Frequency of reading scripture among adults who believe in Hell

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 19,167. 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 46% 12% 9% 32% 1% 19,167
2007 44% 12% 8% 35% 1% 20,461

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 29% 13% 12% 47% 1% 4,475
Evangelical Protestant 65% 12% 7% 16% 1% 6,978
Historically Black Protestant 63% 13% 8% 16% 1% 1,557
Jewish 41% 7% 11% 38% 4% 144
Mainline Protestant 36% 14% 11% 38% 1% 3,327
Mormon 76% 7% 3% 12% 1% 381
Muslim 52% 15% 9% 23% 1% 173
Orthodox Christian 32% 16% 16% 37% < 1% 101
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 19% 9% 6% 65% 1% 1,699

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DemographicInformation

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 8,946. 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% 34% 29% 20% 8,946
Once or twice a month 28% 35% 23% 14% 2,183
Several times a year 22% 38% 26% 14% 1,616
Seldom/never 25% 34% 26% 14% 5,946
Don't know 17% 24% 18% 41% 123

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 8,946. 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% 29% 34% 14% 1% 8,946
Once or twice a month 19% 15% 29% 28% 9% 1% 2,183
Several times a year 15% 14% 32% 30% 9% 1% 1,616
Seldom/never 16% 16% 27% 31% 9% 1% 5,946
Don't know 10% 16% 15% 28% 27% 4% 123

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 58% 9,146
Once or twice a month 50% 50% 2,218
Several times a year 51% 49% 1,636
Seldom/never 52% 48% 6,028
Don't know 51% 49% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 9,015. 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% 19% 2% 15% 4% 9,015
Once or twice a month 60% 16% 3% 17% 3% 2,200
Several times a year 63% 12% 4% 17% 4% 1,619
Seldom/never 69% 9% 4% 15% 3% 5,973
Don't know 63% 16% 2% 13% 7% 134

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 9,025. 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 14% 7% 79% 9,025
Once or twice a month 16% 10% 74% 2,188
Several times a year 15% 11% 75% 1,608
Seldom/never 13% 10% 77% 5,941
Don't know 14% 6% 80% 131

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 7,882. 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% 22% 25% 13% 7,882
Once or twice a month 38% 22% 24% 15% 1,978
Several times a year 34% 21% 28% 17% 1,466
Seldom/never 36% 20% 26% 18% 5,243

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 9,094. 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% 34% 14% 8% 9,094
Once or twice a month 45% 34% 13% 7% 2,214
Several times a year 44% 33% 14% 9% 1,626
Seldom/never 48% 31% 14% 7% 5,997
Don't know 60% 29% 7% 5% 131

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 9,100. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 4% 14% 8% 20% 9,100
Once or twice a month 44% 8% 14% 6% 29% 2,215
Several times a year 49% 6% 14% 5% 26% 1,631
Seldom/never 46% 9% 12% 5% 28% 6,013
Don't know 44% 3% 18% 17% 18% 134

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 9,107. 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.
At least once a week 32% 68% 9,107
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 2,212
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,634
Seldom/never 30% 70% 6,008
Don't know 16% 84% 133

