Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults

% of widowed adults 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 = 3,218. 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 47% 9% 7% 35% 2% 3,218
2007 48% 9% 6% 35% 2% 3,705

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Frequency of reading scripture among widowed adults by religious group

% of widowed adults 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% 9% 9% 43% 2% 721
Evangelical Protestant 63% 10% 6% 18% 2% 923
Historically Black Protestant 71% 10% 3% 15% 2% 196
Mainline Protestant 42% 10% 9% 37% 2% 791
Unaffiliated (religious "nones") 15% 3% 6% 76% < 1% 338

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

DemographicInformation

Age distribution among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are ages…

Frequency of reading scripture 18-29 30-49 50-64 65+ Sample Size
Sample size = 1,409. 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 < 1% 6% 20% 73% 1,409
Once or twice a month < 1% 8% 24% 68% 283
Several times a year < 1% 7% 27% 66% 232
Seldom/never 1% 7% 22% 70% 1,165

Generational cohort among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Younger Millennial Older Millennial Generation X Baby Boomer Silent Greatest Sample Size
Sample size = 1,409. 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 < 1% 1% 6% 28% 55% 11% 1,409
Once or twice a month < 1% < 1% 8% 33% 48% 12% 283
Several times a year < 1% 2% 5% 34% 47% 13% 232
Seldom/never < 1% 1% 7% 32% 48% 13% 1,165

Gender composition among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Men Women Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 81% 1,442
Once or twice a month 28% 72% 289
Several times a year 34% 66% 238
Seldom/never 31% 69% 1,194

Racial and ethnic composition among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture White Black Asian Latino Other/Mixed Sample Size
Sample size = 1,419. 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% 18% 1% 10% 3% 1,419
Once or twice a month 78% 11% 1% 6% 4% 286
Several times a year 79% 9% 3% 6% 3% 235
Seldom/never 83% 7% 1% 6% 3% 1,184

Immigrant status among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Immigrants Second generation Third generation or higher Sample Size
Sample size = 1,418. 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% 9% 82% 1,418
Once or twice a month 5% 10% 85% 286
Several times a year 8% 16% 75% 233
Seldom/never 8% 14% 78% 1,177

Income distribution among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who have a household income of…

Frequency of reading scripture Less than $30,000 $30,000-$49,999 $50,000-$99,999 $100,000 or more Sample Size
Sample size = 1,156. 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 65% 19% 11% 4% 1,156
Once or twice a month 57% 20% 16% 7% 237
Several times a year 64% 16% 14% 6% 200
Seldom/never 52% 24% 15% 9% 982

Educational distribution among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who have completed…

Frequency of reading scripture High school or less Some college College Post-graduate degree Sample Size
Sample size = 1,436. 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% 29% 8% 5% 1,436
Once or twice a month 56% 28% 8% 8% 289
Several times a year 59% 26% 6% 10% 233
Seldom/never 57% 23% 12% 8% 1,189

Parent of children under 18 among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Parents Non-parents Sample Size
Sample size = 1,440. 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 8% 92% 1,440
Once or twice a month 6% 94% 289
Several times a year 9% 91% 238
Seldom/never 5% 95% 1,192

BeliefsandPractices

Belief in God among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say they…

Frequency of reading scripture Believe in God; absolutely certain Believe in God; fairly certain Believe in God; not too/not at all certain Believe in God; don't know Do not believe in God Other/don't know if they believe in God Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 89% 7% 1% 2% < 1% 1% 1,442
Once or twice a month 76% 18% 2% 2% < 1% 1% 289
Several times a year 66% 23% 6% 3% 1% 1% 238
Seldom/never 57% 23% 7% 2% 9% 3% 1,194

Importance of religion in one's life among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say religion is…

Frequency of reading scripture Very important Somewhat important Not too important Not at all important Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 1,442
Once or twice a month 69% 27% 2% 2% < 1% 289
Several times a year 54% 39% 4% 1% 2% 238
Seldom/never 43% 30% 13% 13% 1% 1,194

Attendance at religious services among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who attend religious services…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month/a few times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 20% 9% 2% 1,442
Once or twice a month 40% 40% 19% 1% 289
Several times a year 27% 44% 27% 1% 238
Seldom/never 22% 29% 49% 1% 1,194

Frequency of prayer among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who pray…

Frequency of reading scripture At least daily Weekly Monthly Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 1,442
Once or twice a month 71% 20% 3% 4% 2% 289
Several times a year 60% 23% 9% 8% 1% 238
Seldom/never 47% 16% 5% 31% 2% 1,194

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

% of widowed adults 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 = 1,442. 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% 10% 9% 25% 2% 1,442
Once or twice a month 18% 17% 15% 50% < 1% 289
Several times a year 14% 3% 22% 60% 1% 238
Seldom/never 7% 3% 4% 85% 1% 1,194

Frequency of meditation among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who meditate…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 3% 2% 15% 4% 1,442
Once or twice a month 48% 16% 3% 26% 7% 289
Several times a year 44% 11% 10% 34% 2% 238
Seldom/never 35% 8% 3% 52% 2% 1,194

Frequency of feeling spiritual peace and wellbeing among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who feel a sense of spiritual peace and wellbeing…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 5% 2% 4% 2% 1,442
Once or twice a month 63% 19% 6% 11% 1% 289
Several times a year 52% 12% 21% 13% 3% 238
Seldom/never 47% 11% 10% 28% 3% 1,194

