Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 9,327. 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 42% 9% 7% 40% 2% 9,327
2007 43% 9% 7% 39% 2% 8,146

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults ages 65 and older by religious group

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 30% 8% 10% 49% 2% 2,131
Evangelical Protestant 66% 10% 5% 17% 2% 2,399
Historically Black Protestant 72% 12% 4% 11% 1% 401
Jewish 9% 4% 9% 77% 1% 320
Mainline Protestant 36% 11% 9% 42% 1% 2,272
Mormon 76% 5% 1% 14% 4% 146
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 8% 3% 4% 84% < 1% 1,225

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

DemographicInformation

Generational cohort among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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% 24% 69% 7% 3,702
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% < 1% 29% 64% 7% 815
Several times a year < 1% < 1% < 1% 27% 67% 6% 694
Seldom/never < 1% < 1% < 1% 32% 61% 6% 3,984
Don't know < 1% < 1% < 1% 21% 69% 10% 132

Gender composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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 36% 64% 3,702
Once or twice a month 44% 56% 815
Several times a year 47% 53% 694
Seldom/never 52% 48% 3,984
Don't know 37% 63% 132

Racial and ethnic composition among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 3,654. 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 75% 13% 1% 8% 2% 3,654
Once or twice a month 80% 10% 2% 7% 2% 805
Several times a year 82% 5% 3% 6% 3% 686
Seldom/never 89% 3% 1% 5% 2% 3,941
Don't know 71% 7% 2% 13% 6% 127

Immigrant status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 3,660. 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 9% 8% 83% 3,660
Once or twice a month 7% 8% 85% 805
Several times a year 11% 12% 77% 689
Seldom/never 8% 14% 78% 3,948
Don't know 17% 10% 74% 127

Income distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 2,993. 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% 24% 21% 9% 2,993
Once or twice a month 39% 24% 25% 11% 683
Several times a year 38% 24% 24% 15% 588
Seldom/never 34% 22% 26% 18% 3,300

Educational distribution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 3,688. 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% 27% 11% 9% 3,688
Once or twice a month 50% 24% 14% 12% 815
Several times a year 45% 28% 13% 14% 690
Seldom/never 45% 24% 17% 14% 3,978
Don't know 61% 22% 11% 6% 127

Marital status among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 3,688. 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% 1% 13% 30% 3% 3,688
Once or twice a month 53% 2% 14% 26% 5% 812
Several times a year 57% 4% 11% 25% 4% 693
Seldom/never 57% 3% 13% 22% 4% 3,973
Don't know 48% 2% 12% 34% 4% 129

Parent of children under 18 among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 3,697. 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 4% 96% 3,697
Once or twice a month 3% 97% 815
Several times a year 3% 97% 693
Seldom/never 2% 98% 3,980
Don't know 2% 98% 131

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 1% 3,702
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 2% 2% 1% 1% 815
Several times a year 65% 26% 3% 1% 3% 1% 694
Seldom/never 48% 25% 8% 2% 14% 4% 3,984
Don't know 78% 10% 1% 8% 2% 2% 132

Importance of religion in one's life among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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 93% 5% 1% 1% 1% 3,702
Once or twice a month 75% 22% 3% 1% < 1% 815
Several times a year 56% 35% 5% 3% 1% 694
Seldom/never 35% 32% 15% 18% 1% 3,984
Don't know 77% 16% < 1% 1% 6% 132

Attendance at religious services among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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 77% 14% 7% 1% 3,702
Once or twice a month 48% 38% 14% < 1% 815
Several times a year 34% 45% 19% 1% 694
Seldom/never 21% 30% 49% < 1% 3,984
Don't know 47% 27% 12% 14% 132

Frequency of prayer among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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% 6% 1% 1% 1% 3,702
Once or twice a month 69% 21% 3% 5% 2% 815
Several times a year 55% 25% 8% 10% 1% 694
Seldom/never 37% 17% 7% 38% 2% 3,984
Don't know 70% 8% 2% 3% 17% 132

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 10% 8% 22% 2% 3,702
Once or twice a month 19% 18% 16% 47% 1% 815
Several times a year 9% 6% 23% 62% 1% 694
Seldom/never 6% 3% 4% 87% 1% 3,984
Don't know 33% 4% 7% 41% 14% 132

Frequency of meditation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 4% 2% 15% 4% 3,702
Once or twice a month 54% 17% 3% 23% 3% 815
Several times a year 43% 13% 11% 31% 2% 694
Seldom/never 31% 8% 5% 53% 2% 3,984
Don't know 49% 4% 2% 22% 24% 132

