Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 10,296. 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 39% 10% 8% 43% 1% 10,296
2007 37% 10% 8% 44% 1% 10,484

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Frequency of reading scripture among 50-64 year olds by religious group

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 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 24% 12% 9% 54% < 1% 2,277
Evangelical Protestant 65% 10% 7% 18% < 1% 2,758
Historically Black Protestant 65% 10% 7% 18% 2% 622
Jewish 18% 12% 10% 59% 1% 236
Mainline Protestant 31% 13% 11% 44% < 1% 1,819
Mormon 76% 5% 6% 13% 1% 168
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 10% 4% 6% 79% < 1% 1,838

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 976
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 869
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 100% < 1% < 1% 4,515

Gender composition among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 41% 59% 3,876
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 976
Several times a year 53% 47% 869
Seldom/never 54% 46% 4,515

Racial and ethnic composition among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,805. 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 63% 18% 2% 13% 4% 3,805
Once or twice a month 69% 12% 2% 13% 4% 964
Several times a year 76% 9% 3% 8% 3% 859
Seldom/never 80% 5% 3% 9% 3% 4,453

Immigrant status among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,837. 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% 5% 83% 3,837
Once or twice a month 13% 8% 78% 968
Several times a year 13% 5% 82% 863
Seldom/never 11% 7% 81% 4,477

Income distribution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,438. 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 37% 19% 28% 16% 3,438
Once or twice a month 32% 20% 26% 22% 882
Several times a year 31% 18% 30% 21% 789
Seldom/never 26% 17% 28% 28% 4,048

Educational distribution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,868. 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% 31% 16% 9% 3,868
Once or twice a month 41% 32% 16% 11% 975
Several times a year 41% 29% 16% 14% 866
Seldom/never 41% 28% 18% 13% 4,494

Marital status among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,860. 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% 3% 19% 6% 9% 3,860
Once or twice a month 56% 5% 24% 6% 9% 973
Several times a year 60% 5% 19% 6% 10% 865
Seldom/never 59% 6% 19% 4% 11% 4,500

Parent of children under 18 among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,871. 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% 83% 3,871
Once or twice a month 14% 86% 972
Several times a year 17% 83% 869
Seldom/never 14% 86% 4,507

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 91% 7% 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 3% < 1% 1% 1% 976
Several times a year 70% 23% 2% < 1% 2% 2% 869
Seldom/never 47% 29% 7% 1% 13% 3% 4,515

Importance of religion in one's life among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 71% 24% 3% 2% < 1% 976
Several times a year 53% 38% 6% 2% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 29% 36% 17% 17% 1% 4,515

Attendance at religious services among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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% 22% 8% < 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 33% 52% 15% < 1% 976
Several times a year 22% 54% 24% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 13% 37% 50% < 1% 4,515

Frequency of prayer among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 69% 22% 4% 5% 1% 976
Several times a year 54% 27% 9% 9% 1% 869
Seldom/never 34% 20% 9% 36% 1% 4,515

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 12% 8% 21% 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 19% 20% 15% 46% < 1% 976
Several times a year 7% 6% 23% 64% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 4% 2% 3% 90% < 1% 4,515

Frequency of meditation among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 66% 5% 2% 25% 2% 3,876
Once or twice a month 44% 15% 4% 35% 1% 976
Several times a year 34% 11% 11% 42% 1% 869
Seldom/never 27% 7% 4% 60% 1% 4,515

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 85% 8% 3% 3% 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 63% 20% 8% 8% 1% 976
Several times a year 56% 18% 15% 11% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 43% 16% 13% 26% 1% 4,515

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 14% 8% 18% 2% 3,876
Once or twice a month 44% 20% 13% 22% 1% 976
Several times a year 42% 19% 19% 20% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 39% 15% 15% 30% 1% 4,515

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 65% 4% 25% 3% 3% 3,876
Once or twice a month 39% 10% 44% 5% 2% 976
Several times a year 27% 11% 51% 8% 2% 869
Seldom/never 15% 12% 60% 11% 2% 4,515

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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% 47% 2% 1% 3,876
Once or twice a month 38% 60% 1% 1% 976
Several times a year 34% 64% 2% < 1% 869
Seldom/never 28% 70% 2% 1% 4,515

Interpreting scripture among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 58% 25% 4% 7% 5% 3,876
Once or twice a month 37% 32% 2% 22% 8% 976
Several times a year 25% 35% 3% 29% 8% 869
Seldom/never 16% 23% 2% 50% 8% 4,515

Belief in Heaven among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 86% 8% 7% 3,876
Once or twice a month 83% 10% 7% 976
Several times a year 80% 12% 7% 869
Seldom/never 61% 30% 8% 4,515

Belief in Hell among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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% 8% 3,876
Once or twice a month 64% 27% 9% 976
Several times a year 61% 30% 9% 869
Seldom/never 44% 46% 10% 4,515

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 46% 16% 38% 3,876
Once or twice a month 39% 13% 48% 976
Several times a year 38% 13% 49% 869
Seldom/never 34% 17% 49% 4,515

Political ideology among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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% 26% 16% 6% 3,876
Once or twice a month 41% 36% 19% 3% 976
Several times a year 40% 36% 22% 2% 869
Seldom/never 30% 36% 29% 6% 4,515

Views about size of government among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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% 37% 3% 3% 3,876
Once or twice a month 54% 40% 3% 3% 976
Several times a year 56% 37% 4% 3% 869
Seldom/never 53% 39% 4% 4% 4,515

Views about government aid to the poor among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 49% 44% 4% 2% 3,876
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 3% 2% 976
Several times a year 47% 48% 4% 2% 869
Seldom/never 42% 53% 3% 2% 4,515

Views about abortion among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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 34% 61% 5% 3,876
Once or twice a month 54% 42% 4% 976
Several times a year 59% 35% 5% 869
Seldom/never 70% 27% 4% 4,515

Views about homosexuality among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 37% 54% 5% 4% 3,876
Once or twice a month 60% 34% 3% 3% 976
Several times a year 63% 29% 4% 4% 869
Seldom/never 74% 19% 4% 3% 4,515

Views about same-sex marriage among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,876. 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 27% 66% 7% 3,876
Once or twice a month 48% 44% 8% 976
Several times a year 51% 41% 8% 869
Seldom/never 65% 27% 9% 4,515

Views about environmental regulation among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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% 46% 2% 3% 3,876
Once or twice a month 43% 52% 2% 2% 976
Several times a year 37% 59% 2% 2% 869
Seldom/never 36% 59% 2% 3% 4,515

Views about human evolution among 50-64 year olds by frequency of reading scripture

% of 50-64 year olds 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 = 3,876. 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% 26% 2% 57% 5% 3,876
Once or twice a month 22% 31% 5% 37% 4% 976
Several times a year 25% 35% 6% 31% 3% 869
Seldom/never 44% 25% 5% 22% 4% 4,515