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

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

Survey year At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,811. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
2014 80% 12% 3% 4% 1% 9,811
2007 79% 12% 3% 5% 1% 11,149

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who 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 72% 16% 5% 6% 1% 1,545
Evangelical Protestant 87% 9% 1% 2% 1% 4,757
Historically Black Protestant 84% 11% 3% 3% < 1% 1,094
Jehovah's Witness 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 107
Mainline Protestant 73% 17% 3% 6% 1% 1,266
Mormon 92% 5% 1% 2% < 1% 210
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 56% 20% 5% 18% < 1% 546

Learn More: At least daily, Weekly, Monthly, Seldom/never

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally by frequency of prayer

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

Frequency of prayer 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 7,872. 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 13% 33% 31% 23% 7,872
Weekly 22% 34% 29% 15% 1,069
Monthly 24% 35% 26% 15% 250
Seldom/never 19% 42% 26% 13% 348

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

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

Frequency of prayer Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 7,872. 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 8% 10% 28% 36% 16% 2% 7,872
Weekly 14% 14% 28% 33% 10% 1% 1,069
Monthly 16% 20% 23% 29% 11% < 1% 250
Seldom/never 10% 14% 37% 30% 8% < 1% 348

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

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

Frequency of prayer Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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% 60% 8,053
Weekly 51% 49% 1,077
Monthly 64% 36% 254
Seldom/never 64% 36% 356

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

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

Frequency of prayer White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 7,953. 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% 20% 2% 17% 4% 7,953
Weekly 53% 19% 2% 25% 2% 1,063
Monthly 48% 19% 4% 27% 3% 253
Seldom/never 54% 15% 3% 25% 2% 354

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

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

Frequency of prayer Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 7,933. 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% 7% 76% 7,933
Weekly 20% 8% 72% 1,055
Monthly 23% 11% 66% 246
Seldom/never 23% 8% 69% 345

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who have a household income of…

Frequency of prayer Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 6,827. 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% 22% 23% 11% 6,827
Weekly 52% 21% 18% 9% 942
Monthly 45% 24% 18% 13% 216
Seldom/never 55% 25% 14% 6% 301

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

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

Frequency of prayer High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,000. 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% 30% 12% 5% 8,000
Weekly 66% 25% 7% 3% 1,074
Monthly 63% 25% 7% 5% 253
Seldom/never 74% 20% 5% 1% 349

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

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

Frequency of prayer Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,018. 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% 5% 15% 10% 17% 8,018
Weekly 40% 7% 16% 7% 30% 1,075
Monthly 46% 11% 9% 6% 29% 254
Seldom/never 35% 8% 17% 7% 34% 353

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

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

Frequency of prayer Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,026. 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 31% 69% 8,026
Weekly 32% 68% 1,075
Monthly 28% 72% 253
Seldom/never 26% 74% 355

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8,053
Weekly 80% 17% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,077
Monthly 63% 32% 3% 1% < 1% < 1% 254
Seldom/never 64% 26% 6% 2% 2% 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% 8,053
Weekly 68% 27% 3% 2% 1% 1,077
Monthly 50% 43% 4% 2% 1% 254
Seldom/never 39% 41% 13% 6% < 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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 67% 24% 9% < 1% 8,053
Weekly 41% 42% 17% < 1% 1,077
Monthly 20% 56% 23% 1% 254
Seldom/never 15% 29% 56% 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 14% 9% 24% 1% 8,053
Weekly 27% 15% 11% 47% < 1% 1,077
Monthly 9% 10% 13% 68% < 1% 254
Seldom/never 8% 4% 6% 83% < 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 6% 3% 30% 3% 8,053
Weekly 35% 11% 5% 48% 2% 1,077
Monthly 22% 16% 7% 55% 1% 254
Seldom/never 17% 4% 4% 73% 2% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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 82% 9% 4% 4% 1% 8,053
Weekly 57% 20% 10% 12% 1% 1,077
Monthly 41% 20% 17% 21% 1% 254
Seldom/never 33% 13% 15% 37% 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of prayer At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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% 14% 10% 24% 2% 8,053
Weekly 37% 14% 14% 33% 2% 1,077
Monthly 25% 15% 22% 37% 1% 254
Seldom/never 26% 12% 15% 47% 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of prayer Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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 65% 4% 26% 4% 2% 8,053
Weekly 43% 8% 41% 7% 2% 1,077
Monthly 28% 6% 54% 10% 2% 254
Seldom/never 29% 7% 51% 12% 2% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 49% 1% 2% 8,053
Weekly 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,077
Monthly 31% 68% < 1% 1% 254
Seldom/never 31% 66% 1% 2% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 11% 5% 12% 1% 8,053
Weekly 37% 16% 12% 34% 1% 1,077
Monthly 13% 14% 19% 54% < 1% 254
Seldom/never 12% 5% 7% 76% 1% 356

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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 91% 4% 5% 8,053
Weekly 92% 5% 3% 1,077
Monthly 92% 6% 2% 254
Seldom/never 87% 8% 5% 356

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

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

Frequency of prayer Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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 83% 11% 6% 8,053
Weekly 81% 13% 6% 1,077
Monthly 80% 15% 5% 254
Seldom/never 68% 23% 9% 356

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

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

Frequency of prayer Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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% 18% 37% 8,053
Weekly 40% 20% 40% 1,077
Monthly 36% 21% 43% 254
Seldom/never 33% 24% 42% 356

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

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

Frequency of prayer Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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% 24% 13% 7% 8,053
Weekly 44% 29% 21% 6% 1,077
Monthly 41% 28% 21% 10% 254
Seldom/never 37% 31% 23% 10% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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 51% 43% 2% 3% 8,053
Weekly 40% 55% 2% 2% 1,077
Monthly 41% 54% 1% 4% 254
Seldom/never 37% 61% 1% 2% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of prayer Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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% 44% 4% 2% 8,053
Weekly 48% 47% 3% 2% 1,077
Monthly 50% 46% 2% 2% 254
Seldom/never 47% 48% 4% 1% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 66% 4% 8,053
Weekly 38% 57% 5% 1,077
Monthly 48% 51% 1% 254
Seldom/never 41% 55% 4% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 58% 4% 4% 8,053
Weekly 48% 44% 4% 4% 1,077
Monthly 57% 39% 1% 4% 254
Seldom/never 54% 38% 5% 3% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should be taken literally who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of prayer Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,053. 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 23% 69% 8% 8,053
Weekly 36% 55% 9% 1,077
Monthly 45% 48% 7% 254
Seldom/never 40% 51% 10% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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% 3% 4% 8,053
Weekly 49% 46% 1% 3% 1,077
Monthly 49% 49% 1% 1% 254
Seldom/never 51% 42% 2% 5% 356

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

% of adults who say their holy scripture is the word of God and should 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 = 8,053. 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 10% 21% 2% 62% 5% 8,053
Weekly 17% 27% 3% 49% 5% 1,077
Monthly 20% 30% 4% 44% 2% 254
Seldom/never 27% 28% 3% 37% 5% 356