Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 10,485. 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 10% 5% 6% 79% < 1% 10,485
2007 10% 5% 6% 77% 1% 8,946

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by religious group

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 107. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
Buddhist 12% 5% 6% 76% 1% 107
Catholic 10% 5% 5% 80% < 1% 1,326
Evangelical Protestant 28% 12% 10% 50% < 1% 995
Historically Black Protestant 23% 14% 11% 50% 2% 181
Jewish 6% 4% 3% 85% 1% 270
Mainline Protestant 11% 7% 9% 72% 1% 1,340
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 3% 4% 87% < 1% 5,580

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 913. 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 21% 33% 27% 19% 913
Once or twice a month 27% 37% 22% 14% 479
Several times a year 22% 35% 29% 14% 636
Seldom/never 27% 36% 23% 15% 8,254

Generational cohort among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 913. 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% 15% 27% 31% 13% 2% 913
Once or twice a month 14% 18% 32% 26% 9% 1% 479
Several times a year 11% 19% 27% 33% 9% 1% 636
Seldom/never 16% 18% 28% 28% 9% 1% 8,254

Gender composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 52% 931
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 487
Several times a year 53% 47% 643
Seldom/never 56% 44% 8,378

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 900. 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% 15% 2% 20% 6% 900
Once or twice a month 67% 12% 3% 14% 4% 479
Several times a year 68% 8% 3% 15% 7% 636
Seldom/never 75% 5% 4% 11% 4% 8,278

Immigrant status among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 908. 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 16% 9% 75% 908
Once or twice a month 12% 11% 77% 480
Several times a year 13% 11% 76% 633
Seldom/never 12% 12% 77% 8,280

Income distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 798. 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 52% 21% 17% 10% 798
Once or twice a month 45% 23% 21% 11% 430
Several times a year 41% 18% 24% 16% 579
Seldom/never 32% 20% 27% 21% 7,435

Educational distribution among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 926. 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 52% 35% 8% 6% 926
Once or twice a month 48% 34% 12% 7% 486
Several times a year 40% 33% 16% 12% 641
Seldom/never 39% 31% 18% 11% 8,338

Marital status among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 918. 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 33% 9% 21% 10% 27% 918
Once or twice a month 37% 9% 17% 7% 30% 484
Several times a year 39% 11% 16% 7% 26% 640
Seldom/never 42% 11% 13% 5% 30% 8,349

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 927. 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 26% 74% 927
Once or twice a month 27% 73% 486
Several times a year 24% 76% 640
Seldom/never 24% 76% 8,363

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 13% 3% < 1% 3% 2% 931
Once or twice a month 59% 22% 7% < 1% 10% 2% 487
Several times a year 49% 27% 6% 1% 14% 3% 643
Seldom/never 28% 26% 11% 1% 29% 5% 8,378

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 64% 19% 7% 9% 1% 931
Once or twice a month 42% 31% 14% 13% 1% 487
Several times a year 29% 38% 18% 15% 1% 643
Seldom/never 12% 25% 25% 37% 1% 8,378

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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 79% 10% 2% 8% 1% 931
Once or twice a month 51% 18% 7% 22% 1% 487
Several times a year 34% 24% 10% 31% 1% 643
Seldom/never 18% 12% 7% 62% 1% 8,378

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 8% 3% 65% 1% 931
Once or twice a month 6% 8% 6% 80% 1% 487
Several times a year 4% 2% 9% 85% < 1% 643
Seldom/never 1% 1% 1% 97% < 1% 8,378

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 4% 1% 29% 2% 931
Once or twice a month 38% 12% 2% 44% 2% 487
Several times a year 35% 14% 9% 40% 1% 643
Seldom/never 22% 8% 5% 65% 1% 8,378

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 12% 4% 7% 2% 931
Once or twice a month 56% 17% 10% 16% < 1% 487
Several times a year 47% 20% 13% 18% 2% 643
Seldom/never 35% 15% 12% 36% 2% 8,378

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 12% 5% 19% 2% 931
Once or twice a month 58% 15% 6% 20% 1% 487
Several times a year 53% 15% 14% 17% 1% 643
Seldom/never 41% 16% 15% 28% 1% 8,378

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 12% 44% 5% 3% 931
Once or twice a month 21% 17% 49% 10% 3% 487
Several times a year 12% 17% 55% 12% 3% 643
Seldom/never 6% 15% 60% 16% 2% 8,378

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 29% 66% 2% 2% 931
Once or twice a month 31% 66% 2% 2% 487
Several times a year 25% 74% 1% 1% 643
Seldom/never 21% 77% 1% 1% 8,378

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 25% 4% 26% 8% 931
Once or twice a month 22% 26% 3% 42% 7% 487
Several times a year 17% 23% 2% 50% 8% 643
Seldom/never 9% 14% 1% 70% 7% 8,378

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 15% 8% 931
Once or twice a month 67% 25% 8% 487
Several times a year 59% 31% 11% 643
Seldom/never 42% 49% 9% 8,378

Belief in Hell among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 28% 9% 931
Once or twice a month 49% 43% 7% 487
Several times a year 46% 42% 11% 643
Seldom/never 31% 60% 8% 8,378

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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 35% 23% 42% 931
Once or twice a month 28% 20% 51% 487
Several times a year 32% 20% 48% 643
Seldom/never 27% 21% 52% 8,378

Political ideology among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 27% 25% 11% 931
Once or twice a month 25% 34% 33% 8% 487
Several times a year 30% 33% 32% 6% 643
Seldom/never 21% 35% 37% 7% 8,378

Views about size of government among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 41% 3% 6% 931
Once or twice a month 49% 41% 3% 7% 487
Several times a year 52% 38% 6% 4% 643
Seldom/never 49% 44% 3% 4% 8,378

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 50% 5% 4% 931
Once or twice a month 36% 57% 5% 2% 487
Several times a year 43% 52% 4% 1% 643
Seldom/never 39% 56% 4% 2% 8,378

Views about abortion among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 48% 7% 931
Once or twice a month 63% 35% 2% 487
Several times a year 65% 28% 7% 643
Seldom/never 75% 21% 4% 8,378

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 35% 4% 5% 931
Once or twice a month 71% 21% 4% 4% 487
Several times a year 73% 18% 5% 5% 643
Seldom/never 82% 13% 3% 3% 8,378

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 931. 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% 12% 931
Once or twice a month 62% 29% 9% 487
Several times a year 68% 24% 8% 643
Seldom/never 77% 17% 6% 8,378

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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% 49% 4% 5% 931
Once or twice a month 37% 57% 4% 2% 487
Several times a year 34% 59% 4% 3% 643
Seldom/never 29% 66% 2% 3% 8,378

Views about human evolution among adults who attend services seldom or never by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend services seldom or never 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 = 931. 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 21% 28% 4% 37% 9% 931
Once or twice a month 36% 24% 5% 31% 4% 487
Several times a year 44% 23% 8% 20% 5% 643
Seldom/never 61% 16% 4% 15% 3% 8,378