Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Heaven

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 24,337. 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 43% 12% 9% 36% 1% 24,337
2007 40% 11% 9% 39% 1% 25,775

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by religious group

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 27% 12% 11% 49% 1% 6,083
Evangelical Protestant 62% 12% 7% 18% 1% 7,452
Historically Black Protestant 61% 13% 8% 17% 1% 1,761
Jehovah's Witness 91% 2% 3% 3% 2% 126
Jewish 31% 7% 12% 48% 2% 288
Mainline Protestant 33% 14% 12% 41% 1% 4,683
Mormon 78% 7% 3% 11% 1% 626
Muslim 50% 14% 10% 25% 1% 202
Orthodox Christian 33% 15% 13% 38% < 1% 138
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 18% 9% 6% 66% < 1% 2,430

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,330. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 17% 33% 28% 21% 10,330
Once or twice a month 26% 34% 24% 15% 2,775
Several times a year 21% 37% 27% 15% 2,100
Seldom/never 24% 34% 27% 16% 8,486
Don't know 13% 22% 21% 44% 158

Generational cohort among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,330. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 12% 28% 34% 15% 2% 10,330
Once or twice a month 18% 14% 29% 29% 9% 1% 2,775
Several times a year 14% 13% 31% 32% 10% 1% 2,100
Seldom/never 15% 15% 27% 32% 10% 1% 8,486
Don't know 8% 11% 15% 30% 32% 4% 158

Gender composition among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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% 10,578
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 2,827
Several times a year 49% 51% 2,133
Seldom/never 49% 51% 8,623
Don't know 49% 51% 176

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,421. 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% 19% 2% 16% 4% 10,421
Once or twice a month 60% 16% 3% 17% 3% 2,800
Several times a year 65% 11% 4% 16% 3% 2,106
Seldom/never 71% 8% 4% 14% 3% 8,535
Don't know 63% 15% 2% 17% 4% 167

Immigrant status among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,432. 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% 10,432
Once or twice a month 16% 10% 74% 2,789
Several times a year 15% 10% 75% 2,095
Seldom/never 13% 11% 76% 8,512
Don't know 20% 5% 75% 169

Income distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 9,102. 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% 21% 25% 13% 9,102
Once or twice a month 38% 21% 25% 15% 2,493
Several times a year 32% 21% 29% 19% 1,901
Seldom/never 34% 20% 27% 19% 7,488
Don't know 57% 17% 19% 7% 100

Educational distribution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,518. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 33% 14% 8% 10,518
Once or twice a month 45% 33% 14% 9% 2,823
Several times a year 42% 33% 15% 10% 2,120
Seldom/never 46% 31% 15% 8% 8,573
Don't know 61% 27% 8% 4% 168

Marital status among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,521. 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% 5% 14% 9% 20% 10,521
Once or twice a month 45% 8% 13% 6% 28% 2,819
Several times a year 50% 6% 13% 6% 25% 2,124
Seldom/never 47% 9% 12% 6% 27% 8,600
Don't know 43% 5% 19% 19% 15% 170

Parent of children under 18 among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,530. 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% 10,530
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 2,819
Several times a year 31% 69% 2,131
Seldom/never 29% 71% 8,594
Don't know 19% 81% 170

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 79% 18% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,827
Several times a year 74% 22% 3% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 58% 32% 6% 1% 2% 1% 8,623
Don't know 78% 14% < 1% 7% < 1% 1% 176

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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 89% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 69% 26% 3% 1% < 1% 2,827
Several times a year 57% 38% 4% 1% < 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 37% 43% 14% 5% < 1% 8,623
Don't know 74% 19% < 1% 1% 5% 176

Attendance at religious services among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 21% 7% 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 38% 49% 13% < 1% 2,827
Several times a year 26% 57% 16% < 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 17% 43% 39% < 1% 8,623
Don't know 46% 27% 14% 12% 176

Frequency of prayer among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 8% 1% 1% < 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 68% 23% 5% 3% 1% 2,827
Several times a year 55% 28% 9% 7% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 40% 24% 11% 25% < 1% 8,623
Don't know 68% 13% 1% 4% 15% 176

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 14% 8% 20% 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 18% 23% 15% 43% < 1% 2,827
Several times a year 9% 10% 27% 55% < 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 8,623
Don't know 34% 11% 7% 32% 16% 176

