Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily

% of adults who pray daily who read scripture…

Survey year At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 19,336. 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 57% 12% 7% 23% 1% 19,336
2007 53% 12% 8% 26% 1% 21,138

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who pray daily by religious group

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 110. 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 54% 10% 6% 29% < 1% 110
Catholic 37% 14% 11% 37% 1% 4,335
Evangelical Protestant 73% 10% 5% 10% 1% 6,852
Hindu 17% 13% 20% 48% 2% 102
Historically Black Protestant 67% 12% 6% 14% 1% 1,538
Jehovah's Witness 92% 2% 2% 3% 1% 221
Jewish 46% 9% 8% 35% 3% 213
Mainline Protestant 49% 15% 10% 25% 1% 3,342
Mormon 87% 6% 1% 5% 1% 571
Muslim 63% 13% 6% 17% 1% 164
Orthodox Christian 45% 14% 11% 30% < 1% 100
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 33% 12% 7% 47% 1% 1,333

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,767. 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% 33% 29% 22% 10,767
Once or twice a month 22% 36% 26% 16% 2,211
Several times a year 16% 38% 29% 17% 1,400
Seldom/never 16% 32% 31% 21% 4,358
Don't know 11% 22% 23% 44% 158

Generational cohort among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,767. 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 9% 11% 28% 35% 15% 2% 10,767
Once or twice a month 15% 13% 30% 31% 10% 1% 2,211
Several times a year 10% 12% 32% 33% 12% 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 9% 13% 26% 37% 14% 1% 4,358
Don't know 9% 9% 16% 32% 30% 4% 158

Gender composition among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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% 60% 11,044
Once or twice a month 43% 57% 2,261
Several times a year 43% 57% 1,424
Seldom/never 41% 59% 4,439
Don't know 40% 60% 168

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,866. 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 61% 18% 2% 15% 5% 10,866
Once or twice a month 60% 17% 3% 17% 3% 2,238
Several times a year 66% 11% 5% 15% 4% 1,408
Seldom/never 66% 10% 4% 16% 4% 4,366
Don't know 59% 14% 2% 19% 6% 161

Immigrant status among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,898. 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% 8% 78% 10,898
Once or twice a month 16% 10% 74% 2,232
Several times a year 16% 10% 74% 1,406
Seldom/never 15% 11% 73% 4,378
Don't know 18% 10% 73% 159

Income distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 9,448. 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% 21% 26% 14% 9,448
Once or twice a month 38% 21% 25% 16% 1,989
Several times a year 34% 20% 28% 18% 1,257
Seldom/never 38% 19% 25% 18% 3,807
Don't know 47% 20% 19% 14% 109

Educational distribution among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,980. 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% 33% 15% 9% 10,980
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 16% 9% 2,254
Several times a year 40% 32% 16% 12% 1,413
Seldom/never 45% 30% 15% 10% 4,411
Don't know 57% 26% 11% 5% 163

Marital status among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,983. 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% 4% 14% 9% 18% 10,983
Once or twice a month 49% 8% 14% 6% 23% 2,255
Several times a year 54% 7% 13% 7% 18% 1,419
Seldom/never 48% 8% 14% 8% 21% 4,421
Don't know 43% 3% 16% 19% 18% 165

Parent of children under 18 among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,992. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 69% 10,992
Once or twice a month 33% 67% 2,253
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,422
Seldom/never 27% 73% 4,431
Don't know 20% 80% 165

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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 91% 7% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 82% 15% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 2,261
Several times a year 80% 17% 2% < 1% < 1% < 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 71% 23% 4% 1% 1% 1% 4,439
Don't know 85% 9% 1% 3% < 1% < 1% 168

Importance of religion in one's life among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 90% 7% 1% 1% 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 76% 20% 3% 1% < 1% 2,261
Several times a year 66% 29% 3% 1% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 55% 33% 7% 4% 1% 4,439
Don't know 74% 15% < 1% 6% 5% 168

Attendance at religious services among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 20% 7% < 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 41% 47% 13% < 1% 2,261
Several times a year 31% 54% 15% < 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 24% 42% 34% < 1% 4,439
Don't know 52% 20% 17% 11% 168

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

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 59% 13% 8% 19% 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 21% 24% 15% 41% < 1% 2,261
Several times a year 10% 11% 27% 51% < 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 9% 5% 7% 78% < 1% 4,439
Don't know 41% 10% 9% 31% 9% 168

