Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 year olds who attend prayer group…

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 = 10,296. 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 27% 8% 8% 56% < 1% 10,296
2007 24% 8% 8% 59% 1% 10,484

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 year olds who attend prayer group…

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 17% 7% 8% 67% 1% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 45% 11% 9% 35% < 1% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 51% 11% 9% 28% 1% 622
Jewish 16% 10% 14% 60% 1% 236
Mainline Protestant 20% 8% 10% 61% < 1% 1,819
Mormon 71% 8% < 1% 20% 1% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 1,838

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 782
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 824
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 5,952

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 58% 2,691
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 782
Several times a year 51% 49% 824
Seldom/never 52% 48% 5,952

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,638. 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% 20% 2% 13% 4% 2,638
Once or twice a month 64% 15% 2% 16% 3% 772
Several times a year 73% 11% 4% 8% 4% 817
Seldom/never 78% 7% 2% 9% 4% 5,865

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,666. 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 13% 5% 82% 2,666
Once or twice a month 16% 6% 78% 774
Several times a year 14% 4% 82% 816
Seldom/never 11% 8% 82% 5,903

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,376. 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 38% 18% 28% 16% 2,376
Once or twice a month 34% 18% 27% 20% 718
Several times a year 26% 19% 31% 23% 746
Seldom/never 29% 18% 28% 25% 5,324

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,683. 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% 31% 16% 9% 2,683
Once or twice a month 47% 29% 13% 11% 782
Several times a year 40% 28% 19% 13% 821
Seldom/never 40% 30% 18% 12% 5,931

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,681. 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% 3% 19% 5% 9% 2,681
Once or twice a month 60% 3% 21% 7% 8% 780
Several times a year 62% 4% 17% 7% 10% 823
Seldom/never 58% 6% 21% 5% 10% 5,925

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,684. 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% 84% 2,684
Once or twice a month 19% 81% 781
Several times a year 17% 83% 824
Seldom/never 14% 86% 5,943

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 83% 13% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 782
Several times a year 79% 16% 2% 1% 1% 1% 824
Seldom/never 55% 25% 6% 1% 10% 3% 5,952

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 80% 18% 1% 1% 1% 782
Several times a year 74% 22% 2% 1% 1% 824
Seldom/never 37% 34% 15% 13% 1% 5,952

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 85% 11% 4% < 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 50% 45% 4% < 1% 782
Several times a year 35% 58% 6% 1% 824
Seldom/never 14% 39% 46% < 1% 5,952

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 78% 15% 3% 2% 1% 782
Several times a year 73% 18% 4% 4% 1% 824
Seldom/never 43% 19% 8% 29% 1% 5,952

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 6% 2% 25% 2% 2,691
Once or twice a month 53% 13% 3% 29% 2% 782
Several times a year 46% 10% 8% 34% 1% 824
Seldom/never 32% 8% 5% 54% 1% 5,952

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 88% 6% 3% 2% 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 72% 17% 6% 5% 1% 782
Several times a year 68% 16% 10% 6% < 1% 824
Seldom/never 48% 16% 12% 23% 1% 5,952

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 14% 8% 19% 2% 2,691
Once or twice a month 51% 19% 13% 15% 2% 782
Several times a year 48% 17% 17% 18% 1% 824
Seldom/never 42% 15% 14% 28% 1% 5,952

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 68% 4% 23% 3% 2% 2,691
Once or twice a month 54% 7% 30% 6% 3% 782
Several times a year 42% 10% 40% 5% 3% 824
Seldom/never 20% 11% 56% 9% 3% 5,952

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 50% 47% 1% 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 2% 1% 782
Several times a year 44% 54% 1% < 1% 824
Seldom/never 30% 67% 2% 1% 5,952

Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 7% 2% 7% 1% 2,691
Once or twice a month 58% 23% 6% 11% 1% 782
Several times a year 39% 18% 24% 19% < 1% 824
Seldom/never 14% 8% 9% 68% < 1% 5,952

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 63% 22% 4% 6% 5% 2,691
Once or twice a month 49% 28% 3% 14% 6% 782
Several times a year 37% 35% 2% 18% 7% 824
Seldom/never 20% 26% 2% 44% 8% 5,952

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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 86% 8% 6% 2,691
Once or twice a month 84% 8% 7% 782
Several times a year 85% 10% 5% 824
Seldom/never 66% 25% 8% 5,952

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 17% 7% 2,691
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 7% 782
Several times a year 69% 24% 7% 824
Seldom/never 48% 42% 10% 5,952

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 16% 38% 2,691
Once or twice a month 43% 14% 43% 782
Several times a year 41% 14% 44% 824
Seldom/never 36% 16% 48% 5,952

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 24% 16% 7% 2,691
Once or twice a month 48% 29% 18% 5% 782
Several times a year 45% 33% 18% 4% 824
Seldom/never 33% 36% 26% 5% 5,952

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 39% 3% 3% 2,691
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 3% 3% 782
Several times a year 54% 38% 4% 4% 824
Seldom/never 55% 38% 4% 4% 5,952

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 45% 4% 2% 2,691
Once or twice a month 50% 45% 4% 2% 782
Several times a year 47% 47% 5% 1% 824
Seldom/never 43% 51% 4% 2% 5,952

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 64% 4% 2,691
Once or twice a month 42% 55% 3% 782
Several times a year 53% 43% 4% 824
Seldom/never 66% 30% 4% 5,952

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 5% 4% 2,691
Once or twice a month 48% 44% 6% 2% 782
Several times a year 53% 39% 4% 5% 824
Seldom/never 70% 22% 4% 3% 5,952

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 69% 7% 2,691
Once or twice a month 38% 54% 9% 782
Several times a year 43% 50% 7% 824
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 5,952

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 47% 3% 3% 2,691
Once or twice a month 46% 50% 2% 2% 782
Several times a year 43% 52% 2% 3% 824
Seldom/never 38% 58% 2% 3% 5,952

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by attendance at prayer groups

% of 50-64 year olds who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,691. 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% 24% 2% 60% 5% 2,691
Once or twice a month 17% 30% 3% 47% 4% 782
Several times a year 21% 29% 4% 42% 4% 824
Seldom/never 38% 28% 5% 26% 4% 5,952