Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 5,262. 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 8% 5% 6% 81% < 1% 5,262
2007 8% 5% 5% 80% 1% 5,886

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 seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 9% 4% 5% 81% 1% 963
Evangelical Protestant 18% 13% 11% 59% < 1% 511
Historically Black Protestant 29% 10% 8% 53% < 1% 136
Jewish 5% 4% 8% 83% 1% 235
Mainline Protestant 9% 8% 7% 76% < 1% 778
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 3% 4% 90% < 1% 2,348

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 361. 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 24% 31% 27% 18% 361
Once or twice a month 29% 34% 26% 11% 244
Several times a year 28% 32% 27% 13% 286
Seldom/never 27% 34% 23% 17% 4,265

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 361. 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% 15% 26% 30% 14% 1% 361
Once or twice a month 17% 21% 25% 29% 8% < 1% 244
Several times a year 17% 16% 26% 30% 9% 2% 286
Seldom/never 17% 16% 27% 28% 10% 1% 4,265

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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% 50% 372
Once or twice a month 54% 46% 246
Several times a year 66% 34% 291
Seldom/never 63% 37% 4,333

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 364. 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% 23% 4% 18% 6% 364
Once or twice a month 61% 15% 2% 18% 4% 243
Several times a year 68% 9% 6% 14% 3% 287
Seldom/never 75% 5% 5% 11% 3% 4,286

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 356. 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 19% 12% 70% 356
Once or twice a month 14% 14% 72% 242
Several times a year 14% 11% 75% 285
Seldom/never 12% 12% 76% 4,272

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 309. 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% 20% 17% 10% 309
Once or twice a month 49% 18% 19% 14% 220
Several times a year 42% 22% 18% 18% 264
Seldom/never 34% 20% 27% 20% 3,802

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 368. 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% 34% 8% 7% 368
Once or twice a month 46% 33% 14% 7% 246
Several times a year 42% 33% 15% 10% 288
Seldom/never 47% 29% 15% 10% 4,313

Marital status among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 367. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 33% 9% 20% 11% 27% 367
Once or twice a month 40% 4% 13% 8% 35% 244
Several times a year 35% 9% 16% 7% 33% 289
Seldom/never 42% 10% 12% 5% 31% 4,309

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 371. 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% 371
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 246
Several times a year 27% 73% 288
Seldom/never 25% 75% 4,315

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 18% 6% 2% 2% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 54% 22% 14% < 1% 6% 3% 246
Several times a year 34% 35% 13% < 1% 15% 3% 291
Seldom/never 25% 27% 13% 1% 30% 5% 4,333

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 22% 6% 4% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 41% 39% 9% 11% < 1% 246
Several times a year 24% 49% 15% 11% 1% 291
Seldom/never 12% 30% 26% 31% < 1% 4,333

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 32% 17% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 21% 45% 32% 1% 246
Several times a year 8% 56% 36% < 1% 291
Seldom/never 6% 27% 67% < 1% 4,333

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 70% 16% 3% 9% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 45% 24% 10% 21% 1% 246
Several times a year 21% 26% 14% 38% 1% 291
Seldom/never 13% 11% 9% 66% 1% 4,333

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 9% 9% 43% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 11% 16% 6% 66% < 1% 246
Several times a year 5% 6% 15% 75% < 1% 291
Seldom/never 2% 1% 2% 94% < 1% 4,333

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 8% 3% 42% 2% 372
Once or twice a month 22% 11% 3% 62% 3% 246
Several times a year 19% 14% 8% 57% 3% 291
Seldom/never 11% 5% 3% 80% 1% 4,333

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 35% 7% 8% 47% 3% 372
Once or twice a month 39% 13% 11% 35% 1% 246
Several times a year 30% 17% 14% 36% 2% 291
Seldom/never 25% 13% 15% 46% 1% 4,333

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 15% 40% 6% 2% 372
Once or twice a month 24% 15% 52% 7% 2% 246
Several times a year 11% 17% 55% 16% 1% 291
Seldom/never 7% 12% 63% 16% 2% 4,333

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 68% 2% 1% 372
Once or twice a month 28% 70% 1% 1% 246
Several times a year 21% 77% 2% 1% 291
Seldom/never 22% 76% 1% 1% 4,333

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 27% 3% 17% 8% 372
Once or twice a month 28% 31% 1% 28% 11% 246
Several times a year 15% 27% 1% 49% 9% 291
Seldom/never 10% 17% 1% 65% 7% 4,333

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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 80% 14% 5% 372
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 7% 246
Several times a year 58% 31% 11% 291
Seldom/never 47% 45% 9% 4,333

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 63% 28% 9% 372
Once or twice a month 58% 33% 9% 246
Several times a year 46% 42% 12% 291
Seldom/never 35% 56% 8% 4,333

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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% 16% 56% 372
Once or twice a month 32% 26% 42% 246
Several times a year 29% 15% 57% 291
Seldom/never 32% 21% 47% 4,333

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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% 34% 28% 8% 372
Once or twice a month 34% 30% 27% 9% 246
Several times a year 26% 35% 31% 8% 291
Seldom/never 24% 35% 32% 9% 4,333

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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% 53% 3% 3% 372
Once or twice a month 45% 48% 1% 6% 246
Several times a year 46% 49% 2% 2% 291
Seldom/never 51% 42% 3% 4% 4,333

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 54% 3% 3% 372
Once or twice a month 36% 58% 3% 3% 246
Several times a year 35% 62% 1% 1% 291
Seldom/never 43% 52% 3% 2% 4,333

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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% 51% 4% 372
Once or twice a month 59% 37% 4% 246
Several times a year 67% 28% 5% 291
Seldom/never 71% 26% 4% 4,333

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 36% 3% 3% 372
Once or twice a month 70% 26% < 1% 3% 246
Several times a year 65% 27% 4% 4% 291
Seldom/never 76% 18% 3% 3% 4,333

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 372. 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% 7% 372
Once or twice a month 50% 39% 11% 246
Several times a year 57% 31% 12% 291
Seldom/never 70% 23% 7% 4,333

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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 43% 50% 3% 5% 372
Once or twice a month 39% 55% 3% 3% 246
Several times a year 35% 61% 2% 1% 291
Seldom/never 35% 61% 2% 3% 4,333

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never feel a deep sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing 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 = 372. 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 24% 24% 3% 42% 7% 372
Once or twice a month 38% 22% 4% 32% 5% 246
Several times a year 48% 20% 2% 26% 3% 291
Seldom/never 59% 16% 4% 17% 4% 4,333