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

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

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 39% 16% 15% 29% 1% 16,085
2007 32% 13% 16% 36% 3% 15,857

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

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

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 47% 13% 17% 22% < 1% 147
Catholic 33% 15% 17% 34% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 35% 15% 15% 34% 1% 1,462
Hindu 29% 21% 30% 21% < 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 27% 12% 12% 47% 2% 308
Jewish 34% 19% 18% 28% 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 35% 17% 17% 31% 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 44% 17% 14% 26% 1% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,358. 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% 32% 25% 14% 6,358
Once or twice a month 29% 35% 23% 13% 2,522
Several times a year 22% 38% 25% 15% 2,414
Seldom/never 20% 36% 26% 19% 4,383
Don't know 10% 17% 32% 41% 143

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,358. 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 20% 17% 24% 30% 8% 1% 6,358
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 27% 27% 8% 1% 2,522
Several times a year 14% 18% 29% 30% 9% 1% 2,414
Seldom/never 12% 14% 29% 31% 12% 1% 4,383
Don't know 7% 8% 12% 41% 29% 3% 143

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 55% 45% 6,453
Once or twice a month 53% 47% 2,549
Several times a year 54% 46% 2,459
Seldom/never 52% 48% 4,474
Don't know 47% 53% 150

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,357. 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% 6% 3% 14% 4% 6,357
Once or twice a month 76% 5% 5% 11% 3% 2,524
Several times a year 71% 5% 8% 13% 3% 2,442
Seldom/never 71% 8% 5% 13% 3% 4,416
Don't know 67% 8% 5% 17% 2% 146

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,382. 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% 13% 75% 6,382
Once or twice a month 14% 10% 76% 2,525
Several times a year 17% 11% 72% 2,438
Seldom/never 13% 11% 75% 4,408
Don't know 22% 16% 62% 139

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,716. 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% 19% 27% 23% 5,716
Once or twice a month 24% 19% 30% 28% 2,294
Several times a year 25% 19% 29% 27% 2,193
Seldom/never 34% 21% 27% 18% 3,823
Don't know 44% 17% 21% 19% 101

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,426. 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% 33% 20% 13% 6,426
Once or twice a month 32% 32% 22% 14% 2,545
Several times a year 35% 29% 21% 15% 2,447
Seldom/never 51% 27% 15% 8% 4,440
Don't know 60% 23% 9% 8% 146

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,427. 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 41% 11% 12% 4% 32% 6,427
Once or twice a month 48% 9% 11% 3% 29% 2,542
Several times a year 49% 10% 11% 5% 26% 2,452
Seldom/never 48% 8% 12% 7% 25% 4,457
Don't know 40% 6% 19% 14% 21% 145

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,438. 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% 76% 6,438
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 2,545
Several times a year 28% 72% 2,450
Seldom/never 28% 72% 4,453
Don't know 15% 85% 149

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 6,453. 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% 25% 10% 1% 21% 4% 6,453
Once or twice a month 34% 31% 10% < 1% 20% 4% 2,549
Several times a year 35% 33% 11% < 1% 17% 4% 2,459
Seldom/never 47% 26% 8% 1% 15% 3% 4,474
Don't know 43% 29% 5% 5% 13% 5% 150

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 30% 19% 25% 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 19% 36% 24% 21% 1% 2,549
Several times a year 22% 37% 22% 19% < 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 27% 35% 19% 19% < 1% 4,474
Don't know 38% 24% 19% 14% 6% 150

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 11% 34% 55% < 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 11% 37% 52% < 1% 2,549
Several times a year 9% 40% 51% < 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 13% 35% 51% < 1% 4,474
Don't know 20% 33% 44% 2% 150

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 16% 7% 44% 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 23% 21% 10% 46% < 1% 2,549
Several times a year 24% 19% 11% 46% < 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 28% 18% 9% 45% 1% 4,474
Don't know 34% 19% 8% 34% 5% 150

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 4% 3% 4% 88% < 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 3% 3% 5% 89% < 1% 2,549
Several times a year 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 4% 2% 4% 90% < 1% 4,474
Don't know 7% 7% 4% 78% 4% 150

