Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 2,945. 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 53% 25% 8% 14% 1% 2,945
2007 53% 24% 7% 15% 1% 3,086

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by religious group

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 42% 28% 10% 20% < 1% 593
Evangelical Protestant 66% 22% 5% 7% < 1% 1,044
Historically Black Protestant 60% 25% 7% 6% 1% 265
Mainline Protestant 47% 25% 11% 16% 1% 551
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 35% 30% 7% 27% 1% 189

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 22% 37% 25% 16% 1,545
Once or twice a month 28% 38% 21% 12% 692
Several times a year 29% 42% 19% 10% 215
Seldom/never 33% 32% 19% 16% 413

Generational cohort among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,545. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 12% 16% 31% 30% 10% 1% 1,545
Once or twice a month 20% 14% 33% 25% 8% < 1% 692
Several times a year 21% 13% 38% 21% 6% 1% 215
Seldom/never 23% 18% 24% 26% 8% 1% 413

Gender composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 57% 1,580
Once or twice a month 45% 55% 707
Several times a year 49% 51% 221
Seldom/never 45% 55% 419

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,554. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 18% 3% 19% 4% 1,554
Once or twice a month 52% 19% 5% 21% 3% 696
Several times a year 58% 16% 5% 18% 2% 217
Seldom/never 58% 9% 6% 23% 4% 412

Immigrant status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,558. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 16% 9% 75% 1,558
Once or twice a month 23% 10% 67% 694
Several times a year 18% 9% 73% 215
Seldom/never 20% 14% 66% 413

Income distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,398. 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% 24% 14% 1,398
Once or twice a month 39% 19% 26% 16% 618
Several times a year 31% 16% 34% 19% 195
Seldom/never 36% 15% 30% 20% 362

Educational distribution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,571. 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% 9% 1,571
Once or twice a month 45% 31% 14% 9% 705
Several times a year 43% 27% 17% 13% 221
Seldom/never 46% 30% 12% 12% 415

Marital status among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 1,576. 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% 13% 6% 24% 1,576
Once or twice a month 44% 8% 16% 4% 28% 706
Several times a year 49% 7% 10% 2% 31% 221
Seldom/never 44% 10% 11% 6% 30% 417

Parent of children under 18 among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,575. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 64% 1,575
Once or twice a month 37% 63% 706
Several times a year 33% 67% 220
Seldom/never 36% 64% 416

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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 87% 11% < 1% 1% 1% < 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 74% 21% 4% < 1% 1% 1% 707
Several times a year 70% 24% 3% 1% 1% 1% 221
Seldom/never 59% 27% 7% 1% 5% 1% 419

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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 86% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 71% 25% 3% 1% < 1% 707
Several times a year 58% 37% 5% < 1% 1% 221
Seldom/never 51% 39% 5% 2% 1% 419

Attendance at religious services among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 33% 5% < 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 43% 51% 5% 1% 707
Several times a year 43% 52% 4% < 1% 221
Seldom/never 31% 56% 13% < 1% 419

Frequency of prayer among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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 86% 12% 1% 1% < 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 68% 23% 5% 3% 1% 707
Several times a year 60% 25% 9% 6% 1% 221
Seldom/never 52% 24% 9% 14% < 1% 419

Frequency of meditation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 55% 11% 3% 29% 2% 1,580
Once or twice a month 40% 19% 4% 36% 2% 707
Several times a year 28% 15% 12% 44% 1% 221
Seldom/never 36% 15% 2% 47% < 1% 419

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 15% 5% 2% 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 65% 23% 6% 6% < 1% 707
Several times a year 51% 21% 20% 7% 1% 221
Seldom/never 52% 25% 10% 13% 1% 419

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 20% 10% 19% 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 42% 22% 14% 20% 1% 707
Several times a year 41% 25% 17% 16% 1% 221
Seldom/never 42% 19% 15% 22% 2% 419

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 7% 28% 5% 3% 1,580
Once or twice a month 37% 10% 43% 6% 3% 707
Several times a year 27% 11% 44% 16% 2% 221
Seldom/never 28% 13% 48% 9% 2% 419

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 53% 1% 1% 1,580
Once or twice a month 34% 65% 1% 1% 707
Several times a year 24% 75% 1% < 1% 221
Seldom/never 30% 69% 1% < 1% 419

Interpreting scripture among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 31% 4% 7% 4% 1,580
Once or twice a month 41% 35% 2% 14% 8% 707
Several times a year 30% 41% 2% 21% 7% 221
Seldom/never 24% 35% 1% 31% 9% 419

Belief in Heaven among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 5% 5% 1,580
Once or twice a month 87% 9% 4% 707
Several times a year 84% 11% 4% 221
Seldom/never 77% 15% 8% 419

Belief in Hell among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 6% 1,580
Once or twice a month 72% 22% 7% 707
Several times a year 72% 22% 6% 221
Seldom/never 59% 35% 7% 419

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 17% 40% 1,580
Once or twice a month 39% 16% 45% 707
Several times a year 38% 13% 49% 221
Seldom/never 36% 17% 47% 419

Political ideology among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 29% 18% 5% 1,580
Once or twice a month 37% 38% 20% 5% 707
Several times a year 33% 36% 26% 5% 221
Seldom/never 32% 34% 27% 7% 419

Views about size of government among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 42% 3% 2% 1,580
Once or twice a month 42% 52% 3% 3% 707
Several times a year 52% 46% 1% 1% 221
Seldom/never 51% 42% 4% 3% 419

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 46% 4% 2% 1,580
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 4% 1% 707
Several times a year 42% 54% 3% 1% 221
Seldom/never 48% 45% 5% 1% 419

Views about abortion among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 61% 3% 1,580
Once or twice a month 45% 53% 2% 707
Several times a year 52% 43% 5% 221
Seldom/never 58% 41% 2% 419

Views about homosexuality among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. 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% 47% 5% 3% 1,580
Once or twice a month 61% 32% 3% 3% 707
Several times a year 66% 28% 3% 3% 221
Seldom/never 73% 20% 5% 2% 419

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,580. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 36% 57% 7% 1,580
Once or twice a month 49% 42% 9% 707
Several times a year 53% 40% 6% 221
Seldom/never 62% 30% 8% 419

Views about environmental regulation among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 52% 2% 3% 1,580
Once or twice a month 39% 55% 4% 2% 707
Several times a year 33% 63% 2% 2% 221
Seldom/never 39% 56% 2% 3% 419

Views about human evolution among adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who attend prayer groups once or twice a month 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 = 1,580. 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% 27% 2% 52% 4% 1,580
Once or twice a month 20% 32% 5% 39% 4% 707
Several times a year 24% 39% 5% 29% 3% 221
Seldom/never 34% 32% 3% 28% 3% 419