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 6% 2% 3% 2% 3,702
Once or twice a month 69% 19% 4% 6% 2% 815
Several times a year 56% 18% 15% 9% 2% 694
Seldom/never 43% 13% 11% 30% 3% 3,984
Don't know 62% 8% 3% 5% 22% 132

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 10% 8% 20% 3% 3,702
Once or twice a month 45% 18% 13% 22% 3% 815
Several times a year 40% 10% 24% 24% 2% 694
Seldom/never 35% 13% 14% 35% 2% 3,984
Don't know 40% 7% 8% 19% 26% 132

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 5% 26% 3% 3% 3,702
Once or twice a month 41% 6% 44% 6% 3% 815
Several times a year 26% 7% 55% 7% 4% 694
Seldom/never 18% 10% 59% 10% 3% 3,984
Don't know 40% 6% 34% 5% 15% 132

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 48% 2% 3% 3,702
Once or twice a month 36% 61% 1% 2% 815
Several times a year 33% 65% 1% 1% 694
Seldom/never 27% 70% 1% 2% 3,984
Don't know 31% 54% 7% 7% 132

Interpreting scripture among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 23% 5% 5% 6% 3,702
Once or twice a month 39% 34% 5% 14% 7% 815
Several times a year 24% 33% 5% 28% 10% 694
Seldom/never 15% 27% 2% 47% 10% 3,984
Don't know 47% 15% 12% 5% 21% 132

Belief in Heaven among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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% 6% 6% 3,702
Once or twice a month 84% 9% 7% 815
Several times a year 76% 16% 9% 694
Seldom/never 57% 32% 10% 3,984
Don't know 77% 8% 15% 132

Belief in Hell among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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 73% 17% 10% 3,702
Once or twice a month 64% 24% 12% 815
Several times a year 56% 34% 10% 694
Seldom/never 37% 53% 11% 3,984
Don't know 57% 25% 19% 132

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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% 15% 37% 3,702
Once or twice a month 44% 9% 46% 815
Several times a year 39% 10% 51% 694
Seldom/never 37% 13% 50% 3,984
Don't know 37% 23% 40% 132

Political ideology among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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 56% 25% 12% 6% 3,702
Once or twice a month 49% 29% 18% 4% 815
Several times a year 39% 37% 20% 5% 694
Seldom/never 34% 34% 27% 5% 3,984
Don't know 44% 16% 13% 27% 132

Views about size of government among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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% 31% 3% 6% 3,702
Once or twice a month 60% 31% 4% 5% 815
Several times a year 57% 35% 2% 6% 694
Seldom/never 56% 35% 4% 5% 3,984
Don't know 39% 37% 10% 15% 132

Views about government aid to the poor among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 42% 5% 4% 3,702
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 3% 3% 815
Several times a year 48% 46% 4% 1% 694
Seldom/never 43% 51% 3% 3% 3,984
Don't know 42% 40% 6% 13% 132

Views about abortion among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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 30% 64% 6% 3,702
Once or twice a month 47% 47% 5% 815
Several times a year 54% 38% 7% 694
Seldom/never 67% 27% 6% 3,984
Don't know 30% 45% 24% 132

Views about homosexuality among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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 30% 61% 4% 5% 3,702
Once or twice a month 47% 43% 5% 6% 815
Several times a year 58% 33% 4% 5% 694
Seldom/never 68% 25% 4% 3% 3,984
Don't know 28% 47% 12% 13% 132

Views about same-sex marriage among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 3,702. 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 20% 71% 9% 3,702
Once or twice a month 35% 53% 12% 815
Several times a year 44% 44% 12% 694
Seldom/never 56% 35% 9% 3,984
Don't know 27% 58% 15% 132

Views about environmental regulation among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 42% 4% 8% 3,702
Once or twice a month 44% 49% 4% 3% 815
Several times a year 45% 49% 3% 3% 694
Seldom/never 37% 56% 3% 4% 3,984
Don't know 33% 31% 7% 29% 132

Views about human evolution among adults ages 65 and older by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults ages 65 and older 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 = 3,702. 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% 20% 4% 56% 11% 3,702
Once or twice a month 19% 28% 6% 38% 9% 815
Several times a year 27% 31% 6% 30% 7% 694
Seldom/never 41% 22% 5% 25% 6% 3,984
Don't know 10% 19% 8% 36% 27% 132