Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is very important

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 18,725. 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 58% 13% 8% 21% 1% 18,725
2007 54% 12% 8% 25% 1% 20,547

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Frequency of reading scripture among adults who say religion is very important by religious group

% of adults who say religion is very 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 37% 14% 11% 37% 1% 4,220
Evangelical Protestant 73% 11% 5% 10% 1% 6,904
Historically Black Protestant 66% 14% 7% 13% 1% 1,641
Jehovah's Witness 93% 3% 2% 1% 1% 224
Jewish 41% 14% 10% 34% 2% 279
Mainline Protestant 50% 15% 11% 24% 1% 3,317
Mormon 86% 7% 2% 4% 1% 559
Muslim 62% 15% 8% 13% 1% 154
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 41% 14% 8% 37% 1% 826

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DemographicInformation

Age distribution among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 10,664. 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% 10,664
Once or twice a month 22% 34% 26% 17% 2,266
Several times a year 17% 37% 28% 17% 1,400
Seldom/never 16% 32% 30% 22% 3,769
Don't know 10% 22% 22% 46% 173

Generational cohort among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 10,664. 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% 10,664
Once or twice a month 15% 13% 28% 31% 11% 1% 2,266
Several times a year 11% 12% 31% 33% 12% 1% 1,400
Seldom/never 9% 13% 26% 36% 15% 2% 3,769
Don't know 8% 8% 17% 30% 32% 6% 173

Gender composition among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 10,938
Once or twice a month 46% 54% 2,319
Several times a year 46% 54% 1,429
Seldom/never 46% 54% 3,846
Don't know 43% 57% 193

Racial and ethnic composition among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 10,764. 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% 18% 2% 15% 4% 10,764
Once or twice a month 59% 18% 3% 17% 3% 2,288
Several times a year 62% 14% 3% 18% 4% 1,409
Seldom/never 64% 10% 3% 19% 3% 3,797
Don't know 63% 14% 1% 17% 6% 184

Immigrant status among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 10,796. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 15% 7% 78% 10,796
Once or twice a month 17% 8% 74% 2,288
Several times a year 16% 9% 75% 1,410
Seldom/never 19% 10% 71% 3,786
Don't know 18% 6% 75% 185

Income distribution among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 9,346. 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% 21% 26% 13% 9,346
Once or twice a month 36% 21% 25% 18% 2,020
Several times a year 33% 20% 29% 18% 1,240
Seldom/never 40% 19% 23% 18% 3,226
Don't know 45% 21% 27% 7% 108

Educational distribution among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 10,877. 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% 33% 15% 9% 10,877
Once or twice a month 43% 32% 15% 10% 2,313
Several times a year 42% 31% 16% 11% 1,419
Seldom/never 50% 28% 14% 8% 3,817
Don't know 56% 26% 11% 7% 185

Marital status among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Married Living with a partner Divorced/separated Widowed Never married Sample Size
Sample size = 10,882. 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% 4% 14% 9% 18% 10,882
Once or twice a month 49% 6% 14% 6% 24% 2,313
Several times a year 55% 6% 12% 6% 21% 1,419
Seldom/never 50% 7% 14% 9% 21% 3,831
Don't know 53% 4% 15% 18% 10% 186

Parent of children under 18 among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 10,886. 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% 10,886
Once or twice a month 32% 68% 2,313
Several times a year 32% 68% 1,425
Seldom/never 29% 71% 3,834
Don't know 17% 83% 190

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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 92% 6% < 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 10,938
Once or twice a month 85% 12% 1% 1% 1% 1% 2,319
Several times a year 83% 14% 1% 1% < 1% < 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 78% 17% 2% 1% 1% < 1% 3,846
Don't know 78% 11% 1% 7% < 1% 3% 193

Attendance at religious services among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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 76% 18% 6% < 1% 10,938
Once or twice a month 46% 43% 10% < 1% 2,319
Several times a year 36% 51% 12% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 33% 41% 26% < 1% 3,846
Don't know 55% 22% 10% 13% 193

Frequency of prayer among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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 92% 7% 1% 1% 1% 10,938
Once or twice a month 75% 19% 3% 2% 1% 2,319
Several times a year 66% 24% 6% 3% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 64% 22% 5% 9% 1% 3,846
Don't know 67% 11% 1% 3% 19% 193

Frequency of participation in prayer, scripture study or religious education groups among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 13% 8% 17% 1% 10,938
Once or twice a month 22% 25% 15% 37% < 1% 2,319
Several times a year 12% 10% 28% 48% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 12% 6% 7% 75% < 1% 3,846
Don't know 37% 10% 7% 27% 19% 193

