Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who read scripture once or twice a month

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 3,457. 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 17% 22% 14% 46% < 1% 3,457
2007 17% 20% 14% 48% < 1% 3,543

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

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 18% 23% 15% 43% 1% 782
Evangelical Protestant 19% 25% 16% 40% < 1% 979
Historically Black Protestant 20% 26% 11% 42% < 1% 249
Mainline Protestant 17% 19% 16% 48% < 1% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 16% 11% 66% < 1% 362

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 once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 617. 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% 34% 28% 16% 617
Once or twice a month 28% 38% 21% 12% 692
Several times a year 25% 34% 25% 16% 522
Seldom/never 27% 34% 24% 15% 1,546

Generational cohort among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 617. 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% 12% 28% 32% 10% 1% 617
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 33% 25% 8% < 1% 692
Several times a year 17% 16% 26% 29% 10% 1% 522
Seldom/never 16% 16% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,546

Gender composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 631. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 53% 631
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 707
Several times a year 52% 48% 532
Seldom/never 49% 51% 1,569

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 624. 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% 17% 3% 15% 4% 624
Once or twice a month 52% 19% 5% 21% 3% 696
Several times a year 63% 11% 4% 18% 4% 526
Seldom/never 65% 13% 3% 16% 3% 1,551

Immigrant status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 621. 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 18% 8% 74% 621
Once or twice a month 23% 10% 67% 694
Several times a year 16% 8% 76% 529
Seldom/never 12% 13% 75% 1,549

Income distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 544. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 22% 28% 19% 544
Once or twice a month 39% 19% 26% 16% 618
Several times a year 37% 22% 24% 17% 485
Seldom/never 39% 21% 25% 15% 1,389

Educational distribution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 629. 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% 28% 17% 11% 629
Once or twice a month 45% 31% 14% 9% 705
Several times a year 40% 31% 17% 12% 531
Seldom/never 42% 35% 14% 9% 1,567

Marital status among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 630. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 7% 14% 6% 20% 630
Once or twice a month 44% 8% 16% 4% 28% 706
Several times a year 42% 9% 14% 6% 29% 531
Seldom/never 45% 8% 12% 6% 29% 1,562

Parent of children under 18 among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 629. 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 33% 67% 629
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 706
Several times a year 26% 74% 531
Seldom/never 29% 71% 1,564

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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 83% 13% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 631
Once or twice a month 74% 21% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 707
Several times a year 77% 18% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 532
Seldom/never 69% 21% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 1,569

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 13% 1% 2% 1% 631
Once or twice a month 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 707
Several times a year 68% 27% 4% < 1% 1% 532
Seldom/never 54% 34% 7% 5% < 1% 1,569

Attendance at religious services among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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 74% 20% 5% < 1% 631
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 5% 1% 707
Several times a year 32% 61% 6% < 1% 532
Seldom/never 17% 55% 28% < 1% 1,569

Frequency of prayer among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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 77% 19% 2% 2% < 1% 631
Once or twice a month 68% 23% 5% 3% 1% 707
Several times a year 65% 26% 5% 2% 2% 532
Seldom/never 58% 23% 7% 12% 1% 1,569

Frequency of meditation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 13% 4% 38% 2% 631
Once or twice a month 40% 19% 4% 36% 2% 707
Several times a year 41% 11% 7% 39% 1% 532
Seldom/never 35% 14% 3% 46% 1% 1,569

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 16% 10% 5% 1% 631
Once or twice a month 65% 23% 6% 6% < 1% 707
Several times a year 61% 23% 13% 3% < 1% 532
Seldom/never 54% 22% 10% 11% 2% 1,569

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 22% 14% 23% 1% 631
Once or twice a month 42% 22% 14% 20% 1% 707
Several times a year 39% 22% 18% 20% 1% 532
Seldom/never 49% 17% 10% 23% 1% 1,569

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 8% 34% 5% 1% 631
Once or twice a month 37% 10% 43% 6% 3% 707
Several times a year 35% 14% 41% 8% 2% 532
Seldom/never 27% 13% 49% 8% 3% 1,569

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

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 62% < 1% 1% 631
Once or twice a month 34% 65% 1% 1% 707
Several times a year 35% 63% 1% 1% 532
Seldom/never 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,569

Interpreting scripture among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 33% 4% 11% 5% 631
Once or twice a month 41% 35% 2% 14% 8% 707
Several times a year 32% 43% 2% 16% 6% 532
Seldom/never 25% 36% 2% 28% 9% 1,569

Belief in Heaven among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 7% 5% 631
Once or twice a month 87% 9% 4% 707
Several times a year 85% 8% 6% 532
Seldom/never 79% 14% 6% 1,569

Belief in Hell among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 18% 8% 631
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 7% 707
Several times a year 69% 22% 8% 532
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 1,569

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 15% 42% 631
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 707
Several times a year 44% 15% 41% 532
Seldom/never 35% 18% 47% 1,569

Political ideology among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 631. 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% 28% 19% 6% 631
Once or twice a month 37% 38% 20% 5% 707
Several times a year 43% 36% 18% 3% 532
Seldom/never 34% 37% 24% 5% 1,569

Views about size of government among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 52% 42% 3% 3% 631
Once or twice a month 42% 52% 3% 3% 707
Several times a year 53% 42% 2% 2% 532
Seldom/never 51% 41% 3% 4% 1,569

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 2% 3% 631
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 4% 1% 707
Several times a year 44% 49% 5% 2% 532
Seldom/never 43% 53% 3% 1% 1,569

Views about abortion among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 53% 4% 631
Once or twice a month 45% 53% 2% 707
Several times a year 49% 48% 3% 532
Seldom/never 57% 40% 4% 1,569

Views about homosexuality among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 41% 5% 3% 631
Once or twice a month 61% 32% 3% 3% 707
Several times a year 61% 30% 4% 5% 532
Seldom/never 70% 23% 4% 3% 1,569

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 51% 10% 631
Once or twice a month 49% 42% 9% 707
Several times a year 50% 43% 6% 532
Seldom/never 60% 32% 9% 1,569

Views about environmental regulation among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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 44% 50% 2% 3% 631
Once or twice a month 39% 55% 4% 2% 707
Several times a year 42% 54% 2% 2% 532
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,569

Views about human evolution among adults who read scripture once or twice a month by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who read scripture once or twice a month 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 = 631. 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% 30% 3% 48% 4% 631
Once or twice a month 20% 32% 5% 39% 4% 707
Several times a year 25% 30% 4% 38% 3% 532
Seldom/never 29% 32% 5% 30% 4% 1,569