Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 9,811. 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 46% 13% 9% 31% 1% 9,811
2007 42% 12% 9% 37% 1% 11,149

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by religious group

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 27% 14% 12% 47% < 1% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 55% 13% 8% 22% 1% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 54% 14% 9% 22% 1% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 83% 2% 5% 8% 2% 107
Mainline Protestant 37% 14% 10% 38% 1% 1,266
Mormon 74% 9% 3% 14% < 1% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 25% 11% 7% 55% < 1% 546

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 and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,643. 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% 32% 23% 4,643
Once or twice a month 20% 38% 25% 17% 1,203
Several times a year 19% 36% 27% 18% 857
Seldom/never 15% 34% 31% 20% 2,817

Generational cohort among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,643. 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 8% 9% 28% 37% 16% 2% 4,643
Once or twice a month 11% 14% 32% 31% 10% 1% 1,203
Several times a year 11% 14% 29% 32% 13% 1% 857
Seldom/never 9% 12% 28% 36% 13% 2% 2,817

Gender composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,764. 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 41% 59% 4,764
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 1,224
Several times a year 48% 52% 878
Seldom/never 45% 55% 2,862

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,694. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 22% 2% 16% 4% 4,694
Once or twice a month 51% 22% 3% 21% 3% 1,206
Several times a year 58% 18% 3% 17% 3% 872
Seldom/never 60% 15% 2% 20% 3% 2,838

Immigrant status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,700. 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 17% 6% 77% 4,700
Once or twice a month 19% 8% 73% 1,206
Several times a year 18% 7% 74% 866
Seldom/never 17% 9% 74% 2,793

Income distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,042. 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% 21% 24% 11% 4,042
Once or twice a month 49% 18% 22% 11% 1,057
Several times a year 42% 24% 22% 11% 768
Seldom/never 50% 23% 18% 8% 2,406

Educational distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,731. 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% 30% 13% 6% 4,731
Once or twice a month 55% 30% 10% 5% 1,218
Several times a year 53% 31% 11% 6% 873
Seldom/never 63% 27% 7% 3% 2,839

Marital status among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,742. 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% 4% 14% 9% 16% 4,742
Once or twice a month 52% 6% 15% 7% 21% 1,221
Several times a year 48% 8% 12% 9% 23% 876
Seldom/never 44% 7% 17% 9% 23% 2,850

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,744. 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% 69% 4,744
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 1,222
Several times a year 30% 70% 874
Seldom/never 28% 72% 2,855

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 93% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,224
Several times a year 89% 10% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 878
Seldom/never 82% 14% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 2,862

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 95% 4% < 1% 1% < 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 89% 9% 1% < 1% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 83% 14% 1% 1% 1% 878
Seldom/never 68% 26% 4% 2% < 1% 2,862

Attendance at religious services among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 87% 9% 3% < 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 56% 39% 4% < 1% 1,224
Several times a year 40% 55% 5% < 1% 878
Seldom/never 27% 41% 32% 1% 2,862

Frequency of prayer among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 2% 1% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 78% 14% 4% 3% 1% 878
Seldom/never 63% 19% 6% 12% 1% 2,862

Frequency of meditation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 5% 2% 24% 2% 4,764
Once or twice a month 49% 13% 4% 32% 2% 1,224
Several times a year 41% 10% 9% 38% 2% 878
Seldom/never 36% 6% 3% 52% 2% 2,862

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 6% 2% 3% 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 76% 16% 4% 4% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 66% 13% 14% 6% 1% 878
Seldom/never 58% 15% 9% 16% 2% 2,862

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 14% 8% 21% 2% 4,764
Once or twice a month 43% 21% 11% 23% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 37% 15% 18% 28% 2% 878
Seldom/never 37% 12% 13% 37% 2% 2,862

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 3% 20% 3% 2% 4,764
Once or twice a month 58% 4% 30% 6% 2% 1,224
Several times a year 53% 5% 36% 5% 1% 878
Seldom/never 44% 6% 43% 6% 2% 2,862

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 51% 46% 1% 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 43% 55% 1% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 43% 56% 1% 1% 878
Seldom/never 37% 60% 2% 2% 2,862

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 87% 6% 2% 5% 1% 4,764
Once or twice a month 64% 23% 5% 8% 1% 1,224
Several times a year 45% 17% 22% 15% 1% 878
Seldom/never 31% 12% 9% 47% 1% 2,862

Belief in Heaven among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 5% 6% 4,764
Once or twice a month 93% 3% 4% 1,224
Several times a year 92% 4% 4% 878
Seldom/never 93% 4% 3% 2,862

Belief in Hell among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 10% 6% 4,764
Once or twice a month 85% 10% 5% 1,224
Several times a year 83% 11% 6% 878
Seldom/never 78% 15% 7% 2,862

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 18% 35% 4,764
Once or twice a month 44% 16% 39% 1,224
Several times a year 46% 17% 38% 878
Seldom/never 39% 20% 41% 2,862

Political ideology among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 21% 14% 7% 4,764
Once or twice a month 52% 27% 16% 6% 1,224
Several times a year 54% 28% 12% 5% 878
Seldom/never 45% 29% 18% 9% 2,862

Views about size of government among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 42% 2% 3% 4,764
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 2% 2% 1,224
Several times a year 48% 48% 1% 3% 878
Seldom/never 44% 49% 3% 4% 2,862

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 44% 4% 2% 4,764
Once or twice a month 51% 45% 3% 2% 1,224
Several times a year 48% 47% 3% 2% 878
Seldom/never 50% 45% 3% 2% 2,862

Views about abortion among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 4% 4,764
Once or twice a month 32% 65% 3% 1,224
Several times a year 37% 59% 4% 878
Seldom/never 39% 56% 5% 2,862

Views about homosexuality among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 66% 4% 4% 4,764
Once or twice a month 41% 52% 4% 3% 1,224
Several times a year 42% 49% 4% 5% 878
Seldom/never 50% 42% 4% 5% 2,862

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 75% 7% 4,764
Once or twice a month 29% 64% 7% 1,224
Several times a year 29% 62% 9% 878
Seldom/never 37% 54% 9% 2,862

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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% 43% 3% 4% 4,764
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 3% 3% 1,224
Several times a year 50% 47% 1% 3% 878
Seldom/never 47% 46% 2% 5% 2,862

Views about human evolution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by attendance at prayer groups

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 4,764. 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 8% 19% 2% 66% 5% 4,764
Once or twice a month 14% 24% 1% 56% 4% 1,224
Several times a year 13% 24% 2% 57% 5% 878
Seldom/never 17% 27% 3% 48% 6% 2,862