Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among whites

% of whites 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 = 24,900. 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 22% 8% 8% 62% < 1% 24,900
2007 20% 8% 8% 64% 1% 27,309

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Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among whites by religious group

% of whites 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 = 141. 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 12% 12% 9% 65% 2% 141
Catholic 13% 6% 10% 70% 1% 4,827
Evangelical Protestant 42% 13% 9% 35% 1% 6,633
Jewish 15% 9% 12% 64% 1% 782
Mainline Protestant 18% 9% 9% 63% 1% 5,322
Mormon 71% 7% 3% 19% < 1% 575
Orthodox Christian 15% 12% 13% 60% < 1% 153
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 2% 3% 93% < 1% 5,490

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,378. 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 13% 29% 30% 27% 5,378
Once or twice a month 21% 33% 26% 20% 1,784
Several times a year 18% 30% 29% 23% 1,928
Seldom/never 20% 32% 28% 20% 15,268
Don't know 7% 18% 24% 51% 112

Generational cohort among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,378. 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 9% 9% 25% 36% 19% 2% 5,378
Once or twice a month 13% 13% 28% 32% 13% 1% 1,784
Several times a year 11% 12% 26% 35% 15% 1% 1,928
Seldom/never 12% 14% 26% 34% 13% 1% 15,268
Don't know 3% 9% 14% 39% 30% 6% 112

Gender composition among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 5,486. 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% 5,486
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 1,824
Several times a year 46% 54% 1,967
Seldom/never 52% 48% 15,488
Don't know 36% 64% 135

Immigrant status among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 5,450. 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 3% 6% 91% 5,450
Once or twice a month 4% 6% 89% 1,805
Several times a year 4% 7% 88% 1,948
Seldom/never 5% 8% 87% 15,362
Don't know 5% 5% 90% 130

Income distribution among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 4,720. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 21% 33% 18% 4,720
Once or twice a month 28% 19% 32% 20% 1,616
Several times a year 25% 21% 31% 23% 1,714
Seldom/never 27% 20% 29% 24% 13,660

Educational distribution among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,466. 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 38% 33% 18% 11% 5,466
Once or twice a month 36% 35% 17% 12% 1,817
Several times a year 35% 32% 19% 14% 1,955
Seldom/never 36% 32% 19% 12% 15,438
Don't know 41% 33% 18% 8% 127

Marital status among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,458. 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% 3% 11% 9% 13% 5,458
Once or twice a month 57% 5% 13% 6% 20% 1,820
Several times a year 56% 6% 12% 8% 17% 1,962
Seldom/never 50% 9% 13% 7% 22% 15,438
Don't know 47% 2% 11% 24% 15% 126

Parent of children under 18 among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 5,464. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 71% 5,464
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 1,818
Several times a year 28% 72% 1,963
Seldom/never 24% 76% 15,455
Don't know 8% 92% 132

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 92% 6% 1% < 1% 1% < 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 82% 14% 2% < 1% 1% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 77% 17% 2% 1% 2% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 45% 26% 8% 1% 17% 4% 15,488
Don't know 63% 7% < 1% 17% 1% 12% 135

Importance of religion in one's life among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 6% 1% 1% < 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 76% 21% 2% 1% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 68% 26% 4% 2% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 29% 33% 19% 19% 1% 15,488
Don't know 68% 12% 3% 4% 14% 135

Attendance at religious services among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 4% < 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 55% 40% 5% < 1% 1,824
Several times a year 42% 51% 6% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 12% 37% 51% < 1% 15,488
Don't know 34% 31% 12% 22% 135

Frequency of prayer among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 5,486
Once or twice a month 76% 17% 3% 3% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 69% 19% 5% 6% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 33% 18% 8% 40% 1% 15,488
Don't know 46% 5% 3% 9% 37% 135

Frequency of meditation among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 6% 2% 29% 2% 5,486
Once or twice a month 43% 11% 4% 41% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 40% 10% 7% 42% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 27% 8% 5% 59% 1% 15,488
Don't know 43% 2% 2% 26% 27% 135

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 86% 7% 3% 3% 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 70% 18% 7% 4% < 1% 1,824
Several times a year 65% 17% 11% 7% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 43% 18% 12% 25% 2% 15,488
Don't know 58% 12% 1% 6% 23% 135