Frequency of feeling wonder about the universe among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who feel a sense of wonder about the universe…

Frequency of reading scripture At least once a week Once or twice a month Several times a year Seldom/never Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 11% 8% 23% 3% 1,442
Once or twice a month 40% 16% 15% 25% 3% 289
Several times a year 33% 11% 23% 30% 2% 238
Seldom/never 35% 10% 14% 39% 2% 1,194

Sources of guidance on right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say they look to…most for guidance on right and wrong

Frequency of reading scripture Religion Philosophy/reason Common sense Science Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 5% 28% 3% 4% 1,442
Once or twice a month 37% 5% 51% 4% 3% 289
Several times a year 18% 7% 64% 6% 5% 238
Seldom/never 20% 9% 60% 7% 4% 1,194

Belief in absolute standards for right and wrong among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say…

Frequency of reading scripture There are clear standards for what is right and wrong Right or wrong depends on the situation Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 57% 2% 3% 1,442
Once or twice a month 30% 67% 1% 3% 289
Several times a year 23% 75% 1% 1% 238
Seldom/never 24% 72% 1% 3% 1,194

Interpreting scripture among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say the holy scripture is…

Frequency of reading scripture Word of God; should be taken literally Word of God; not everything taken literally Word of God; other/don't know Not the word of God Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. Visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire. Sample sizes and margins of error vary from subgroup to subgroup, from year to year and from state to state. You can see the sample size for the estimates in this chart on rollover or in the last column of the table. And visit this table to see approximate margins of error for a group of a given size. Readers should always bear in mind the approximate margin of error for the group they are examining when making comparisons with other groups or assessing the significance of trends over time. For full question wording, see the survey questionnaire.
At least once a week 62% 19% 4% 7% 7% 1,442
Once or twice a month 39% 34% 4% 14% 9% 289
Several times a year 33% 30% 7% 20% 9% 238
Seldom/never 20% 27% 4% 38% 11% 1,194

Belief in Heaven among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who …in heaven

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 4% 4% 1,442
Once or twice a month 90% 6% 4% 289
Several times a year 76% 13% 10% 238
Seldom/never 68% 23% 10% 1,194

Belief in Hell among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who …in hell

Frequency of reading scripture Believe Don't believe Other/don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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 74% 15% 11% 1,442
Once or twice a month 69% 22% 10% 289
Several times a year 57% 31% 12% 238
Seldom/never 43% 46% 11% 1,194

SocialandPoliticalViews

Party affiliation among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who identify as…

Frequency of reading scripture Republican/lean Rep. No lean Democrat/lean Dem. Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 19% 43% 1,442
Once or twice a month 46% 10% 44% 289
Several times a year 34% 15% 50% 238
Seldom/never 31% 16% 52% 1,194

Political ideology among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who are…

Frequency of reading scripture Conservative Moderate Liberal Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 29% 14% 8% 1,442
Once or twice a month 43% 38% 14% 4% 289
Several times a year 31% 41% 22% 5% 238
Seldom/never 29% 39% 25% 8% 1,194

Views about size of government among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who would rather have…

Frequency of reading scripture Smaller government; fewer services Bigger government; more services Depends Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 40% 5% 7% 1,442
Once or twice a month 59% 30% 6% 5% 289
Several times a year 56% 33% 3% 8% 238
Seldom/never 50% 39% 5% 6% 1,194

Views about government aid to the poor among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say government aid to the poor…

Frequency of reading scripture Does more harm than good Does more good than harm Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 47% 6% 5% 1,442
Once or twice a month 44% 49% 3% 3% 289
Several times a year 47% 49% 3% 1% 238
Seldom/never 41% 52% 3% 4% 1,194

Views about abortion among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say abortion should be…

Frequency of reading scripture Legal in all/most cases Illegal in all/most cases Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 58% 8% 1,442
Once or twice a month 46% 47% 7% 289
Several times a year 47% 42% 11% 238
Seldom/never 61% 32% 6% 1,194

Views about homosexuality among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say homosexuality…

Frequency of reading scripture Should be accepted Should be discouraged Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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 33% 56% 6% 6% 1,442
Once or twice a month 46% 42% 7% 5% 289
Several times a year 44% 41% 4% 11% 238
Seldom/never 65% 27% 4% 4% 1,194

Views about same-sex marriage among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who …same-sex marriage

Frequency of reading scripture Strongly favor/favor Oppose/strongly oppose Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 66% 11% 1,442
Once or twice a month 35% 49% 16% 289
Several times a year 32% 52% 16% 238
Seldom/never 54% 35% 11% 1,194

Views about environmental regulation among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say…

Frequency of reading scripture Stricter environmental laws and regulations cost too many jobs and hurt the economy Stricter environmental laws and regulations are worth the cost Neither/both equally Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 47% 4% 10% 1,442
Once or twice a month 47% 46% 2% 5% 289
Several times a year 43% 47% 5% 5% 238
Seldom/never 36% 54% 3% 7% 1,194

Views about human evolution among widowed adults by frequency of reading scripture

% of widowed adults who say humans…

Frequency of reading scripture Evolved; due to natural processes Evolved; due to God's design Evolved; don't know how Always existed in present form Don't know Sample Size
Sample size = 1,442. 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% 19% 4% 55% 11% 1,442
Once or twice a month 24% 19% 2% 45% 10% 289
Several times a year 26% 25% 7% 34% 8% 238
Seldom/never 33% 23% 6% 30% 8% 1,194