Frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 35,071. 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 35% 10% 8% 45% 1% 35,071
2007 35% 10% 8% 46% 1% 35,556

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

Frequency of reading scripture by religious group

% of adults who read scripture…

Religious tradition At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 264. 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 28% 9% 9% 53% 1% 264
Catholic 25% 11% 10% 52% 1% 7,202
Evangelical Protestant 63% 12% 7% 18% 1% 8,593
Hindu 10% 11% 18% 60% 1% 199
Historically Black Protestant 61% 13% 8% 18% 1% 1,916
Jehovah's Witness 88% 2% 3% 4% 2% 245
Jewish 17% 8% 9% 65% 1% 847
Mainline Protestant 30% 13% 12% 44% 1% 6,083
Mormon 77% 7% 3% 12% 1% 664
Muslim 46% 13% 11% 28% 2% 237
Orthodox Christian 29% 13% 13% 44% < 1% 186
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 9% 6% 6% 79% < 1% 7,556

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 12,036. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 33% 29% 21% 12,036
Once or twice a month 26% 35% 24% 15% 3,392
Several times a year 22% 37% 26% 15% 2,843
Seldom/never 26% 34% 25% 16% 15,820
Don't know 12% 27% 23% 39% 254

Learn More: 18-29, 30-49, 50-64, 65+

Generational cohort by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 12,036. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 12% 28% 34% 14% 2% 12,036
Once or twice a month 17% 15% 29% 29% 9% 1% 3,392
Several times a year 14% 14% 30% 30% 10% 1% 2,843
Seldom/never 16% 17% 27% 30% 10% 1% 15,820
Don't know 7% 11% 20% 31% 26% 4% 254

Learn More: Younger Millennial, Older Millennial, Generation X, Baby Boomer, Silent, Greatest

Gender composition by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 42% 58% 12,336
Once or twice a month 48% 52% 3,457
Several times a year 51% 49% 2,894
Seldom/never 53% 47% 16,085
Don't know 49% 51% 299

Learn More: Men, Women

Racial and ethnic composition by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 12,127. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 60% 18% 2% 16% 4% 12,127
Once or twice a month 61% 15% 3% 17% 3% 3,414
Several times a year 65% 10% 5% 16% 4% 2,851
Seldom/never 73% 6% 5% 13% 3% 15,885
Don't know 61% 13% 2% 18% 6% 272

Learn More: White, Black, Asian, Latino, Other/Mixed

Immigrant status by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 12,166. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 8% 77% 12,166
Once or twice a month 16% 10% 73% 3,410
Several times a year 16% 10% 74% 2,849
Seldom/never 14% 12% 75% 15,892
Don't know 21% 8% 71% 276

Learn More: Immigrants, Second generation, Third generation or higher

Income distribution by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 10,573. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 21% 25% 13% 10,573
Once or twice a month 37% 21% 25% 16% 3,048
Several times a year 31% 20% 28% 20% 2,577
Seldom/never 30% 20% 27% 23% 14,127
Don't know 48% 16% 25% 11% 165

Learn More: Less than $30,000, $30,000-$49,999, $50,000-$99,999, $100,000 or more

Educational distribution by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 12,262. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 43% 33% 15% 9% 12,262
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 15% 10% 3,449
Several times a year 39% 32% 17% 12% 2,875
Seldom/never 39% 30% 19% 12% 16,004
Don't know 53% 28% 12% 7% 278

Learn More: High school or less, Some college, College, Post-graduate degree

Marital status by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 12,263. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 5% 14% 9% 20% 12,263
Once or twice a month 45% 8% 14% 6% 27% 3,445
Several times a year 49% 7% 13% 6% 25% 2,882
Seldom/never 45% 10% 12% 5% 28% 16,023
Don't know 47% 4% 16% 14% 19% 278

Learn More: Married, Living with a partner, Divorced/separated, Widowed, Never married

Parent of children under 18 by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 12,279. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 12,279
Once or twice a month 31% 69% 3,446
Several times a year 30% 70% 2,886
Seldom/never 27% 73% 16,035
Don't know 16% 84% 287

Learn More: Parents, Non-parents

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 1% 1% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 3% < 1% 3% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 64% 24% 4% 1% 5% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 40% 28% 10% 1% 18% 4% 16,085
Don't know 68% 13% 2% 7% 1% 8% 299

Learn More: Believe in God; absolutely certain, Believe in God; fairly certain, Believe in God; not too/not at all certain, Do not believe in God

Importance of religion in one's life by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 88% 9% 1% 1% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 65% 27% 5% 3% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 49% 38% 8% 4% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 24% 33% 20% 21% 1% 16,085
Don't know 62% 19% 1% 5% 13% 299

Learn More: Very important, Somewhat important, Not too important, Not at all important

Attendance at religious services by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 21% 8% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 35% 49% 16% < 1% 3,457
Several times a year 22% 56% 21% < 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 11% 36% 53% < 1% 16,085
Don't know 37% 24% 18% 20% 299

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

Frequency of prayer by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 8% 1% 2% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 64% 23% 5% 7% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 49% 26% 10% 14% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 28% 18% 9% 45% 1% 16,085
Don't know 57% 11% 1% 5% 26% 299

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

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer group…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 57% 14% 8% 21% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 17% 22% 14% 46% < 1% 3,457
Several times a year 7% 9% 25% 59% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 4% 3% 4% 89% < 1% 16,085
Don't know 28% 9% 6% 33% 24% 299

