Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 13,155. 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 69% 10% 5% 14% 1% 13,155
2007 64% 11% 6% 19% 1% 14,919

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by religious group

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 45% 13% 10% 31% 1% 3,092
Evangelical Protestant 83% 8% 3% 6% 1% 5,177
Historically Black Protestant 79% 9% 4% 8% 1% 1,070
Jehovah's Witness 94% 2% 2% 1% 1% 207
Jewish 55% 13% 7% 24% < 1% 148
Mainline Protestant 62% 14% 7% 17% 1% 2,192
Mormon 90% 6% 1% 2% 1% 514
Muslim 66% 16% 3% 13% 1% 105
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 60% 10% 5% 24% 2% 284

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,715. 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% 33% 29% 23% 8,715
Once or twice a month 23% 33% 23% 20% 1,347
Several times a year 19% 32% 26% 23% 688
Seldom/never 18% 25% 28% 29% 1,989
Don't know 8% 23% 23% 46% 104

Generational cohort among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,715. 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% 11% 28% 34% 16% 2% 8,715
Once or twice a month 17% 12% 27% 29% 13% 1% 1,347
Several times a year 13% 10% 28% 31% 16% 1% 688
Seldom/never 12% 10% 21% 35% 19% 2% 1,989
Don't know 6% 5% 20% 30% 33% 7% 104

Gender composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 8,945
Once or twice a month 47% 53% 1,379
Several times a year 46% 54% 697
Seldom/never 46% 54% 2,019
Don't know 36% 64% 115

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 8,808. 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 61% 17% 2% 16% 4% 8,808
Once or twice a month 62% 14% 4% 17% 3% 1,367
Several times a year 67% 10% 3% 17% 3% 690
Seldom/never 67% 9% 4% 17% 2% 1,981
Don't know 61% 15% 2% 18% 5% 112

Immigrant status among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 8,837. 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 15% 8% 77% 8,837
Once or twice a month 19% 8% 72% 1,363
Several times a year 17% 10% 74% 691
Seldom/never 18% 13% 69% 1,986
Don't know 21% 3% 76% 111

Income distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 7,597. 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% 21% 28% 14% 7,597
Once or twice a month 30% 21% 28% 20% 1,190
Several times a year 28% 18% 32% 22% 606
Seldom/never 33% 18% 28% 21% 1,691

Educational distribution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 8,889. 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% 32% 16% 10% 8,889
Once or twice a month 39% 28% 19% 13% 1,376
Several times a year 37% 28% 20% 15% 693
Seldom/never 45% 25% 18% 12% 2,005
Don't know 55% 25% 14% 5% 111

Marital status among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 8,901. 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% 3% 12% 9% 18% 8,901
Once or twice a month 55% 4% 10% 6% 24% 1,377
Several times a year 62% 3% 8% 7% 20% 693
Seldom/never 54% 4% 10% 10% 22% 2,011
Don't know 57% 5% 14% 16% 8% 112

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 8,902. 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% 8,902
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 1,373
Several times a year 34% 66% 695
Seldom/never 26% 74% 2,012
Don't know 23% 77% 115

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 81% 16% 1% 1% < 1% 1% 1,379
Several times a year 76% 20% 2% 1% 1% 1% 697
Seldom/never 71% 23% 3% 1% 2% 1% 2,019
Don't know 81% 11% 2% 6% < 1% 1% 115

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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 94% 4% < 1% < 1% 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 85% 13% 1% 1% < 1% 1,379
Several times a year 79% 19% 1% < 1% 1% 697
Seldom/never 70% 26% 3% 1% < 1% 2,019
Don't know 92% 4% < 1% 1% 3% 115

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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 92% 7% < 1% 1% < 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 75% 20% 2% 2% 1% 1,379
Several times a year 68% 24% 4% 4% < 1% 697
Seldom/never 58% 26% 5% 11% 1% 2,019
Don't know 78% 5% 1% 3% 13% 115

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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 71% 12% 6% 10% 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 37% 27% 13% 22% < 1% 1,379
Several times a year 21% 17% 28% 33% 1% 697
Seldom/never 23% 8% 9% 61% < 1% 2,019
Don't know 60% 8% 4% 15% 12% 115