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 10% 5% 48% 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 22% 10% 5% 62% 1% 2,549
Several times a year 16% 9% 8% 66% 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 15% 5% 3% 77% 1% 4,474
Don't know 30% 7% 1% 49% 12% 150

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 55% 17% 8% 18% 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 34% 28% 14% 23% 1% 2,549
Several times a year 28% 16% 26% 29% 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 30% 12% 12% 45% 1% 4,474
Don't know 48% 7% 9% 20% 17% 150

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 11% 18% 53% 15% 2% 6,453
Once or twice a month 10% 15% 60% 14% 1% 2,549
Several times a year 13% 12% 60% 14% 2% 2,459
Seldom/never 15% 8% 64% 11% 2% 4,474
Don't know 22% 7% 45% 10% 16% 150

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 6,453. 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 22% 76% 2% 1% 6,453
Once or twice a month 22% 76% 1% 1% 2,549
Several times a year 24% 75% 1% < 1% 2,459
Seldom/never 26% 72% 1% 1% 4,474
Don't know 24% 64% 3% 10% 150

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 6,453. 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 10% 17% 1% 64% 8% 6,453
Once or twice a month 9% 22% 1% 61% 7% 2,549
Several times a year 13% 23% 1% 55% 7% 2,459
Seldom/never 18% 28% 2% 44% 8% 4,474
Don't know 25% 15% 10% 31% 19% 150

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 49% 41% 9% 6,453
Once or twice a month 54% 37% 9% 2,549
Several times a year 59% 34% 7% 2,459
Seldom/never 67% 26% 7% 4,474
Don't know 60% 21% 19% 150

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 57% 9% 6,453
Once or twice a month 39% 51% 10% 2,549
Several times a year 42% 51% 7% 2,459
Seldom/never 51% 41% 8% 4,474
Don't know 42% 35% 23% 150

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 18% 54% 6,453
Once or twice a month 32% 15% 53% 2,549
Several times a year 32% 18% 50% 2,459
Seldom/never 36% 22% 42% 4,474
Don't know 29% 30% 41% 150

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 22% 35% 37% 6% 6,453
Once or twice a month 23% 40% 33% 5% 2,549
Several times a year 25% 39% 31% 5% 2,459
Seldom/never 30% 36% 25% 9% 4,474
Don't know 21% 28% 29% 22% 150

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 48% 45% 4% 4% 6,453
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 3% 4% 2,549
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 3% 2,459
Seldom/never 51% 43% 3% 4% 4,474
Don't know 44% 45% 6% 6% 150

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 57% 4% 2% 6,453
Once or twice a month 40% 54% 4% 2% 2,549
Several times a year 42% 54% 3% 2% 2,459
Seldom/never 49% 45% 4% 2% 4,474
Don't know 36% 48% 9% 8% 150

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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% 24% 4% 6,453
Once or twice a month 74% 24% 3% 2,549
Several times a year 71% 26% 3% 2,459
Seldom/never 63% 32% 5% 4,474
Don't know 49% 40% 11% 150

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 82% 13% 3% 3% 6,453
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 2% 2% 2,549
Several times a year 79% 15% 3% 2% 2,459
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 3% 4,474
Don't know 55% 27% 6% 12% 150

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,453. 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 76% 18% 6% 6,453
Once or twice a month 76% 19% 5% 2,549
Several times a year 73% 22% 5% 2,459
Seldom/never 63% 28% 9% 4,474
Don't know 44% 32% 24% 150

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 6,453. 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 29% 66% 2% 3% 6,453
Once or twice a month 28% 68% 2% 3% 2,549
Several times a year 30% 66% 2% 2% 2,459
Seldom/never 40% 56% 2% 3% 4,474
Don't know 30% 48% 6% 15% 150

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency feeling a sense of wonder about the universe

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe 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 = 6,453. 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 55% 22% 5% 15% 3% 6,453
Once or twice a month 58% 20% 5% 15% 2% 2,549
Several times a year 52% 24% 4% 18% 3% 2,459
Seldom/never 43% 22% 4% 27% 4% 4,474
Don't know 30% 12% 11% 26% 22% 150