Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 16,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 16,085
2007 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 15,857

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 3% 4% 13% 80% < 1% 147
Catholic 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 8% 5% 6% 80% < 1% 1,462
Hindu 5% 5% 14% 76% < 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 13% 5% 7% 75% < 1% 308
Jewish 4% 4% 8% 83% < 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 4% 4% 5% 88% < 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 1% 1% 2% 96% < 1% 6,116

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 591. 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% 31% 28% 23% 591
Once or twice a month 33% 32% 19% 16% 413
Several times a year 29% 35% 21% 16% 616
Seldom/never 26% 34% 25% 15% 14,167

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 591. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 12% 25% 32% 17% 2% 591
Once or twice a month 23% 18% 24% 26% 8% 1% 413
Several times a year 20% 17% 27% 26% 9% 1% 616
Seldom/never 16% 17% 27% 30% 9% 1% 14,167

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 596. 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% 55% 596
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 419
Several times a year 52% 48% 626
Seldom/never 54% 46% 14,408

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 582. 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% 5% 20% 3% 582
Once or twice a month 58% 9% 6% 23% 4% 412
Several times a year 62% 9% 9% 17% 3% 617
Seldom/never 74% 6% 4% 12% 3% 14,240

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 586. 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 21% 13% 67% 586
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 66% 413
Several times a year 26% 11% 63% 615
Seldom/never 13% 12% 76% 14,245

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 509. 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% 15% 25% 15% 509
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 30% 20% 362
Several times a year 31% 19% 27% 23% 543
Seldom/never 29% 20% 28% 23% 12,690

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 590. 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% 26% 13% 8% 590
Once or twice a month 46% 30% 12% 12% 415
Several times a year 39% 32% 17% 12% 623
Seldom/never 38% 31% 19% 12% 14,342

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 594. 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% 7% 12% 9% 24% 594
Once or twice a month 44% 10% 11% 6% 30% 417
Several times a year 48% 8% 10% 5% 28% 622
Seldom/never 45% 10% 12% 5% 29% 14,354

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 594. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 594
Once or twice a month 36% 64% 416
Several times a year 35% 65% 623
Seldom/never 26% 74% 14,366

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 2% 1% 2% 1% 596
Once or twice a month 59% 27% 7% 1% 5% 1% 419
Several times a year 55% 31% 6% 1% 6% 2% 626
Seldom/never 37% 28% 10% 1% 20% 4% 14,408

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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 71% 23% 3% 3% 1% 596
Once or twice a month 51% 39% 5% 2% 1% 419
Several times a year 44% 42% 9% 5% 1% 626
Seldom/never 20% 33% 22% 24% 1% 14,408

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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 65% 23% 11% < 1% 596
Once or twice a month 31% 56% 13% < 1% 419
Several times a year 25% 63% 13% < 1% 626
Seldom/never 8% 34% 58% < 1% 14,408

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 22% 3% 7% 1% 596
Once or twice a month 52% 24% 9% 14% < 1% 419
Several times a year 49% 23% 10% 18% < 1% 626
Seldom/never 24% 17% 9% 49% 1% 14,408

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 9% 2% 45% 2% 596
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 2% 47% < 1% 419
Several times a year 28% 9% 8% 54% 1% 626
Seldom/never 23% 8% 5% 63% 1% 14,408

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 13% 5% 13% 1% 596
Once or twice a month 52% 25% 10% 13% 1% 419
Several times a year 47% 16% 18% 17% 1% 626
Seldom/never 38% 17% 13% 30% 1% 14,408

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 11% 11% 32% 2% 596
Once or twice a month 42% 19% 15% 22% 2% 419
Several times a year 37% 18% 16% 28% 1% 626
Seldom/never 39% 16% 15% 30% 1% 14,408

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 8% 44% 9% 4% 596
Once or twice a month 28% 13% 48% 9% 2% 419
Several times a year 20% 12% 53% 13% 2% 626
Seldom/never 10% 14% 60% 14% 2% 14,408

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 25% 71% 1% 3% 596
Once or twice a month 30% 69% 1% < 1% 419
Several times a year 24% 73% 2% < 1% 626
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 14,408

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 37% 30% 3% 24% 6% 596
Once or twice a month 24% 35% 1% 31% 9% 419
Several times a year 23% 34% 1% 34% 8% 626
Seldom/never 11% 21% 1% 59% 8% 14,408

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 4% 596
Once or twice a month 77% 15% 8% 419
Several times a year 73% 19% 7% 626
Seldom/never 54% 37% 8% 14,408

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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 62% 30% 8% 596
Once or twice a month 59% 35% 7% 419
Several times a year 54% 37% 9% 626
Seldom/never 39% 52% 9% 14,408

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 21% 49% 596
Once or twice a month 36% 17% 47% 419
Several times a year 34% 18% 48% 626
Seldom/never 31% 19% 50% 14,408

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 596. 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% 29% 25% 12% 596
Once or twice a month 32% 34% 27% 7% 419
Several times a year 30% 38% 25% 7% 626
Seldom/never 24% 37% 33% 6% 14,408

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 51% 3% 4% 596
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 4% 3% 419
Several times a year 45% 46% 4% 5% 626
Seldom/never 50% 43% 3% 4% 14,408

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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 40% 52% 4% 4% 596
Once or twice a month 48% 45% 5% 1% 419
Several times a year 41% 52% 4% 2% 626
Seldom/never 42% 53% 4% 2% 14,408

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 45% 7% 596
Once or twice a month 58% 41% 2% 419
Several times a year 64% 33% 3% 626
Seldom/never 71% 25% 4% 14,408

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 33% 4% 5% 596
Once or twice a month 73% 20% 5% 2% 419
Several times a year 71% 21% 4% 4% 626
Seldom/never 80% 14% 3% 3% 14,408

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 38% 11% 596
Once or twice a month 62% 30% 8% 419
Several times a year 62% 30% 8% 626
Seldom/never 73% 20% 6% 14,408

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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% 54% 3% 4% 596
Once or twice a month 39% 56% 2% 3% 419
Several times a year 31% 64% 2% 3% 626
Seldom/never 32% 64% 2% 3% 14,408

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture 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 = 596. 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 23% 26% 4% 39% 8% 596
Once or twice a month 34% 32% 3% 28% 3% 419
Several times a year 35% 32% 5% 24% 4% 626
Seldom/never 54% 21% 4% 18% 3% 14,408