Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 20,395. 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 13% 8% 8% 70% < 1% 20,395
2007 14% 8% 9% 68% 1% 20,841

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by religious group

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 160. 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.
Buddhist 9% 6% 11% 73% < 1% 160
Catholic 12% 8% 9% 71% 1% 4,669
Evangelical Protestant 30% 14% 12% 43% 1% 2,790
Hindu 4% 5% 11% 80% < 1% 119
Historically Black Protestant 29% 18% 11% 42% < 1% 572
Jewish 3% 3% 6% 87% 1% 548
Mainline Protestant 13% 10% 12% 64% < 1% 3,642
Mormon 32% 12% 5% 52% < 1% 116
Orthodox Christian 15% 8% 11% 66% 1% 109
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 5% 4% 5% 86% < 1% 6,810

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 2,487. 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 18% 32% 28% 22% 2,487
Once or twice a month 27% 34% 24% 15% 1,546
Several times a year 21% 34% 28% 16% 1,762
Seldom/never 26% 34% 25% 15% 14,167

Generational cohort among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 2,487. 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% 13% 28% 33% 15% 2% 2,487
Once or twice a month 16% 16% 28% 29% 10% 1% 1,546
Several times a year 13% 15% 28% 33% 10% 1% 1,762
Seldom/never 16% 17% 27% 30% 9% 1% 14,167

Gender composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 2,533
Once or twice a month 49% 51% 1,569
Several times a year 51% 49% 1,790
Seldom/never 54% 46% 14,408

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 2,482. 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% 14% 1% 17% 5% 2,482
Once or twice a month 65% 13% 3% 16% 3% 1,551
Several times a year 70% 9% 4% 13% 5% 1,764
Seldom/never 74% 6% 4% 12% 3% 14,240

Immigrant status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 2,483. 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 13% 10% 77% 2,483
Once or twice a month 12% 13% 75% 1,549
Several times a year 13% 11% 77% 1,768
Seldom/never 13% 12% 76% 14,245

Income distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,158. 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% 22% 22% 12% 2,158
Once or twice a month 39% 21% 25% 15% 1,389
Several times a year 32% 21% 26% 22% 1,600
Seldom/never 29% 20% 28% 23% 12,690

Educational distribution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 2,521. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 45% 35% 12% 8% 2,521
Once or twice a month 42% 35% 14% 9% 1,567
Several times a year 34% 35% 17% 13% 1,779
Seldom/never 38% 31% 19% 12% 14,342

Marital status among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 2,514. 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% 7% 18% 10% 21% 2,514
Once or twice a month 45% 8% 12% 6% 29% 1,562
Several times a year 48% 8% 14% 6% 25% 1,781
Seldom/never 45% 10% 12% 5% 29% 14,354

Parent of children under 18 among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 2,527. 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 26% 74% 2,527
Once or twice a month 29% 71% 1,564
Several times a year 26% 74% 1,784
Seldom/never 26% 74% 14,366

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 83% 12% 2% 1% 1% 1% 2,533
Once or twice a month 69% 21% 3% < 1% 5% 2% 1,569
Several times a year 61% 24% 5% 1% 7% 2% 1,790
Seldom/never 37% 28% 10% 1% 20% 4% 14,408

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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 73% 19% 4% 3% 1% 2,533
Once or twice a month 54% 34% 7% 5% < 1% 1,569
Several times a year 40% 42% 11% 7% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 20% 33% 22% 24% 1% 14,408

Attendance at religious services among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 38% 26% 1% 2,533
Once or twice a month 17% 55% 28% < 1% 1,569
Several times a year 13% 56% 31% < 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 8% 34% 58% < 1% 14,408

Frequency of prayer among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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 82% 11% 2% 4% < 1% 2,533
Once or twice a month 58% 23% 7% 12% 1% 1,569
Several times a year 43% 28% 10% 19% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 24% 17% 9% 49% 1% 14,408

Frequency of meditation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 5% 2% 35% 2% 2,533
Once or twice a month 35% 14% 3% 46% 1% 1,569
Several times a year 31% 11% 10% 46% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 23% 8% 5% 63% 1% 14,408

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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 75% 12% 5% 7% 1% 2,533
Once or twice a month 54% 22% 10% 11% 2% 1,569
Several times a year 50% 20% 15% 14% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 38% 17% 13% 30% 1% 14,408

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 13% 8% 25% 2% 2,533
Once or twice a month 49% 17% 10% 23% 1% 1,569
Several times a year 44% 16% 18% 21% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 39% 16% 15% 30% 1% 14,408

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 9% 39% 5% 3% 2,533
Once or twice a month 27% 13% 49% 8% 3% 1,569
Several times a year 19% 14% 54% 10% 2% 1,790
Seldom/never 10% 14% 60% 14% 2% 14,408

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 60% 2% 2% 2,533
Once or twice a month 30% 67% 2% 1% 1,569
Several times a year 28% 70% 1% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 23% 75% 1% 1% 14,408

Interpreting scripture among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 30% 4% 19% 8% 2,533
Once or twice a month 25% 36% 2% 28% 9% 1,569
Several times a year 17% 34% 2% 38% 8% 1,790
Seldom/never 11% 21% 1% 59% 8% 14,408

Belief in Heaven among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 84% 9% 6% 2,533
Once or twice a month 79% 14% 6% 1,569
Several times a year 71% 21% 8% 1,790
Seldom/never 54% 37% 8% 14,408

Belief in Hell among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 24% 10% 2,533
Once or twice a month 62% 30% 8% 1,569
Several times a year 55% 35% 9% 1,790
Seldom/never 39% 52% 9% 14,408

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 39% 19% 42% 2,533
Once or twice a month 35% 18% 47% 1,569
Several times a year 35% 16% 50% 1,790
Seldom/never 31% 19% 50% 14,408

Political ideology among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 32% 20% 8% 2,533
Once or twice a month 34% 37% 24% 5% 1,569
Several times a year 31% 37% 27% 5% 1,790
Seldom/never 24% 37% 33% 6% 14,408

Views about size of government among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 40% 4% 5% 2,533
Once or twice a month 51% 41% 3% 4% 1,569
Several times a year 55% 38% 4% 3% 1,790
Seldom/never 50% 43% 3% 4% 14,408

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 48% 4% 3% 2,533
Once or twice a month 43% 53% 3% 1% 1,569
Several times a year 44% 52% 3% 1% 1,790
Seldom/never 42% 53% 4% 2% 14,408

Views about abortion among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 51% 6% 2,533
Once or twice a month 57% 40% 4% 1,569
Several times a year 62% 33% 5% 1,790
Seldom/never 71% 25% 4% 14,408

Views about homosexuality among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 35% 5% 5% 2,533
Once or twice a month 70% 23% 4% 3% 1,569
Several times a year 72% 21% 4% 4% 1,790
Seldom/never 80% 14% 3% 3% 14,408

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 2,533. 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% 46% 9% 2,533
Once or twice a month 60% 32% 9% 1,569
Several times a year 63% 29% 8% 1,790
Seldom/never 73% 20% 6% 14,408

Views about environmental regulation among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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% 5% 2,533
Once or twice a month 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,569
Several times a year 36% 59% 2% 2% 1,790
Seldom/never 32% 64% 2% 3% 14,408

Views about human evolution among adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who seldom or never attend prayer groups 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 = 2,533. 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 18% 31% 4% 40% 7% 2,533
Once or twice a month 29% 32% 5% 30% 4% 1,569
Several times a year 37% 30% 5% 25% 3% 1,790
Seldom/never 54% 21% 4% 18% 3% 14,408