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

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

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,542. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 63% 21% 6% 9% < 1% 9,542
2007 62% 22% 6% 9% 1% 9,841

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

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

Religious tradition At least daily Weekly Monthly 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 63% 22% 6% 9% < 1% 2,774
Evangelical Protestant 70% 20% 5% 5% < 1% 2,469
Historically Black Protestant 79% 14% 5% 2% 1% 466
Jehovah's Witness 93% 5% 1% < 1% < 1% 102
Jewish 48% 24% 10% 18% 1% 184
Mainline Protestant 57% 26% 7% 9% 1% 2,158
Mormon 88% 7% 2% 3% < 1% 360
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 37% 22% 11% 29% < 1% 713

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 6,122. 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 22% 34% 26% 18% 6,122
Weekly 28% 33% 24% 15% 1,888
Monthly 26% 39% 22% 14% 540
Seldom/never 31% 32% 22% 14% 775

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

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 6,122. 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 14% 13% 28% 31% 12% 1% 6,122
Weekly 19% 15% 26% 30% 10% < 1% 1,888
Monthly 17% 18% 29% 26% 9% < 1% 540
Seldom/never 23% 15% 26% 28% 8% 1% 775

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

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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% 6,241
Weekly 50% 50% 1,912
Monthly 58% 42% 544
Seldom/never 65% 35% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 6,169. 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 69% 12% 2% 13% 4% 6,169
Weekly 74% 8% 3% 12% 3% 1,896
Monthly 72% 7% 5% 14% 2% 540
Seldom/never 73% 5% 3% 16% 3% 784

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

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 6,184. 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 12% 10% 78% 6,184
Weekly 11% 10% 79% 1,897
Monthly 15% 11% 74% 538
Seldom/never 13% 12% 75% 773

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

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

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 5,488. 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 30% 21% 30% 20% 5,488
Weekly 28% 21% 31% 21% 1,719
Monthly 29% 16% 29% 25% 485
Seldom/never 34% 25% 23% 18% 687

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

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

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 6,223. 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% 35% 19% 12% 6,223
Weekly 39% 33% 18% 10% 1,907
Monthly 45% 32% 14% 9% 541
Seldom/never 53% 28% 13% 6% 785

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

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 6,222. 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 53% 5% 12% 7% 23% 6,222
Weekly 49% 6% 11% 5% 29% 1,909
Monthly 49% 9% 12% 5% 26% 544
Seldom/never 41% 7% 12% 4% 35% 785

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 6,219. 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 33% 67% 6,219
Weekly 30% 70% 1,906
Monthly 32% 68% 541
Seldom/never 24% 76% 787

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 86% 12% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 6,241
Weekly 69% 29% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 52% 40% 6% 1% < 1% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 40% 44% 9% < 1% 5% 2% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 78% 19% 2% 1% < 1% 6,241
Weekly 45% 50% 5% 1% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 22% 60% 15% 3% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 13% 53% 26% 7% 1% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 54% 34% 12% < 1% 6,241
Weekly 29% 52% 19% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 10% 63% 26% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 9% 39% 52% < 1% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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% 13% 12% 40% < 1% 6,241
Weekly 12% 10% 13% 65% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 4% 8% 11% 77% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 2% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 50% 8% 4% 37% 1% 6,241
Weekly 23% 11% 5% 60% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 13% 12% 8% 66% 1% 544
Seldom/never 11% 6% 4% 78% < 1% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 72% 15% 7% 6% 1% 6,241
Weekly 47% 25% 16% 12% 1% 1,912
Monthly 32% 25% 20% 22% 1% 544
Seldom/never 23% 16% 18% 42% 1% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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% 17% 12% 21% 1% 6,241
Weekly 35% 20% 17% 28% 1% 1,912
Monthly 27% 19% 20% 33% 1% 544
Seldom/never 27% 14% 16% 42% 1% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 49% 8% 37% 4% 3% 6,241
Weekly 25% 11% 55% 7% 2% 1,912
Monthly 15% 12% 64% 7% 1% 544
Seldom/never 10% 11% 66% 12% 1% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 40% 58% 1% 1% 6,241
Weekly 32% 67% 1% 1% 1,912
Monthly 29% 70% < 1% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 27% 72% 1% < 1% 789

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

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

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 = 6,241. 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 52% 14% 9% 24% < 1% 6,241
Weekly 16% 17% 17% 50% < 1% 1,912
Monthly 5% 12% 17% 66% < 1% 544
Seldom/never 4% 6% 7% 84% < 1% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 90% 6% 5% 6,241
Weekly 92% 5% 3% 1,912
Monthly 90% 6% 3% 544
Seldom/never 78% 16% 7% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 72% 21% 7% 6,241
Weekly 71% 23% 6% 1,912
Monthly 68% 27% 5% 544
Seldom/never 61% 33% 6% 789

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 47% 15% 38% 6,241
Weekly 47% 14% 39% 1,912
Monthly 44% 18% 38% 544
Seldom/never 39% 23% 38% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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% 36% 16% 5% 6,241
Weekly 37% 42% 17% 4% 1,912
Monthly 30% 46% 20% 5% 544
Seldom/never 29% 41% 25% 5% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 58% 37% 2% 3% 6,241
Weekly 61% 35% 2% 2% 1,912
Monthly 58% 39% 2% 1% 544
Seldom/never 53% 44% 1% 3% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 49% 47% 4% 1% 6,241
Weekly 53% 44% 2% 1% 1,912
Monthly 54% 41% 3% 2% 544
Seldom/never 50% 46% 3% 2% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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% 54% 3% 6,241
Weekly 56% 42% 2% 1,912
Monthly 57% 40% 2% 544
Seldom/never 60% 38% 3% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 57% 36% 4% 3% 6,241
Weekly 72% 22% 4% 2% 1,912
Monthly 73% 21% 4% 2% 544
Seldom/never 75% 19% 4% 2% 789

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

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

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 6,241. 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 46% 47% 8% 6,241
Weekly 61% 32% 7% 1,912
Monthly 60% 33% 7% 544
Seldom/never 70% 25% 5% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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 40% 56% 2% 2% 6,241
Weekly 39% 58% 1% 1% 1,912
Monthly 39% 58% 1% 1% 544
Seldom/never 43% 55% 1% 1% 789

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God but should not be taken literally 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 = 6,241. 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% 38% 3% 41% 4% 6,241
Weekly 25% 41% 3% 29% 2% 1,912
Monthly 31% 35% 3% 29% 2% 544
Seldom/never 41% 30% 4% 23% 2% 789