Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

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 = 3,457. 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 60% 21% 10% 8% 1% 3,457
2007 54% 22% 12% 10% 2% 3,543

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Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 0. 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.
Catholic 64% 22% 8% 5% 1% 782
Evangelical Protestant 63% 20% 9% 7% 1% 979
Historically Black Protestant 59% 22% 12% 6% 1% 249
Mainline Protestant 57% 24% 10% 8% 2% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 50% 20% 11% 17% 2% 362

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,128. 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 24% 34% 26% 17% 2,128
Once or twice a month 28% 36% 22% 13% 694
Several times a year 34% 39% 20% 7% 288
Seldom/never 29% 34% 26% 11% 244

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,128. 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 16% 14% 28% 31% 11% 1% 2,128
Once or twice a month 20% 15% 30% 26% 9% 1% 694
Several times a year 22% 18% 33% 22% 5% < 1% 288
Seldom/never 17% 21% 25% 29% 8% < 1% 244

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 53% 2,169
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 709
Several times a year 45% 55% 293
Seldom/never 54% 46% 246

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,143. 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 62% 14% 3% 17% 4% 2,143
Once or twice a month 60% 17% 4% 16% 3% 700
Several times a year 59% 16% 4% 19% 2% 290
Seldom/never 61% 15% 2% 18% 4% 243

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,143. 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 16% 9% 75% 2,143
Once or twice a month 16% 13% 70% 700
Several times a year 17% 12% 71% 287
Seldom/never 14% 14% 72% 242

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have a household income of…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,899. 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 37% 21% 26% 17% 1,899
Once or twice a month 33% 22% 27% 18% 632
Several times a year 42% 22% 26% 10% 267
Seldom/never 49% 18% 19% 14% 220

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,166. 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% 32% 16% 9% 2,166
Once or twice a month 39% 32% 16% 12% 707
Several times a year 48% 31% 11% 10% 291
Seldom/never 46% 33% 14% 7% 246

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,161. 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% 9% 14% 6% 24% 2,161
Once or twice a month 46% 6% 14% 5% 29% 707
Several times a year 39% 8% 12% 4% 37% 293
Seldom/never 40% 4% 13% 8% 35% 244

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,163. 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 30% 70% 2,163
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 707
Several times a year 31% 69% 292
Seldom/never 29% 71% 246

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say they…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,169. 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% 16% 2% 1% 2% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 2% < 1% 2% 1% 709
Several times a year 65% 29% 4% 1% 2% < 1% 293
Seldom/never 54% 22% 14% < 1% 6% 3% 246

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say religion is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 73% 21% 3% 2% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 58% 35% 5% 2% < 1% 709
Several times a year 53% 37% 9% 1% < 1% 293
Seldom/never 41% 39% 9% 11% < 1% 246

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who attend religious services…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 46% 15% < 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 31% 56% 13% < 1% 709
Several times a year 27% 56% 17% < 1% 293
Seldom/never 21% 45% 32% 1% 246

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 73% 18% 4% 5% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 57% 30% 6% 6% 1% 709
Several times a year 48% 34% 9% 8% 1% 293
Seldom/never 45% 24% 10% 21% 1% 246

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who attend prayer group…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 19% 24% 15% 41% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 13% 24% 15% 47% < 1% 709
Several times a year 18% 14% 20% 48% < 1% 293
Seldom/never 11% 16% 6% 66% < 1% 246

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who meditate…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 46% 13% 3% 36% 2% 2,169
Once or twice a month 28% 20% 5% 46% 1% 709
Several times a year 25% 15% 9% 50% 1% 293
Seldom/never 22% 11% 3% 62% 3% 246

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 51% 18% 10% 20% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 32% 26% 19% 22% < 1% 709
Several times a year 34% 22% 20% 23% 1% 293
Seldom/never 39% 13% 11% 35% 1% 246

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 11% 40% 6% 3% 2,169
Once or twice a month 31% 14% 46% 7% 2% 709
Several times a year 24% 12% 51% 10% 2% 293
Seldom/never 24% 15% 52% 7% 2% 246

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,169. 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 35% 63% 1% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 31% 67% 2% < 1% 709
Several times a year 29% 69% < 1% 1% 293
Seldom/never 28% 70% 1% 1% 246

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,169. 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 37% 33% 3% 19% 7% 2,169
Once or twice a month 28% 43% 1% 20% 8% 709
Several times a year 24% 43% 3% 22% 8% 293
Seldom/never 28% 31% 1% 28% 11% 246

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 84% 11% 5% 2,169
Once or twice a month 86% 9% 5% 709
Several times a year 83% 9% 8% 293
Seldom/never 73% 19% 7% 246

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 68% 24% 8% 2,169
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 6% 709
Several times a year 58% 33% 9% 293
Seldom/never 58% 33% 9% 246

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 16% 44% 2,169
Once or twice a month 40% 13% 46% 709
Several times a year 35% 14% 51% 293
Seldom/never 32% 26% 42% 246

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 35% 21% 4% 2,169
Once or twice a month 38% 37% 21% 5% 709
Several times a year 32% 40% 22% 6% 293
Seldom/never 34% 30% 27% 9% 246

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who would rather have…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 52% 41% 3% 4% 2,169
Once or twice a month 49% 45% 3% 3% 709
Several times a year 40% 53% 3% 4% 293
Seldom/never 45% 48% 1% 6% 246

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 46% 49% 4% 1% 2,169
Once or twice a month 43% 52% 3% 1% 709
Several times a year 39% 56% 3% 2% 293
Seldom/never 36% 58% 3% 3% 246

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say abortion should be…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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% 50% 4% 2,169
Once or twice a month 54% 43% 3% 709
Several times a year 57% 40% 2% 293
Seldom/never 59% 37% 4% 246

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 62% 30% 4% 4% 2,169
Once or twice a month 61% 31% 4% 4% 709
Several times a year 69% 24% 4% 3% 293
Seldom/never 70% 26% < 1% 3% 246

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,169. 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 52% 39% 9% 2,169
Once or twice a month 52% 42% 6% 709
Several times a year 60% 32% 8% 293
Seldom/never 50% 39% 11% 246

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,169. 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% 55% 3% 2% 2,169
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 2% 2% 709
Several times a year 42% 51% 2% 4% 293
Seldom/never 39% 55% 3% 3% 246

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who say humans…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 2,169. 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 21% 33% 4% 37% 4% 2,169
Once or twice a month 26% 30% 4% 36% 3% 709
Several times a year 25% 33% 4% 35% 4% 293
Seldom/never 38% 22% 4% 32% 5% 246