Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 12,132. 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 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 12,132
2007 4% 4% 4% 87% < 1% 9,963

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 202. 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 10% 13% 12% 65% < 1% 202
Catholic 7% 4% 6% 82% < 1% 2,068
Evangelical Protestant 11% 10% 9% 69% 1% 636
Hindu 6% 9% 16% 70% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 15% 9% 11% 65% < 1% 177
Jewish 7% 8% 7% 78% < 1% 513
Mainline Protestant 6% 4% 6% 83% < 1% 1,841
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 2% 1% 3% 94% < 1% 5,713

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 555. 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% 39% 29% 15% 555
Once or twice a month 32% 34% 24% 10% 409
Several times a year 27% 38% 23% 13% 587
Seldom/never 30% 35% 22% 13% 10,369

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 555. 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% 11% 32% 33% 11% 1% 555
Once or twice a month 22% 16% 27% 29% 5% < 1% 409
Several times a year 17% 18% 30% 26% 9% < 1% 587
Seldom/never 18% 19% 27% 27% 8% 1% 10,369

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 50% 567
Once or twice a month 42% 58% 418
Several times a year 53% 47% 598
Seldom/never 57% 43% 10,512

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 552. 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% 12% 5% 21% 4% 552
Once or twice a month 54% 12% 8% 22% 4% 404
Several times a year 59% 9% 12% 16% 5% 589
Seldom/never 74% 5% 5% 12% 4% 10,377

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 556. 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% 11% 67% 556
Once or twice a month 25% 12% 63% 411
Several times a year 26% 9% 65% 592
Seldom/never 12% 13% 75% 10,415

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 503. 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% 17% 26% 20% 503
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 32% 16% 369
Several times a year 26% 20% 29% 25% 549
Seldom/never 26% 19% 29% 26% 9,515

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 565. 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% 25% 16% 15% 565
Once or twice a month 38% 31% 18% 14% 413
Several times a year 30% 29% 24% 18% 594
Seldom/never 30% 32% 22% 16% 10,475

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 564. 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% 9% 14% 6% 25% 564
Once or twice a month 42% 10% 13% 5% 31% 417
Several times a year 48% 9% 10% 4% 29% 596
Seldom/never 43% 11% 11% 4% 31% 10,473

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 565. 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% 565
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 416
Several times a year 32% 68% 596
Seldom/never 25% 75% 10,485

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 6% < 1% 5% 2% 567
Once or twice a month 51% 31% 7% 1% 7% 3% 418
Several times a year 43% 32% 10% 2% 10% 3% 598
Seldom/never 24% 28% 13% < 1% 29% 5% 10,512

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 23% 5% 7% 1% 567
Once or twice a month 45% 45% 7% 2% 1% 418
Several times a year 36% 46% 11% 6% 2% 598
Seldom/never 11% 29% 27% 33% 1% 10,512

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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 60% 24% 15% 1% 567
Once or twice a month 33% 53% 13% 1% 418
Several times a year 21% 64% 14% < 1% 598
Seldom/never 5% 31% 64% < 1% 10,512

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 19% 3% 10% < 1% 567
Once or twice a month 55% 24% 8% 12% 1% 418
Several times a year 44% 22% 11% 22% < 1% 598
Seldom/never 19% 14% 8% 59% < 1% 10,512

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 9% 2% 22% 4% 567
Once or twice a month 47% 17% 4% 30% 1% 418
Several times a year 38% 13% 9% 38% 2% 598
Seldom/never 26% 10% 5% 58% 1% 10,512

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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 75% 10% 6% 7% 2% 567
Once or twice a month 58% 22% 12% 8% < 1% 418
Several times a year 50% 18% 17% 15% 1% 598
Seldom/never 39% 17% 12% 31% 1% 10,512

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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 59% 12% 9% 17% 2% 567
Once or twice a month 56% 19% 13% 11% < 1% 418
Several times a year 51% 15% 17% 16% < 1% 598
Seldom/never 47% 17% 14% 22% 1% 10,512

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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 26% 15% 45% 10% 3% 567
Once or twice a month 15% 21% 49% 13% 2% 418
Several times a year 12% 19% 51% 16% 2% 598
Seldom/never 4% 18% 59% 17% 2% 10,512

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 70% 1% 3% 567
Once or twice a month 21% 77% 1% < 1% 418
Several times a year 21% 75% 2% 1% 598
Seldom/never 20% 79% 1% 1% 10,512

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 567. 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% 12% 6% 27% 2% 567
Once or twice a month 29% 26% 12% 32% 1% 418
Several times a year 14% 15% 32% 39% < 1% 598
Seldom/never 5% 5% 6% 84% < 1% 10,512

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 27% 8% 567
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 9% 418
Several times a year 58% 33% 9% 598
Seldom/never 38% 53% 9% 10,512

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 46% 7% 567
Once or twice a month 42% 51% 7% 418
Several times a year 38% 54% 7% 598
Seldom/never 24% 68% 8% 10,512

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 22% 52% 567
Once or twice a month 21% 22% 56% 418
Several times a year 25% 17% 59% 598
Seldom/never 25% 17% 58% 10,512

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 567. 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 26% 32% 36% 6% 567
Once or twice a month 18% 33% 42% 6% 418
Several times a year 24% 39% 32% 5% 598
Seldom/never 17% 37% 41% 5% 10,512

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 45% 3% 5% 567
Once or twice a month 46% 49% 3% 3% 418
Several times a year 46% 46% 4% 3% 598
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 3% 10,512

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 58% 3% 3% 567
Once or twice a month 33% 62% 3% 1% 418
Several times a year 34% 60% 4% 1% 598
Seldom/never 36% 60% 3% 1% 10,512

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 32% 4% 567
Once or twice a month 68% 29% 2% 418
Several times a year 72% 24% 3% 598
Seldom/never 80% 17% 3% 10,512

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 22% 5% 2% 567
Once or twice a month 82% 13% 3% 1% 418
Several times a year 79% 15% 3% 3% 598
Seldom/never 88% 9% 2% 2% 10,512

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 26% 9% 567
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 5% 418
Several times a year 72% 21% 7% 598
Seldom/never 83% 13% 5% 10,512

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 61% 3% 3% 567
Once or twice a month 26% 69% 3% 3% 418
Several times a year 27% 68% 3% 2% 598
Seldom/never 26% 71% 2% 2% 10,512

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is not the word of God, but written by men 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 = 567. 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% 29% 6% 28% 4% 567
Once or twice a month 41% 27% 8% 22% 2% 418
Several times a year 49% 26% 5% 17% 3% 598
Seldom/never 69% 16% 4% 10% 2% 10,512