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 54% 16% 9% 19% 2% 5,486
Once or twice a month 46% 22% 11% 19% 2% 1,824
Several times a year 46% 17% 14% 22% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 41% 16% 14% 27% 1% 15,488
Don't know 32% 13% 6% 24% 26% 135

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 70% 4% 21% 2% 3% 5,486
Once or twice a month 49% 9% 35% 4% 3% 1,824
Several times a year 41% 11% 40% 6% 3% 1,967
Seldom/never 16% 13% 58% 11% 2% 15,488
Don't know 34% 4% 41% 6% 15% 135

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 41% 2% 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 45% 53% 1% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 40% 58% 1% < 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 27% 71% 1% 1% 15,488
Don't know 37% 52% 4% 6% 135

Frequency of reading scripture among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 82% 8% 2% 7% 1% 5,486
Once or twice a month 53% 23% 8% 15% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 36% 18% 24% 22% 1% 1,967
Seldom/never 11% 7% 8% 73% < 1% 15,488
Don't know 36% 8% 5% 18% 34% 135

Interpreting scripture among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,486. 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% 30% 4% 6% 4% 5,486
Once or twice a month 41% 37% 3% 13% 6% 1,824
Several times a year 32% 40% 3% 18% 7% 1,967
Seldom/never 14% 25% 2% 51% 8% 15,488
Don't know 31% 15% 11% 17% 25% 135

Belief in Heaven among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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 85% 7% 8% 5,486
Once or twice a month 86% 8% 6% 1,824
Several times a year 85% 9% 6% 1,967
Seldom/never 61% 31% 8% 15,488
Don't know 68% 10% 22% 135

Belief in Hell among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 77% 15% 7% 5,486
Once or twice a month 74% 20% 7% 1,824
Several times a year 68% 24% 7% 1,967
Seldom/never 44% 47% 9% 15,488
Don't know 55% 21% 23% 135

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 14% 21% 5,486
Once or twice a month 58% 12% 29% 1,824
Several times a year 52% 15% 33% 1,967
Seldom/never 39% 17% 45% 15,488
Don't know 31% 44% 24% 135

Political ideology among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites who are…

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 5,486. 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% 23% 10% 5% 5,486
Once or twice a month 49% 32% 15% 5% 1,824
Several times a year 44% 36% 16% 4% 1,967
Seldom/never 29% 37% 28% 6% 15,488
Don't know 36% 23% 15% 26% 135

Views about size of government among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 73% 21% 2% 4% 5,486
Once or twice a month 67% 27% 3% 3% 1,824
Several times a year 63% 30% 3% 4% 1,967
Seldom/never 58% 35% 3% 4% 15,488
Don't know 53% 22% 10% 15% 135

Views about government aid to the poor among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 34% 4% 2% 5,486
Once or twice a month 53% 42% 4% 1% 1,824
Several times a year 51% 43% 4% 2% 1,967
Seldom/never 45% 50% 3% 2% 15,488
Don't know 49% 37% 3% 11% 135

Views about abortion among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 72% 3% 5,486
Once or twice a month 41% 57% 2% 1,824
Several times a year 50% 47% 3% 1,967
Seldom/never 67% 29% 4% 15,488
Don't know 34% 43% 23% 135

Views about homosexuality among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 62% 5% 4% 5,486
Once or twice a month 50% 43% 4% 3% 1,824
Several times a year 58% 35% 4% 3% 1,967
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 15,488
Don't know 33% 38% 10% 18% 135

Views about same-sex marriage among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 71% 7% 5,486
Once or twice a month 42% 52% 6% 1,824
Several times a year 48% 45% 7% 1,967
Seldom/never 68% 25% 7% 15,488
Don't know 28% 44% 28% 135

Views about environmental regulation among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 43% 3% 3% 5,486
Once or twice a month 45% 50% 2% 2% 1,824
Several times a year 42% 54% 2% 2% 1,967
Seldom/never 34% 61% 2% 2% 15,488
Don't know 42% 31% 3% 24% 135

Views about human evolution among whites by attendance at prayer groups

% of whites 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 = 5,486. 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% 23% 2% 61% 5% 5,486
Once or twice a month 17% 29% 4% 46% 4% 1,824
Several times a year 21% 33% 4% 37% 4% 1,967
Seldom/never 48% 23% 5% 21% 3% 15,488
Don't know 18% 20% 9% 34% 20% 135