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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 16,085. 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 40% 17% 13% 28% 1% 16,085
2007 35% 14% 16% 32% 3% 15,857

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 147. 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 48% 16% 17% 19% < 1% 147
Catholic 44% 18% 14% 22% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 47% 18% 13% 21% 1% 1,462
Hindu 31% 17% 26% 25% 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 50% 13% 13% 23% 2% 308
Jewish 29% 18% 16% 36% 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 40% 20% 15% 24% 2% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 35% 16% 11% 37% 2% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,486. 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 23% 34% 27% 17% 6,486
Once or twice a month 32% 34% 23% 12% 2,753
Several times a year 24% 38% 25% 13% 2,065
Seldom/never 27% 34% 23% 17% 4,265
Don't know 18% 25% 26% 30% 251

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,486. 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% 16% 26% 32% 10% 1% 6,486
Once or twice a month 21% 19% 26% 27% 7% < 1% 2,753
Several times a year 14% 17% 30% 30% 7% 1% 2,065
Seldom/never 17% 16% 27% 28% 10% 1% 4,265
Don't know 11% 14% 19% 33% 22% 1% 251

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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% 6,604
Once or twice a month 52% 48% 2,791
Several times a year 53% 47% 2,099
Seldom/never 63% 37% 4,333
Don't know 56% 44% 258

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,502. 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.
At least once a week 69% 7% 4% 16% 4% 6,502
Once or twice a month 76% 6% 5% 11% 3% 2,764
Several times a year 74% 5% 6% 12% 2% 2,080
Seldom/never 75% 5% 5% 11% 3% 4,286
Don't know 80% 8% 2% 7% 2% 253

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,525. 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% 12% 73% 6,525
Once or twice a month 12% 10% 77% 2,765
Several times a year 15% 11% 73% 2,075
Seldom/never 12% 12% 76% 4,272
Don't know 14% 12% 73% 255

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 5,767. 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% 20% 26% 23% 5,767
Once or twice a month 27% 20% 28% 25% 2,508
Several times a year 24% 18% 31% 26% 1,868
Seldom/never 34% 20% 27% 20% 3,802
Don't know 29% 20% 29% 22% 182

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,561. 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% 32% 19% 12% 6,561
Once or twice a month 33% 33% 21% 13% 2,782
Several times a year 35% 28% 21% 15% 2,090
Seldom/never 47% 29% 15% 10% 4,313
Don't know 41% 29% 19% 12% 258

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,580. 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% 12% 6% 25% 6,580
Once or twice a month 45% 10% 10% 3% 32% 2,786
Several times a year 50% 9% 11% 4% 27% 2,093
Seldom/never 42% 10% 12% 5% 31% 4,309
Don't know 44% 5% 15% 11% 25% 255

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,587. 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% 73% 6,587
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 2,779
Several times a year 27% 73% 2,096
Seldom/never 25% 75% 4,315
Don't know 22% 78% 258

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 24% 7% 1% 13% 3% 6,604
Once or twice a month 39% 32% 9% < 1% 16% 3% 2,791
Several times a year 37% 34% 11% 1% 14% 3% 2,099
Seldom/never 25% 27% 13% 1% 30% 5% 4,333
Don't know 30% 23% 5% 6% 21% 15% 258

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 30% 15% 18% 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 21% 42% 20% 17% < 1% 2,791
Several times a year 18% 42% 24% 16% < 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 12% 30% 26% 31% < 1% 4,333
Don't know 22% 29% 15% 33% 2% 258

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 17% 36% 47% < 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 11% 44% 46% < 1% 2,791
Several times a year 7% 44% 49% < 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 6% 27% 67% < 1% 4,333
Don't know 12% 28% 57% 3% 258

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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 42% 19% 7% 32% 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 24% 23% 12% 40% 1% 2,791
Several times a year 22% 21% 13% 45% < 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 13% 11% 9% 66% 1% 4,333
Don't know 22% 16% 8% 48% 6% 258