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

Frequency of meditation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 6% 2% 26% 2% 12,336
Once or twice a month 38% 15% 4% 42% 2% 3,457
Several times a year 30% 12% 12% 44% 2% 2,894
Seldom/never 24% 8% 5% 62% 1% 16,085
Don't know 37% 2% 3% 26% 32% 299

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

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 9% 3% 3% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 60% 21% 10% 8% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 52% 20% 17% 11% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 40% 17% 13% 28% 1% 16,085
Don't know 57% 5% 3% 7% 28% 299

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

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 15% 8% 19% 2% 12,336
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 13% 22% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 43% 17% 19% 20% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 39% 16% 15% 29% 1% 16,085
Don't know 43% 7% 6% 18% 25% 299

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

Sources of guidance on right and wrong by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 6% 26% 3% 3% 12,336
Once or twice a month 35% 12% 44% 7% 3% 3,457
Several times a year 24% 13% 51% 10% 3% 2,894
Seldom/never 12% 14% 58% 14% 2% 16,085
Don't know 34% 7% 38% 8% 13% 299

Learn More: Religion, Philosophy/reason, Common sense, Science

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 47% 50% 2% 1% 12,336
Once or twice a month 33% 65% 1% 1% 3,457
Several times a year 29% 69% 1% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 23% 74% 1% 1% 16,085
Don't know 33% 57% 4% 6% 299

Learn More: There are clear standards for what is right and wrong, Right or wrong depends on the situation

Interpreting scripture by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 54% 28% 4% 8% 5% 12,336
Once or twice a month 33% 36% 3% 20% 8% 3,457
Several times a year 23% 35% 2% 32% 8% 2,894
Seldom/never 13% 22% 1% 56% 8% 16,085
Don't know 37% 14% 8% 13% 27% 299

Learn More: Word of God; should be taken literally, Word of God; not everything taken literally, Not the word of God

Belief in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 87% 7% 6% 12,336
Once or twice a month 83% 11% 6% 3,457
Several times a year 77% 17% 6% 2,894
Seldom/never 57% 35% 8% 16,085
Don't know 64% 12% 24% 299

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

Belief in Hell by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 76% 17% 7% 12,336
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 8% 3,457
Several times a year 61% 31% 8% 2,894
Seldom/never 41% 50% 9% 16,085
Don't know 52% 24% 24% 299

Learn More: Believe, Don't believe

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 18% 37% 12,336
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 3,457
Several times a year 36% 17% 48% 2,894
Seldom/never 31% 19% 50% 16,085
Don't know 25% 35% 40% 299

Learn More: Republican/lean Rep., No lean, Democrat/lean Dem.

Political ideology by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 27% 15% 7% 12,336
Once or twice a month 38% 35% 21% 5% 3,457
Several times a year 33% 37% 25% 5% 2,894
Seldom/never 25% 37% 32% 7% 16,085
Don't know 31% 27% 15% 26% 299

Learn More: Conservative, Moderate, Liberal

Views about size of government by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 39% 3% 4% 12,336
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 4% 3,457
Several times a year 52% 42% 3% 3% 2,894
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 4% 16,085
Don't know 41% 37% 6% 16% 299

Learn More: Smaller government; fewer services, Bigger government; more services

Views about government aid to the poor by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 48% 45% 5% 2% 12,336
Once or twice a month 44% 51% 3% 2% 3,457
Several times a year 44% 52% 3% 1% 2,894
Seldom/never 42% 53% 4% 2% 16,085
Don't know 39% 43% 8% 10% 299

Learn More: Does more harm than good, Does more good than harm

Views about abortion by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 32% 63% 5% 12,336
Once or twice a month 50% 46% 3% 3,457
Several times a year 59% 37% 5% 2,894
Seldom/never 69% 27% 4% 16,085
Don't know 37% 41% 23% 299

Learn More: Legal in all/most cases, Illegal in all/most cases

Views about homosexuality by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 52% 5% 4% 12,336
Once or twice a month 63% 29% 4% 3% 3,457
Several times a year 68% 25% 4% 3% 2,894
Seldom/never 79% 15% 3% 3% 16,085
Don't know 41% 39% 8% 12% 299

Learn More: Should be accepted, Should be discouraged

Views about same-sex marriage by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 63% 8% 12,336
Once or twice a month 52% 39% 9% 3,457
Several times a year 59% 33% 8% 2,894
Seldom/never 71% 22% 7% 16,085
Don't know 36% 43% 21% 299

Learn More: Strongly favor/favor, Oppose/strongly oppose

Views about environmental regulation by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 49% 3% 4% 12,336
Once or twice a month 40% 55% 3% 2% 3,457
Several times a year 37% 59% 2% 2% 2,894
Seldom/never 32% 63% 2% 3% 16,085
Don't know 36% 42% 7% 15% 299

Learn More: Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy, Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost

Views about human evolution by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture 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 = 12,336. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 26% 3% 54% 6% 12,336
Once or twice a month 24% 31% 4% 36% 4% 3,457
Several times a year 32% 32% 5% 28% 3% 2,894
Seldom/never 51% 22% 4% 19% 3% 16,085
Don't know 15% 24% 12% 34% 14% 299

Learn More: Evolved; due to natural processes, Evolved; due to God's design, Always existed in present form