 25% 4% 4,081
College 79% 18% 3% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 82% 15% 2% 2,982

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Educational distribution Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 70% 22% 4% 4% 4,541
Some college 81% 14% 3% 3% 4,081
College 87% 9% 2% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 89% 8% 2% 1% 2,982

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …same-sex marriage

Educational distribution Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 59% 31% 9% 4,541
Some college 75% 19% 6% 4,081
College 82% 13% 4% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 85% 11% 4% 2,982

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say…

Educational distribution 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 = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 41% 54% 2% 4% 4,541
Some college 31% 64% 2% 2% 4,081
College 24% 72% 2% 1% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 19% 78% 2% 1% 2,982

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by educational group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say humans…

Educational distribution 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 = 4,541. 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.
High school or less 40% 22% 4% 28% 5% 4,541
Some college 50% 25% 5% 18% 2% 4,081
College 65% 19% 5% 10% 2% 4,400
Post-graduate degree 71% 16% 5% 8% 1% 2,982