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 7% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 3% 4% 4% 89% < 1% 2,791
Several times a year 2% 2% 6% 90% < 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 2% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 4,333
Don't know 2% 1% 3% 92% 2% 258

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 9% 4% 48% 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 6% 60% 1% 2,791
Several times a year 14% 9% 10% 67% 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 11% 5% 3% 80% 1% 4,333
Don't know 21% 7% 4% 59% 9% 258

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 13% 10% 22% 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 39% 26% 14% 21% < 1% 2,791
Several times a year 24% 17% 31% 27% 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 25% 13% 15% 46% 1% 4,333
Don't know 34% 14% 13% 29% 11% 258

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 17% 14% 54% 12% 3% 6,604
Once or twice a month 11% 16% 59% 13% 1% 2,791
Several times a year 11% 13% 61% 14% 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 7% 12% 63% 16% 2% 4,333
Don't know 9% 12% 56% 14% 10% 258

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 25% 72% 1% 1% 6,604
Once or twice a month 23% 76% 1% 1% 2,791
Several times a year 23% 76% 1% < 1% 2,099
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% 1% 4,333
Don't know 16% 74% 5% 5% 258

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 23% 2% 51% 8% 6,604
Once or twice a month 10% 26% 1% 56% 7% 2,791
Several times a year 12% 25% 2% 54% 7% 2,099
Seldom/never 10% 17% 1% 65% 7% 4,333
Don't know 11% 12% 2% 54% 21% 258

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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% 8% 6,604
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 8% 2,791
Several times a year 62% 30% 8% 2,099
Seldom/never 47% 45% 9% 4,333
Don't know 47% 35% 18% 258

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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% 48% 9% 6,604
Once or twice a month 44% 48% 8% 2,791
Several times a year 45% 47% 9% 2,099
Seldom/never 35% 56% 8% 4,333
Don't know 36% 48% 16% 258

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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% 19% 51% 6,604
Once or twice a month 32% 16% 52% 2,791
Several times a year 33% 16% 51% 2,099
Seldom/never 32% 21% 47% 4,333
Don't know 24% 31% 44% 258

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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 26% 36% 32% 6% 6,604
Once or twice a month 24% 38% 33% 5% 2,791
Several times a year 25% 40% 31% 5% 2,099
Seldom/never 24% 35% 32% 9% 4,333
Don't know 26% 24% 23% 27% 258

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 45% 4% 4% 6,604
Once or twice a month 51% 44% 3% 3% 2,791
Several times a year 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,099
Seldom/never 51% 42% 3% 4% 4,333
Don't know 48% 34% 6% 12% 258

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 54% 4% 2% 6,604
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 2% 2,791
Several times a year 43% 52% 3% 2% 2,099
Seldom/never 43% 52% 3% 2% 4,333
Don't know 43% 45% 8% 4% 258

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 67% 28% 4% 6,604
Once or twice a month 71% 26% 3% 2,791
Several times a year 71% 26% 3% 2,099
Seldom/never 71% 26% 4% 4,333
Don't know 61% 26% 13% 258

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 79% 15% 3% 3% 6,604
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 3% 2% 2,791
Several times a year 80% 15% 2% 3% 2,099
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 4,333
Don't know 68% 14% 8% 10% 258

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,604. 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 71% 22% 7% 6,604
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 6% 2,791
Several times a year 71% 22% 7% 2,099
Seldom/never 70% 23% 7% 4,333
Don't know 60% 20% 21% 258

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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 32% 63% 2% 3% 6,604
Once or twice a month 29% 67% 2% 2% 2,791
Several times a year 32% 64% 2% 2% 2,099
Seldom/never 35% 61% 2% 3% 4,333
Don't know 30% 54% 5% 11% 258

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 6,604. 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% 25% 5% 22% 3% 6,604
Once or twice a month 54% 22% 4% 18% 2% 2,791
Several times a year 52% 24% 4% 17% 3% 2,099
Seldom/never 59% 16% 4% 17% 4% 4,333
Don't know 45% 14% 12% 19% 11% 258