Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture

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

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 16,085. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 28% 18% 9% 45% 1% 16,085
2007 33% 21% 9% 36% 1% 15,857

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Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never read scripture by religious group

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

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 147. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 24% 13% 16% 46% < 1% 147
Catholic 42% 24% 11% 23% 1% 3,807
Evangelical Protestant 46% 28% 9% 17% 1% 1,462
Hindu 41% 17% 13% 29% < 1% 120
Historically Black Protestant 65% 16% 6% 12% 1% 308
Jewish 15% 12% 8% 63% 1% 580
Mainline Protestant 31% 27% 12% 29% 1% 2,641
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 12% 9% 7% 72% < 1% 6,116

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 4,358. 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 daily 16% 32% 31% 21% 4,358
Weekly 22% 35% 28% 15% 2,755
Monthly 26% 37% 25% 12% 1,382
Seldom/never 33% 34% 20% 13% 7,204
Don't know 4% 18% 33% 44% 121

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 4,358. 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 daily 9% 13% 26% 37% 14% 1% 4,358
Weekly 14% 15% 29% 33% 9% 1% 2,755
Monthly 17% 18% 27% 30% 7% < 1% 1,382
Seldom/never 21% 19% 26% 24% 8% 1% 7,204
Don't know 4% 4% 14% 42% 31% 5% 121

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 41% 59% 4,439
Weekly 47% 53% 2,804
Monthly 56% 44% 1,400
Seldom/never 63% 37% 7,312
Don't know 50% 50% 130

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 4,366. 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 daily 66% 10% 4% 16% 4% 4,366
Weekly 75% 6% 3% 12% 3% 2,774
Monthly 72% 7% 5% 14% 3% 1,389
Seldom/never 76% 4% 6% 11% 3% 7,228
Don't know 75% 6% 3% 12% 4% 128

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 4,378. 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 daily 15% 11% 73% 4,378
Weekly 12% 10% 78% 2,777
Monthly 13% 11% 75% 1,383
Seldom/never 13% 13% 74% 7,230
Don't know 17% 15% 68% 124

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 3,807. 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 daily 38% 19% 25% 18% 3,807
Weekly 29% 20% 29% 22% 2,462
Monthly 29% 18% 27% 26% 1,246
Seldom/never 26% 20% 29% 25% 6,535

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who have completed…

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 4,411. 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 daily 45% 30% 15% 10% 4,411
Weekly 40% 31% 19% 11% 2,787
Monthly 38% 33% 17% 12% 1,391
Seldom/never 35% 30% 21% 14% 7,288
Don't know 42% 29% 14% 14% 127

Marital status among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 4,421. 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 daily 48% 8% 14% 8% 21% 4,421
Weekly 50% 9% 12% 5% 25% 2,798
Monthly 48% 10% 10% 3% 29% 1,397
Seldom/never 41% 10% 10% 3% 34% 7,279
Don't know 45% < 1% 19% 13% 23% 128

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 4,431. 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 daily 27% 73% 4,431
Weekly 32% 68% 2,794
Monthly 28% 72% 1,393
Seldom/never 24% 76% 7,289
Don't know 11% 89% 128

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 4,439. 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 daily 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 4,439
Weekly 55% 36% 6% < 1% 1% 1% 2,804
Monthly 36% 44% 11% 1% 6% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 15% 24% 14% 1% 39% 7% 7,312
Don't know 51% 21% 5% 11% 1% 12% 130

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say religion is…

Frequency of prayer Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 55% 33% 7% 4% 1% 4,439
Weekly 30% 52% 13% 4% 1% 2,804
Monthly 14% 54% 24% 8% < 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 5% 22% 31% 42% < 1% 7,312
Don't know 27% 48% 6% 10% 8% 130

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend religious services…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 24% 42% 34% < 1% 4,439
Weekly 17% 47% 36% < 1% 2,804
Monthly 6% 53% 41% < 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 3% 24% 74% < 1% 7,312
Don't know 15% 32% 47% 6% 130

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who attend prayer group…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 9% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 4,439
Weekly 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 2,804
Monthly 1% 3% 5% 91% < 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 1% 1% 2% 97% < 1% 7,312
Don't know 5% 1% 2% 80% 13% 130

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 41% 7% 3% 48% 1% 4,439
Weekly 27% 10% 5% 58% 1% 2,804
Monthly 16% 14% 7% 63% < 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 15% 8% 5% 71% 1% 7,312
Don't know 29% 10% 2% 46% 13% 130