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 6% 2% 24% 2% 8,945
Once or twice a month 41% 14% 4% 39% 2% 1,379
Several times a year 32% 11% 13% 43% 1% 697
Seldom/never 38% 7% 3% 51% 2% 2,019
Don't know 47% 3% 2% 21% 27% 115

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 2% 2% 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 67% 19% 7% 5% 2% 1,379
Several times a year 61% 18% 16% 4% 1% 697
Seldom/never 60% 16% 8% 14% 1% 2,019
Don't know 75% 3% 1% < 1% 21% 115

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 16% 8% 19% 2% 8,945
Once or twice a month 42% 21% 15% 21% 1% 1,379
Several times a year 35% 20% 21% 23% 1% 697
Seldom/never 38% 15% 12% 34% 2% 2,019
Don't know 48% 10% 7% 18% 17% 115

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 4% 20% 3% 3% 8,945
Once or twice a month 49% 9% 35% 5% 3% 1,379
Several times a year 40% 8% 41% 9% 3% 697
Seldom/never 34% 9% 47% 7% 3% 2,019
Don't know 41% 5% 33% 5% 16% 115

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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 51% 46% 2% 1% 8,945
Once or twice a month 37% 62% 1% 1% 1,379
Several times a year 35% 63% 1% 1% 697
Seldom/never 29% 68% 1% 2% 2,019
Don't know 40% 56% 1% 3% 115

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 28% 5% 4% 4% 8,945
Once or twice a month 39% 40% 3% 12% 6% 1,379
Several times a year 33% 42% 2% 16% 8% 697
Seldom/never 29% 37% 3% 24% 6% 2,019
Don't know 56% 18% 10% 6% 10% 115

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 7% 8,945
Once or twice a month 90% 5% 5% 1,379
Several times a year 89% 6% 5% 697
Seldom/never 85% 10% 5% 2,019
Don't know 80% 8% 12% 115

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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 78% 15% 7% 8,945
Once or twice a month 74% 19% 8% 1,379
Several times a year 74% 20% 6% 697
Seldom/never 64% 27% 9% 2,019
Don't know 56% 29% 15% 115

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 17% 34% 8,945
Once or twice a month 45% 14% 42% 1,379
Several times a year 42% 14% 44% 697
Seldom/never 37% 18% 45% 2,019
Don't know 33% 30% 38% 115

Political ideology among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 26% 12% 7% 8,945
Once or twice a month 45% 33% 18% 5% 1,379
Several times a year 39% 36% 22% 3% 697
Seldom/never 35% 37% 22% 6% 2,019
Don't know 41% 33% 13% 13% 115

Views about size of government among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 36% 3% 4% 8,945
Once or twice a month 53% 41% 2% 4% 1,379
Several times a year 53% 42% 3% 3% 697
Seldom/never 50% 43% 4% 4% 2,019
Don't know 44% 43% 7% 7% 115

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 43% 4% 2% 8,945
Once or twice a month 46% 48% 3% 2% 1,379
Several times a year 50% 45% 3% 1% 697
Seldom/never 45% 49% 4% 3% 2,019
Don't know 44% 36% 9% 11% 115

Views about abortion among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 69% 4% 8,945
Once or twice a month 40% 57% 3% 1,379
Several times a year 46% 50% 4% 697
Seldom/never 48% 47% 4% 2,019
Don't know 30% 51% 19% 115

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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% 58% 5% 4% 8,945
Once or twice a month 53% 38% 5% 4% 1,379
Several times a year 58% 35% 3% 3% 697
Seldom/never 64% 29% 3% 3% 2,019
Don't know 31% 49% 8% 11% 115

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 8,945. 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 23% 70% 7% 8,945
Once or twice a month 43% 49% 8% 1,379
Several times a year 47% 45% 8% 697
Seldom/never 52% 39% 8% 2,019
Don't know 30% 56% 14% 115

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 47% 3% 4% 8,945
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 3% 1,379
Several times a year 38% 60% 1% 2% 697
Seldom/never 38% 56% 2% 3% 2,019
Don't know 39% 40% 4% 17% 115

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services weekly or more by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services weekly or more 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 = 8,945. 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% 23% 2% 60% 6% 8,945
Once or twice a month 17% 35% 2% 41% 4% 1,379
Several times a year 19% 39% 4% 35% 3% 697
Seldom/never 25% 32% 4% 33% 5% 2,019
Don't know 7% 26% 7% 41% 20% 115