Frequency of meditation among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 6% 2% 25% 2% 11,044
Once or twice a month 44% 12% 3% 39% 2% 2,261
Several times a year 37% 10% 11% 40% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 41% 7% 3% 48% 1% 4,439
Don't know 49% 2% 3% 24% 23% 168

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 8% 3% 3% 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 68% 19% 7% 5% 1% 2,261
Several times a year 64% 16% 14% 5% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 60% 15% 10% 14% 1% 4,439
Don't know 69% 4% 2% 7% 18% 168

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 11,044
Once or twice a month 43% 21% 12% 22% 1% 2,261
Several times a year 44% 15% 19% 20% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 44% 13% 13% 29% 1% 4,439
Don't know 46% 9% 5% 23% 17% 168

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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 65% 5% 24% 3% 3% 11,044
Once or twice a month 41% 9% 41% 6% 3% 2,261
Several times a year 32% 9% 47% 9% 3% 1,424
Seldom/never 25% 10% 55% 7% 3% 4,439
Don't know 46% 4% 34% 5% 11% 168

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

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 49% 2% 1% 11,044
Once or twice a month 35% 63% 1% 1% 2,261
Several times a year 33% 65% 1% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 27% 70% 2% 1% 4,439
Don't know 36% 56% 3% 5% 168

Interpreting scripture among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 28% 5% 7% 5% 11,044
Once or twice a month 39% 37% 3% 14% 8% 2,261
Several times a year 30% 38% 3% 21% 8% 1,424
Seldom/never 24% 32% 3% 32% 9% 4,439
Don't know 52% 17% 7% 8% 16% 168

Belief in Heaven among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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% 6% 6% 11,044
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 5% 2,261
Several times a year 87% 9% 5% 1,424
Seldom/never 81% 12% 7% 4,439
Don't know 77% 10% 13% 168

Belief in Hell among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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 77% 16% 7% 11,044
Once or twice a month 72% 21% 7% 2,261
Several times a year 72% 21% 7% 1,424
Seldom/never 59% 32% 9% 4,439
Don't know 61% 24% 15% 168

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 46% 18% 36% 11,044
Once or twice a month 42% 15% 43% 2,261
Several times a year 37% 16% 46% 1,424
Seldom/never 34% 19% 47% 4,439
Don't know 33% 29% 38% 168

Political ideology among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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% 27% 14% 7% 11,044
Once or twice a month 43% 34% 19% 5% 2,261
Several times a year 38% 35% 22% 5% 1,424
Seldom/never 32% 35% 25% 7% 4,439
Don't know 39% 31% 12% 18% 168

Views about size of government among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 56% 38% 3% 4% 11,044
Once or twice a month 51% 42% 3% 4% 2,261
Several times a year 51% 43% 3% 3% 1,424
Seldom/never 48% 45% 4% 4% 4,439
Don't know 40% 46% 6% 8% 168

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 44% 5% 2% 11,044
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 4% 1% 2,261
Several times a year 46% 50% 3% 1% 1,424
Seldom/never 43% 50% 4% 3% 4,439
Don't know 39% 45% 8% 8% 168

Views about abortion among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 31% 65% 4% 11,044
Once or twice a month 47% 50% 4% 2,261
Several times a year 53% 42% 5% 1,424
Seldom/never 59% 36% 5% 4,439
Don't know 35% 48% 18% 168

Views about homosexuality among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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% 54% 5% 4% 11,044
Once or twice a month 59% 33% 4% 4% 2,261
Several times a year 62% 31% 4% 4% 1,424
Seldom/never 71% 21% 4% 4% 4,439
Don't know 39% 46% 8% 7% 168

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 11,044. 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 28% 65% 8% 11,044
Once or twice a month 48% 43% 10% 2,261
Several times a year 52% 40% 8% 1,424
Seldom/never 61% 30% 9% 4,439
Don't know 32% 52% 16% 168

Views about environmental regulation among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. 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% 49% 3% 4% 11,044
Once or twice a month 41% 53% 3% 3% 2,261
Several times a year 38% 57% 2% 3% 1,424
Seldom/never 36% 58% 2% 4% 4,439
Don't know 37% 40% 8% 16% 168

Views about human evolution among adults who pray daily by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who pray daily 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 = 11,044. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 10% 25% 3% 56% 6% 11,044
Once or twice a month 18% 33% 4% 41% 4% 2,261
Several times a year 23% 35% 4% 34% 3% 1,424
Seldom/never 28% 32% 5% 30% 5% 4,439
Don't know 12% 27% 10% 36% 14% 168