Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 6,792. 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 15% 10% 10% 64% 1% 6,792
2007 12% 9% 9% 70% < 1% 5,816

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

Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by religious group

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 17% 9% 10% 63% 1% 1,854
Evangelical Protestant 28% 15% 13% 43% 1% 827
Historically Black Protestant 36% 15% 14% 35% 1% 175
Jewish 8% 8% 12% 70% 1% 231
Mainline Protestant 11% 12% 12% 64% 1% 1,550
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 7% 7% 81% < 1% 1,614

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 940. 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 22% 35% 24% 19% 940
Once or twice a month 31% 35% 21% 13% 643
Several times a year 22% 36% 25% 17% 691
Seldom/never 24% 36% 26% 14% 4,368

Generational cohort among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 940. 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% 16% 30% 29% 13% 1% 940
Once or twice a month 21% 17% 28% 24% 8% 1% 643
Several times a year 13% 16% 29% 29% 12% 1% 691
Seldom/never 15% 17% 29% 30% 8% 1% 4,368

Gender composition among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 51% 959
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 651
Several times a year 53% 47% 704
Seldom/never 52% 48% 4,440

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 947. 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% 12% 2% 40% 5% 947
Once or twice a month 57% 7% 6% 26% 3% 646
Several times a year 62% 8% 7% 19% 4% 696
Seldom/never 74% 5% 4% 14% 3% 4,406

Immigrant status among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 939. 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 38% 8% 54% 939
Once or twice a month 27% 11% 62% 639
Several times a year 23% 11% 67% 691
Seldom/never 14% 11% 75% 4,400

Income distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 825. 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% 18% 15% 11% 825
Once or twice a month 43% 20% 21% 15% 581
Several times a year 33% 20% 26% 21% 635
Seldom/never 28% 20% 29% 23% 3,921

Educational distribution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 952. 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% 11% 8% 952
Once or twice a month 43% 30% 15% 11% 648
Several times a year 39% 32% 15% 14% 700
Seldom/never 39% 30% 19% 13% 4,427

Marital status among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 955. 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% 9% 15% 8% 27% 955
Once or twice a month 40% 12% 12% 5% 30% 648
Several times a year 50% 8% 14% 6% 23% 702
Seldom/never 48% 11% 11% 4% 26% 4,426

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 956. 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% 956
Once or twice a month 34% 66% 649
Several times a year 29% 71% 703
Seldom/never 30% 70% 4,428

BeliefsandPractices

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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 67% 26% 4% 2% 1% 959
Once or twice a month 41% 49% 7% 2% 1% 651
Several times a year 29% 56% 12% 3% 1% 704
Seldom/never 15% 49% 26% 9% 1% 4,440

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 30% 13% 1% 959
Once or twice a month 29% 53% 17% < 1% 651
Several times a year 18% 57% 24% < 1% 704
Seldom/never 9% 41% 49% < 1% 4,440

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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 72% 21% 3% 4% < 1% 959
Once or twice a month 49% 32% 8% 10% 1% 651
Several times a year 35% 33% 15% 17% < 1% 704
Seldom/never 23% 23% 14% 39% < 1% 4,440

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 18% 7% 29% 1% 959
Once or twice a month 12% 24% 13% 50% 1% 651
Several times a year 5% 9% 26% 60% < 1% 704
Seldom/never 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 4,440

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 9% 3% 23% 2% 959
Once or twice a month 37% 18% 5% 39% 1% 651
Several times a year 29% 14% 12% 43% 2% 704
Seldom/never 22% 11% 5% 61% 1% 4,440

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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 68% 15% 9% 8% 1% 959
Once or twice a month 51% 25% 14% 9% 1% 651
Several times a year 44% 20% 20% 16% < 1% 704
Seldom/never 35% 20% 16% 28% 1% 4,440

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 13% 9% 16% 2% 959
Once or twice a month 48% 20% 15% 16% 1% 651
Several times a year 43% 19% 21% 17% 1% 704
Seldom/never 36% 17% 18% 28% 1% 4,440

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 12% 35% 10% 2% 959
Once or twice a month 21% 16% 49% 12% 2% 651
Several times a year 12% 17% 56% 13% 2% 704
Seldom/never 8% 14% 64% 12% 2% 4,440

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 67% 2% 2% 959
Once or twice a month 26% 72% 2% < 1% 651
Several times a year 22% 76% 1% 1% 704
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 4,440

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 40% 30% 3% 21% 6% 959
Once or twice a month 20% 34% 2% 34% 10% 651
Several times a year 11% 35% 1% 46% 7% 704
Seldom/never 9% 25% 1% 57% 9% 4,440

Belief in Heaven among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 11% 6% 959
Once or twice a month 76% 16% 7% 651
Several times a year 70% 22% 8% 704
Seldom/never 66% 24% 9% 4,440

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 9% 959
Once or twice a month 58% 34% 8% 651
Several times a year 49% 41% 10% 704
Seldom/never 45% 45% 10% 4,440

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 23% 48% 959
Once or twice a month 36% 15% 49% 651
Several times a year 29% 16% 54% 704
Seldom/never 33% 19% 47% 4,440

Political ideology among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 34% 32% 27% 7% 959
Once or twice a month 28% 40% 29% 4% 651
Several times a year 26% 42% 29% 3% 704
Seldom/never 24% 40% 30% 5% 4,440

Views about size of government among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 58% 2% 3% 959
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 4% 3% 651
Several times a year 50% 45% 3% 2% 704
Seldom/never 52% 42% 3% 3% 4,440

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 55% 4% 3% 959
Once or twice a month 37% 59% 2% 2% 651
Several times a year 42% 55% 2% 1% 704
Seldom/never 44% 51% 3% 2% 4,440

Views about abortion among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 50% 5% 959
Once or twice a month 55% 42% 3% 651
Several times a year 68% 29% 3% 704
Seldom/never 69% 27% 4% 4,440

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 31% 4% 3% 959
Once or twice a month 75% 18% 3% 4% 651
Several times a year 78% 16% 4% 2% 704
Seldom/never 82% 13% 3% 2% 4,440

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 959. 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% 41% 10% 959
Once or twice a month 64% 26% 10% 651
Several times a year 68% 23% 9% 704
Seldom/never 74% 20% 6% 4,440

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 56% 2% 5% 959
Once or twice a month 33% 60% 3% 4% 651
Several times a year 32% 64% 2% 1% 704
Seldom/never 33% 63% 2% 2% 4,440

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in God and are fairly certain by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in God and are fairly certain 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 = 959. 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% 31% 4% 33% 5% 959
Once or twice a month 38% 30% 6% 23% 3% 651
Several times a year 42% 30% 6% 18% 4% 704
Seldom/never 53% 23% 5% 16% 3% 4,440