Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 2,894. 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 52% 20% 17% 11% 1% 2,894
2007 43% 19% 23% 12% 3% 2,904

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture several times a year by religious group

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 58% 19% 16% 7% 1% 755
Evangelical Protestant 52% 20% 17% 10% 1% 561
Historically Black Protestant 58% 16% 18% 8% 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 51% 22% 17% 8% < 1% 703
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 43% 18% 17% 21% 2% 442

Learn More: At least once a week, Once or twice a month, Several times a year, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are ages…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,514. 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% 36% 28% 16% 1,514
Once or twice a month 27% 36% 24% 14% 560
Several times a year 22% 41% 23% 14% 452
Seldom/never 28% 32% 27% 13% 286

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,514. 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 12% 14% 30% 33% 11% 1% 1,514
Once or twice a month 19% 14% 30% 27% 10% 1% 560
Several times a year 14% 17% 33% 26% 9% 1% 452
Seldom/never 17% 16% 26% 30% 9% 2% 286

Gender composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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% 1,545
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 569
Several times a year 54% 46% 455
Seldom/never 66% 34% 291

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,520. 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% 11% 3% 15% 4% 1,520
Once or twice a month 68% 8% 4% 14% 5% 562
Several times a year 58% 9% 10% 19% 3% 450
Seldom/never 68% 9% 6% 14% 3% 287

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,526. 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% 1,526
Once or twice a month 13% 13% 74% 558
Several times a year 22% 9% 70% 450
Seldom/never 14% 11% 75% 285

Income distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,356. 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% 20% 32% 21% 1,356
Once or twice a month 33% 21% 28% 18% 516
Several times a year 37% 18% 23% 22% 415
Seldom/never 42% 22% 18% 18% 264

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who have completed…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,538. 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% 17% 13% 1,538
Once or twice a month 42% 31% 16% 11% 564
Several times a year 38% 32% 18% 13% 452
Seldom/never 42% 33% 15% 10% 288

Marital status among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,537. 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% 7% 12% 6% 22% 1,537
Once or twice a month 49% 7% 13% 3% 28% 569
Several times a year 46% 7% 11% 7% 29% 453
Seldom/never 35% 9% 16% 7% 33% 289

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,542. 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% 69% 1,542
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 569
Several times a year 32% 68% 454
Seldom/never 27% 73% 288

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 72% 20% 2% 1% 4% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 64% 25% 5% < 1% 5% 1% 569
Several times a year 60% 29% 5% 2% 2% 2% 455
Seldom/never 34% 35% 13% < 1% 15% 3% 291

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 58% 31% 5% 4% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 45% 43% 9% 3% < 1% 569
Several times a year 41% 48% 9% 2% < 1% 455
Seldom/never 24% 49% 15% 11% 1% 291

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 53% 19% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 21% 57% 22% < 1% 569
Several times a year 21% 62% 17% < 1% 455
Seldom/never 8% 56% 36% < 1% 291

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who pray…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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 61% 22% 7% 9% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 41% 33% 12% 14% 1% 569
Several times a year 40% 31% 15% 14% 1% 455
Seldom/never 21% 26% 14% 38% 1% 291

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 9% 9% 25% 57% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 6% 9% 25% 60% 1% 569
Several times a year 7% 10% 29% 54% < 1% 455
Seldom/never 5% 6% 15% 75% < 1% 291

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 13% 10% 37% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 28% 12% 12% 47% 1% 569
Several times a year 16% 10% 21% 51% 2% 455
Seldom/never 19% 14% 8% 57% 3% 291

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 16% 14% 16% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 22% 20% < 1% 569
Several times a year 26% 17% 35% 22% < 1% 455
Seldom/never 30% 17% 14% 36% 2% 291

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 28% 12% 48% 9% 3% 1,545
Once or twice a month 21% 14% 55% 8% 2% 569
Several times a year 22% 9% 55% 11% 3% 455
Seldom/never 11% 17% 55% 16% 1% 291

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 66% 1% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 27% 72% 1% 1% 569
Several times a year 29% 70% < 1% 1% 455
Seldom/never 21% 77% 2% 1% 291

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 35% 3% 29% 8% 1,545
Once or twice a month 22% 39% 2% 29% 7% 569
Several times a year 25% 37% 1% 30% 6% 455
Seldom/never 15% 27% 1% 49% 9% 291

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in heaven

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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 80% 15% 5% 1,545
Once or twice a month 79% 16% 5% 569
Several times a year 78% 16% 7% 455
Seldom/never 58% 31% 11% 291

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …in hell

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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 64% 29% 7% 1,545
Once or twice a month 61% 32% 7% 569
Several times a year 63% 30% 7% 455
Seldom/never 46% 42% 12% 291

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who identify as…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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 34% 17% 49% 1,545
Once or twice a month 41% 15% 44% 569
Several times a year 40% 17% 43% 455
Seldom/never 29% 15% 57% 291

Political ideology among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who are…

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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% 36% 25% 4% 1,545
Once or twice a month 38% 37% 21% 4% 569
Several times a year 30% 42% 24% 5% 455
Seldom/never 26% 35% 31% 8% 291

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 41% 3% 3% 1,545
Once or twice a month 56% 39% 3% 3% 569
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 2% 455
Seldom/never 46% 49% 2% 2% 291

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 50% 3% 2% 1,545
Once or twice a month 47% 49% 4% 1% 569
Several times a year 44% 52% 3% 1% 455
Seldom/never 35% 62% 1% 1% 291

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 57% 39% 5% 1,545
Once or twice a month 61% 35% 4% 569
Several times a year 59% 38% 4% 455
Seldom/never 67% 28% 5% 291

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 66% 26% 4% 4% 1,545
Once or twice a month 75% 21% 3% 2% 569
Several times a year 69% 24% 3% 4% 455
Seldom/never 65% 27% 4% 4% 291

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. 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 57% 35% 8% 1,545
Once or twice a month 62% 30% 7% 569
Several times a year 61% 32% 7% 455
Seldom/never 57% 31% 12% 291

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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 36% 59% 2% 3% 1,545
Once or twice a month 35% 61% 3% 1% 569
Several times a year 42% 53% 2% 3% 455
Seldom/never 35% 61% 2% 1% 291

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture several times a year by frequency of feelings of spiritual wellbeing

% of adults who read scripture several times a year 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 = 1,545. 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% 34% 4% 28% 3% 1,545
Once or twice a month 29% 34% 5% 29% 3% 569
Several times a year 34% 31% 6% 26% 3% 455
Seldom/never 48% 20% 2% 26% 3% 291