BeliefsandPractices

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 92% 7% < 1% < 1% < 1% < 1% 9,146
Once or twice a month 80% 17% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 2,218
Several times a year 78% 19% 2% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 60% 30% 6% 1% 2% 1% 6,028
Don't know 79% 14% 1% 5% < 1% 1% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 9,146
Once or twice a month 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 2,218
Several times a year 61% 34% 4% 1% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 38% 43% 14% 5% < 1% 6,028
Don't know 76% 18% < 1% 1% 4% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 20% 7% 1% 9,146
Once or twice a month 38% 50% 12% < 1% 2,218
Several times a year 27% 57% 16% < 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 18% 42% 40% < 1% 6,028
Don't know 41% 32% 15% 12% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 9,146
Once or twice a month 69% 22% 5% 3% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 57% 27% 9% 6% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 40% 24% 11% 25% < 1% 6,028
Don't know 66% 12% < 1% 3% 18% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 14% 8% 18% 1% 9,146
Once or twice a month 19% 24% 15% 42% < 1% 2,218
Several times a year 9% 10% 27% 53% < 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 6% 4% 5% 85% < 1% 6,028
Don't know 31% 13% 8% 31% 18% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 6% 2% 27% 2% 9,146
Once or twice a month 37% 14% 4% 43% 2% 2,218
Several times a year 28% 12% 11% 48% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 23% 7% 4% 66% 1% 6,028
Don't know 37% 2% 2% 30% 29% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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 85% 9% 3% 3% 1% 9,146
Once or twice a month 61% 23% 8% 7% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 54% 19% 17% 8% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 42% 18% 14% 24% 1% 6,028
Don't know 60% 5% 2% 7% 26% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 53% 16% 9% 21% 2% 9,146
Once or twice a month 41% 21% 14% 23% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 38% 17% 21% 23% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 33% 15% 15% 36% 1% 6,028
Don't know 36% 12% 7% 20% 26% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 66% 4% 24% 3% 2% 9,146
Once or twice a month 41% 8% 42% 6% 2% 2,218
Several times a year 32% 8% 50% 7% 2% 1,636
Seldom/never 21% 10% 59% 9% 2% 6,028
Don't know 44% 4% 35% 7% 10% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 48% 2% 1% 9,146
Once or twice a month 36% 62% 1% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 29% 69% 1% 1% 6,028
Don't know 37% 54% 3% 7% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 27% 4% 5% 4% 9,146
Once or twice a month 40% 40% 2% 11% 6% 2,218
Several times a year 33% 42% 3% 16% 6% 1,636
Seldom/never 24% 36% 2% 31% 7% 6,028
Don't know 47% 15% 10% 8% 20% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 94% 2% 3% 9,146
Once or twice a month 97% 2% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 97% 2% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 95% 3% 2% 6,028
Don't know 91% 4% 5% 139

SocialandPoliticalViews

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 16% 36% 9,146
Once or twice a month 44% 14% 41% 2,218
Several times a year 42% 15% 43% 1,636
Seldom/never 39% 19% 42% 6,028
Don't know 29% 26% 46% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 27% 14% 6% 9,146
Once or twice a month 44% 35% 17% 4% 2,218
Several times a year 40% 35% 19% 6% 1,636
Seldom/never 34% 37% 22% 7% 6,028
Don't know 36% 31% 6% 28% 139

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 38% 3% 3% 9,146
Once or twice a month 52% 43% 2% 3% 2,218
Several times a year 53% 42% 2% 3% 1,636
Seldom/never 52% 43% 2% 3% 6,028
Don't know 45% 36% 7% 12% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 50% 43% 4% 2% 9,146
Once or twice a month 48% 47% 3% 1% 2,218
Several times a year 50% 47% 3% 1% 1,636
Seldom/never 50% 44% 3% 2% 6,028
Don't know 45% 46% 3% 7% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 67% 4% 9,146
Once or twice a month 45% 52% 3% 2,218
Several times a year 50% 46% 4% 1,636
Seldom/never 57% 39% 4% 6,028
Don't know 31% 51% 18% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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% 57% 5% 4% 9,146
Once or twice a month 58% 35% 3% 4% 2,218
Several times a year 60% 33% 4% 3% 1,636
Seldom/never 71% 23% 3% 3% 6,028
Don't know 34% 50% 6% 10% 139

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

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

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 9,146. 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 25% 68% 7% 9,146
Once or twice a month 46% 46% 9% 2,218
Several times a year 49% 43% 8% 1,636
Seldom/never 61% 32% 8% 6,028
Don't know 32% 54% 15% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 47% 2% 4% 9,146
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 2% 2% 2,218
Several times a year 42% 54% 2% 2% 1,636
Seldom/never 41% 55% 2% 2% 6,028
Don't know 38% 39% 4% 19% 139

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

% of adults who believe in Hell 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 = 9,146. 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% 25% 2% 57% 5% 9,146
Once or twice a month 19% 32% 3% 41% 4% 2,218
Several times a year 22% 38% 3% 35% 3% 1,636
Seldom/never 32% 32% 4% 29% 4% 6,028
Don't know 8% 29% 6% 42% 15% 139