Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 3,966. 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 4% 3% 3% 89% < 1% 3,966
2007 4% 3% 3% 89% 1% 2,468

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 5% 6% 2% 87% < 1% 160
Mainline Protestant 10% 4% 5% 81% < 1% 136
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 3% 2% 3% 91% < 1% 3,232

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 153. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 30% 35% 23% 12% 153
Several times a year 34% 45% 12% 10% 133
Seldom/never 32% 36% 19% 13% 3,521

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 153. 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% 14% 29% 27% 7% 1% 153
Several times a year 24% 21% 34% 15% 6% < 1% 133
Seldom/never 21% 20% 27% 24% 8% 1% 3,521

Gender composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 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 60% 40% 158
Several times a year 67% 33% 136
Seldom/never 62% 38% 3,570

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 149. 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% 2% 21% 7% 149
Several times a year 75% 6% 1% 16% 3% 135
Seldom/never 79% 4% 5% 9% 3% 3,521

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 153. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 19% 11% 70% 153
Several times a year 9% 17% 74% 133
Seldom/never 12% 13% 75% 3,532

Income distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 138. 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 47% 16% 22% 14% 138
Several times a year 20% 23% 33% 24% 127
Seldom/never 26% 18% 29% 27% 3,232

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 156. 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% 34% 10% 5% 156
Several times a year 24% 36% 21% 19% 135
Seldom/never 31% 31% 22% 16% 3,558

Marital status among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 154. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 27% 8% 22% 4% 39% 154
Several times a year 35% 15% 12% 1% 36% 135
Seldom/never 39% 11% 11% 3% 35% 3,559

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 156. 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% 72% 156
Several times a year 29% 71% 134
Seldom/never 22% 78% 3,561

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 63% 13% 5% 1% 15% 3% 158
Several times a year 20% 15% 5% 1% 53% 6% 136
Seldom/never 11% 12% 11% 1% 59% 7% 3,570

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 22% 21% 56% < 1% 158
Several times a year < 1% 26% 74% < 1% 136
Seldom/never 1% 9% 90% < 1% 3,570

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 68% 10% 3% 19% < 1% 158
Several times a year 10% 9% 6% 74% 1% 136
Seldom/never 5% 3% 3% 88% < 1% 3,570

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 35% 6% 7% 50% 1% 158
Several times a year < 1% < 1% 9% 91% < 1% 136
Seldom/never 1% < 1% 1% 98% < 1% 3,570

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 72% 3% 3% 21% 1% 158
Several times a year 34% 12% 12% 40% 3% 136
Seldom/never 21% 8% 5% 66% < 1% 3,570

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 73% 13% 1% 10% 3% 158
Several times a year 49% 13% 8% 26% 3% 136
Seldom/never 33% 14% 10% 41% 2% 3,570

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 70% 10% 6% 13% 1% 158
Several times a year 68% 17% 6% 8% 1% 136
Seldom/never 45% 15% 14% 26% 1% 3,570

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 18% 22% 43% 13% 4% 158
Several times a year 2% 26% 50% 22% 1% 136
Seldom/never 1% 18% 55% 24% 2% 3,570

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 29% 66% 4% 1% 158
Several times a year 24% 75% 1% < 1% 136
Seldom/never 17% 82% 1% 1% 3,570

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 24% 20% 4% 41% 11% 158
Several times a year 6% 5% < 1% 85% 4% 136
Seldom/never 1% 3% < 1% 91% 4% 3,570

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 52% 36% 13% 158
Several times a year 16% 76% 9% 136
Seldom/never 14% 79% 7% 3,570

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 48% 45% 8% 158
Several times a year 12% 81% 7% 136
Seldom/never 9% 85% 6% 3,570

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 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 25% 34% 41% 158
Several times a year 15% 15% 70% 136
Seldom/never 20% 19% 60% 3,570

Political ideology among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 34% 27% 32% 7% 158
Several times a year 17% 30% 51% 2% 136
Seldom/never 13% 32% 47% 7% 3,570

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 49% 39% 6% 7% 158
Several times a year 46% 47% 5% 3% 136
Seldom/never 47% 46% 3% 3% 3,570

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 47% 47% 6% 1% 158
Several times a year 25% 68% 6% 2% 136
Seldom/never 33% 62% 3% 1% 3,570

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 40% 56% 4% 158
Several times a year 75% 21% 4% 136
Seldom/never 85% 12% 3% 3,570

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 63% 27% 7% 2% 158
Several times a year 86% 10% 1% 2% 136
Seldom/never 89% 7% 2% 2% 3,570

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 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 52% 37% 10% 158
Several times a year 84% 13% 3% 136
Seldom/never 86% 9% 4% 3,570

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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 = 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 38% 54% 3% 5% 158
Several times a year 21% 73% 1% 4% 136
Seldom/never 23% 74% 2% 2% 3,570

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is not at all important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is not at all important 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
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At least once a week 26% 22% 3% 44% 4% 158
Several times a year 81% 9% 9% 2% < 1% 136
Seldom/never 80% 7% 3% 8% 2% 3,570