Frequency of meditation among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 6% 2% 26% 2% 10,578
Once or twice a month 37% 14% 4% 43% 2% 2,827
Several times a year 28% 12% 12% 47% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 24% 7% 4% 63% 1% 8,623
Don't know 40% 2% 2% 28% 27% 176

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 9% 3% 3% 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 60% 22% 10% 7% 1% 2,827
Several times a year 54% 20% 17% 8% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 44% 18% 14% 23% 1% 8,623
Don't know 64% 6% 2% 5% 23% 176

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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 54% 16% 9% 20% 2% 10,578
Once or twice a month 42% 21% 13% 23% 1% 2,827
Several times a year 39% 17% 20% 23% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 34% 15% 16% 35% 1% 8,623
Don't know 43% 10% 7% 18% 22% 176

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 5% 26% 3% 3% 10,578
Once or twice a month 38% 10% 44% 6% 2% 2,827
Several times a year 29% 9% 52% 8% 2% 2,133
Seldom/never 19% 10% 60% 9% 2% 8,623
Don't know 40% 3% 39% 7% 11% 176

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 51% 2% 1% 10,578
Once or twice a month 34% 64% 1% 1% 2,827
Several times a year 32% 66% 1% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 27% 71% 1% 1% 8,623
Don't know 35% 54% 4% 6% 176

Interpreting scripture among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 29% 4% 6% 5% 10,578
Once or twice a month 37% 40% 3% 13% 7% 2,827
Several times a year 28% 42% 3% 20% 7% 2,133
Seldom/never 21% 34% 2% 35% 8% 8,623
Don't know 48% 14% 10% 6% 22% 176

Belief in Hell among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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 83% 12% 5% 10,578
Once or twice a month 78% 17% 6% 2,827
Several times a year 77% 18% 5% 2,133
Seldom/never 69% 25% 6% 8,623
Don't know 73% 18% 9% 176

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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% 17% 37% 10,578
Once or twice a month 42% 15% 43% 2,827
Several times a year 41% 16% 44% 2,133
Seldom/never 37% 19% 44% 8,623
Don't know 26% 31% 43% 176

Political ideology among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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% 28% 15% 6% 10,578
Once or twice a month 41% 35% 19% 5% 2,827
Several times a year 38% 37% 20% 5% 2,133
Seldom/never 31% 38% 24% 7% 8,623
Don't know 38% 29% 10% 23% 176

Views about size of government among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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 54% 40% 3% 4% 10,578
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 2% 3% 2,827
Several times a year 53% 42% 2% 3% 2,133
Seldom/never 52% 43% 2% 3% 8,623
Don't know 42% 40% 5% 13% 176

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 45% 4% 2% 10,578
Once or twice a month 46% 49% 3% 1% 2,827
Several times a year 48% 48% 3% 1% 2,133
Seldom/never 48% 47% 3% 2% 8,623
Don't know 43% 43% 5% 9% 176

Views about abortion among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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% 63% 4% 10,578
Once or twice a month 48% 49% 3% 2,827
Several times a year 54% 42% 4% 2,133
Seldom/never 60% 36% 4% 8,623
Don't know 31% 48% 21% 176

Views about homosexuality among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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% 53% 5% 4% 10,578
Once or twice a month 61% 32% 4% 4% 2,827
Several times a year 64% 29% 4% 3% 2,133
Seldom/never 73% 20% 4% 3% 8,623
Don't know 36% 45% 10% 9% 176

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,578. 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% 64% 8% 10,578
Once or twice a month 49% 42% 9% 2,827
Several times a year 54% 38% 8% 2,133
Seldom/never 63% 29% 8% 8,623
Don't know 32% 52% 16% 176

Views about environmental regulation among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 44% 49% 3% 4% 10,578
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 2% 2% 2,827
Several times a year 40% 56% 2% 2% 2,133
Seldom/never 38% 57% 2% 3% 8,623
Don't know 39% 37% 4% 19% 176

Views about human evolution among adults who believe in Heaven by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who believe in Heaven 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 = 10,578. 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 11% 27% 2% 54% 6% 10,578
Once or twice a month 20% 33% 4% 39% 4% 2,827
Several times a year 24% 37% 4% 32% 3% 2,133
Seldom/never 35% 31% 4% 27% 4% 8,623
Don't know 11% 26% 6% 40% 17% 176