Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 9,542. 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 25% 11% 11% 52% < 1% 9,542
2007 21% 10% 10% 58% < 1% 9,841

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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% 10% 12% 60% 1% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 31% 15% 11% 43% < 1% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 33% 16% 11% 39% < 1% 466
Jehovah's Witness 86% 5% 2% 7% < 1% 102
Jewish 23% 12% 20% 45% < 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 18% 12% 12% 59% < 1% 2,158
Mormon 75% 6% 3% 16% < 1% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 7% 6% 8% 79% < 1% 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 the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 2,389. 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% 34% 24% 18% 2,389
Once or twice a month 32% 38% 19% 11% 1,005
Several times a year 26% 32% 24% 18% 1,086
Seldom/never 22% 33% 27% 18% 4,866

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,389. 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% 13% 28% 28% 13% 1% 2,389
Once or twice a month 22% 17% 31% 22% 7% < 1% 1,005
Several times a year 19% 14% 26% 29% 12% 1% 1,086
Seldom/never 14% 13% 27% 33% 11% 1% 4,866

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 56% 2,435
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 1,028
Several times a year 45% 55% 1,102
Seldom/never 47% 53% 4,941

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,404. 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% 14% 2% 15% 4% 2,404
Once or twice a month 62% 14% 3% 18% 4% 1,022
Several times a year 70% 9% 5% 12% 5% 1,088
Seldom/never 75% 8% 3% 11% 3% 4,896

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,416. 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 14% 9% 76% 2,416
Once or twice a month 15% 10% 75% 1,012
Several times a year 15% 10% 75% 1,090
Seldom/never 10% 11% 79% 4,894

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have a household income of…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 2,124. 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% 21% 31% 18% 2,124
Once or twice a month 27% 22% 30% 20% 940
Several times a year 28% 18% 32% 23% 981
Seldom/never 30% 21% 28% 20% 4,340

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who have completed…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,424. 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% 34% 20% 13% 2,424
Once or twice a month 35% 33% 19% 14% 1,025
Several times a year 30% 35% 21% 14% 1,097
Seldom/never 41% 33% 16% 9% 4,929

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,425. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 4% 11% 6% 24% 2,425
Once or twice a month 49% 5% 11% 4% 31% 1,027
Several times a year 50% 5% 12% 5% 27% 1,101
Seldom/never 50% 7% 13% 6% 24% 4,927

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,423. 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 35% 65% 2,423
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 1,022
Several times a year 31% 69% 1,100
Seldom/never 28% 72% 4,927

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 10% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 81% 17% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 77% 21% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 69% 26% 3% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,941

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say religion is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 9% < 1% 1% < 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 72% 25% 2% < 1% 1% 1,028
Several times a year 66% 31% 3% < 1% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 45% 43% 9% 3% < 1% 4,941

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who attend religious services…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 12% 4% < 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 5% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 40% 54% 5% 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 19% 50% 31% < 1% 4,941

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who pray…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 10% 1% 1% < 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 4% 3% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 66% 24% 6% 3% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 49% 26% 9% 16% < 1% 4,941

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who meditate…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 7% 2% 28% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 43% 13% 3% 40% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 40% 9% 7% 43% 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 27% 8% 5% 60% 1% 4,941

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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 80% 10% 4% 4% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 66% 21% 8% 4% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 62% 20% 12% 6% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 48% 20% 14% 17% 1% 4,941

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 18% 10% 17% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 44% 22% 14% 19% 1% 1,028
Several times a year 44% 20% 15% 20% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 37% 16% 15% 32% 1% 4,941

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 7% 26% 3% 2% 2,435
Once or twice a month 44% 11% 36% 6% 3% 1,028
Several times a year 38% 12% 43% 5% 2% 1,102
Seldom/never 25% 9% 57% 7% 2% 4,941

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 52% 2% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 39% 59% 1% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 38% 61% 1% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 31% 68% 1% < 1% 4,941

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who read scripture…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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 79% 9% 3% 8% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 49% 26% 10% 14% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 33% 21% 25% 21% < 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 16% 12% 12% 60% < 1% 4,941

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in heaven

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 6% 2,435
Once or twice a month 91% 5% 4% 1,028
Several times a year 91% 5% 4% 1,102
Seldom/never 89% 7% 4% 4,941

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …in hell

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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 72% 22% 7% 2,435
Once or twice a month 77% 18% 5% 1,028
Several times a year 71% 23% 6% 1,102
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 4,941

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who identify as…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 18% 35% 2,435
Once or twice a month 47% 10% 42% 1,028
Several times a year 48% 14% 37% 1,102
Seldom/never 44% 16% 39% 4,941

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 49% 32% 13% 6% 2,435
Once or twice a month 40% 40% 17% 4% 1,028
Several times a year 40% 40% 17% 3% 1,102
Seldom/never 36% 40% 20% 4% 4,941

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who would rather have…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 34% 2% 3% 2,435
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 2% 2% 1,028
Several times a year 57% 38% 2% 2% 1,102
Seldom/never 59% 37% 2% 3% 4,941

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 44% 4% 1% 2,435
Once or twice a month 46% 50% 4% < 1% 1,028
Several times a year 50% 47% 3% 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 51% 45% 3% 1% 4,941

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say abortion should be…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 65% 3% 2,435
Once or twice a month 45% 54% 1% 1,028
Several times a year 52% 46% 2% 1,102
Seldom/never 56% 41% 3% 4,941

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say homosexuality…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 49% 5% 3% 2,435
Once or twice a month 63% 30% 5% 2% 1,028
Several times a year 64% 28% 4% 3% 1,102
Seldom/never 71% 22% 4% 3% 4,941

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 60% 8% 2,435
Once or twice a month 51% 41% 7% 1,028
Several times a year 55% 39% 6% 1,102
Seldom/never 61% 32% 7% 4,941

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 55% 2% 2% 2,435
Once or twice a month 39% 59% 1% 1% 1,028
Several times a year 38% 60% 2% 1% 1,102
Seldom/never 41% 56% 2% 2% 4,941

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally who say humans…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,435. 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% 33% 2% 48% 4% 2,435
Once or twice a month 17% 40% 3% 37% 3% 1,028
Several times a year 18% 43% 3% 34% 3% 1,102
Seldom/never 25% 38% 3% 30% 3% 4,941