Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 12,336. 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 57% 14% 8% 21% 1% 12,336
2007 54% 13% 8% 25% 1% 12,777

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture at least once a week by religious group

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 44% 15% 10% 29% 1% 1,810
Evangelical Protestant 62% 14% 7% 16% 1% 5,525
Historically Black Protestant 62% 14% 7% 15% 1% 1,189
Jehovah's Witness 90% 3% 2% 4% 2% 216
Jewish 65% 15% 8% 12% < 1% 121
Mainline Protestant 48% 15% 9% 27% 1% 1,894
Mormon 85% 5% 2% 8% < 1% 513
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 34% 12% 8% 45% 1% 606

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 at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are ages…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,886. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 33% 30% 22% 6,886
Once or twice a month 22% 37% 25% 16% 1,545
Several times a year 18% 31% 29% 22% 1,025
Seldom/never 18% 32% 28% 22% 2,487

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,886. 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% 11% 28% 35% 15% 1% 6,886
Once or twice a month 12% 16% 31% 30% 10% 1% 1,545
Several times a year 9% 14% 26% 35% 15% 1% 1,025
Seldom/never 10% 13% 28% 33% 15% 2% 2,487

Gender composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 7,079. 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% 7,079
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 1,580
Several times a year 40% 60% 1,046
Seldom/never 42% 58% 2,533

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,966. 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% 19% 2% 16% 4% 6,966
Once or twice a month 56% 18% 3% 19% 4% 1,554
Several times a year 66% 16% 2% 10% 6% 1,034
Seldom/never 63% 14% 1% 17% 5% 2,482

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,991. 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% 7% 77% 6,991
Once or twice a month 16% 9% 75% 1,558
Several times a year 12% 8% 80% 1,037
Seldom/never 13% 10% 77% 2,483

Income distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 6,034. 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% 21% 27% 13% 6,034
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 24% 14% 1,398
Several times a year 35% 22% 26% 17% 912
Seldom/never 43% 22% 22% 12% 2,158

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,033. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 32% 16% 9% 7,033
Once or twice a month 44% 33% 14% 9% 1,571
Several times a year 34% 36% 18% 12% 1,039
Seldom/never 45% 35% 12% 8% 2,521

Marital status among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,035. 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% 3% 13% 8% 18% 7,035
Once or twice a month 52% 5% 13% 6% 24% 1,576
Several times a year 52% 5% 12% 10% 21% 1,044
Seldom/never 43% 7% 18% 10% 21% 2,514

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 7,039. 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% 68% 7,039
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 1,575
Several times a year 30% 70% 1,041
Seldom/never 26% 74% 2,527

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 87% 11% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1,580
Several times a year 90% 7% 1% < 1% 1% 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 83% 12% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,533

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 94% 5% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1,580
Several times a year 87% 9% 2% 1% 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 73% 19% 4% 3% 1% 2,533

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 9% 3% < 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 62% 33% 5% < 1% 1,580
Several times a year 53% 43% 3% 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 35% 38% 26% 1% 2,533

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 1,580
Several times a year 88% 10% 1% 1% 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 82% 11% 2% 4% < 1% 2,533

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 70% 5% 1% 21% 2% 7,079
Once or twice a month 55% 11% 3% 29% 2% 1,580
Several times a year 58% 7% 4% 29% 2% 1,046
Seldom/never 56% 5% 2% 35% 2% 2,533

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 89% 6% 2% 2% 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 78% 15% 5% 2% 1% 1,580
Several times a year 77% 12% 6% 4% < 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 75% 12% 5% 7% 1% 2,533

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 18% 2% 7,079
Once or twice a month 50% 20% 10% 19% 1% 1,580
Several times a year 51% 15% 13% 19% 2% 1,046
Seldom/never 53% 13% 8% 25% 2% 2,533

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 70% 4% 20% 3% 3% 7,079
Once or twice a month 58% 7% 28% 5% 3% 1,580
Several times a year 57% 8% 30% 3% 3% 1,046
Seldom/never 45% 9% 39% 5% 3% 2,533

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 46% 2% 1% 7,079
Once or twice a month 44% 53% 1% 1% 1,580
Several times a year 47% 51% 1% 1% 1,046
Seldom/never 36% 60% 2% 2% 2,533

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 26% 5% 4% 4% 7,079
Once or twice a month 54% 31% 4% 7% 4% 1,580
Several times a year 45% 35% 5% 8% 6% 1,046
Seldom/never 39% 30% 4% 19% 8% 2,533

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 7% 7% 7,079
Once or twice a month 89% 5% 5% 1,580
Several times a year 89% 6% 5% 1,046
Seldom/never 84% 9% 6% 2,533

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 15% 7% 7,079
Once or twice a month 80% 14% 6% 1,580
Several times a year 75% 17% 8% 1,046
Seldom/never 66% 24% 10% 2,533

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 18% 34% 7,079
Once or twice a month 44% 17% 40% 1,580
Several times a year 49% 17% 35% 1,046
Seldom/never 39% 19% 42% 2,533

Political ideology among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 7,079. 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% 25% 13% 7% 7,079
Once or twice a month 48% 29% 18% 5% 1,580
Several times a year 49% 31% 14% 6% 1,046
Seldom/never 40% 32% 20% 8% 2,533

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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 56% 38% 3% 4% 7,079
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 3% 2% 1,580
Several times a year 59% 35% 3% 3% 1,046
Seldom/never 51% 40% 4% 5% 2,533

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 44% 5% 2% 7,079
Once or twice a month 49% 46% 4% 2% 1,580
Several times a year 51% 43% 4% 2% 1,046
Seldom/never 44% 48% 4% 3% 2,533

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 69% 4% 7,079
Once or twice a month 36% 61% 3% 1,580
Several times a year 38% 57% 5% 1,046
Seldom/never 43% 51% 6% 2,533

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 61% 5% 4% 7,079
Once or twice a month 45% 47% 5% 3% 1,580
Several times a year 46% 44% 5% 5% 1,046
Seldom/never 55% 35% 5% 5% 2,533

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 71% 7% 7,079
Once or twice a month 36% 57% 7% 1,580
Several times a year 36% 56% 8% 1,046
Seldom/never 45% 46% 9% 2,533

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 47% 3% 4% 7,079
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 2% 3% 1,580
Several times a year 45% 50% 2% 3% 1,046
Seldom/never 40% 53% 3% 5% 2,533

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture at least once a week by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture at least once a week 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 = 7,079. 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% 23% 2% 61% 6% 7,079
Once or twice a month 15% 27% 2% 52% 4% 1,580
Several times a year 12% 30% 3% 50% 6% 1,046
Seldom/never 18% 31% 4% 40% 7% 2,533