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 60% 15% 10% 14% 1% 4,439
Weekly 44% 22% 15% 18% 1% 2,804
Monthly 30% 23% 18% 28% 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 29% 15% 13% 42% 1% 7,312
Don't know 40% 15% 8% 24% 13% 130

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 44% 13% 13% 29% 1% 4,439
Weekly 35% 18% 16% 30% 1% 2,804
Monthly 32% 18% 19% 30% 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 39% 16% 15% 29% 1% 7,312
Don't know 44% 9% 9% 30% 8% 130

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

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 25% 10% 55% 7% 3% 4,439
Weekly 15% 13% 60% 10% 2% 2,804
Monthly 9% 14% 63% 12% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 4% 16% 59% 19% 2% 7,312
Don't know 6% 13% 65% 7% 9% 130

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 4,439. 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 daily 27% 70% 2% 1% 4,439
Weekly 27% 71% 1% 1% 2,804
Monthly 24% 75% 1% 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 19% 79% 1% 1% 7,312
Don't know 25% 64% 5% 6% 130

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 4,439. 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 daily 24% 32% 3% 32% 9% 4,439
Weekly 16% 35% 1% 40% 8% 2,804
Monthly 11% 27% 1% 53% 8% 1,400
Seldom/never 5% 10% < 1% 78% 6% 7,312
Don't know 10% 10% 4% 41% 35% 130

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in heaven

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 81% 12% 7% 4,439
Weekly 77% 15% 8% 2,804
Monthly 69% 22% 8% 1,400
Seldom/never 31% 60% 9% 7,312
Don't know 42% 21% 37% 130

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …in hell

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 59% 32% 9% 4,439
Weekly 56% 35% 9% 2,804
Monthly 49% 43% 8% 1,400
Seldom/never 23% 69% 8% 7,312
Don't know 20% 33% 47% 130

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 34% 19% 47% 4,439
Weekly 37% 18% 45% 2,804
Monthly 35% 19% 46% 1,400
Seldom/never 26% 20% 54% 7,312
Don't know 31% 26% 43% 130

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 32% 35% 25% 7% 4,439
Weekly 30% 38% 26% 6% 2,804
Monthly 24% 40% 30% 6% 1,400
Seldom/never 18% 36% 39% 7% 7,312
Don't know 21% 37% 22% 20% 130

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who would rather have…

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 48% 45% 4% 4% 4,439
Weekly 53% 40% 3% 3% 2,804
Monthly 53% 41% 2% 4% 1,400
Seldom/never 48% 45% 3% 4% 7,312
Don't know 41% 28% 13% 18% 130

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 43% 50% 4% 3% 4,439
Weekly 47% 47% 4% 2% 2,804
Monthly 46% 49% 3% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 38% 57% 4% 1% 7,312
Don't know 37% 47% 7% 9% 130

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say abortion should be…

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 59% 36% 5% 4,439
Weekly 63% 34% 3% 2,804
Monthly 67% 29% 4% 1,400
Seldom/never 78% 18% 3% 7,312
Don't know 53% 20% 28% 130

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say homosexuality…

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 71% 21% 4% 4% 4,439
Weekly 76% 18% 3% 3% 2,804
Monthly 78% 18% 2% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 85% 10% 3% 2% 7,312
Don't know 58% 14% 10% 18% 130

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 4,439. 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 daily 61% 30% 9% 4,439
Weekly 67% 26% 7% 2,804
Monthly 70% 23% 7% 1,400
Seldom/never 81% 15% 5% 7,312
Don't know 48% 20% 32% 130

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 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 = 4,439. 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 daily 36% 58% 2% 4% 4,439
Weekly 36% 60% 2% 2% 2,804
Monthly 33% 63% 2% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 28% 68% 2% 2% 7,312
Don't know 21% 56% 5% 18% 130

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never read scripture by frequency of prayer

% of adults who seldom or never read scripture who say humans…

Frequency of prayer 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 = 4,439. 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 daily 28% 32% 5% 30% 5% 4,439
Weekly 40% 31% 4% 22% 4% 2,804
Monthly 48% 24% 5% 20% 2% 1,400
Seldom/never 72% 11% 4% 11% 2% 7,312
Don't know 34% 16% 18% 17% 15% 130