Frequency of meditation among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 6% 2% 25% 2% 10,938
Once or twice a month 41% 14% 4% 39% 2% 2,319
Several times a year 33% 11% 11% 43% 2% 1,429
Seldom/never 36% 7% 3% 52% 2% 3,846
Don't know 37% 3% 3% 25% 32% 193

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 10,938
Once or twice a month 67% 19% 8% 5% 1% 2,319
Several times a year 62% 18% 14% 5% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 61% 15% 9% 14% 1% 3,846
Don't know 65% 5% 2% 2% 26% 193

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 15% 8% 19% 2% 10,938
Once or twice a month 43% 20% 13% 22% 1% 2,319
Several times a year 41% 16% 20% 22% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 40% 13% 13% 32% 1% 3,846
Don't know 48% 8% 7% 16% 21% 193

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 67% 5% 23% 3% 3% 10,938
Once or twice a month 46% 8% 37% 6% 3% 2,319
Several times a year 38% 8% 44% 7% 3% 1,429
Seldom/never 33% 8% 49% 7% 3% 3,846
Don't know 46% 6% 31% 6% 11% 193

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 48% 2% 1% 10,938
Once or twice a month 36% 62% 1% 1% 2,319
Several times a year 34% 64% 1% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 30% 67% 2% 2% 3,846
Don't know 31% 58% 5% 6% 193

Interpreting scripture among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 58% 28% 5% 5% 5% 10,938
Once or twice a month 42% 36% 3% 12% 7% 2,319
Several times a year 35% 39% 3% 16% 7% 1,429
Seldom/never 32% 35% 3% 21% 9% 3,846
Don't know 47% 14% 11% 9% 18% 193

Belief in Heaven among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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 88% 6% 6% 10,938
Once or twice a month 89% 7% 5% 2,319
Several times a year 89% 7% 4% 1,429
Seldom/never 86% 9% 5% 3,846
Don't know 77% 9% 14% 193

Belief in Hell among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 78% 15% 7% 10,938
Once or twice a month 73% 19% 8% 2,319
Several times a year 76% 18% 6% 1,429
Seldom/never 65% 26% 9% 3,846
Don't know 63% 20% 17% 193

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 18% 36% 10,938
Once or twice a month 42% 15% 43% 2,319
Several times a year 39% 17% 45% 1,429
Seldom/never 36% 19% 45% 3,846
Don't know 28% 32% 40% 193

Political ideology among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 26% 14% 7% 10,938
Once or twice a month 43% 33% 19% 5% 2,319
Several times a year 41% 34% 20% 5% 1,429
Seldom/never 36% 34% 22% 8% 3,846
Don't know 31% 30% 13% 26% 193

Views about size of government among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 38% 3% 4% 10,938
Once or twice a month 50% 44% 3% 3% 2,319
Several times a year 50% 44% 3% 3% 1,429
Seldom/never 46% 46% 4% 4% 3,846
Don't know 41% 38% 6% 15% 193

Views about government aid to the poor among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 45% 5% 2% 10,938
Once or twice a month 47% 48% 4% 2% 2,319
Several times a year 47% 49% 3% 1% 1,429
Seldom/never 46% 47% 3% 3% 3,846
Don't know 40% 44% 5% 11% 193

Views about abortion among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 66% 4% 10,938
Once or twice a month 44% 52% 4% 2,319
Several times a year 48% 47% 5% 1,429
Seldom/never 49% 46% 6% 3,846
Don't know 32% 48% 20% 193

Views about homosexuality among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 56% 5% 4% 10,938
Once or twice a month 57% 35% 4% 4% 2,319
Several times a year 60% 33% 4% 4% 1,429
Seldom/never 64% 27% 5% 4% 3,846
Don't know 33% 47% 9% 11% 193

Views about same-sex marriage among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very important who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 66% 8% 10,938
Once or twice a month 44% 46% 9% 2,319
Several times a year 49% 42% 9% 1,429
Seldom/never 53% 37% 9% 3,846
Don't know 29% 53% 19% 193

Views about environmental regulation among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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 = 10,938. 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% 48% 3% 4% 10,938
Once or twice a month 42% 53% 3% 2% 2,319
Several times a year 42% 54% 2% 2% 1,429
Seldom/never 39% 55% 2% 4% 3,846
Don't know 37% 41% 4% 17% 193

Views about human evolution among adults who say religion is very important by frequency of reading scripture

% of adults who say religion is very 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
Sample size = 10,938. 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% 57% 6% 10,938
Once or twice a month 17% 33% 4% 42% 5% 2,319
Several times a year 21% 36% 4% 35% 3% 1,429
Seldom/never 22% 33% 5% 35% 6% 3,846
Don't know 8% 25% 6% 44% 17% 193